The Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) said the group had fulfilled its 2014 power generation two months ahead of schedule, with five turbines of three power plants put into operation, adding a total 1,700 MW to the national grid.

In October, the second turbine of the Song Bung 4 hydropower plant was connected to the national grid while the Vinh Tan 2 thermoelectric power plant’s first turbine operated stably with a maximum capacity of 623 MW.

T he group arranged sufficient funding for the Vinh Tan 4 plant project and the progress of other important projects was in line with schedule.

In the first ten months of this year, EVN put 33 projects into operation and kicked off work on 34 500-220kV transmission projects.

Remaining turbines of the Song Bung 4 plant and the Ban Chat hydropower plant are expected to become operational in November. Meanwhile, the expansion of the Duyen Hai 3 power plant will also start this month.

In addition, EVN has planned to operate 11 projects in November, including 500kV Thanh My transformer, a 220kV transformer in Phu My Industrial Park 2, 220kV Uyen Hung transformer and 220kV Song May-Uyen Hung transmission line, Vinh Tan-Thap Cham transmission line, 220kV Thap Cham transformer, and Van Tri-Chem 220kV transmission line.

The group and its subsidiaries have also focused on ensuring power supplies for the SAMSUNG factory in northern Bac Ninh province and Texhong Group in northern Quang Ninh province.

During the ten-month period, EVN’s total investment totalled over 91.7 trillion VND (4.36 billion USD), of which 82 trillion VND was disbursed.-VNA