Vinh Tan 2 solar power plant is expected to contribute 68.4 million kWh of electricity to the national grid each year (Source: nhandan.com.vn)

Binh Thuan (VNA) – The Vinh Tan 2 solar power plant in Tuy Phong district in the south central province of Binh Thuan officially began generating electricity for commercial purposes on June 22.

The 986-billion-VND (42.6 million USD) plant has a designed capacity of 42.65 MWp and is expected to contribute 68.4 million kWh of electricity to the national grid each year.

Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) Chairman Duong Quang Thanh said that putting the Vinh Tan 2 solar power plant into operation is of significance in providing electricity for the southern region, especially in the context that the domestic coal reserve is not enough for power production, while hydro-power source is getting exhausted.

He added that if there were only four solar power plants with a total capacity of nearly 150 MW as of mid-April, the figure climbed to 79 at present, with a combined capacity of 4,312 MW.-VNA