Vietnam's largest wind power project boosts national grid

Thursday, Oct 16, 2014 17:18

Bac Lieu wind power project has generated 20,000MW power for national grid and help reduce tonnes of greenhouse gases. – Photo baobaclieu

BAC LIEU (Biz Hub) – Viet Nam's largest wind power project in the Mekong River Delta has so far generated more than 20,000MW of electricity for the national grid.

To Hoai Dan, the project manager, also told online media Vietnamplus on October 15 that the first phase of construction for the VND5,258-billion (US$247-million) Bac Lieu wind power project was recently completed at a cost of VND1,024 billion ($48 million), with 10 turbines operating at 30 to 35 per cent of their capacities.

The second phase of the project involves the setting up of 62 turbines that will generate about 320 million KWh of electricity per year, therefore helping to reduce about 190,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases per year, Dan said.

Vo Van Dung, the provincial People's Committee chairman, lauded the project and described it as the impetus needed for the province to escape poverty.

Ever since the project was built, a growing number of domestic and international investors have expressed interest in doing business in the coastal province, said Dung.

The Prime Minister approved the project, which has been included in the list of national power projects to be built between 2011 to 2030, to obtain loans from the United States Export-Import Bank. – VNS

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