PROJECT | Staff Reporter, Vietnam

Vietnam greenlights nearly 80 MW of wind and solar projects

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.

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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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