51093-001: Northern to Central 500 kV Transmission Grid Reinforcement Project | Asian Development Bank

Viet Nam: Northern to Central 500 kV Transmission Grid Reinforcement Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 51093-001 Status: Approved

This transaction technical assistance (TA) will help the government to prepare the project to implement the ensuing project. The TA will conduct feasibility study and prepare the relevant project documents in accordance with ADB's requirements for approval of the ensuing project by ADB and the government.

Project Details

Project Officer
Jung, Choon Sik Southeast Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Viet Nam
Sector
  • Energy
 
Project Name Northern to Central 500 kV Transmission Grid Reinforcement Project
Project Number 51093-001
Country Viet Nam
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9368-VIE: Northern to Central 500 kV Transmission Grid Reinforcement Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Electricity transmission and distribution

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description

This transaction technical assistance (TA) will help the government to prepare the project to implement the ensuing project. The TA will conduct feasibility study and prepare the relevant project documents in accordance with ADB's requirements for approval of the ensuing project by ADB and the government.

The ensuring project will support the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam to implement its Revised National Power Development Master Plan 2011 2020 (Revised PDP VII) and will (i) construct a new 500 kilovolt (kV) transmission line [approximately 372 double circuit-kilometer (cct-km)] from the northern to the central Viet Nam, ensuring more reliable power supply to load centers and (ii) install an intelligent transmission line monitoring system for efficient and proactive operation and maintenance, which will be the first intelligent monitoring system in Viet Nam introduced by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The use of high temperature, low sag conductors and/or low loss conductors will also be reviewed for possible inclusion to increase reliability and reduce technical losses.

The ensuring project will contribute to provide adequate and reliable power supply for sustainable economic growth in Viet Nam.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

One of the core problems in the power sector is insufficient power grid infrastructure to provide adequate and reliable electricity supply to support economic development. In Viet Nam, there is an imbalance between power generation and power demand across regions. The southern region is the biggest power load center accounting for about 50% of total power demand in the country. However, this region is short on generating capacity while the northern and central regions are in surplus. A single 500 kV backbone transmission line (about 1,487 cct-km) completed in 1994 is currently the only connection between the northern and southern region. However, this overloaded line has reliability concerns due to occasional power faults that cause blackouts in some parts of the southern region. To address this issue, the National Power Transmission Corporation (NPT) is currently constructing a new 500 kV transmission line from the central to the southern region, and seeks ADB support for a new 500 kV transmission line from the northern to the central region.

The Revised PDP VII projects the average power demand growth at 10.5% through 2020 and 8% during 2021 2030. Generation expansion plans to accommodate this power demand growth require commensurate transmission grid expansion. To address this challenge, the government prepared the master plan for the development of power grids in the Revised PDP VII, and the government prioritizes a new 500 kV transmission line from the northern to the central region for ADB financing, which comprises three segments: (i) Nam Dinh-Thanh Hoa transmission line, (ii) Thanh Hoa-Quynh Lap transmission line, and (iii) Quynh Lap-Vung Ang transmission line.

The ensuing project has the following impact: adequate and reliable power supplied. This will result from the following outcome: power transmission grid efficiency and reliability from Northern to Central region increased. The outputs are (i) 500kV transmission line from Northern to Central region constructed and (ii) intelligent transmission line monitoring system installed and operational capacity improved.

The transaction technical assistance (TA) is included in the country operation business plan (2017 -2019) and consistent with the Viet Nam Energy Sector Assessment, Strategy, and Road Map.

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Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
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Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
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Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

A consulting firm will be engaged to provide consulting services

including 26 person-months of international consultants and 28 person-months of national

consultants who are experts in the areas of power transmission grid, procurement, economy,

finance, safeguards (environment and social resettlement), smart grid, and climate change.

Recruitment will be by quality- and cost-based selection method with a technical: financial

weighting of 90:10. The consultants will be engaged by ADB in accordance with ADB

Procurement Policy and Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers, 2017.

Responsible ADB Officer Jung, Choon Sik
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
National Power Transmission Corporation
18 Tran Nguyen Han Street,
Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi-Vietnam
Ha Noi
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 11 Sep 2017
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 05 Oct 2017

TA 9368-VIE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
11 Sep 2017 - - 31 Mar 2020 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 11 Sep 2017 0.00

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