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Ground broken for wind farm in Ben Tre
The Saigon Times Daily
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Ground broken for wind farm in Ben Tre

The Saigon Times Daily

HCMC – Mekong Wind Power JSC, a member of TTC Group, on November 28 started work on a wind farm in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre, Thanh Nien newspaper reports.

The project will cover 22.6 hectares in Binh Dai District and have a total investment of US$65.36 million. The 310-MW wind park is expected for completion within 28 months.

The investor will develop the project in two phases. The first phase will be completed prior to 2020 with a capacity of 30 MW, then the plant’s capacity will be raised by 280 MW in the second phase. When in place, it would generate 78 million kWh of electricity annually for the national grid.

At a seminar to promote investment in Ben Tre Province on July 20, the provincial government awarded investment certificates for seven wind power generation projects including this one.

At the groundbreaking ceremony, TTC Group President Dang Van Thanh said the group aims to further engage in the energy sector, contributing to the province’s and the country’s energy security and sustainable development by promoting renewable energy projects in central and southern regions.

Binh Dai wind farm will help the group realize its target to increase TTC’s energy capacity to 1,330 MW by 2020, five times higher than the current 289 MW, including 2% of wind power (30 MW).

A representative of Ben Tre authorities said the project is an important renewable energy project in the province, proving the province’s potential to attract investment and develop clean energy projects. It also shows effective cooperation between TTC Group and local authorities.

The representative believed the project and other renewable energy projects would help the province develop the economy, lure investment, and ensure social security, helping Vietnam implement effectively the Paris Agreement signed in November 2014 on promoting renewable energy to mitigate impacts of climate change.

The provincial government will continue creating favorable conditions for TTC Group in particular and enterprises in general to carry out clean energy development projects.

As of May, Vietnam has had some 50 wind power projects, including four projects with a combined capacity of 159.2 MW that have been put into commercial operation.

According to the national energy development plan by 2030, the country will generate 800 MW of wind power by 2020, some 2,000 MW by 2025 and 6,000 MW by 2030.

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