Two solar power plants become operational in Tay Ninh

10:30 | 24/06/2019 Industry

Two solar power plants were inaugurated in Thanh Thanh Cong industrial park in Trang Bang district, the southern province of Tay Ninh on June 19.

The transformer station of TTC solar power plant No. 2 - Photo: VNA

Covering an area of 120 ha, the plants were invested by the joint venture of Thanh Thanh Cong Group (TTC) and Gulf energy group of Thailand with a total capital of VND2.7 trillion (over US$115.8 million). They were built adjacent to each other and equipped with a total of 360,000 solar panels.

The combined capacity of the plants is 118.8 MWp, supplying about 184 million kWh a year to the national grid, meeting the demand of about 150,000 households.

Vice Chairwoman of TTC Huynh Bich Ngoc said the operation of the two solar power plants has affirmed potential cooperation between TTC and Gulf - the Thai firm with rich experience in energy.

Ngoc added that Tay Ninh is a strategic investment province of her firm, with many projects bringing positive results, contributing to the locality’s development in many fields such as agriculture, education, trade, industrial real estate, and energy.

Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Ngoc spotlighted Tay Ninh’s potential for solar power energy, adding that many investors are interested in renewable energy development in the locality.

Ngoc said the locality has so far granted investment licences to 10 solar power projects worth VND21 trillion (over US$900.8 million) with a total estimated capacity of 808 MWp.