Vinacomin launches Dong Nai 5 hydropower plant

The Vietnam National Coal and Minerals Industrial Group (Vinacomin) on December 20 inaugurated Dong Nai 5 Hydropower plant in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, one of the key projects in the country’s Power Development Plan 7.

Invested by Vinacomin’s Power Holding Corporation with a total capital of VND6.11 trillion (US$268.48 million), construction of the plant, which is located in both Lam Dong and Dak Nong provinces, started in late 2012.

The plant’s first turbine was connected to the national grid in September this year, two months ahead of schedule, while the second one operated two months later.

With a combined capacity of 150MW, the two-turbine plant is expected to generate over 600 million kWh to the national grid every year, contributing to ensuring national energy security and promoting socio-economic development in the localities hosting it.

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