EVN Activities in 2015: Under social perspective

In 2015, despite many difficulties and challenges on climate change, obstacles on investment capital etc…, EVN still made a strong impression with the social community in general. Let’s check out how experts, journalists, power customers perceived this difficult year of EVN.


Mr Tran Viet Ngai, Chairman of the Vietnam Energy Association: 2015 – Big goals, hard challenges, indelible imprint

There is an undeniable fact that during the past time, Vietnam Electricity (EVN) has successfully played a key role in investment and development of power sources, power grids, supplying electricity for socio-economic development and human life, made great contributions to the cause of industrialization – modernization of the country.

In 2015, the greatest achievement of EVN was promoting investment, ensuring the progress of power source and grid projects. Up to now, there have been many projects being put into operation, such as Vinh Tan 2, 3, 4 ones with capacity of over 3,000 MW; expanded Duyen Hai 1, 3, 3, Lai Chau, Huoi Quang Hydropower plants etc... The projects implemented by the power sector have always been finished early, observed the rules and regulations of the Government, saving several billions VND. Apart from that, the power grid has reached all over the country thanks to the focus on construction investment, ensuring the connection between the sources and the grids, providing sufficient power to the regions, especially the Southern area. This is one of the outstanding achievements of EVN in 2015.

 An important milestone achieved in 2015 of EVN was to bring the national grid to rural and remote, border and island areas. In the North, the power has reached extremely poor communes in Lai Chau, Dien Bien and  Northern-West areas etc...  Investment to bring electricity to rural areas, mountainous and island areas has contributed to poverty reduction,along with the Government and local authorities to promptly solve socio-economic problems, maintaining political stability in important regions, especially in five Central Highlands provinces, the Southern West and Northern West regions.

 5 power corporations had dramatic achievements also, especially in improving the quality of service and customer care and implementing the Government’s energy saving program.

 Coming to 2016, EVN's duties are still very heavy. To meet the growth of the economy, EVN needs to promote corporate restructuring, improve labor productivity, continue technological innovation, ensure power production with high efficiency. Along with that, it is necessary to soon complete and put electronic measuring system, the remote metering technology into the operation as well as to enhance underground systems.  

Journalist Thanh Mai, the Economic Commission, the New Hanoi newspaper: EVN has completed comprehensive construction investment

In 2015, Vietnam Electricity has successfully completed the 5 year plan from 2011 to 2015 with remarkable results, especially in the construction investment. Power transmission systems are stably and continuously operated to ensure national security, importantly contributing power for socio-economic development and human life with an average growth of more than 10.6 % per year. Power transmission systems rapidly developed with 113 substations and 20,456.3 km of power transmission line, increased nearly 1.5 times. Total capacity of transformers reached 60,514 MVA, nearly 2 times as much as it was 5 years ago.

During the past 5 years, National Power Transmission Corporatin with the total value for construction investment of more than 75,300 billion VND, has completed and put into operation 263 power projects. Son La - Hoa Binh - Nho Quan - Thuong Tin - Quang Ninh - Hiep Hoa - Son La in the North, Woody loop - Bong Bridge - Tan Dinh - Song May - Phu My - Nha Be - Phu Lam 500 kV loops have been built in the Southern region, contributing to improve the stability and reliability of the power supply and transmission system. Western power grid was connected to the Southeast one through Nha Be - O Mon and Phu Lam - O Mon 500 kV lines. The projects to improve power transmission system capacity such as: “upgrading capacitor’s capacity along the entire North-South 500 kV route from 1,000A to 2,000A, Pleiku - My Phuoc - Cau Bong 500 kV line” were completed on schedule, ensuring the power supply for the country, especially in the South; timely shifting capacity of power plants in Lai Chau, Son La, Huoi Quang, Ban Chat, Quang Ninh, Mong Duong, Vinh Tan, Duyen Hai, Nghi Son, Vung Ang etc…

The 220 kV network and substation projects aiming at ensuring adequate power supply for Hanoi have been completed and put into operation despite the difficult conditions, especially in term of layout clearance. In period 2016 - 2020, identified as the period with many difficulties, in order to ensure the power transmission system to be operated safely, stably and continuously for socio- economic, political and defense activities and Vietnam power markets, EVN needs to change from extensive orientation to intensive orientation, improve the quality of management and administration, use resources reasonably, ensure production with profit, to preserve and develop the capital, save for development investment.

Journalist Do Dinh Dung, Newsreel  – Economic Department, Industry and Trade Magazine: EVN ensure to supply power safely and stably despite abnormal weather

In 2015, the weather changed in a complicated way with extremely hot weather causing drought, hydropower reservoir did not supply sufficient water, especially for the Central Highlands area; Then storms, floods happening in the north, particularly late July, early August in Quang Ninh affected the coal supply for electricity. But with hard efforts, EVN managed to operate power systems, have stand-by sources, provided adequate supply of electricity for socio- economic development; supply water for agricultural production and living of the people.

 In addition to invest on improvement of power quality, reduction of power loss, EVN has adopted the advanced technology in the investment management and production; continuously improved service quality and customer care. During the hottest period mid of the year with load increase, at the same time with the adjustment of electricity tariff, plus some errors made by meter reading staff, people became angry, EVN carried out quick verification, timely gave satisfactory solutions.

 It could be said that in 2015, EVN made comprehensive innovation from management, business administration, administrative procedures; training human resources, transparent information disclosure in production and business, aiming for the benefit of customers. I believe that with the enthusiasm, experience and constant innovation of EVN leaders, with determination, solidarity of workers and employees, EVN will certainly achieve more success in the year 2016 and the years to come.

Ms. Dinh Hoang Yen - Head of Marketing Department, THT Communications Company, Ho Chi Minh City: Manufacturers always received support from EVN

Over the years, Ho Chi Minh City Power Corporation has tried to serve our company in the best way, ensure a stable power supply with minimal incident. What we are most pleased about Power sector is the sincere cooperation, enthusiasm and understanding. Current stable power supply is a good condition for us to expand production in near future.

Especially, the registration for using electricity services was much more favorable than in previous years, procedures have also been simplified. Instead of going to the power offices, now, we can trade via phone, internet, etc…I feel convenient and really pleased.

I am quite impressed with the change of EVN's service attitude. Change the mindset in a large group like EVN is not simple. When contacting, I could see that they are truly polite and appreciate customers; no more uncomfortable bureaucratic attitude. Service quality is also better. When my company had electrical problems, the technicians had been present quickly and very supportive although it was lunchtime. The sufficient power supply, especially in the hot summer has also been assured, creating favorable conditions for us to have better production. I think that's very impressive.

Mr. Nguyen Quoc Vuong, Lane 100 Kim Nguu, Hanoi City: Innovation towards civilization, modernization

I think customers pay for their electricity bills, they, of course, want to have good services. EVN service quality has recently been innovated, which contributed to improve the people’s life and make the enterprises confident in their production and trade tasks.

I highly appreciate the innovation of service quality of EVN towards modernization and civilization. EVN has supported customers to pay electricity bills quickly through convenient methods, such as Internet banking, SMS banking etc... Previously, cashiers came to household to collect electricity payment, but I used to come home from work late at different working hours then could not manage to pay on time, which was very inconvenient. Therefore, when the customer support service is innovated, I think it is a big step to bring EVN closer to customers. Moreover, EVN’s investment in infrastructure construction and supply of stable power has facilitated us a lot as their customers.

  • 08/02/2016 01:54