Work Starts on Expanded Hoa Binh Hydropower Plant

10:45:13 AM | 1/12/2021

The Vietnam Electricity Group (EVN) recently hosted a groundbreaking ceremony of Hoa Binh Hydropower Plant Expansion Project Hoa Binh province.

The expansion project has a total capacity of 480 MW, including two 240-MW turbines. The first turbine is expected to generate electricity in the third quarter of 2024 and the second will produce electricity in the fourth quarter of 2024.

Once in operation, the project is expected to bring about the following effects: Increasing power generation capacity for the national grid system, utilizing excess water discharged annually in the flooding season of existing Hoa Binh Hydropower Plant for power generation,  improving frequency regulation and stability of the national power system; reducing the cost of the system; reducing the working intensity of existing units to prolong the equipment life and cut maintenance and repair costs.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said, with a large workload, the tasks assigned to EVN, contractors, and related agencies are very heavy, thus requiring their solidarity and unity in construction to ensure the progress, safety, sustainable development, downstream safety and prevent any occurrence of incidents. He also required concerned units to comply with the detailed schedule and quality of each construction item. In particular, Hoa Binh province needs to do well in site clearance, ensure security and safety on the site for construction units.

By Anh Mai, Vietnam Business Forum