Electricity consumption reaches new record
  • | | June 23, 2024 07:13 AM
Daily electricity consumption in Vietnam has reached a new record amid the intense hot weather.

According to data from the National Load Dispatch Centre, the country’s electricity consumption climbed to 1.025 billion kWh on June 14, breaking the previous record of 1.001.9 billion kWh set on May 28.

The figure would continue rising if heat waves persist in the coming days, the centre said.

To ensure electricity, the Vietnam Electricity Group has boosted electricity imports and accelerated power projects as well as encouraged customers to use electricity efficiently and economically.

In the first five months of the year, the total system's electricity production reached 124.25 billion kWh, a rise of 12.2 percent on-year. Specifically, electricity consumption for residential use increased by 18.08 percent, while the rate is 18 percent for commercial and service sectors and 12.15 percent for industrial and manufacturing sectors.

Today, June 23, the northern region of Vietnam has been forecasted to see rains which would help the temperature to fall to 35 degrees centigrade.

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