Electricity consumption hits new record amid heatwave

Created 23 June 2022
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Power consumption soared to an all-time high of 45,528 megawatts at noon Tuesday as people turned on air-conditioners and other devices to beat the searing heat.
Electricity consumption hits new record amid heatwave

It was 6,000 MW higher than last week’s average, Nguyen Duc Ninh, director of the National Load Despatch Center, said at a conference Wednesday.

The north led with demand of 22,330 MW.

In Hanoi, consumption was 3 percent up on what was the fourth day of a heatwave.

The temperature rose to 39 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, according to the National Center for Hydrometeorological Forecasting.

Source: VNE

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