The TTC Group and its member company, the Gia Lai Electricity JSC (GEC), have officially launched the TTC Krong Pa solar power plant in Krong Pa district in the central highlands’ province of Gia Lai. This is the second of six plants to be in operation by June 2019.

With investment of over $60 million, TTC Krong Pa has a capacity of 49 MW (69 MWp) and sits on an area of 70.23 ha of hilly land in Chu Gu commune. After nine months of construction, the solar power plant was initially put into operation in early November, supplying the national electricity grid with 103 million kWh per year to meet the electricity demand of approximately 47,000 families and reducing CO2 emissions by about 29,000 tons per year.

With a capacity of 330 MWp per solar panel, its 209,100 panels have been installed using modern technology and equipment that will absorb radiant energy and convert it into electrical energy for the national grid.

TTC Krong Pa solar power plant. (Photo: TTC Group)

According to research from the International Energy Agency (IEA), energy consumption is the large contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, at about 60 per cent each year. Greenhouse gas emissions in Vietnam will increase by 2.7 times and 4.6 times by 2020 and 2030 compared to 2010.

Due to increasing demand for power and under pressure to use environmentally-friendly renewable energy, Vietnam has successfully implemented a host of solar power projects.

Recognizing the importance of the safe and efficient operation of renewable energy projects and other energy projects (hydro-power, biomass power, wind power, solar power, rooftop solar power), TTC Energy prioritizes cooperating with experienced and prestigious contractors from advanced countries around the world.

The TTC Group and its affiliates have also conducted many volunteer programs in Long An, Ben Tre, Binh Dinh, Ha Tinh, and Thua Thien Hue provinces. On this occasion, GEC funded the construction of ten houses for disadvantaged families in Krong Pa district.

The TTC Group and GEC also opened the Phong Dien solar power plant in central Thua Thien Hue province on October 5, with a capacity of 35 MW (48 MWp), supplying nearly 60 million kWh per year to the national grid. This is also the first solar power plant in Vietnam to be commercially operated.

Together with the development of traditional renewable energy types where the TTC Group has advantages, such as hydro-power and biomass power, TTC Energy has also been actively preparing and implementing solar power projects in areas with high radiation sources, in order to gradually increase capacity to the targeted 1,000 MW by 2020. This also contributes to the government’s overall targets for renewable energy by 2030, when the total capacity of solar power projects is to reach 12,000 MW.