Construction of the hydropower plant in the first phase (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - The second turbine of the Trung Son hydropower plant in the central province of Thanh Hoa began generating electricity for the national grid on March 21, just more than one month after the launch of the first turbine.

The plant, located in Trung Son commune, Quan Hoa district, is Vietnam’s first hydropower project funded by credit loaned from the World Bank.

The project is invested by Trung Son Hydropower Co. Ltd, a subsidiary of the EVN Power Generation Corporation 2. The factory has four turbines with a combined capacity of 260 MW.

Upon its full operation, the plant is expected to provide more than 1 billion kWh for the national grid each year and help control flooding in areas downstream the Ma River.

Construction on the plant began in November 2012 and the first turbine was put into use in February. All four turbines are scheduled to be put into operation in the second quarter of 2017, according to the Trung Son company’s website. –VNA