All 500kV electrical lines damaged by Noru fully restored


Vietnam Electricity (EVN) yesterday announced that by 7:00 p.m. its member units in areas affected by Typhoon Noru had completely restored the normal operation of all electrical lines as well as damaged 110kV, 220kV, and 500kV transformer stations.

All 500kV electrical lines damaged by Noru fully restored ảnh 1 EVNCPC is handling electricity-related incidents at transformer station No.4 after the typhoon. (Photo: EVN)

In the morning of September 28, Noru made a landfall in the area from Thua Thien – Hue Province to Quang Ngai Province with the wind level of 14, severely destroying several electrical lines. More than 10,500 transformer stations could not operate.

The total capacity of power supply interruption was 673MW, accounting for nearly 23 percent of the total electricity consumption capacity of the Central Power Corporation (EVNCPC), affecting about 1.5 million users.

With all efforts, last night, all five 500kV, seven 220kV, and sixteen 110kV electrical lines resumed their normal operation, along with all ten 110kV transformer stations yesterday’s afternoon.

All 500kV electrical lines damaged by Noru fully restored ảnh 2 Employees of EVNCPC are clearing trees falling onto electrical lines. (Photo: EVN)

“During the typhoon’s landfall, heavy rain and strong wind happened, but the 500kV electricity grid was still working thanks to its circuit line No.3”, said EVN.

ENVCPC is still trying to address all electricity-related incidents caused by Noru so that the power supply can resume as soon as possible. 90 percent of people with power cut had access to electricity again yesterday. However, those living in flooded areas still have to actively turn off the power line temporarily for safety reasons.

By Van Phuc – Translated by Yen Nhi

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