Hanoi powers up for summer

09:54 | 29/06/2017 Energy

(VEN) - EVN Hanoi has instructed its member units to review existing power supply to ensure sufficient electricity supply during the 2017 summer.

hanoi powers up for summer

Overload prevention

According to EVN Hanoi, the capital’s power consumption reached a record 77.075 million kWh on June 5.

Hoang Mai PC’s Deputy Director, Pham Tuan Anh, said that in recent years, a series of high-rise apartment buildings have been built in Hoang Mai District, considerably increasing electricity consumption in the district. Hoang Mai PC has plans to renovate, increase capacity and implement load leveling to ensure stable power supply. However, blackouts sometimes occur during peak hours. Company employees have encouraged people to use electricity efficiently, Anh said.

hanoi powers up for summer

He added that in the first four months of this year, Hoang Mai PC built 17 new transformer stations, overhauled and renovated the low voltage grid of 16 transformer stations, and built six more 22kV cable lines. The company is upgrading the low voltage grid of eight transformer stations to prevent overload in the summer of 2017.

An EVN Hanoi representative said that as of early May 2017, EVN Hanoi has put into operation ten 110-kV projects. The company completed 35 low and medium-voltage and grid improving projects with 140km of overhead lines, 75km of underground cables, 256 124.5-MVA transformers, 266km low-voltage lines.

No electricity cuts

EVN Hanoi says it will postpone all power cuts serving grid repair, renovation and upgrading if the temperature reaches or exceeds 36 degrees Celsius to minimize power outages during hot days.

The general director of EVN Hanoi has told power companies and the Hanoi High Voltage Grid Company to postpone high, medium and low-voltage electric cuts from June 1 to July 31, 2017 and strengthen round the clock services to check, detect and handle unusual situations of the grid.

Power companies in Hanoi have also coordinated with local authorities to stimulate power efficiency programs among

households, enterprises and customers.

Lan Anh