Original disclosure @ ADB website
Updated in EWS Jul 21, 2020
Disclosed by Bank Sep 22, 2017
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The Vietnam Government has prepared the energy master plan for power grid development in the Revised Power Development Plan (PDP) VII, also called the Revised National Power Development Master Plan 2011-2020, which includes: (i) upgrading power transmission grids to reach the grid reliability standard N-1; (ii) addressing overload incidents and low voltage quality, ensuring a higher degree of reliability; (iii) constructing 500 kV transmission lines to connect to large load centers; and (iv) constructing 200 kV double-circuit transmission lines where applicable, all with highest technological specifications.
Therefore, the government prioritizes a new 500 kV transmission line from the northern to the central region by ADB financing, which comprises three segments: (i) a Nam Dinh-Thanh Hoa transmission line, (ii) a Thanh Hoa-Quynh Lap transmission line, and (iii) a Quynh Lap-Vung Ang transmission line.
The “Northern to Central 500 kV Transmission Grid Reinforcement” Project will support Vietnam in the implementation of its Revised PDP VII by:
The project will contribute to provide adequate and reliable power supply to sustain economic growth, and expand employment and income-generating opportunities articulated in the socioeconomic development strategy of Viet Nam. It is included in the draft Country Operations Business Plan 2018 2020.
*No further information has been disclosed by this stage of project*
National Power Transmission Corporation
18 Tran Nguyen Han Street,
Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
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