The first phase of Nhi Ha solar power plant was inaugurated on September 10 in Nhi Ha commune, Thuan Nam district, the south central coastal province of Ninh Thuan.
|At the inauguration ceremony
The 50 MWp plant was invested by the Solar Power Ninh Thuan Sole Member Limited Liability Company with total capital of 1.13 trillion VND (48.59 million USD).
Fourteen months after the project won an investment licence, the company has installed a total of 151,440 solar panels, and the plant was connected to the national grid on June 27.
Vu Quang Sang, Chairman of the Solar Power Ninh Thuan Sole Member Limited Liability Company, said the plant is expected to generate 80 million KWh of electricity annually, meeting the demand of roughly 22,000 households.
Le Van Binh, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, said the success of renewable energy projects in Ninh Thuan has contributed to optimising investment resources and boosting clean energy development in the province.
These projects have also helped create jobs and increase local budget collection, thus realising the target of developing Ninh Thuan into a national centre of renewable energy, the official added.
The committee will continue to facilitate the company’s investment in the next phases of the project, he pledged.
Currently, there are 15 solar power projects in Ninh Thuan with combined capacity of 1,063 MW connected to the national grid. Four similar projects with a total capacity of 140 MW are scheduled to be inaugurated in late 2019, and 12 others with an accumulative capacity of 614 MW will be put into commercial operation in 2020.