Vietnam’s First Wind Farm Begins Operation

A wind farm went into operation Wednesday in the central province of Binh Thuan’s Tuy Phong district, the first of its kind in Vietnam.

At at the opening ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc lauded the province’s efforts and the Vietnam Renewable Energies Joint Stock Company in carrying out the work, Vietnam News Agency reported.

Phuc urged the province to complete the second phase of the project as soon as possible and to build other wind farms around the province.

It will play an important role in attracting investment, harnessing and using this source of clean energy as well as protecting the environment in Binh Thuan and across the country.

The wind farm was funded by the Vietnam Renewable Energies Joint Stock Company a with a capital of 2 trillion VND.

It plans to have have 80 wind turbines in future, and 20 wind turbines currently in operation now are capable of producing 30 MW of electricity.

Binh Thuan has a huge potential for wind energy and the province’s People’s Committee has licensed 13 investors to build 16 additional wind energy mills with a combined capacity of 1,240 MW.