The Mekong Delta province of Bạc Liêu has great potential to develop solar and wind energy. — VNA/VNS Photo
BẠC LIÊU — The Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Bạc Liêu will maximise the potential and capacity of the province to develop the renewable energy industry, according to Dương Thành Trung, chairman of the provincial People Committee.
The province is identified as an area with great potential to develop the renewable energy industry with total sunlight hours of 2,200 to 2,700 hours per year and a radiation rate reaching 4.8kWh per square metre per day.
In addition, the province has good climate conditions and suitable topography, and is not affected by natural disasters.
Phan Văn Sáu, director of the province’s Department of Industry and Trade, said that investors were interested in implementing renewable energy projects on a suitable scale to ensure the feasibility of the projects.
The province has directed related units to work with investors on projects, and has asked investors to carry out procedures so they can receive preferential policies offered in the renewable energy industry.
According to the provincial Industry and Trade Department, 120 households have installed solar panels on their rooftops, with total capacity of 650kWh.
In addition, the provincial People Committee is working with one investor to install solar panels on nine office buildings with the total capacity of 2,600kWh.
For wind power, the province has 24 projects. Two of them having a combined capacity of 99.2MW have been put into use with output connected to the national grid reaching 300 million kWh per year.
Four projects have been approved by the authority and are under construction with expected total capacity of 292MW.
By 2021, the province expects to complete all wind power projects. When all of the projects are put into use, the province expects to provide more than 9,600kWh to the national grid. — VNS