100 MW generated to be sold to EVN for the national electricity grid.
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has given the go-ahead to plans to build a wind power plant in the Khai Long tourist area in the Mekong Delta’s Ca Mau province.
Wind power generated will be connected to the national electricity grid and sold through a power purchase agreement with Electricity of Vietnam (EVN), contributing to ensuring national energy security.
The plant has a total generation capacity of 100MW and covers an area of 2,165 ha. Construction will be conducted from 2016 to 2018.
The PM has assigned the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) in cooperation with the Ca Mau Provincial People’s Committee to guide investors on appraisal and construction. The Ministry of Finance and the Vietnam Development Bank have been assigned to evaluate the loan plans of investors.
According to MoIT, Vietnam has registered more than 50 wind power plants but only around 10 per cent are currently under construction, of which three are commercial wind power plants - Tuy Phong in Tuy Phong district, south-central Binh Thuan province, with capacity of 30MW, a wind power plant on Phu Quy Island in Binh Thuan with a capacity of 6MW, and the Bac Lieu wind power plant in the Mekong Delta’s Bac Lieu province, generating 16.5MW.
Most recently, construction began last July on the Phu Lac wind power plant in Binh Thuan province, with a capacity of 20MW and investment of nearly VND1.1 trillion ($49.5 million).