Renewable energy investors make beeline for central provinces

Thursday, May 06, 2021 15:54

A wind power plant in Ninh Thuan Province. Central provinces have been attracting increasing investment in renewable energy. – Photo

Provinces in central Viet Nam have been attracting more and more wind and solar energy projects.

Many investors want to set up offshore wind power projects in Binh Dinh Province.

Quang Tri Province, which aims to become a renewable energy hub, has 13 projects with a total output of 276MW. With an average wind velocity of up to seven metres per second in its mountainous regions in the west, it has great potential in wind power.

Twenty nine projects with a total capacity of 1,117.2MW are set to begin construction in the near future.

In Ninh Thuan Province, Trung Nam Construction Investment Corporation put into operation in April Viet Nam’s largest wind power plant.

Nguyen Tam Tien, its general director, said the company is working on more projects so that by 2027 it could produce an additional 10GW of energy.

Tran Quoc Nam, chairman of the province People’s Committee, said Ninh Thuan has the highest potential for wind and solar power compared in the country, and has prioritised renewables.

Viet Nam is focusing on renewable energy to cope with rising electricity demand while making full use of its natural resources, barren lands unfit for agriculture and millions of rooftops.

It is environment-friendly, helping Viet Nam fulfil its international commitments on combating climate change. — VNS

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