Workers check pipes carrying steam at one of two thermal power plants in the southern province of Ca Mau that briefly shut down due to leaks/ PHOTO: VNA
Power supply in the southern region returned to normal after four days following the resumption of generation at two thermal plants in Ca Mau Province that had shut down.
Thoi bao Kinh te Saigon (Saigon Times) Online newspaper quoted the Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) as saying Thursday that the Ca Mau 1 and 2 plants had fixed leakages in their steam piping system.
Last Saturday Malaysian-owned Talisman Vietnam had shut them down after the problem was noticed.
The plants have a combined capacity of 1,500 MW and account for nearly 15 percent of the southern region’s supply.
State monopoly distributor Electricity of Vietnam said it managed by mobilizing additional power from O Mon thermal plant in Can Tho city and other power plants in Ca Mau.
This cost VND70 billion (US$3.3 million) a day, the company said.
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