VIETNAM HYDROPOWER UP
ENERDATA - 31 May 2022 - The Vietnamese government has agreed to increase the capacity of the Sơn La hydropower plant on the Black River in Ít Ong, Mường La District, Sơn La Province, from 2.4 GW to 3.2 GW. The plant is owned and operated by the Vietnamese state-owned power utility Vietnam Electricity (EVN). The US$2bn plant entered construction in 2005 and was fully commissioned in 2012 with a capacity of 2.4 GW (6 x 400 MW). Hydro accounts for 30% of Vietnam's installed capacity, with 20.8 GW.