HA NOI - Viet Nam's largest hydro-electric power plant in the northern mountainous province of Son La today launched a trial run of its fifth turbine with a capacity of 400 MW.
The Son La Hydro-electric power plant's fifth turbine is expected to be connected to the national grid in four days, and the final turbine will be operational by August, three years ahead of schedule.
Construction of the VND37 trillion (US$1.8 billion) power plant began in December 2005. When fully operational, the 2,400MW plant will be able to supply 10.2 billion kWh of electricity a year. --VNS