Major solar power plant inaugurated in Long An

A joint venture of Bamboo Capital Group (BCG), Copper Mountain Energy (CME) and the Vietnam-Oman Investment Fund (VOI) on June 23 put into operation the BCG-CME solar power plant with funding of more than VND1 trillion in the Mekong Delta province of Long An.

This is one of the first solar power plants in Long An Province to be integrated with the national grid. Covering 50.2 hectares of land in Thanh Hoa District, the plant has an installed capacity of 40.6 megawatt peak.

Construction of the project began in September last year, with 123,000 solar panels being installed. The plant is expected to generate 57 million kilowatt hours of electricity per year, nearly equal to the annual electricity consumption of 22,000 households in Vietnam, and is estimated to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by some 16,000 tons per year.

At the inauguration ceremony of the plant, BCG Chairman Nguyen Ho Nam noted that the plant’s operations followed existing policies. BCG is focused on developing renewable energy projects.

Speaking at the event, Abdulmalik-Abdullah Zahir Al Hinai, advisor to the Ministry of Finance of Oman, stated that with experience and a commitment to addressing climate change issues and supporting the transition to a greener economy, Oman, through the Vietnam-Oman Investment Fund, would work closely with Vietnam in lowering the dependence on fossil fuels and increasing the output of renewable energy in the coming years.

The project also includes a 110-kilovolt transformer station in Thanh Hoa District, an internal traffic system, a pumping station system for local reservoirs and a nine-kilometer transmission line.

On June 22, Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh visited the plant. He praised the efforts of the parties who helped launch the solar power plant.


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