Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh cut the ribbon to inaugurate the Srepok 1 and Quang Minh Solar Power Plant Complex in Buon Don district in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak on March 9.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Binh said that Dak Lak province is located at an important strategic position in economic development, security and defence of the Central Highlands region.
Developing renewable energy has become an inevitable trend in the world and Vietnam in general and Dak Lak in particular where there is a lot of potential for solar energy development with a total solar radiation of 1,900 kW per sq.km per year, he said.
Therefore, the inauguration of the complex and the ongoing implementation of other solar power plant projects will make important contributions to the province’s socio-economic development and to ensuring national energy security, Binh added.
The Deputy PM asked local authorities to create favourable conditions for investors who want to invest in solar power projects in the province.
The Srepok 1 and Quang Minh Solar Power Plant Complex has a total investment of 2.2 trillion VND (95 million USD) invested by Dai Hai Investment and Development Joint Stock Company and Srepok Solar Power JSC. Covering an area of 120ha in Ea Wer commune, the complex has a total capacity of 100MWP.
Work on the complex started on October 19, 2018 and the plant was put into commercial operation on January 31, 2019.