|At the ground-breaking ceremony. — Photo VNA|
TRÀ VINH — Construction of the V1-2 wind power plant – a joint venture between the Trường Thành Vietnam Group and the Thai-based Sermsang Power Corporation Public Company Limited – kicked off in the Mekong Delta province of Trà Vinh late last week.
Covering about 1,220 ha in Duyên Hải Town’s Trường Long Hòa Commune, the 48 MWp facility consists of 12 wind turbines. Costing in excess of VNĐ2.23 trillion (US$96 million), it is expected to generate 162.97 million kWh of electricity each year.
It will also create dozens of new jobs once operational and contribute between VNĐ45 billion and VNĐ50 billion to the local budget annually.
Under wind power planning for Trà Vinh, which was approved by the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) in 2015, the province’s total capacity can reach about 1,608 MW. Local authorities have accepted five projects to date, which together are capable of generating 270 MW.
The provincial People’ Committee has made a proposal to include 17 more wind power projects, with total capacity of 2,400 MW, in the revised national electric power planning VII.— VNS