The second 622MW turbine of Vinh Tan 2 thermo-power plant in the central province of Binh Thuan has been successfully connected to the national grid with its maximum electricity-generating capacity hitting 82 MV, according to the Electricity of Vietnam Group.

The turbine will officially become operational at the end of December.

The coal-fired Vinh Tan 2 power plant, built at an investment of 23.5 trillion VND (1.2 billion USD), has two turbines with a capacity of 622MW each.

The first turbine joined the grid in January this year.

The plant is projected to be completed and start working in 2015, generating some 7.2 billion kWh of electricity per year. Once fully operational, it will contribute to ensure power supply for the southern region and ease the national grid’s dependence on hydro power as well as boost the province’s socio-economic development.-VNA