Thermal power plant Duyen Hai 1 (Source: VNA)
Tra Vinh (VNA) – The thermal power plant Duyen Hai 1 has been officially put into commercial operation and connected to the national grid.

Le Hai Son, Deputy Director of thermal power plant 3 project’s management board, said after two weeks of commercial operation, Duyen Hai 1’s turbines 1 and 2 are generating nearly 10 million kWh per day.

This year, the two turbines with a designed capacity of 1,245MW, are expected to add 5 billion kWh to the national grid.

Turbine 1 started trial run on January 31, 2015 while the second turbine was connected on April 26, 2015.

Since their trial operation, both turbines have contributed 1.8 billion KWh to the national grid.

The project is a part of the Duyen Hai power complex invested by the Electricity of Vietnam’s Power Generation Corporation 1, at a cost of over 5 billion USD.

The complex is home to four coal-fired thermal power plants and the Mekong Delta’s largest coal port. Turbines 1 and 2 at the Duyen Hai 3 power plant are slated to begin commercial operation in late 2016 and 2017, respectively.

In late 2018, the extended Duyen Hai 3 thermal power plant will also be put into operation.-VNA