|The groundbreaking ceremony of V1-3 Bến Tre wind power plant, the first of its kind in the Mekong Delta province of Bến Tre. — VNA/VNS Photo|
BẾN TRE — The V1-3 Bến Tre wind power plant, the first of its kind in the Mekong Delta province of Bến Tre, was put into operation on Sunday.
Construction of the 7-turbine wind power plant began in April 2020 with total investment of VNĐ1.5 trillion (over US$66.1 million). It has a capacity of 30MW.
The plant is expected to generate an average output of 90 million kWh per year, and annually contribute VNĐ20 billion (over $882,000) to the State budget in the first 14 years of its operation.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Trần Ngọc Tâm said the operation of the plant contributes to concretising the province’s goal of maritime economic development, including the development of clean energy, thus helping promote its socio-economic development.
He praised the investor, local authorities and sectors for their efforts and support for the project, while asking the provincial Department of Industry and Trade to coordinate with relevant agencies to remove difficulties and obstacles to speed up construction of other wind power plants in Bến Tre.
According to the provincial Department of Industry and Trade, in the 2015-20 period, Bến Tre Province was approved by the Ministry of Industry and Trade to develop wind power projects with a total capacity of more than 1,000 MW.
Currently, 19 wind power projects are being implemented in the province. In 2022 and the following years, 17 other projects will be developed with a total capacity of more than 914 MW.
In addition, Bến Tre has proposed to add 26 projects with a total capacity of 6,400 MW. By 2025, power projects in the province are expected to generate an average power output of over 4.5 billion kWh with a total revenue of more than VNĐ10 trillion per year. — VNS