State-run power firm Vietnam Electricity (EVN) yesterday started building a 110-kV-power grid to bring electricity to Lai Son Island of Kien Giang Province in the Mekong delta.
The VND648 billion (US$ 28,836,000) submarine power cable system with the length of 24.5 kilometer in sea and 19.4 kilometer in mainland will transfer electricity from the mainland to the island in Xeo Nhau Harbor in An Minh District of Kien Giang Province.
The project include two sparts; first is to build a 43.9 kilometer-long 110-kV-power grid with a capacity of 70 MVA.
Additionally, the firm must build a 110 kV transformer station with a capacity of 50 MVA. However, now the company will install a transformer station with a capacity of 25 MVA. The project is expected to provide hundred million kWh, many times fold higher than the diesel generators in the island to light up 1,956 households in the island on the occasion of the national holiday April 30, 2016.
After completed, Lai Son island will become the third islands in Kien Giang Province to connect to the national grid.