EVN adds 495 MW to national power grid hinh anh 1Illustrative image. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) has put into operation four more turbines, including three of Trung Son hydropower plant and one at Thai Binh thermoelectric plant, in the first 5 months of 2017, adding 495 MW to the national capacity.

In May, the state-owned completed and put into use eight 110-500kV transmission projects, bringing the total number of newly operated projects to 45 in the first five months.

The works included capacity expansion at Cau Bong 500kV transformer station that supplies power to southern Vietnam, the Van Tri – Quang Minh 110kV transmission line to provide electricity to Hanoi and projects for connecting Thang Long and Thai Binh thermal power plants to the national grid.

The company will start operating Hiep Hoa – Long Bien line of the Hiep Hoa – Dong Anh – Bac Ninh 2 500/200kV transmission network and several 500-200kV transformer stations Dong Anh, Long Bien and Bac Ninh 3.

The Phu Nghia 110kV and the expanded Thuong Dinh 110kV transformer stations in Hanoi will also be operational soon to meet the demand surge during this summer.-VNA