Investment in alternative energy encouraged in Binh Dinh

Six turbines of the Phuong Mai 3 wind power plant have been put into operation in the first quarter of this year, with the total capacity of 21 MW, expected to generate more than 70 million kWh of power per year to the national grid. This is also the first wind power plant operating in Binh Dinh.

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Reportedly, the Binh Dinh Province People's Committee has submitted a proposal to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to report to the Prime Minister a plan to use 28.29 hectares of forest land to build the Phu My 3 solar power plant.

The plant with a capacity of 100MWp will need an estimated investment of more than VND2 trillion.

It is part of the large-scale Phu My solar power complex with a total capacity of 330MWp deployed on an area of 323 hectares.

The Phu My solar farm project in Binh Dinh Province has been put into operation and connected to the national power grid after seven months of construction, making it the largest solar farm in this central province up to now.

Clean Energy Vision Development JSC, a subsidiary of BCG Energy, broke ground on the solar power project on May 29 last year in the communes of My An and My Thang, Phu My District, Binh Dinh Province.

Once the project is fully operational, it is expected to generate an annual output of 520 million kWh, equivalent to the total power consumption of 200,000 households. It will also help reduce carbon dioxide emissions by some 146,000 tons.

Further, the Phu My solar farm will help contribute a stable power source to the country’s production and business activities as well as economic growth. Besides this, its operation will create job opportunities for residents of Binh Dinh.

According to Nguyen Phi Long, Chairman of Binh Dinh Provincial People's Committee, the central province has great potential to develop renewable energy, especially wind and solar power.

The province has submitted 24 solar power investment projects to the Government for approval. However, only five of them have been granted licenses.

Currently, the province is home to three operational renewable energy projects— the Phuong Mai 3 wind power plant, the Fujiwara Binh Dinh wind and solar power plant and the Cat Hiep solar power project.

Previously, German renewable energy group PNE was keen to invest in an offshore US$4.8 billion wind farm in the central province of Binh Dinh, in three phases.

Source: Saigontimes

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