HCMC – The Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang has put into operation its first three wind power plants with a total capacity of 90MW.
Vo Van Chieu, director of the Soc Trang Department of Industry and Trade, announced on October 3 that the Southern Power Corporation has connected the three wind power plants into the national power grid.
The plants include Lac Hoa (Wind Power Plant No. 5), Quoc Vinh (Wind Power Plant No. 6) and the Wind Power Plant No. 7, all located in the coastal town of Vinh Chau.
Vinh Chau – TDC Renewable Energy Joint Stock Company has invested in the Lac Hoa Wind Power Plant with a total investment of over VND1.3 trillion. Comprising six turbines with a capacity of 5MW each, the plant is expected to contribute some 93 million kWh to the national power system a year.
Built by Quoc Vinh Soc Trang Wind Power Company Limited on an area of 7.5 hectares, the Quoc Vinh Wind Power Plant requires an investment of over VND1.42 trillion. Comprising six turbines with a capacity of 5.3MW each, the plant will generate some 95 million kWh a year.
Xuan Cau Company Limited and Soc Trang Energy Joint Stock Company have invested in the Wind Power Plant No. 7 with a total investment of more than VND1.5 trillion. With seven turbines, each having a capacity of 4.2MW, the plant will contribute some 108 million kWh to the national power system a year.
Having a coastline of around 72 kilometers with constant strong winds, Soc Trang Province holds great potential for wind power development. According to the Soc Trang Department of Industry and Trade, the province has attracted 21 wind power projects with a total capacity of 1,435MW up to now.
These projects are expected to boost Soc Trang’s socioeconomic development, create jobs for locals, contribute to the province’s budget and help ensure the country’s power security when they are complete.