HCMC – Soc Trang Province has put into operation the first phase of two major wind farms with a total capacity of 60 megawatts (MW) and a total investment of nearly VND3 trillion.
The provincial government on April 8 joined hands with Vinh Chau Renewable Energy JSC and the Quoc Vinh Wind Power Company to hold functions for commissioning the two wind power plants in Vinh Chau Town.
Work on the first phase of the wind power plant developed by Vinh Chau Company started in late 2019, with a total investment of VND1.45 trillion. The wind farm, with eight wind turbines, has a capacity of 30 MW and covers 11.5 hectares of land. The plant will supply over 93 million kWh to the national grid annually.
Meanwhile, the first phase of the wind farm invested by Quoc Vinh Company costs VND1.42 trillion and covers an area of 7.5 hectares in Vinh Hai Commune.
The operation of the two wind farms is expected to help ensure national energy security and boost the renewable power development in Soc Trang Province, the local media reported.
The province has 20 wind farm projects approved by the prime minister. Of the total, four projects have been completed and put into service. In 2022, the province will operate six more wind farms with a total capacity of 296 MW, according to the provincial government.