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Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) is accelerating the pace of key power plant projects in October, including the 500kV Son La-Lai Chau line, 220kV Phan Thiet-Phu My 2 and Thuong Tin- Kim Dong lines, and the 110kV Muong La-Son La circuit 2.

In the first nine months of 2015, most of the group’s projects were on schedule. Five out of seven turbines were connected to the national grid, with a total capacity of 2,654MW, including the thermoelectricity plants of Mong Duong 1, Duyen Hai 1 and O Mon 1’s second turbine.

The company successfully installed Huoi Quang Hydropower’s No 1 turbine rotor. Flood prevention works in 2015 for six hydropower plants – Huoi Quang, Lai Chau, Trung Son, Song Bung 2, Ban Ve and Ban Chat – were also completed.

EVN has ensured sufficient coal stocks to supply the southern region’s thermoelectricity plants during the past months despite the closure of some coal mines in Quang Ninh province due to floods.

The National Power Transmission Corporation (EVNNPT) completed 142 power transmission projects during the reviewed period. It also finished key power works to ensure electricity supply for Hanoi, including the 220kV Van Tri-Chem, Chem –Tay Ho lines and the 22kV Tay Ho transformer station. It also started work on another 113 grid projects.

EVN is finishing administrative procedures to start work on electricity supply projects for the island commune of Hon Nghe ( Kien Luong District in the southern province of Kien Giang) and Cu Lao Cham Island in the central province of Quang Nam, while preparing to run electricity grids in Bach Long Vy island district (northern Hai Phong City) and Ly Son Island (central Quang Ngai province).

In the same period, the group began construction of transmission lines to 233 villages in 8 mountainous districts of central Nghe An provinces.

Notably, the group’s construction investment value in the first nine months reached nearly 85 billion VND (3.8 million USD) with total disbursement valued at 68 billion VND ( 3.1 million USD).-VNA