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Bình Thuận okays floating power plant

Update: February, 04/2017 - 09:00
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BÌNH THUẬN - The People’s Committee in southern Bình Thuận Province has given its approval in principle to the Đa Nhim-Hàm Thuận-Đa Mi Joint Stock Company for a project on Đa Mi Lake.

According to the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the company is allowed to conduct a research and feasibility study to build a floating solar power project on the lake.

The plant is not on the list of power sources of the national power planning until 2030, thus the committee has asked the ministry’s General Directorate of Energy to assess and add the project to the list under current regulations.

The plant will cover 57ha of lake surface on which solar panels will be installed and 67ha of land surface on which transformer stations and inverters will be constructed.

With an investment of VNĐ1.5 trillion (US$66.7 million), the project will be able to produce an average of 69 million kWh in the first year of operation.

Located in the districts of Tánh Linh and Hàm Thuận Bắc, the project is expected to begin operation in 2019.VNS

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