Phu Yen Province approves VND1.76 trillion wind power project

Saturday, 2020-10-31 16:10:03
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NDO - The south-central coastal province of Phu Yen has approved a project by Song Cau Green Energy Company on the development of a wind farm worth VND1.764 trillion (US$76.1 million) in the first stage.

The wind farm will cover 11.55 hectares in the two communes of Xuan Hai and Xuan Canh in Song Cau Town, with the first-phase capacity of 49.94 megawatts.

The farm will include 11 turbines, with a capacity of 4.54 megawatts each, a substation and a 110kV transmission line to connect with the national grid.

The project is expected to be completed and put into service by no later than June 2021.

With a long coastline of 189 kilometres and average wind speeds of 5-7 metres per second, Phu Yen Province possesses great potential for wind power development.

According to a renewable energy scheme by the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Phu Yen’s wind power potential is estimated at 475 kWh per square metre at an altitude of 65 metres.