Illustrative image (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The second 260 MW turbine of Huoi Quang hydropower plant in the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau was put into operation on June 19, revealed the Electricity of Vietnam (EVN), the project investor.

Huoi Quang plant, the first one completely designed and constructed by Vietnamese engineers, is built on the Nam Mu river in Than Uyen district with its power station located in the neighbouring province of Son La.

The 520MW plant is one of the largest hydropower stations in Vietnam after Son La, Hoa Binh and Lai Chau.

According to the EVN, the plant has a 184.2 million cubic metre reservoir and 104 metre high dam. It is designed to generate over 1.9 billion kWh of power per year averagely.

With the operation of the second turbine, the Huoi Quang hydropower project is likely to be completed within this year as scheduled.

The first 260MW turbine of the plant became operational in late 2015.-VNA