Le Duy Hanh, chairman of the Quang Ninh Thermal Power Company (TPC Quang Ninh), said they have shut down two out of four turbines since November 17 due to a lack of coal. He told VnExpress that the state coal mining group Vinacomin has supplied 2.6 million tons of coal to his plant this year, but another 145,000-200,000 tons are needed to run all four turbines. Hanh said the shutdown of two turbines has resulted in a loss of 10 million kilowatt hours per day, or VND13 billion ($555,685). This is the first time that the plant has not had enough coal for electricity production. “We have reported this to Vietnam Electricty (EVN) and are working with Vinacomin to solve the problem. Vinacomin is also looking for other coal sources, but is yet to find any,” he said. Vietnam only allows two major producers to supply coal to power plants: Vinacomin and the North-Eastern Company (NECO) under the Ministry of Defense. Currently, these producers are not providing enough coal for plants to operate. Nguyen Thuong Quang, CEO of the Hai Phong Thermal Power Company (TPC Hai Phong), said that the two producers have only provided 2 million tons of coal… Read full this story
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