The country aims to generate above 7% of its electricity needs via renewables in 2020.
Provincial authorities in Vietnam have given the greenlight to wind and solar projects with a combined capacity of 79.5 MW, according to a report by Viet Nam News, as the country accelerates its renewables push to meet rising energy demand.
The People’s Committee of Central Quang Tri Province have granted permission for the construction of a 30-MW wind park in Huong Hiep Commune, Dakrong.
The project, which is valued at an estimated $68m (VND1.55t), is projected to generate more than 126m kWh of electricity per year.
Licoji 13 JSC also received approval to install a 49.5-MWp photovoltaic park in Gio Hai and Gio Thanh in Quang Tri province.
The LIC-Quang Tri solar is expected to produce 67,690 Mwh of electricity per year.
In 2016, the Vietnamese government approved the Revised National Power Development Master Plan for 2011-2020 with the goal of increasing the proportion of electricity generated from renewable energy to above 7% in 2020 and 10% in 2030.
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