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EVN calls on saving water in Central, Central Highlands regions

At the moment, water storage volume of hydroelectric reservoirs in the Central and Central Highlands regions is less than the average 29.37 billion meters cubic, equivalent to 12.49 billion kWh of electricity output. 

EVN calls on saving water in Central, Central Highlands regions

Amid the long-lasting extreme drought in the Central region, Vietnam Electricity (EVN) sent an announcement to the National Steering Committee on Natural Disaster Prevention and Control and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development about the storage level at hydroelectric reservoirs of the Central and Central Highlands provinces and cities. 

EVN reported that the Central and Central Highlands regions would swelter rainy shortage from now to the end of July and water levels at the hydroelectric reservoirs were warned to face a risk of falling dead water level. 

At the present, there are nine among 57 hydroelectric reservoirs including Vinh Son B, Se San 4, Ba Ha River, Buon Tua Srah, Con 2A River, Song Tranh 2, Thac Mo, Dai Ninh and Da Dang 2 which were reported to be dead water level. 

With the current weather condition, the localities are warned in drought condition level 1. 

In order to ensure lower hydroelectric works and strictly adopt the telegraph of the Prime Minister on July 24, 2019, EVN has proposed the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to announce to the localities in downstream areas on water levels aiming to actively save water and effectively use water source. 

EVN also committed to drastically direct the National Load Dispatch Center and hydroelectric plants in the Central and Central Highlands regions to actively coordinate with localities to prevent drought, water shortage and saltwater intrusion to ensure the supply of electricity for pumping stations to serve the prevention and combat of droughts, saltwater intrusion and effective exploitation of existing water volumes in hydroelectric reservoirs for daily-life activities and socio-economic needs in localities.

According to the updated data of EVN, the total volume of water storage in hydropower reservoirs is only 6.22 billion meters cubic which is less than the average 29.37 billion meters cubic, equivalent to 12.49 billion kWh of electricity output.  

Compared to the same period of last year, the total volume of water storage in hydropower reservoirs is 7.46 billion meters cubic, lower than 3.38 billion kWh of the electricity output. 


BY VAN PHUC- Translated by Huyen Huong

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