Hoa Binh Hydropower Plant is recognized as a project of national security

On June 14, 2017, in Hoa Binh province, Hoa Binh Hydropower Company organized a Conference to announce and execute Decision No. 99/QĐ-TTg issued by the Prime Minister on important projects with relation to national security – Hoa Binh Hydropower Plant (Hoa Binh HPP).

Senior Lieutenant General Bui Van Nam – Vice Minister of Public Security delivered his address note in the Conference

According to Senior Lieutenant General Bui Van Nam, a Member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party, Vice Minister of Public Security, over nearly 30 past years, Hoa Binh HPP has brilliantly fulfilled four objectives: reservoir compensation, flood control for the sake of safety of the Northern delta area, especially Hanoi Capital; electricity generation to meet electricity demands for the national socio – economic development and contribution to the energy security; drought prevention for the Northern delta area; promotion of the local socio – economic development and social security, etc.

With such significance, Hoa Binh HPP has been embraced in the list of critical projects with relation to national security.

“Together with Son La, Lai Chau Hydropower Plants, Hoa Binh HPP plays an influential role in the national socio – economic development during the past years and in the future. After the Conference, the protection of Hoa Binh HPP will be considered as an important task of the public security force, of the Ministry of Public Security, of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Vietnam Electricity and Party Committees of the local Government of Hoa Binh province” – emphasized Senior Lieutenant General Bui Van Nam. 

Mr. Dang Hoang An – EVN’s President and CEO delivered his speech at the Conference

At the Conference, EVN’s President and CEO Dang Hoang An stated that Hoa Binh HPP is the first point of the North - South 500 kV transmission system, playing a specially important role in securing safe and reliable operation of the super high voltage 500 kV transmission line. On May 24, 2016, Hoa Binh HPP achieved its aggregate electricity generation output of 200 billion kWh – an unprecedented record of a hydropower plant in Vietnam.

The EVN’s leader added that at present the power system scale of Vietnam ranks 2nd in the ASEAN region (after Indonesia) and 30th in the world. Especially Vietnam has achieved a great progress in rural electrification with 99.7% of the total communes and 98.69% of the total households in the country being electrified. EVN has taken over management of local power grids and sold electricity directly to almost of the island districts in the country. EVN is in the process of taking over power grids in Con Co island (Quang Tri province) and Spratly Islands (Khanh Hoa province), etc. As a result, security of power projects is considered vital and always paid much attention to by EVN.

Currently, Hoa Binh HPP is under process of expansion and upgrading with installation of two additional power units, raising the total capacity from 1,920 MW to 2,400 MW. The two additional power units will be put into operation by the years 2021 and 2022 respectively, contributing to peak load capacity, to stable and reliable operation of the Vietnamese power system.

Some information of Hoa Binh Hydropower Plant:

- The Plant generated nearly 210 billion kWh of electricity; or nearly 10 billion kWh on average per year, accounting for 6 - 7% of the total generation output of the power system. 

- Hoa Binh hydropower reservoir has prevented and mitigated 42 floods with the peak flow from 7,000 m3/s and above on Da river basin.

- Every year, supplying 2 – 3.2 billion m3 of water for cropping and plantation of East Spring crop in the Northern delta areas in dry season, accounting for 65 - 70% of the total discharged water flows from reservoirs.

- Contributing from VND 1,000 – 1,400 billion per year to the local budget of Hoa Binh province, accounting for approximately 50% of the total budget collections of the province.


  • 14/06/2017 09:16
  • evn.com.vn