Majority of rural households ensured to have electricity by 2020

Nearly VND 11,000 billion is the total investment for power supply projects in remote, border and island areas in 19 provinces and cities. Target set by 2020 is the majority of rural households are enabled to access to electricity.

On 30th October 2015, the Ministry of Industry and Trade approved the feasibility study report for the project of power supply for rural areas from the national grid in the period of 2015-2020 for 19 provinces and cities across the country, including two sub-projects in Bach Long Vy island district (Hai Phong City) and island communes of Kien Giang province.

The overall objectives of the projects are to connect the MV and LV power networks from the national grid to households of villages and hamlets where there is no electricity; supply power for households who have not been officially supplied with power, thereby meeting the requirements of socio-economic development, gradually improving educational level for ethnic minorities in remote, border and island areas, ensuring security and socio-political stability in the areas. Besides, a number of projects are carried out to supply power for small and medium scale pumping stations in some localities.

Accordingly, the executive agency is the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the project coordinating agency is Vietnam Electricity, the project owners are Northern Power Corporation (EVNNPC), Central Power Corporation ( EVNCPC) and Southern Power Corporation (EVNSPC). The project duration is from 2015 to the end of 2020. Of the total investment of VND 11,000 billion, 85% is from the central budget (direct grant or from ODA, and other preferential funds) and the remaining 15% is arranged by the owners in line with financing plan from the central budget.

Target set out by 2020 is EVN ensures that the majority of rural households will have access to electricity.

As one of the provinces benefiting directly from the project, with its complex topographical features and most of the households in the project area locating in remote locations, the project in Soc Trang province is one of the projects with highest investment rate. Additionally, Soc Trang coast is also highly affected by climate change, etc.

Despite clearly identifying the difficulties ahead, with experiences gained from the implementation of previous rural power projects, Soc Trang Power Company would seek for any solutions to overcome the obstacles. At the same time, it is neccessary that the Provincial People’s Committee takes stronger actions in propagating and mobilizing the project beneficiaries  to understand the practical benefits brought by the project, thus actively contributing their part of compensation, volunteerily carrying out site clearance, especially for low voltage network.

In addition, the project owners, i.e. power corporations/companies must actively coordinate with local governments at all levels to review the investment portfolio in line with the overall planning, to unify the list of investment priorities, to implement synchronously all work items in order to avoid overlapping categories with other projects in the same area; to coordinate to perform the site clearance and compensation in accordance with current regulations and progress of the Project (medium voltage network, if any).

With its efforts and all the results achieved so far, it is believed that EVN will ensure the target set out by 2020 that majority of rural households across the country would have access to electricity.

The project of “power supply for rural areas from the national grid in the period of 2015 – 2020” approved by the Ministry of Industry and Trade (by project owners):

Project owner

Northern Power Corporation Central Power Corporation Southern Power Corparation
Location

55 communes in 10 districts of Lang Son province

426 communes in 44 districts of 5 provinces, namely Thua Thien Hue, Binh Dinh, Khanh Hoa, Phu Yen, and Gia Lai

1,048 communes in 107 districts of 12 provinces, namely Tra Vinh, Tien Giang, Dong Thap, Ben Tre, Ca Mau, Long An, Tay Ninh, Kien Giang, Soc Trang, Hau Giang, Lam Dong, and Binh Thuan

Specific targets

Supplying power for 4,348 rural households of 210 villages

Supplying power for 85,753 rural households of 2,171 villages

- Supplying power for 161,207 rural households of 3,781 villages and hamlets

- Supplying power for 2,594 pumping stations

Investment scale

- 84 substations;

- More than 280 km of medium voltage line;

- More than 608 km of low voltage line;

- 4,348 households supplied with electricity meters and conductors.

- 925 substations;

- 250.432 km of medium voltage line;

- More than 1,600 km of low voltage line;

- 85,753 households supplied with electronic meters and conductors.

- 7,837 substation;

- More than 2,700 km of medium voltage line;

- More than 3,770 km of low voltage line;

- 161,207 households supplied with meters and conductors.

Total investment

Over 640 billion VND

Over 2,150 billion VND

Over 6,500 billion VND

The project of power supply for island districts and communes in the period of 2015 - 2020 approved by the Ministry of Industry and Trade:

Project Project owner Specific targets Scale Total investment
Supplying power for Bach Long Vy island district Northern Power Corporation Supplying power for around 168 households and administrative agencies

- Installion of 4 wind turbines with capacity of 250 kVA / turbine;

- Installation of solar panels with total capacity of 500 kWp;

- Installation of two diesel generators with total capacity of 2 MVA.

Over 148 billion VND
Supplying power from the national grid for island communes of Kien Giang Province Southern Power Corporation Supplying power for around 3,838 rural households in 5 island communes of 4 districts and towns

- 38 substations;

- More than 98 km of medium voltage line;

- More than 31 km of low voltage line;

- 3,838 households supplied with electricity meters and conductors

Over 1,400 billion VND


  • 09/02/2016 01:54
  • evn.com.vn