The Electricity of Vietnam Group’s National Power Transmission Corporation (EVNNPT) put a 500/220kV transformer station at the Duyen Hai Power Centre in Duyen Hai district, the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh, into operation on July 16 on a trial basis one month ahead of schedule.

The station is expected to connect the Duyen Hai power plants No. 1, 2 and 3 to the national grid through 500 kilovolt and 220 kilovolt transmission lines once it is officially operating.

The day before, EVNNPT also commenced operations of the 220 kilovolt Duyen Hai-Mo Cay transmission line, which passes through the Duyen Hai, Tra Cu, Cau Ngang, Chau Thanh and Cang Long districts of Tra Vinh province, the Vung Liem district of Vinh Long province, and the Mo Cay Bac and Mo Cay Nam districts of Ben Tre province.

The 500/220 kV transformer station was built with 1.2 trillion VND (55.2 million USD) in total while the cost for constructing the 75.27 km-long Duyen Hai-Mo Cay transmission line was over 1 trillion VND (45.84 million USD). The two projects are managed by the Electricity Transmission Company No. 4.

On June 11, the 220 kilovolt Ben Tre-Mo Cay transmission line in Ben Tre province joined the national grid, supply electricity from the Duyen Hai 1 power plant.

Looking forward, EVNNPT will continue investing in building electricity transmission facilities in the area to provide safe and sustainable power supplies for post-2015 socio-economic development and security-defence in the south and southwest regions of the country.-VNA