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The electricity supply situation in the first 6 months and solutions for the last 6 months of 2022

 - The report of the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) to the Prime Minister on the production and business situation in the first 6 months of 2022 of the Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) informed good implementing the electricity production and supply of the system in first 6 months of 2022, that ensured to meet the electricity demand for production and daily life of the people in the whole country, especially during long-term holidays and New Year's holidays and during the days of SEA Games 31.

In the first 6 months of 2022, the electricity production and import in the whole country reached about 133.039 billion kWh (including the output of rooftop solar power sold into the system), an increase of 3.5% compared to same period in 2021 and with 587 million kWh lower than MOIT Decision No. 3063/QD-BCT dated December 31, 2021 on the plan of electricity supply and power system operation plan in 2022 (Decision No. 3063/QD-BCT).

MOIT also considered the electricity production and import of the country in 2022 should achieve 274.235 billion kWh, an increase of 7.6% in comparison with 2021 and equal to 99.6% compared to demand forecast in MOIT Decision No 3063/QĐ-BCT.

Regarding 2022 average electricity price, at June 23, 2022, MOIT put a document (Document No 3539/BCT-ĐTĐL) to unite with the EVN proposal (Document No 19/EVN-TCKT dated March 24, 2022) to continue no regulating retail electricity prices in 2022.

Ịn the case of fuel prices over the world high increasing, MOIT asked EVN to economize the costs for stabling the electricity prices, ensuring general inflation control as well as supporting businesses and people.

To ensure safe and stable power supply in the last 6 months of 2022 and in 2023, MOIT is supervising and speeding up and directing to implement the concrete following solutions:

Firstly: Directing units on operating hydropower plants in flood season to meet the downstream water needs of the localities, developing scenarios to proactively respond at all events for not to be passive, unexpected, to minimize possible damages. At the same time, to require the hydroelectric power plants to strictly comply with regulations on flood and storm prevention, inter-lake and single-lake operation processes for ensuring absolutely safe operation of hydropower reservoirs and dams in the flood season.

Secondly, in the second quarter of 2022, especially in late May and early June, the hydrological situations of the reservoirs were more favorable than the forecasts at the beginning of the year. MOIT requires EVN to closely coordinate with Vinacomin, Dong Bac Coal Corporation and relevant subsidiaries to develop plans to ensure coal supply for electricity generation in the last 6 months of 2022 and 2023.

Thirdly. Directing the power units to arrange suitable planson maintenance and repair for avoiding repair of the power plants during the peak period.

Fourthly, directing to speed up transmission line projects, especially 500 kV and 220 kV transmission lines with additional capacity for the Northern region. In April and May 2022, EVN energized the 500 kV Quang Trach – Doc Soi transmission line, and the second circuit of 220 kV Thanh Hoa - Nghi Son - Quynh Luu line

Fifthly, directing the National Load Dispatch Center and Power Corporations to follow the actual load situation and update the load forecast in 2022. On that basis, proactively develop plan, working directly with each customer to build solutions for model conversion, production time to ensure power supply, focusing on feasible, short-term solutions that can be implemented immediately.

Sixthly, promoting propaganda and implementing measures on saving, rational and efficient using electricity, and actively implementing to save water for production and daily life in the whole country.

Seventhly, proactively developing a plan for electricity supply and power system operation in 2023, in which, preliminary researching and assessing the electricity supply situation in 2023 for proactively proposing the solutions to ensure electricity supply for production, business and daily life of the people.


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