The situation of activities in May 2020; and objectives and tasks in June 2020

In May 2020, Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) has ensured stable and safe power supply for socio-economic development, meeting daily-life needs of the people, ensuring power cultural, political and social events nationwide, especially in the 9th session of the XIV National Assembly.

The produced and imported output throughout the power system in May 2020 reached 21.58 billion kWh (an average of 696.1 million kWh/day), the largest daily output reached 790.6 million kWh (May 22/2020) and the largest capacity of the whole system was 37,809 MW (21 May 2020). Output accumulated in 5 months of 2020 reached 97.41 billion kWh, an increase of 1.9% compared to that of the same period last year. In particular, the mobilization of power generation is as follows:

+ Hydropower reached 15.72 billion kWh, decreasing by 33.77% over that of the same period in 2019

+ Gas-fired turbines reached 15.95 billion kWh, decreasing by 15.93% over that of the same period in 2019

+ Coal-fire thermopower reached 58.09 billion kWh, up by 16.8% over that of the same period in 2019

+ Oil-fired thermopower reached 1.03 billion kWh, an increase of 836 million kWh compared to that of the same period in 2019

+ Renewable energy (wind power, solar power, biomass energy) is mobilized to the maximum capacity, reaching 4.59 billion kWh. Particularly, solar power reached 3.96 billion kWh (equal to 102.45% of the plan and 11 times higher than that of the same period in 2019).

+ Imported electricity reached 1.68 billion kWh, decreasing by 4.18% over that of the same period in 2019.

In the first 5 months of 2020, power produced by EVN and Power Generation Corporations (including joint stock companies) reached 53.13 billion kWh, accounting for 54.55% of the power output produced by the whole system. In particular, the total output of power plants totally owned by EVN (excluding EVNGENCO3 and joint stock companies) reached 27.98 billion kWh, accounting for 28.73%.

The total commercial power output of EVN in May 2020 reached 17,045 billion kWh, decreasing by 4.19% compared to that of the same period in May 2019. In the first 5 months of 2020, the Group's commercial power output reached 83.41 billion kWh, an increase of 1.8% compared to that of the same period in 2019.

Hydrological situation: In May 2020, there was heavy rain in some areas but the amount of water in the reservoirs was still low, only 30-60% of the average level in many years, because rains occur mainly in the lower areas of reservoirs. The total output of hydropower per water inflow to hydropower reservoirs across the system in May was 2.23 billion kWh, 0.84 billion kWh lower than that of the annual plan. Accumulated output for the first 5 months of 2020 reached 9.48 billion kWh, 3.26 billion kWh lower than that of the annual plan.

Regarding power transmission: In May 2020, the transmission trend is mainly in the North - Central - South direction. The highest transmission level on the North - Central transmission system is 2,080 MW and the Central - South transmission is 2,260 MW. The transmitted power output in May 2020 reached 17.78 billion kWh. In the first 5 months of 2020, it reached 81.17 billion kWh, up 1.0% over that of the same period in 2019.

Customer service: In the first 5 months of 2020, 67,269 requests were received, accounting for nearly 69% of all requests of public services of Ministries/sectors/localities provided on the National Public Service Portal.

Regarding support to reduce electricity price and electricity bill for customers affected by COVID-19 pandemic: By the end of 31 May 2020, EVN has reduced electricity price and electricity bill for 26.6 million customers with a total decrease of VND 3,533.3 billion, of which: VND 2,174.3 billion reduction for more than 1.5 million manufacturing customers; 301.97 billion VND reduction for more than 450 thousand business; VND 846.68 billion for 24.7 million household customers; VND 91.58 billion for 5,374 customers of tourist accommodation establishments; VND 95.6 billion for electricity wholesalers; VND 23.16 billion for 1,888 establishments in isolation for medical examination and treatment for Covid-19 suspected and infected patients .

Situation of rooftop solar PV installation: In the first 5 months of 2020, the whole country has installed 9,193 rooftop solar power projects with a total capacity of 273.76 MWp. Up to now, there have been 31,570 rooftop solar power projects registered to sell power to EVN with a total capacity of 657.88 MWp and power generation to the grid of 311.8 million kWh.

Regarding construction investment, in May 2020, EVN has directed its units to make efforts, focus on carrying out construction investment tasks, speeding up the implementation progress of projects. Regarding investment in power sources, the commercial operation of the expanded Duyen Hai 3 Thermal Power Project has been put into operation. Regarding grid investment, 7 projects have been started and ten 110 - 500kV electricity works have been completed and energized ; Accumulated in the first 5 months of the year, 37 projects have been started and 37 grid works of 110 - 500kV (including: 5 projects of 500kV, 6 projects of 220kV, 26 projects of 110kV) have been completed and energized. In particular, the project to raise capacity of 500kV Vinh Tan and Di Linh substations, completed one month ahead of schedule, serving the release of renewable energy sources in Ninh Thuan and Binh Thuan areas, etc.

A number of tasks in June 2020

In June 2020, the average daily power consumption of the whole system is expected at 739 million kWh/day, the largest additional capacity is estimated at 39,740 MW.

According to the National Center of Hydrometeorological Forecasting, in June 2020, the drought situation will continue to occur in all areas of the country. In which: The Northern area is prepared in the flood season (from June 15, 2020), but the amount of water inflow is still 25-70% lower than the average level for many years, particularly the Da River basin is about 41% lower than the average level for many years. In the Central Highlands and South-Central Coastal regions, the drought situation continues to occur severely, the amount of water shortage is from 40-70%; The South region suffers is in shortage of about 20-40% compared to the average level of many years. Therefore, the objective of operating the power system in June 2020 is: exploiting hydropower plants to ensure the requirements of downstream water supply for localities and the limited level of hydroelectric reservoirs; maximally exploiting coal and gas thermopower sources in line with fuel supply capacity; improving the availability of power plants. Power Generation Corporations and Thermal Power Companies continue to request the coal supply units of TKV and the Northeastern Corporation to ensure coal supply for the mobilization needs of the system. It is also required to perform safe and reliable operation of the transmission grid, especially the North-South 500kV system.

Regarding construction investment, it is needed to: ensure the progress of power source projects; working closely with localities to solve problems on-site clearance and land compensation, corridors, etc., focusing the construction force to ensure the progress of key grid works, in which energizing projects in June 2020, including: Ninh Phuoc, Van Phong 220kV substations,  220kV branch behind Viet Tri substation, etc.

In addition, in June 2020, EVN continues to direct the units to perform well the task of ensuring power supply in the dry season, and at the same time directs the Power Corporations/Power Companies to prepare sufficient human resources and means, enhance 24/24h response to and rapidly deal with local overload situations, promptly handle incidents, continue making efforts to ensure power supply to customers. However, to ease difficulties in power supply, and pressure in the operation of the system, minimize the risk of local overload of the grid (especially in hot weather at  ≥ 360C that Power Company does not perform outage for repairing work), Vietnam Electricity is looking forward to receiving the sharing of power users, local governments and people and recommends customers to economically and effectively use power by many measures such as: Turn off electrical appliances when not in need, adjust the air-con temperature at 26oC or more and use it in combination with fans, do not use large-capacity devices at the same time, notedly, street lights and public lights are not turned on when it is daytime, and so on.


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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  • 10/06/2020 04:24