HCMC – The Vietnam Electricity Group (EVN) is set to complete the construction of many key power generation and power grid projects this year to ensure the safe and stable supply of electricity to serve the country’s socioeconomic growth, reported Bnews news site.
EVN will complete the hydropower projects of Thuong Kon Tum and Da Nhim, the solar farm projects of Phuoc Thai 2 and 3 and the discharge gate cluster of the Bac Ai pumped-storage hydropower project.
It is also scheduled to break ground on four projects—the Hoa Binh hydropower plant expansion project, the thermal power projects of Quang Trach 1 and O Mon IV, the Ialy hydropower plant project and the Dung Quat Electricity Center project.
In addition, EVN will facilitate investment procedures for six major power generation projects— the Dung Quat I & II thermal power plants, the expansion of the Tri An hydropower plant, the O Mon III and Quang Trach II thermal power plants and the second phase of the Bac Ai pumped-storage hydropower plant.
Regarding power grid projects, EVN will step up efforts to complete the construction of 256 projects and begin work on 227 110-500kV projects, with a focus on key projects, including the 500kV Vung An-Doc Soi-Pleiku 2 transmission line, facilities releasing the power capacity of renewable energy projects and hydropower plants in the north.
According to Nguyen Tai Anh, vice general director of EVN, the State-run utility had invested in and put into operation many key power projects last year, which helped enhance the quality of power supply systems and release the power capacity of renewable energy projects.
For power grid projects, EVN and relevant units had started work on 175 projects and completed 164 110-500kV projects. Further, EVN’s Phuoc Thai 1 and Se San 4 solar farms had been put into service in 2020 as well.