Largest solar power plant inaugurated
VGP – Deputy PM Truong Hoa Binh attended the inauguration ceremony of the cluster of Srepek 1 and Quang Minh solar power plants in Buon Don district’s Ea Wer commune in Dak Lak province later last week.
The inauguration ceremony of the cluster of Srepek 1 and Quang Minh solar power plants, Dak Lak province, March 10, 2019 - Photo: VGP
The cluster of Srepek 1 and Quang Minh solar power plants has a combined capacity of 100MWP. It covers 120 hectares in Ea Wer commune, Buon Don district, with an investment capital of more than VND2.2 trillion (US$94.6 million).
The project started its construction work on October 19, 2018 and was put into commercial operation on January 31, 2019. It is currently the largest operating solar power plant project in Viet Nam.
Addressing the event, the Deputy PM emphasized Dak Lak’s extremely important strategic position in terms of economic development, security and defense in the Central Highlands region.
The development of renewable energy is a trend of the world and Viet Nam, especially Dak Lak province which possesses huge potential for solar power development, with an annual average solar irradiance of roughly 1,900 kW per square kilometers.
In addition to the Srepek 1 and Quang Minh solar power plant cluster, the future inauguration of many other solar power projects in the province will contribute significantly to local socio-economic development and ensuring national energy security.
He asked the investors and businesses, who are engaging in solar power development in Dak Lak and other localities, to implement the projects in line with sequence and procedures, operate the plants in accordance with the relevant processes, and especially pay attention to the issue of environmental protection during the process of handling and replacing batteries.
The Deputy PM called upon relevant agencies and localities to continue creating favorable conditions for investors to explore and establish solar power projects, aiming to effectively tap into local potential and advantages, create jobs, improve people’s income and contribute to socio-economic development./.
By Kim Anh