PM asks for sufficient power supply under any circumstances

By VNA   April 21, 2024 | 02:11 am PT
PM asks for sufficient power supply under any circumstances
People shield themselves from the scorching sun in HCMC, April 9, 2024. Photo by VnEXpres/Thanh Tung
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has asked ministries and localities to ensure sufficient power supply for production and daily activities under any circumstances.

At a working session on Saturday with relevant ministries on the production and supply of electricity, Chinh underlined the need to make sure that all regions receive adequate power supply, especially in the hot season in the north from May to July, and to effectively operate and exploit the highest capacity of all power plants, while reviewing all electricity sources that can be mobilized, speeding up major projects and preparing for the worst situation.

Coal-fired power plants must make the maximum use of domestic raw materials, while coal enterprises must operate at their maximum capacity, he requested.

He asked hydroelectric plants to operate reasonably, effectively, and save water to ensure irrigation and electricity generation at the same time.

Meanwhile, businesses that provide raw materials and fuel for the electricity generation must prepare adequate gas, oil, and coal.

The government leader asked ministries and sectors to draft legal documents facilitating power trading activities and submit them to the Government for consideration at an early date.

The PM asked for the urgent completion of the 500kV Pho Noi - Quang Trach project in June 2024 to bring electricity from the central and southern regions to the north, along with the completion of imported power transmission lines to supplement electricity.

He reminded power plants to cut costs to reduce power prices.

According to the Ministry of Industry and Trade, in the first quarter of 2024, the country produced 69.34 billion kWh, up 11.77% year on year, with an average daily electricity output reaching 762 million kWh, a rise of 10.4% over the same period last year.

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