09:53 | 04/12/2017 Energy
(VEN) - Along with implementing projects to supply power for rural, mountainous areas and islands, the Electricity of Vietnam Southern Power Corporation (EVN SPC) is striving to bring electricity to remote areas, contributing to promoting local economies and improving the lives of local people.
Lighting up remote areas
Cu Lao Dung District is located on an island of the Hau River in Soc Trang Province. In the past, only one medium-voltage cable was installed over the river to transmit electricity to the district. Therefore, any incident that occurred on the cable would interrupt power supply for the entire district. The strong development of aquaculture in recent years has increased the district’s demand for electricity.
To meet the district’s growing demand for electricity, EVN SPC has built a 110kV transformer station with a capacity of 2x40MVA, and installed a 5.6km transmission line with 17 foundation buttresses from Tran De District to Cu Lao Dung District. This project helps ensure a sufficient and stable supply of power for Cu Lao Dung District.
Tra Set, a farmer in Cu Lao Dung, said, “These new facilities make us happy as they supply us with sufficient power for shrimp breeding.”
In Ap My Thanh Island, My Hoa Hung Commune, Long Xuyen City, where the poverty rate is high and transport infrastructure is poor, it used to be very difficult for local residents to access the national power grid. EVN SPC has overcome difficulties to bring electricity from the national grid to every household in the island, helping improve their material and spiritual lives.
Restructuring crops and livestock
Lam Dong Province’s Duc Trong District has five remote communes: Ninh Loan, Da Loan, Ta Hine, Ta Nang and Da Quyn, of which Ninh Loan is the most remote commune. In the past, residents in this commune specialized in growing coffee and wet rice. A stable and sufficient supply of power has encouraged them to restructure crops to achieve satisfactory results.
Hoang Ngoc Nam, a resident in Ninh Loan Commune, said the Central Highlands Power Project has provided local residents with access to the national power grid, encouraging them to establish a cooperative to apply high technology to grow vegetables and flowers in greenhouses totaling 1.4ha. This model has been successful, bringing high economic effectiveness.
In Group 7 of Dinh An Township, Tra Cu District, Tra Vinh Province, 30 households earn their living through aquaculture and fishing. Thach Van Thai, Head of the People’s Committee of Group 7, said since they were provided with access to electricity, local people have expanded aquaculture and their lives have improved considerably.