Pleiku 2’s 500kV transformers ready to receive power from Laos hinh anh 1Workers working at Pleiku 2 transformer station (Photo: VNA)
Da Nang (VNA) – A project to install two 500/200kV-450MVA transformers as well as 500kV power distribution devices at Pleiku 2 transformer station in Ia Kenh commune, in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai’s Pleiku city, were put into operation on June 10.

The Pleiku 2 substation recieves power from Xekaman 1, Xekaman Xansay and Sekong 3 (upper and lower) hydropower plants in Laos to supply to the central, Central Highlands and southern localities through the 220kV Xekaman 1-Peiku 2 transmission line.

It is expected to contribute to developing a sustainable power supply amidst the country’s international integration as well as regional cooperation, reducing power loss and optimising the operation of Vietnam’s power system.

The 500/200kV-450MVA transformers were moved to the station from the 500kV O Mon transformer substation.

Apart from two 500/200kV-450MVA transformers, necessary devices for receiving and reducing 500kV power; 220kV and 35kV transmission lines were also put into operation.

The project, invested in by the Electricity of Vietnam’s National Power Transmission Cooperation (EVN NPT), has been handed over to Power Transmission Corporation 3 (PTC3) for management and operation.-VNA