Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) will begin construction of four coal-fueled thermal power plants with a combined capacity of 3,800 megawatt (MW) in 2009. The plants will include Nghi Son 1, Mong Duong 1, Duyen Hai 1 and Vinh Tan 2. In 2009, EVN also plans to put into operation nine power works with a total capacity of 2,700 MW, including Pleikrong, Se San 4, Buon Kuop, Buon Tua Srah, Ba Ha and Ban Ve hydropower plants and Hai Phong 1, Quang Ninh 1 and O Mon 1 thermal power plants.
The company will also focus on developing power grid projects to ensure energy security and improve the quality of power distribution.
To meet power demand which is forecast to increase by 14% to 15% in 2010 over 2009, the company will strive to operate new power sources totaling 2,300 MW, including the first turbine of the Son La Hydropower plant, the Srepok 3 hydropower plant and the Quang Ninh 2 and Hai Phong 2 thermal power plants.