Mong Duong 1 starts power generation

13-Jan-2015 Intellasia | TBKTSG | 6:00 AM Print This Post

Vietnam Electricity Group (EVN) has announced that the first generator of Mong Duong 1 thermal power plant in Quang Ninh Province is supplying electricity for the national grid.

Mong Duong 1 thermal plant project is worth VND33.62 trillion and comprises of two generators installed by Hyundai Engineering and Construction Co. Ltd (Hyundai E&C). Each generator has a designed generation capacity of 540MW.

The thermal power station will supply about 5.8 billion kWh of electricity a year for the Northern Key Economic Zone when the second generator comes online in June this year.

EVN statistics showed about 128 billion kWh was consumed last year, up 12.3 percent against 2013. Power consumption grew 15.25 percent in northern Vietnam, 11.12 percent in the central region and 9.41 percent in the south last year.

The electricity consumption growth rates were an important indicator of industrial and trading development in the regions.

EVN has projected electricity consumption this year at 142 billion kWh, up 10.4 percent compared to 2014. The group pledged to meet the demand.

 


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