The second turbine at the Dong Nai 4 hydropower plant joined the national grid on June 24.
The Dong Nai 4 hydropower plant
The plant’s first turbine began generating electricity for the national grid earlier on March 28.
Located in the upper part of the Dong Nai river in Dac Glong district, Dak Nong province and Bao Lam district, Lam Dong province, the Dong Nai 4 hydropower plant was built at the end of 2004 at a cost of VND 4,700 billion.
The two-turbine plant has a capacity of 340 MW and is expected to add 1.1 billion kWh to the national electricity output annually.
Together, the 180 MW Dong Nai 3 and 340MW Dong Nai 4 power plants make up the largest hydroelectric power complex in southern Vietnam. The complex will supply electricity to the national grid, as well as water for agriculture along the lower section of the Dong Nai River, to promote socio-economic development in the region.