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Electricity consumption hits new record amid heatwave

By Hoai Thu   June 22, 2022 | 07:38 pm PT
Electricity consumption hits new record amid heatwave
Workers repair transmission lines in Hanoi’s summer heat in early 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Hoang Hiep
Power consumption soared to an all-time high of 45,528 megawatts at noon Tuesday as people turned on air-conditioners and other devices to beat the searing heat.

It was 6,000 MW higher than last week’s average, Nguyen Duc Ninh, director of the National Load Despatch Center, said at a conference Wednesday.

The north led with demand of 22,330 MW.

In Hanoi, consumption was 3 percent up on what was the fourth day of a heatwave.

The temperature rose to 39 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, according to the National Center for Hydrometeorological Forecasting.

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