The state-owned company Vietnam Electricity (EVN) and Power Project Management Board 1 have started the construction of a 220 kV transmission line between Nam Mo (Laos) and Tuong Duong district in the coastal province of Nghe An.
The 74-kilometer line was built as a part of a bilateral agreement on energy development between the Lao and Vietnamese governments to transfer electricity from the Nam Mo Hydropower plant in Laos to Vietnam. This project line is a dual-circuit line from the Vietnam-Laos border to the Tuong Duong substation, capable of load carrying 1,000 MW. The project’s total investment is estimated at VND 558 billion (USD 24.3 million) and is being conducted by EVN.
Under the agreement, Vietnam is expected to import 3,000 MW of electricity from Laos by 2025 and increase to 5,000 MV by 2030. This is the second power transmission project, after the Xekaman 1-Pleiku 2 line, serving the increasing power demand of Vietnam and assuring the power supply for the country’s northern provinces in the upcoming years.
Vietnam’s National Power Transmission Corporation will work closely with Laos’ Phongsubthavy Group to undertake the project, simultaneously linking the whole transmission line to ensure a seamless operation.
(Source: Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade)