Over VND9.2 trillion poured into Hoa Binh hydropower plant expansion

10:02 | 11/10/2019 Energy

The Hoa Binh hydropower plant expansion project is expected to be started in the fourth quarter of 2020 and scheduled to be put into operation in 2023. Currently, related units are rushing to complete the necessary procedures to implement the project.

Hoa Binh Hydropower Plant - Photo: VGP

With a total investment of over VND9.2 trillion (US$395.6 million), the expanded project will include two turbines with a total capacity of 480MW.

Once completed, the plant’s average power is expected to reach 479 million kWh per year, while its electricity mobilisation during peak hours will increase to 264.4 million kWh per year.

The investment aims 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 stablise 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.

The Hoa Binh hydro power plant, located in the northern province of Hoa Binh, is the second largest hydropower plant in Vietnam, after the Son La hydro power plant, with an annual electricity output of over 10 billion kWh.

Theo NDO