Vietnam Electricity Group (EVN) is seeking alternative power sources to make up for the power shortages in the country’s south as the gas-fueled Ca Mau Power Plant has halted operation temporarily for maintenance of the PM3 gas supply system.
To ensure the power supply and to avoid overload in power transmission in the southern and southwestern regions, EVN will rely on the O Mon Power Plant that runs on fuel oil and let the gas turbines of the Ca Mau Power Plant run on diesel oil. At the same time, the group will constantly monitor the system to adjust the balance of power supply and demand in a timely manner.
EVN will also enhance power transmission via the 500kV North-South lines to fully operate hydro power plants and gas turbines which have been running on natural gas from Cuu Long and Nam Con Son basins.
The group encourages its customers to save power to help reduce power demands until the maintenance is done at 4 p.m. on July 19. Having a total output of 1,500MW, or 22-27 million kWh per day, the Ca Mau Power Plant consumes about 4.4-4.8 million cubic meters of PM3 gas a day.