Nearly 20,000 rooftop solar power projects have been installed since the beginning of the year

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Vietnam Electricity (EVN) announced that in the past 7 months, the country has installed 19,810 rooftop solar power projects with a total capacity of 541.66 MWp.

Accumulated to date, 42,187 rooftop solar power projects have been put into operation with a total capacity of 925.8 MWp. The total amount of electricity that EVN has paid to customers installing rooftop solar PV is 374.2 billion dong.


In the first 7 months of the year, about 20,000 solar rooftop projects were installed.

In order to continue promoting rooftop solar power development, Power Corporations under EVN have publicized the processes, procedures, capacity to release capacity of each transformer station and create dark conditions for the roof-to-roof solar power investor in the process of signing the connection agreement, signing a power purchase agreement.

According to Vietnam Electricity, accumulated 7 months of 2020, the power output produced and imported for the whole system reached 142.47 billion kWh, up 2.09% over the same period last year; of which, hydroelectricity reached 29.22 billion kWh, down 20.52% over the same period in 2019; coal thermal power reached 80.87 billion kWh, an increase of 14.54% over the same period in 2019; gas turbines reached 22.4 billion kWh, down 15.36% over the same period in 2019; oil thermal power reached 1.03 billion kWh, an increase of 33.11% over the same period in 2019.

Renewable energy (wind power, solar power, biomass power) reached 6.33 billion kWh. Solar power alone reached 5.56 billion kWh, equal to 101% of the plan and 3.65 times more than the same period in 2019.

According to EVN, the commercial electricity of the whole group in the first 7 months of the year reached 122.69 billion kWh, an increase of 2.3% compared to the same period in 2019. Electricity consumption of domestic components in July 2020 accounted for 37 %, up 6.14% over the same period; in which, the Northern area of living load increased at 9.35% due to prolonged severe hot weather, the Central region did not grow, the Southern region had low growth at 3.54%. In the first seven months of 2020, electricity for domestic use grew by 6.39% over the same period in 2019.

From July 27-29, there were 16 consecutive earthquakes with magnitude of 2.6-5.3 of Richter scale; the epicenter of matches happened close together in Moc Chau and Son La districts; but the electrical works managed by EVN in the area; including Son La, Lai Chau, Hoa Binh, Huoi Quang, and Ban Chat hydropower projects that still ensure safety and operate normally and stably.

In July, EVN Group directed units to make efforts, focus on the implementation of construction investment tasks, speeding up the progress of projects. In terms of power investment, commercial power generation of Phuoc Thai 1 Solar Power project has been completed and the project is undergoing acceptance test.

Regarding investment in power grid construction, accumulated in 7 months, EVN has started 81 projects and completed energizing 63 power grid projects from 110-500 kV.