HCM City’s electricity production up 6.19 percent in nine months

11:15 | 23/10/2018 Industry

The Electricity of Vietnam Group Ho Chi Minh City (EVN HCMC) produced 18.84 million kWh of electricity in the first nine months of 2018, a rise of 6.19 percent year-on-year.

The remote control center of power grid in Ho Chi Minh City - Photo: VNA

Of the figure, the agro-forestry-fishery sector used 64.32 million kWh, while the industry and construction sector consumed nearly 7 billion kWh, and the trading and hospitality sector swallowed more than 2.5 million kWh.

Deputy General Director of EVN HCMC Pham Quoc Bao said the city has recorded no major violations and accidents since the beginning of the year.

The company has worked with firefighting police and relevant agencies to inspect the power safety and fire prevention of 798 locations, including high-rise buildings, apartments, and dormitories.

In the remaining months, the EVN HCMC will work to ensure sufficient supply to meet the demand of the city’s socio-economic development and the safe operation of its high voltage network, Bao said.

In addition, it will continue to encourage customers to install rooftop photovoltaic systems. The company has completed 18 solar power works connecting to the national grid and about 690 customers have installed the system to date.

Theo VNA