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Reducing electricity prices, electricity bills for those affected by Covid-19 disease
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15/05/2020 | Nguyen Trang

BEGIC - ​That is the content mentioned at the meeting between Mr. Nguyen Thanh Truc - Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee and the Southern Power Corporation on the morning of May 14, at the Provincial Administration Center.

At the meeting, Mr. Nguyen Phuoc Duc - General Director of Southern Power Corporation informed about the situation of electricity production and business in the first 4 months of 2020 in Binh Duong province. Accordingly, the commercial electricity output reached 4,341,158 MWh, an increase of 4.41% over the same period in 2019 and reaching 29.19% of the plan; Electricity sales reached VND 7,868 billion. In order to share with the difficulties of customers using electricity affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, Binh Duong Power has implemented a price reduction according to Official Letter No. 2698/BCT-DTĐL of April 16, 2020 of the Ministry of Industry and Trade. So far, Binh Duong Power has asked the departments to support the list to reduce electricity prices for customers in accordance with the right object. According to calculations, within 3 months of implementing the electricity price reduction, from April 16, 2020, the province will support 491,399 customers (accounting for 96.6%) with the total support of VND 653 billion.

Mr. Nguyen Phuoc Duc - General Director of Southern Power Corporation speaks at the meeting

Besides, Mr. Nguyen Phuoc Duc also presented difficulties and obstacles in the investment and construction of power grid works in the province. Thereby, proposing to the provincial People's Committee, the departments, agencies and branches to continue to support the Southern Power Corporation in alignment directions, change the planning and compensation for ground clearance of key projects: 110kV Uyen Hung - Phu Giao transmission line, 110kV VSIP II - MR2 Substation, My Phuoc 2 110kV Substation etc. For the implementation of electricity price reduction, the Provincial People's Committee is requested to direct departments and branches to provide a list of customers entitled to policies for Binh Duong Power to comply with regulations.

Mr. Nguyen Thanh Truc acknowledged and appreciated the contribution of the Electricity industry to the development of the province. He affirmed that, under the influence of the Covid-19 pandemic, Binh Duong had implemented many measures to prevent and control the pandemic, and at the same time determined to well implement socio-economic development goals. The Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee instructed the departments and agencies to quickly review and inventory the subjects entitled to electricity price and electricity bill reduction due to the effect of Covid-19 pandemic. Regarding the construction of electricity projects, proposing the Electricity industry to coordinate closely with the province to strictly comply with the regulations; Department of Industry and Trade coordinates with B​inh Duong Power to advise on the construction of electrical works in accordance with the planning.

In accordance with Document No. 2698/BCT-DTĐL of April 16, 2020 of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) has officially implemented a reduction of electricity prices and electricity bills for customers affected by Covid-19 pandemic.

Specifically, more than 2 million manufacturing and trading customers will receive a 10% discount on electricity retail prices; 100% of customers using electricity (equivalent to 26.6 million households) receive a 10% discount on electricity prices of the first four levels. In particular, there are about 22.8 million households using less than 300 kWh/month (accounting for 85.7%) will be reduced 10% of electricity.

In addition, tourist accommodation establishments receive a discount from the retail electricity price applicable to business activities down to the retail price applicable to manufacturing industries after the discount.

For the wholesale price of electricity in rural areas, dormitories, residential clusters, trade-service-daily life complexes, a 10% reduction from the first to fourth levels of living expenses; 10% off for other purposes. At the same time, reducing 10% of electricity wholesale prices for industrial parks, markets etc.

The discount of electricity for living customers will be made in electricity bill periods in May, June and July 2020. For customers using electricity outside daily life (production, business, administrative and non-business etc.), implement from the latest invoice period from April 16, 2020.


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