USD396.4 million approved for Hoa Binh hydropower plant expansion
  • |, VNA | October 07, 2019 03:01 PM
Vietnam Electricity Group (EVN) has approved a VND9.2 trillion (USD396.4 million) decision to expand Hoa Binh Hydropower Plant.

The project to increase the plant by 99.62 hectares is expected to be kicked off in the second quarter of 2020 and completed in 2023.


Hoa Binh Hydropower Plant

The expansion will include two turbines with total capacity of 480MW and electricity output of about 488.3 million kWh per, aiming to raise the national power network’s peak power and maximise utilisation of water discharged from the plant in the flood season for generating power.

It will also help improve frequency modulation capability and stabilise the frequency of the national electricity system and reduce the working intensity of available turbines of the plant, thus prolonging the life of equipment and saving maintenance and repair costs.

EVN will be the project investor.

Hoa Binh is among the biggest hydropower plants in Southeast Asia with eight turbines which have a combined designed capacity of 1,920MW.

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