Hanoi achieves initial success in energy efficiency

10:00 | 15/07/2021 Environment

(VEN) - According to the Hanoi Department of Industry and Trade, in the 2016-2020 period, implementation of the energy efficiency program helped the city save an average 2.28 percent in energy consumption compared to demand forecast.

hanoi achieves initial success in energy efficiency
Replacing the public lighting system

In accordance with the Law on Energy Conservation and the People’s Committee’s energy efficiency program, individuals and establishments in the capital have applied advanced equipment of high efficiency to gradually replace low-efficiency and outdated technology. Deputy Director of the Hanoi Department of Industry and Trade Nguyen Thanh Hai said the city also applied advanced management and operation methods to ensure economical and efficient use of energy in production, especially for energy-intensive establishments.

All major energy consuming enterprises in Hanoi have applied energy management systems and all new construction or renovation projects have adhered to regulations of the National Technical Regulation on energy efficient buildings. In addition, the city has applied energy-saving lighting equipment and solutions for all public lighting.

Hanoi has also prioritized the application of high technology in the management and operation of the public transportation system to improve the quality of the distribution grid, develop a smart grid, and reduce power loss. By the end of 2020, power loss was less than five percent.

Under the energy efficiency program, 55 works had their basic designs examined; 107 other works were appraised for technical designs and estimate of power use; 101 works received instructions on investment and construction of power supply according to the Electricity Development Planning. In conducting the appraisal process of electricity works, the Hanoi Department of Industry and Trade is requiring the use of transformers meeting TCVN 8525:2015 standards and energy efficiency labels for the three-phase distribution transformers.

In order to improve the professional capability of energy management staff, the Department of Industry and Trade also organized training for 46 energy management officials from 29 large energy guzzling establishments in the northern region, including 31 officials of 18 high-energy establishments in Hanoi.

Hanoi has promoted the dissemination of information and encouraged establishments to implement energy efficiency measures by supporting energy audits, energy use evaluations, using energy management systems and developing a green energy model.

Thu Huong