15:02 | 13/03/2019 Energy
The central province of Quang Tri has approved investment plans for four wind and two solar power projects, whose costs amount to more than 7.4 trillion VND (319.1 million USD).
|Illustrative photo - Source: VNA|
Among these projects are Gio Thanh Energy JSC’s 50 MW Gio Thanh 1 solar electricity plant, which spans 65 ha in Gio Linh district’s Gio Thanh commune. The investment is estimated to exceed 1.1 trillion VND (47.4 million USD).
Meanwhile, SECO JSC has been given approval to carry out the 50 MW Gio Thanh 2 solar power plant project. The plant, covering 60 ha in Gio Linh’s Gio Thanh and Gio Hai communes, will be built at a cost of some 1.1 trillion VND.
Local authorities have also allowed the construction of the Huong Phung 3 wind power plant in Huong Hoa district. The Huong Phung wind power limited company plans to build the 30 MW facility on 9 ha of land, with investment exceeding 1.58 trillion VND (68.12 million USD).
GELEX Quang Tri Energy JSC was also permitted to invest nearly 3.66 trillion VND (157.38 million USD) into GELEX 1, 2 and 3 wind power plants, with capacity of 30 MW each. The projects will cover some 24 ha in Huong Hoa and Dakrong districts.
Energy development is a priority in Quang Tri, with wind power projects mostly located in the western mountainous area and solar power ones on coastal sand dunes.
The province has zoned off three key areas for wind power, which cover more than 6,700 ha. Its total wind electricity output is expected to reach 800 MW in the near future with the operation of four more plants.
Three solar projects are underway in Quang Tri at the moment, with the first solar power plant of the province expected to be fully operational by the end of June.