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|Nearly 5,500 rooftop solar projects developed in Dak Lak - illustrative image (Photo: VNA)|
Dak Lak – Almost 5,500 rooftop solar projects with a combined design capacity of 580.5 MWp have been developed in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak, according a representative from Vietnam Electricity (EVN)’s Central Power Corporation.
Truong Thiet Hung, Chairman of the Board of Members of the Central Power Corporation, said at a recent working session with the provincial Party Committee that the Central Highlands region has great potential for solar power as it boasts high level of solar radiation, a sparse population density and a large area of unfarmed land.
Among those, over 4,100 projects with a total capacity of 291.6 MWp were put into operation, generating over 119.2 million kWh to the national grid, Hung said.
A total of 3,800 local customers have signed purchase and sale contracts of rooftop solar with a total capacity of 252.7 MWp, he added.
Dak Lak will be a leading locality in terms of solar development among 13 provinces and localities managed by the Central Power Corporation when all the rooftop solar projects become operational, Hung noted.
Tasked with developing power systems and supplying electricity in 13 central and Central Highlands provinces and cities, the corporation is managing 4.3 million customers in the two regions.
In the period 2016 - 2020, the firm has invested in constructing and lifting the capacity of 15 110kV-transmission lines and substations with a total investment of over 1.46 trillion VND in Dak Lak. It has supplied electricity to over 99.1 percent of local households.
The corporation plans to pour over 1.3 trillion VND into 12 key projects in the locality in the next five year.