Press release on operation situation in Q1 of 2020 and working goals, tasks in Q2 of 2020

In the first quarter of 2020, the Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) has ensured safe and stable power supply to meet the power demand for production, business and daily activities of the people in the localities, especially ensuring boosting power supply for hospitals, health facilities and concentrated isolation areas for the prevention of Covid-19 pandemic.

In the first 3 months of 2020, the power production and import of the whole system reaches 57.29 billion kWh, an increase of 6.3% compared to the same period in 2019. In which:

+ Hydropower mobilized 8.93 billion kWh, decreasing by 30.4% over the same period in 2019;

+ Gas thermal power mobilization was 9.46 billion kWh, decreasing by 15.9% over the same period in 2019;

+ Coal thermal power mobilization was 33.91 billion kWh, up 21.3% over the same period in 2019;

+ Oil thermopower will mobilize 1.02 billion kWh, an increase of nearly 1 billion kWh over the same period in 2019;

+ Renewable energy mobilizes 2.76 billion kWh, of which solar power reaches 2.31 billion kWh, an increase of 28 times compared to the same period in 2019.

In the first quarter of 2020, power produced by EVN and Power Generation Corporations (including joint stock companies) reached 31.25 billion kWh, accounting for 54.54% of the power produced by the whole system. In particular, the total power output of power plants totally owned by EVN (excluding EVNGENCO3 and joint stock companies) reached 15.96 billion kWh, accounting for 27.86%.

The total commercial power output of EVN in the first quarter of 2020 is estimated at 49.28 billion kWh, increasing by 6.47% over the same period in 2019, of which the domestic commercial power output increases by 6.27%.

In the first quarter, the transmission trend was mainly in the North - Central - South direction. The highest transmission level on the North - Central transmission system is 2,050 MW and the Central - South transmission is 2,600 MW. The total transmitted power output of the first quarter of 2020 was 47.9 billion kWh (an increase of 5.7% compared to the same period in 2019).

Hydrological situation: Water inflow to most hydroelectric reservoirs across the country is still low, especially large hydroelectric reservoirs such as Hoa Binh, Son La, Lai Chau. The total amount of water to hydropower reservoirs nationwide in March 2020 was converted to power reached only nearly 1.51 billion kWh (561 million kWh lower than the yearly plan), accumulated in the first 3 months of 2020 reached 5,11 billion kWh (2.57 billion kWh lower than the annual plan).

In general, in the first 3 months of 2020, the power supply management has closely followed up the demand of power nationwide and regions, ensuring the mobilization of power sources suitable to the hydrological situation and decrease in gas supply capacity, while ensuring water supply for downstream area and agricultural production. EVN has cooperated with the General Department of Irrigation to conduct 3 discharges of water for agricultural production in the Winter-Spring crop of 2019-2020 in the midland and the Northern delta region. The total time of water discharge is 15 days (shortening 6 days compared to the plan); The total amount of water discharged in 3 phases was 2.68 billion m3, saving 1.65 billion m3 of water compared to that of the original plan.

Regarding business and customer service, EVN has applied the new form of Electricity bill since March 2020, in which customers have specific information on the power usage situation of the month compared with other preceding months and the months of the previous year. Through the new form of electricity bill, customers can see the regularity of electricity usage by month and season of the year.

To implement the Prime Minister's Directive No. 13/CT-TTg of 11 March 2020 on continuing to promote COVID-19 pandemic prevention in the new situation, EVN has encouraged customers to increase their use of online tools and services when there is a need for electricity services and payment of electricity bill. In March 2020, the number of customers dealing with power supply through online channels increased with nearly 745,000 requests for electrical services (of which 92.5% required via online and call center. Customer care, up nearly 30% compared to that of February 2020). Especially, by the beginning of April 2020, the number of requests for electricity services received and processed by EVN on the National Public Service Portal was 12,700 records, accounting for more than 50% of the total files successfully processed on the portal.

Responding to the Earth Hour 2020 Campaign, with the goal of innovation and advocacy to respond to the campaign in the direction of creativity, practicality, efficiency, EVN and its subsidiaries have conducted propaganda on power saving and respond to the campaign on websites and social networks of units. Power Corporations and Power Companies of provinces and cities have also performed propaganda at customer transaction locations and head offices of units; At the same time, mobilized organizations, agencies and customers to turn off the lights and unnecessary equipment at the time of the Event of Earth Hour Response from 20h30 to 21h30 on 28/3/2020 .

Regarding the investment of power sources, in the first quarter of 2020, power source projects are preparing for key investment such as: Hoa Binh Hydropower Expansion, Quang Trach I Thermal Power, Ialy Hydropower Expansion, Tri An Hydropower Expansion, Bac Ai pump storage hydropower basically have met the target of 2020 plan.

Regarding the grid investment, in the first quarter, EVN and units started 18 works, completed 22 grid projects of 110kV to 500kV (including: 02 projects of 500kV, 04 projects of 220kV and 16 works of 110kV). In addition to the works to release renewable energy sources that are focusing on construction to meet the required schedule, the situation of implementing a number of key transmission grid projects, synchronous works of power sources have faced many difficulties in construction. Site clearance, obstacles in the corridor, caused by Covid-19 pandemic affecting the construction progress.

In the context that both the political system and the people of the whole country has concentrated on preventing and fighting against COVID-19, EVN and its units have been focusing on implementing the "dual task" which has just been done well in preventing and controlling the pandemic, ensuring production and business activities: Strengthening measures to prevent the pandemic, ensuring the safety of life and health of employees, enhancing online meetings and working from home and remotely; focusing all efforts to ensure power supply for the country's socio-economic development; strengthening the control over and coping with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic   in construction investment, speeding up the implementation, disbursing investment capital and completing the construction investment plan in 2020.

Electricity of Vietnam has reported and proposed the Government and the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) on solutions to support customers to use power during the COVID-19 pandemic. EVN and its units commit to mobilize sufficient human and material resources to implement immediately when there is a decision and guiding the implementation of the electricity price reduction of MOIT, the Ministry of Finance and relevant agencies, ensuring full benefits for customers to contribute to support customers affected by COVID-19.

Some key objectives and tasks of EVN in the second quarter of 2020

Considering the second quarter of the year the peak time of the dry season and the hardest time of the year to ensure the power supply on the whole system, EVN has set a goal to ensure safe operation, stabilizing the electricity system and electricity market, meeting the power demand in the dry months of the second quarter of 2020 with the highest expected growth rate of 5.7% over the same period and the load of the system is forecast to reach an average of 750 million kWh/day, the largest capacity of the whole system can reach 41,000MW. Coal-fired and gas turbine power sources will be maximally exploited in association with the fuel supply capacity, at the same time, to exploit hydropower following the water inflow so as to ensure water supply for the downstream area; mobilizing oil-fired thermal power according to load modality and demand. Ensure adequate supply of coal for thermal power plants, especially those at Vinh Tan and Duyen Hai Power Centers to meet the mobilization needs of the system.

National Power Transmission Corporation has strengthened the management of operation, ensured the right of way in the corridor, ensures safe and reliable operation of the transmission grid, serving continuous high transmission in the dry season, especially the North-South 500kV transmission system. Power Corporations have promoted their program of power demand management; power load adjustment to ensure power supply for 2020, and maintain the propaganda on power saving when the sun’s heat occurs in all 3 regions in the time to come. In addition, units under EVN have prepared disaster prevention and search and rescue plans, ensuring the safety for reservoirs, dams and hydroelectric projects, ensuring safety for downstream areas in the rainy, flood and storm season of 2020.

Regarding construction investment, it is planned to continue to focus on construction, complete progress targets in the second quarter of 2020, in which some typical projects such as Duyen Hai 3 Thermal Power Expansion are expected to be put into commercial operation in April 2020; Thuong Kon Tum Hydropower is striving to complete the generation of 02 units in the second quarter of 2020; Phuoc Thai 1 solar power has completed energizing 220kV transmission lines, transformer stations and installing construction, equipment and testing in May 2020, etc., to generate power in July 2020. Regarding the grid system, the units closely work with localities in resolving site clearance problems, focusing on implementing solutions to speed up the construction progress of works, especially works serving power supply in the dry season and releasing renewable energy sources in the South and hydropower in the North. For a number of other tasks, EVN continues to restructure and equitize enterprises for EVNGENCO1 and EVNGENCO2; divest at Dong Anh Electrical Equipment Corporation - Joint Stock Company, Power Finance Joint Stock Company (EVNFinance), reduce EVN's equity in EVNGENCO3, etc.

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Phone: 024.66946405/66946413; Fax: 024.66946402

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  • 13/04/2020 04:33
  • evn.com.vn