Deputy PM attends inauguration of solar power plant cluster in Dak Lak

Saturday, 2019-03-09 17:50:44
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Deputy PM Truong Hoa Binh (centre) and delegates cut the ribbon to inaugurate the solar power plant cluster in Dak Lak province. (Photo: VNA)
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NDO – Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh cut the ribbon to inaugurate the cluster of Srepek 1 and Quang Minh solar power plants in Buon Don district’s Ea Wer commune in Dak Lak province on March 9, as part of his ongoing working trip to the Central Highlands locality.

Addressing the event, the deputy PM emphasised Dak Lak’s extremely important strategic position in terms of economic development, security and defence in the Central Highlands region.

The development of renewable energy is a trend of the world and Vietnam, especially Dak Lak province which possesses huge potential for solar power development, with an annual average solar irradiance of roughly 1,900 kW per square kilometres, he said.

In addition to the Srepek 1 and Quang Minh solar power plant cluster, the future inauguration of many other solar power projects in the province will contribute significantly to local socio-economic development and ensuring national energy security, Deputy PM Binh added.

He asked the investors and businesses, who are engaging in solar power development in Dak Lak and other localities, to implement the projects in line with sequence and procedures, operate the plants in accordance with the relevant processes, and especially pay attention to the issue of environmental protection during the process of handling and replacing batteries.

The official urged agencies and localities to continue creating favourable conditions for investors to explore and establish solar power projects, aiming to effectively tap into local potential and advantages, create jobs, improve the people’s income and contribute to socio-economic development.

The cluster of Srepek 1 and Quang Minh solar power plants has a combined capacity of 100MWP. It covers 120 hectares in Ea Wer commune, Buon Don district, with an investment capital of more than VND2.2 trillion (US$94.6 million).

The project started its construction work on October 19, 2018 and was put into commercial operations on January 31, 2019. It is currently the largest solar power plant project in Vietnam to have begun power generation.

Earlier, Deputy PM Truong Hoa Binh visited and presented gifts to Nong Thi Ham, a revolutionary veteran in village 7, Tan Hoa commune, Buon Don district.