The inaugural ceremony for the Phong Dien solar power plant in Thua Thien-Hue province on October 5 (Photo: baothuathienhue.vn)

Thua Thien-Hue (VNA)
– The Phong Dien solar power plant, with a capacity of 35 MW, was put into operation in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue on October 5.

Invested in by the Gia Lai Electricity JSC, the factory covers 45ha in the My Hoa hamlet of Dien Loc commune, Phong Dien district. The factory began construction in January this year and was built at a total cost of nearly 1 trillion VND (42.83 million USD).

It will produce about 60 million kWh of electricity each year and is expected to greatly contribute to local socio-economic development.

The factory’s electricity output will power the yearly consumption of around 32,630 households in Vietnam, and it is hoping to reduce some 20,503 tonnes in CO2 emissions each year, according to Thanh Thanh Cong Group – owner of the Gia Lai company.

The Phong Dien solar power plant is set to expand its capacity by another 29.5 MW in 2019.

Aside from the factory, the Gia Lai company plans to open the Krong Pa solar power plant in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai in the upcoming fourth quarter. The project was invested with over 1.4 trillion VND (59.96 million USD) and has a capacity of 49 MW. –VNA