Wind energy in Vietnam: Phu Quy wind farm opens

The 6-megawatt Phu Quy wind farm in Phu Quy island district, Binh Thuan province began full operation on January 24, after a successful testing period in August, 2012.

The wind farm, funded by the PetroVietnam Power Corporation, is the first one in Vietnam that uses both wind power and diesel to generate power.

Built at a cost of VND335 billion (US$17 million), it includes three wind turbines and generates 25.4 million kWh per annum.

The wind power plant will ease the current power shortage for 27,000 residents on the island, and fuel socio-economic development in the region.