Mr. Nguyen Thanh Binh, chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, said Sao Mai solar power plant approved by the Prime Minister has the total area of 275 hectares and capacity of 210MWp. Construction comprises two phases in An Hao commune of Tinh Bien district with the total cost of VND6 trillion ($258.14 million)
In the first phase, the plant has been built over 120 hectares with the total cost of VND3 trillion within a year after starting.
Putting the plant into operation is expected to contribute in boosting socioeconomic development in An Giang and ensuring national energy security.
Mr. Nguyen Van Son, director of Electricity Power Trading Company under Vietnam Electricity, said that the group and the plant’s investor have signed a contract and closely worked together to start the plant’s commercial operation.
So far, An Giang province has built four solar power plants which have started commercial operation with electricity sales estimated to reach VND400 billion a year.