Electricity consumption sets new record due to prolonged heat

09:30 | 25/06/2020 Industry

Scorching heat over the past few days has pushed Vietnam’s electricity consumption to its highest ever level with total loads at 38,300 MW on June 23, according to Vietnam Electricity (EVN).

The total electricity consumption of the entire nation reached over 8 million kWh on June 23, breaking the all-time electricity usage record

The total electricity consumption of the entire nation reached over 8 million kWh on June 23, breaking the all-time electricity usage record.

The Northern region, particularly Hanoi also posted new records in electricity usage on June 23 with total loads of 19,500MW and 4,435MW respectively.

The EVN has outlined plans to proactively prepare power sources to ensure a stable electricity supply for the entire system.

EVN also recommends that households use electricity economically and do not use too many electric devices at the same time in order to avoid overload.

According to the hydro-meteorological forecasting agency, Northern and Central provinces will continue to suffer fierce heat until the end of this month.

Theo NDO