Construction work started on the first phase of the Tay Nguyen wind farm on March 6 in Dlie Yang Commune, Ea H'Leo District in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak.

The project, invested by HBRE Wind Power Solution Company (HBRE), will be implemented in three phases from present to 2020, with a total capacity of 120 MW and total investment of 6 trillion VND (281 million USD).

After the third phase, it will become the largest wind farm in Vietnam, producing 450 million kWh a year, equivalent to the demand from 200 thousand households.

Phase I with a capacity of 28 MW is expected to generate electricity in the second quarter of 2016.

According to a recent study by the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Central Highlands of Tay Nguyen has great potential for wind energy, accounting for 25 percent of the country's total wind power capacity.-VNA