Ho Chi Minh City breaks four power consumption records in one month
🔌 Ho Chi Minh City has seen daily electricity consumption set four new records in less than one month due to extreme weather, according to the Ho Chi Minh City Power Corporation (EVN HCMC). The city consumed over 93.53 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity on April 21, the highest daily power consumption level.
🔥 The southern Vietnamese metropolis experienced scorching temperatures, sending power consumption soaring in late April and early May. Searing heat in the city pushed up demand for air conditioning and electric fans, resulting in an upsurge in power consumption, according to an EVN HCMC representative.
🤯 On April 25, the electricity consumption reached a new high of 93.57 milllion kWh, while over 94.43 million kWh of electricity was consumed in the city on May 5.
❄️ 📈 Then, it set a new record in power consumption at 94.8 million kWh on May 6. The power consumption of air conditioning might increase 1.5-3 percent after temperature gets one degree Celsius hotter, according to predictions.
⚠️ #Electricity consumption in 21 Vietnamese southern provinces and cities of the southern region is on the rise, posing the risk of a power crunch.
In April, the region consumed over 7.7 billion kWh of electricity, up 8.92 percent month on month. On April 7 alone, the region’s power consumption totaled more than 269 million kWh.
🌡️ Temperatures measured in Nghe An Province, north-central Vietnam on May 7 set a national record of 44.2 degrees Celsius, exceeding the 44.1 degrees Celsius recorded just a day earlier in neighboring Thanh Hoa Province, according to the National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting.
🚀 The demand for electricity in the country skyrocketed. Specifically, on May 6, the nation consumed over 985 million kWh of energy, the highest ever, up 12.3 percent year on year.
🌊 EVN said that 11 of 47 reservoirs, with a total energy generation capacity of 4,500 megawatts, are approaching the minimum allowable water level.