BCG Energy opens VNECO Vinh Long solar farm

Wednesday, Dec 30, 2020 17:02

Delegates press the button to inaugurate the 49.3 MW VNECO Vinh Long solar farm in Vinh Long Province on December 30. — Photo courtesy of BCG

BCG Energy has put into operation the VNECO Vinh Long solar farm with 49.3 MW power in Trung Nghia Commnune in Vinh Long Province.

Construction on the solar farm began on November 6. It had the shortest construction time among solar farms under 50 MW.

The project, built on 49.7ha, has total investment of VND1.156 trillion and is included in the list of the province’s power development plan for the 2016-25 period with a vision to 2035.

It will generate around 70 million KW of electricity annually, meeting power needs of 26,000 households and reducing CO2 emissions by 19,000 tonnes a year.

According to the provincial Department of Industry and Trade, with an average annual lighting time of 2,550 - 2,700 hours and a radiation potential of about 4.67 kWh/sq.m per day, Vinh Long has favourable conditions for the development of solar power projects.

The project marks an important milestone in the province’s energy sector. It will help economic growth, create jobs, add energy to the national grid system, ensure energy security, and contribute to the protection of natural resources and the environment.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Pham Minh Tuan, CEO of BCG Energy, said: “Being one of the biggest solar-energy developers in Viet Nam, BCG Energy commits to using advanced technology and protecting the environment in the entire operational stage, especially in the replacement and processing of solar panels.”

BCG Energy is one of the pioneers in clean energy development in Viet Nam. Over the years, it has successfully implemented a number of projects such as the 40.6 MW BCG-CME Long An 1, the 100.5 MW BCG-CME Long An 2, and rooftop solar projects with total capacity of up to nearly 50 MW.

On December 27, it put into commercial operation the Phu My solar power plant with a capacity of 216 MW out of a total capacity of 330 MW.

The company will continue to deploy solar and wind energy projects in Gia Lai, Long An, Soc Trang, Tra Vinh and Ca Mau provinces in the coming time, with an aim to have 2 GW of renewable energy in commercial operation by 2025. — VNS

Comments (0)