First phase of Phu Lac Wind Power Plant inaugurated

Saturday, 2016-11-26 12:29:06
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The ribbon-cutting ceremony for Phu Lac Wind Power Plant.
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NDO—A ceremony was held on November 25 in Phu Lac Commune of Tuy Phong District in the south central province of Binh Thuan to inaugurate the first phase of Phu Lac Wind Power Plant.

Covering an area of 400 hectares, the construction of the plant began in July 2015, with a total investment of nearly VND1.1 trillion, of which 85% funded by German Reconstruction Bank (KfW).

During the first phase, the plant will use twelve turbines under the modernist technology of Denmark’s Vestas brand, with a total capacity of 24MW.

In September, the plant went into commercial operation and successfully joined the national grid, supplying around 200,000 KWh of electricity.

Through the operation of Phu Lac wind power plant, Vietnam Electricity can make specific proposals to the Government on developing policies related to renewable energy as well as the development of wind power in Vietnam.

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Kranz Plote, a representative of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, emphasised that the German side would continue to support Vietnam in reaching great targets in the field of renewable energy.

Vice Chairman of the Binh Thuan Province People’s Committee Luong Van Hai said that the province has a great potential and strong assets for the development of clean energy, particularly wind and solar power.

He hoped that the Government and relevant ministries and agencies would pursue and employ reasonable policies and mechanisms to accelerate the implementation of projects in the locale.

The facility is the third operational wind power plant in Binh Thuan, together with those in Tuy Phong and Phu Quy Districts, increasing the province’s total wind power capacity from 36MW to 60MW.

Since joining the national grid, the plant has supplied 9.5 million kWh.