Hanoi (VNA) - Vietnam’s electricity transmission output hit more than 203.8 billion kWh in 2020, fulfilling the plan set by Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) and representing a year-on-year increase of 2 percent, according to General Director of the Electricity of Vietnam National Power Transmission Corporation (EVNNPT) Pham Le Phu. The company worked hard to safely operate the power transmission system without interruption, contributing to ensuring sufficient supply for the country’s socio-economic development, Phu told a recent conference to review the EVNNPT’s performance in 2020 and set out tasks for 2021. It transmitted 910.5 billion kWh of electricity in the 2016-2020 period, Phu said, with yearly average growth standing at 9.7 percent. He also touched on the difficulties facing the corporation in cutting power loss last year, saying that the loss in the transmission grid stood at 2.23 percent, up 0.08 percent compared to 2019. Addressing the … [Read more...] about Power transmission output up 2 percent in 2020
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Assuming that the production cost of EVN is at the FiT2 for solar farms (7.09 US cents per kWh) and the exchange rate is around VND23,000 per US dollar, estimates of the subsidised amount of money by EVN in 2021 for solar power sources can be easily calculated. In order to keep the average selling price, increasing the curtailment or adding more solar power plants and rooftop solar systems with a very low FiT3 rate could compensate the subsidisation of EVN. … [Read more...] about Booming solar power: signal for worry or delight?
Even during "normal times," energy poverty is dangerous. The household air pollution created by burning biomass, including wood and animal waste, to cook and heat homes has been blamed for as many as 4 million deaths per year. How will this play out during the pandemic? For women forced to leave their homes to obtain and prepare food, sheltering in place is nearly impossible. What about those who need to be hospitalized? Only 28 percent of sub-Saharan Africa's health care facilities have reliable power. Physicians and nurses can't even count on the lights being on, let alone the ability to treat patients with equipment that requires electricity - or store blood, medications, or vaccines. All of this puts African lives at risk. … [Read more...] about African Energy Chamber: African Lives Matter, Too. Energy Policy Decisions Should Consider Their Needs
Earlier, the Vietnam Airlines Group, which include Vietnam Airlines, budget carrier Jetstar Pacific and Vietnam Air Services Company (VASCO), said it will supply over 414,000 extra seats from January 27 to February 26, 2021 to serve increasing travel demand. This will bring the total seats on flights operated by the Vietnam Airlines Group during the traditional holiday to 2.4 million, equivalent to nearly 12,000 flights. … [Read more...] about VIETNAM BUSINESS NEWS JANUARY 20
The fund will reduce its ownership at residential property firm Vinhomes (VHM), aviation firm Vietjet (VJC), consumer staples firm Masan (MSN), PetroVietnam Power (POW), sugar company Thanh Thanh Cong-Bien Hoa JSC (SBT), and electrical firm Gelex (GEX). … [Read more...] about Vietnamese stocks to struggle with increased caution