|Solar power is expected to supply more electricity for Ninh Thuận Province in particular and the country in general. — Photo moitruong.net.vn|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY – Nearly VNĐ5 trillion (US$216.5 million) will be invested in building a new solar power plant in the south-central coastal province of Ninh Thuận.
According to the investor, Trung Nam Solar Power JSC, a member of Trung Nam Group, the 204MW plant will cover more than 264 hectares of the Trung Nam wind farm in Bắc Phong and Lợi Hải communes, Thuận Bắc District.
Work on the plant will start on July 7 and is scheduled to be completed by June 2019.
It is expected to produce between 401 and 450 million kWh of electricity per year, supplying more electricity for Ninh Thuận Province in particular and the country in general.
On July 3, the Electric Power Trading Company (EPTC) under Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) signed a power purchase agreement with the Trung Nam Solar Power JSC.
Under the agreement, EPTC will purchase electricity from Trung Nam at a price of 2,086 VND (9.35 cents) per kWh.
In August 2016, Trung Nam Group started work on a 100MW wind power plant in the province.
The group has already developed a number of energy projects, including the 70MW Đồng Nai 2 hydropower plant and the Krong No.2 and Krong No.3 hydropower plants, with a combined output of 48MW, in the Central Highlands province of Lâm Đồng. As of November 2017, all of its hydropower plants had generated more than 1 billion KWh. — VNS