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TTC launches solar power plant in Binh Thuan

Released at: 13:56, 28/05/2019

TTC launches solar power plant in Binh Thuan

Photo source: TTC Group

49MW Ham Phu 2 solar power plant received investment of $43mn.

by Hong Nhung

Following on from the success of putting two solar power plants into operation at the end of 2018, the TTC Group and its subsidiary the Gia Lai Hydropower JSC recently inaugurated the Ham Phu 2 solar power plant in Ham Phu commune, Ham Thuan Bac district, in south-central Binh Thuan province.

The plant is located about 30 km from Phan Thiet city on area of 54.2 ha and with a scale of 49MW. Total investment is over $43 million.

According to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), energy consumption in the Middle East, Africa and Asia has increased sharply in recent years. In Vietnam, an Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) report shows that to meet growth demand in the 2016-2030 period, the electricity network must add about 6,000 to 7,000MW of capacity every year. In the context of negligible standby power sources, the move to boost capital in solar projects is considered a positive sign for high economic growth.

Construction of Ham Phu 2 officially began last July. Eight months on, the plant was successfully energized on April 12, becoming the first solar power plant connected to the 110kV power grid in Binh Thuan province and was officially recognized by EVN’s Electricity Power Trading Company (EVNEPTC) on April 21.

Some 148,470 solar panels were installed to help absorb the sun’s radiation and convert it into electricity for the national power grid. It is expected that Ham Phu 2 will supply over 76 million kWh/year, meeting the electricity demand of over 34,000 households and reducing CO2 emission by 21,398 tons each year. The project not only replenishes the national grid but also provides jobs for local people, contributing to resolving social security issues.

TTC Ham Phu 2 solar power plant. (Source: TTC Group)

“TTC Ham Phu 2 being built and operated is proof of the effort and enthusiasm of TTC’s energy segment and its desire to contribute to global green and clean energy campaigns,” a representative of TTC said.

“Thanks to thorough preparations stretching back many years and with the advantage of owning a large clean land fund and the experience gained from cooperating with two renowned Japanese contractors, TTC’s energy segment understands technology and has confidently deployed projects to ensure national energy security and meet rising demand for electricity.”

The TTC Group has five existing solar power plants: the 48MW TTC Phong Dien in central Thua Thien Hue province, the 69MW TTC Krong Pa in the central highlands’ Gia Lai province, the 68.8MW TTC 01 and 50MW TTC 02 in southern Tay Ninh province, and the 49MW TTC Duc Hue 1 in the Mekong Delta’s Long An province.

In addition to the inauguration of Ham Phu 2, the Truc Son solar power plant, with a capacity of 44.4MW in the central highlands Dak Nong province, will come into operation in June.

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