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The southernmost province of Ca Mau is expected to build a solar power plant in order to boost its renewable energy sources. — Illustrative File Photo
The southernmost province of Ca Mau is expected to build a solar power plant in order to boost its renewable energy sources.

The 50MW plant will cover nearly 64ha of Rach Goc Township, Ngoc Hien District, Dan Tri online newspaper reported.

With total investment of over VND1.1 trillion (US$47.8 million), the plant is scheduled to be completed in the second quarter of 2019.

It is expected to produce 73.904kWh of electricity per year, boosting the supply of electricity for Ca Mau Province in particular and the country in general.

The project’s investor is Long Hung Trading and Service Ltd.

The provincial People’s Committee said it has just sent an official letter to the Ministry of Industry and Trade to approve this solar power project as part of the plan for power development in Ca Mau Province in the 2016-25 period.

In 2016, the province also built Khai Long wind power plant in Dat Mui Commune.

The plant has total investment of VND5.5 trillion ($239 million), incorporating 50 wind turbines with a combined capacity of 100MW.

The province has put into place a number of appropriate policies and mechanisms to encourage enterprises to invest in the renewable energy sector, Lam Van Bi, deputy chairman said at a recent conference on renewable energy development.

So far, 20 domestic and foreign investors have carried out surveys to seek investment opportunities in wind and solar power in Ca Mau but only three investors have been approved by the provincial People’s Committee to carry out their projects.

According to the approved plan, Ca Mau will generate up to 3,600MW of wind energy, 1,500MW of solar energy and over 60MW of biomass energy by 2030. 

VNS
Viewed: 1569 Updated: 23:58 | 07/23/2018