EVN implements energy-saving solutions

EVN implements energy-saving solutions - 

In addition to efforts to develop the power grid, the Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) has actively implemented energy-saving solutions.

According to EVN’s energy-saving report, the group has strongly deployed solutions and created a breakthrough in improving energy efficiency in all sectors such as industrial production, construction, transport and services.

Legal documents, management network and the deployment of the energy-saving program have basically been formed. Energy database system has been piloted in some sectors such as cement, steel, garment and textile and seafood processing.

EVN has also paid special attention to promoting propaganda, contributing to raising community awareness on energy-saving and protecting the environment. Member units have deployed many solutions such as organizing training courses, competitions, exhibitions and the Earth Hour campaign and bringing energy-saving contents into the national education system.

According to EVN assessment, energy-saving activities and projects carried out in recent years has always stuck to the government’s goals and requirements, contributing to bringing practical effects to the society. In particular, when the law on energy efficiency took effect on January 1, 2011, energy-saving activities has created a breakthrough. The country saved more than 5 billion kWh of electricity in the 2006-2010 period and 1.3 billion kWh and 1.67 billion kWh in 2011 and 2012 respectively. In particular, in 2013, the country saved 2.8 billion kWh of electricity, equal to 141 percent of the yearly plan with a total amount of about VND3.7 trillion.

However, the energy-saving program has also faced some problems in terms of financial resources and low community awareness. A number of energy efficiency projects have remained difficult to access capital. In particular, the problem of low energy prices was a large barrier when implementing energy efficiency measures. Therefore, the most important solution is to change the perception of energy efficiency and shorten the adoption progress of policies and legal documents, especially in sectors that use lots of energy with low performance.

According to the plan, in 2014, EVN will drastically implement measures such as assigning power loss target to member units, promoting propaganda on energy-saving and raising community awareness. In addition, the group will continuously implement projects and programs to exploit energy-saving potential such as energy-saving households, energy-saving routes, advertising the use of solar energy water heaters, using safe lighting sources and playing video clips on energy-saving in the public areas. Moreover, using compact fluorescent bulbs, installing energy-saving devices, such as air conditioners and refrigerators mounted with inverter and switching off lights when not needed are mentioned, contributing to changing consumer habits on energy-using.

In 2014, EVN strives to save 1.5 percent of commercial power (equal to 2.188 billion kWh of electricity). In terms of southern provinces and Ho Chi Minh City, the group strives to save about 2 percent of commercial power. In addition, the group also makes greater efforts to reduce power loss to 8.45 percent.

Source: VEN

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