The 220-kilovolt transformer station in Tay Ho district, Hanoi, invested with over 412 billion VND (19.2 million USD) from the Hanoi branch of the Electricity of Vietnam (EVN), went into operation on June 28.

Covering 4,360 square metres, the transformer station project is part of the EVN plan to improve and develop Hanoi’s electricity grid. This is the first 220kV transformer station invested in and managed by EVN Hanoi.

The station will provide electricity for the city’s southern Red River areas, creating links with the national grid while enhancing the grid’s stability and reducing power loss to increase reliability and safety.

It is comprised of two transformers, each designed with the capacity of 250MVA. The AT2 transformer is currently functioning and AT1 transformer is scheduled to run in 2016.

Hanoi is currently receiving electricity from six 220-kilovolt stations in surrounding areas.

Hanoi is pushing to upgrade the municipal grid to meet the rapid urbanisation and industrialization growth – the Tay Ho transformer station is considered an effective solution.-VNA