HCMC – Work on the Tri An hydropower plant expansion project in Dong Nai Province is set to start in the second quarter of 2023, with a total investment of VND3.9 trillion.
The project, which will have two generators with a combined capacity of 200 megawatts (MW), will be completed in 2026, a representative of the Vietnam Electricity Group, which is the investor of the project, said at a recent working session with the Dong Nai government. The working session was aimed at discussing the construction of the second phase of the hydropower plant.
The expansion project will cover over 94 hectares of land in Hieu Liem Commune in Dong Nai Province’s Vinh Cuu District, the local media reported.
When in place, the hydropower plant expansion project will raise the power generation capacity in the southern region, improve the operation of the grid during rush hours, and stabilize the power transmission system.
The Tri An hydropower plant expansion project is expected to generate 131 million kWh of electricity annually.
Built on the Dong Nai river in Vinh Cuu District in 1984, the Tri An hydropower plant has four generators and turns out some 1.7 billion kWh of electricity each year.
After the expansion project is completed, with a capacity of 400 MW, the Tri An hydropower plant will become the second-largest-of-its-kind in Vietnam, after the Hoa Binh hydropower plant. The Dong Nai-based plant is currently ranked sixth in the country.