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High reservoir levels promise fewer power cuts

In Uncategorized on November 24, 2010 at 6:21 am




High reservoir levels promise fewer power cuts


QĐND – Tuesday, November 23, 2010, 20:52 (GMT+7)

No power cuts are expected in the near future during peak hours of usage as water levels in reservoirs are sufficiently high, according to Electricity of Vietnam (EVN).


According to the National Meteorology Forecasts Centre, as of November 22, water levels in central and southern reservoirs were 4.7 to 22 metres higher than dead-water levels.


Water levels in northern reservoirs, such as those at Hoa Binh, Tuyen Quang and Song Da hydro-power plants, were seven to 10 metres lower than the same period last year.


Dang Hoang An, deputy general director of EVN, said higher water levels had helped to bring hydro-power plants in Central Highlands and southern provinces to normal operations.


An said a number of thermo-power plants would be suspended for periodic maintenance in preparation for power generation in the dry season of 2011.


To avoid power cuts in peak hours, EVN would continue to purchase electric power from abroad and run plants using expensive fuels such as FO and DO.


He added that EVN had been making plans to release water from reservoirs to irrigate the spring crop in 2011.


EVN’s subsidiaries, in coordination with irrigation companies in the Red River Delta, had been inspecting the irrigations systems to receive sources of water from reservoirs and use them economically.


Source: VNA


Source: QDND

Ministry to closely supervise building red mud reservoir of controversial bauxite project

In Uncategorized on November 6, 2010 at 5:19 am

Cattle-feed wastewater reservoir breaks its banks, causing pollution

In Vietnam Environment on September 8, 2009 at 5:33 pm








Thi Tinh River is blacken after the wastewater reservoir of San Miguel Pure Foods was broken on July 25.

A Binh Duong Province-based cattle-feed producer, San Miguel Pure Foods, has yet to fix a breach of its untreated wastewater reservoir on July 25, which caused pollution and the deaths of numerous fish on the Thi Tinh River, the province’s environment inspectors said on July 27.


The pollution flowed into the Saigon River and was about six kilometers away from the Thu Dau Mot and Tan My water plants, inspectors said.


The inspectors ordered the company to dam up embankments to stop the untreated wastewater flowing into the river and reinforce its wastewater reservoir within 15 days.


The company blamed heavy rain for the “unanticipated” incident, which released more than 233,000 cubic meters of wastewater into Thi Tinh River.


Source: SGGP