The National Power Transmission Corporation (EVN NPT) made a successfully test run of the Quang Ninh-Hiep Hoa 500kV transmission line on late July 26.

The 139-km transmission line, which runs through three northern provinces of Quang Ninh, Hai Duong and Bac Giang, was built with a total investment of over 2.2 trillion VND (approximately 107 million USD) funded by World Bank loans and domestic counterpart capital.

The line will ensure the transmission of electricity from the Quang Ninh-Mong Duong thermal power complex to the national grid, meeting the rising demand for power in the northern region as well as in the country as a whole.

According to the EVN NPT, the power transmission system will be able to meet the economy’s demand for an annual amount of 145-150 billion kWh in 2015, and 265-275 billion kWh by 2020.

The corporation will maintain and extend the 220-500 kV transmission system connected with China, Laos and Cambodia, looking to building a smart grid capable of improving the quality of electricity supply service.-VNA