Quang Tri Province People’s Committee gave its approval to two companies to develop wind power projects worth a total of VND5.2 trillion (US$221.2 million) in the central province.
|A wind power farm in Huong Hoa District, Quang Tri Province.-Photo baotainguyenmoitruong.vn |
Huong Phung Wind Power Company Limited will be allowed to develop Huong Phung 3 Wind Power Plant with a designed capacity of 30MW and a total investment of more than VND1.58 trillion. Covering nearly nine hectares in Huong Phung Commune, Huong Hoa District, the plant is expected to be completed in 2021 and operate for 50 years.
Quang Tri GELEX Energy Company will invest in building three wind power plants – GELEX 1, 2 and 3. Each has a designed capacity of 30MW. These plants, with a total investment of nearly VND3.66 trillion, will be built in Huong Hoa District’s Huong Linh Commune and Dakrong District’s Huong Hiep Commune between now and 2021. They will also operate for 50 years.
Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chinh said one wind power project was already operational in the province while four 30MW projects were going to be put into operation.
The province has targeted a total wind power output of 800 MW. Under its plan, the province has three zones for wind power development with a total area of more than 6,700 hectares, including two in Huong Hoa District and one in Con Co District. Quang Tri has targeted becoming an energy centre for the central region.