Prime Minister orders further saving electricity during 2023-2025
Deputy Prime Minister Tran Hong Ha has recently signed the Prime Minister’s Directive 20/CT-TTg on increasing electricity saving during the 2023-25 period and subsequent years.

From now to 2025, the country must strive to save a minimum of 2 percent of total electricity consumption each year, according to Directive 20/CT-TTg on increasing electricity saving during 2023-25 and subsequent years signed by Deputy Prime Minister Tran Hong Ha on June 8.

State agencies and businesses will have to save electricity in their workplaces and public lighting__Photo: VNA

Accordingly, the Government leader requests to reduce electricity losses on the entire power system to below 6 percent by 2025, and decrease the peak load capacity of the national power system through the implementation of the Demand-Side Management (DSM) and Demand Response (DR) programs, by at least 1,500 MW by 2025.

By 2030, the target is to have half of office buildings and half of residential buildings equipped with rooftop solar power systems for self-consumption, without selling electricity back to the national power grid. By the end of 2025, all street lighting systems will use LED lights.

To achieve the above-said targets, ministries, ministerial-level and government-attached agencies, provincial-level People's Committees, businesses and mass organizations are assigned to save electricity in their workplaces, public lighting, lighting for advertising purposes, and outdoor decorations, households, commercial and service establishments, and manufacturing companies.

The Ministry of Industry and Trade is asked to develop and launch programs to promote rooftop solar power in businesses and households, as well as promoting the use of energy-saving equipment in households such as air conditioners, refrigerators, LED lights, and washing machines.

The Vietnam Electricity (EVN) Group must optimize the operations of power plants and distribution grids to efficiently utilize primary energy sources and reduce electricity losses throughout the systems.- (VNA/VLLF)

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