Corporate performance in April 2020, targets and tasks in May 2020

In April 2020, Vietnam Electricity ensured stable and safe electricity supply for socio-economic development, meeting people's daily needs, for political, social events across the country, especially ensuring electricity supply during the period of social distancing to prevent COVID-19 pandemic nationwide from the beginning of April 2020 and during the holiday of April 30 – May 1, 2020.

In April 2020, the total electricity production of the whole system reached 18.54 billion kWh, down 9.5% compared to the same period in 2019. Accumulated in the first 4 months of 2020, the electricity output of the whole system reached 75, 83 billion kWh, an increase of 2.05% over the same period in 2019; in which power sources were mobilized in the first 4 months of 2020 as follows:

+ Hydropower achieved 11.6 billion kWh, down 36.5% compared to the same period in 2019.

+ Coal-fired thermal power achieved 45.33 billion kWh, up 17.56% over the same period in 2019.

+ Gas turbines achieved 12.62 billion kWh, down 16.59% over the same period in 2019.

+ Oil fired thermal power achieved 1.02 billion kWh, an increase of nearly 1 billion kWh compared to the same period in 2019.

+ Renewable energy (wind power, solar power, biomass energy) were dispatched to the maximum, reaching 3.69 billion kWh. Particularly, solar power reached 3.13 billion kWh, 19.5 times higher than the same period in 2019.

+ Imported electricity reached 1.28 billion kWh, down 11.21% over the same period in 2019.

In the first 4 months of 2020, the electricity generation output of EVN and its Power Generation Corporations (including joint stock companies) reached 41.08 billion kWh, accounting for 54.18% of the total electricity production of the entire system. In particular, the total electricity output of power plants wholly owned by EVN (excluding EVNGENCO3 and joint stock companies) reached 21.12 billion kWh, representing 27.86%.

The total power sales of EVN in April 2020 attained 17,126 billion kWh, down 3.84% compared to April 2019.

In the first 4 months of 2020, the accumulated power sales of all EVN reached 66.37 billion kWh, up 3.46% over the same period in 2019.

Hydrological situation: The water inflow to hydropower reservoirs in April 2020 was poor (except for some Northern and Central hydropower reservoirs, the water inflow slightly improved at the end of April). The total hydropower output based on the water inflow in April 2020 was equivalent to 1.5 billion kWh of electricity, 477 million kWh lower than the plan. In the first 4 months of 2020, the aggregate amount of water inflow reached 6.61 billion kWh, about 3 billion kWh lower than the plan.

Regarding power transmission: In April 2020, the power transmission is mainly in the North - Central - South direction. The highest transmission capacity on the North - Central transmission system was 2,190MW and on the Central - South transmission system was 1,790MW. The transmitted electricity amount in April 2020 reached 15.65 billion kWh. In the first 4 months of 2020, the aggregate amount reached 63.51 billion kWh, an increase of 1.25% over the same period in 2019.

Customer service: In execution of Resolution 41/NQ-CP dated April 9, 2020 of the Government and Document No. 2698/BCT-DTDL dated April 16, 2020 of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, EVN would keep on supporting the electricity tariff reduction for customers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Regarding the installation of rooftop solar PV systems: In the first 4 months of 2020, 5.254 rooftop solar PV projects sold electricity to EVN with a total installed capacity of 178.66MWp, the amount of electricity generated on the grid was 137.1 million kWh. Up to now, 27.631 rooftop solar PV projects have been developed throughout the country with a total installed capacity of 562.8MWp.

Regarding construction and investment activities, in April 2020, impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic affected the progress of projects. Local authorities gave priority to the pandemic prevention, therefore the coordination and actions to remove difficulties and obstacles in compensation and site clearance were delayed. Construction resources at project construction sites were influenced. As for power plant projects: PAC had been issued for Vinh Tan 4 Thermal Power Extension Project; reliable running and testing of warranty parameters of Duyen Hai 3 Thermal Power Project had been completed. In April 2020, power grid projects had been completed, completing 5 projects of 500 – 220kV; commencing 30 projects; energizing 27 power projects of 110 – 500kV (including: four 500kV projects, five 220kV projects, eighteen 110kV projects).

A number of tasks in May 2020

In May 2020, the average daily electricity consumption of the whole system is expected at 704.5 million kWh, the peak load is estimated at 38,270MW.

Objectives of the power system operation in May 2020 are to exploit hydropower plants to ensure requirements of water supply for downstream of provinces and the minimum operating water level of hydropower reservoirs; maximize exploitation of coal and gas fired thermal power plants according to fuel supply capacity; safely and reliably operate the transmission grid, especially the North -South 500kV system.

Regarding construction investment activities: Ensuring the progress of power plant projects and energizing schedules of important power grid projects: Upgrading capacity of Vinh Tan, Di Linh, My Tho 500kV substations, etc.; Ninh Phuoc, Van Phong 220kV substations, etc.;  220kV branch after Viet Tri substations; accelerating the projects serving the evacuation of power of renewable energy projects to meet the target that by July 2020 all the power of renewable energy projects which have been put into operation will be integrated into the grid, etc.

In addition, in May 2020, EVN will continue carrying out equitization and divestments, performing well the mission of ensuring electricity supply in the dry season, digitizing electricity services and strictly following instructions of the Government on COVID-19 pandemic prevention, etc.

In May, 2020, many intense and prolonged heat waves are forecasted, leading to a sharply increasing demand for electricity, Vietnam Electricity respectfully recommends that customers use electricity in an economical, efficient manner, switch off electrical equipment when not needed; especially, it is advisable to set air conditioners at 25o - 26oC at daytime and 26o - 28oC at nighttime to both reduce the risk of electrical incidents and avoid high electricity bills.

Vietnam Electricity would like to express thanks to the helpfulness and support of the ministries, agencies, local authorities and customers during recent years, which has been enabling the Group and its member organizations to accomplish their assigned tasks.


Communication Department - Vietnam Electricity;


Phone: 024.66946405 / 66946413; Fax: 024.66946402

Address: No. 11, Cua Bac Street, Truc Bach Ward, Ba Dinh District - Hanoi;



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