A business contract to buy electricity generated from Bac Lieu wind-power plant was signed in the Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu on August 27. The project is invested by the Cong Ly Construction-Trading-Tourism company at a cost of 5.2 trillion VND and will be connected to the national grid in early November. The plant, with a capacity of 99.2 MW, is expected to generate 320 million KWh per year. Source: VNA … [Read more...] about Bac Lieu wind-power plant to generate electricity soon
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Japan to fund waste-to-energy projects in city Van Nam By Van Nam - The Saigon Times Daily HCMC – The Japanese Ministry of the Environment is considering financing projects using garbage to generate electricity in HCMC, according to Japan’s Senior Vice Minister of the Environment Kitagawa Tomokatsu. Tomokatsu told a meeting with HCMC vice chairman Nguyen Huu Tin on Wednesday that Japan’s firm Hitachi Zosen has plans to build a garbage-fueled power plant in the city next year. A representative of Hitachi Zosen told the Daily in February last year that it planned to develop a waste-to-energy facility at an estimated cost of US$100 million. It could treat 1,000 tons of waste a day. According to Tomokatsu, the project of Hitachi Zosen is expected to support HCMC to treat waste with modern technology and at the same time supplement a stable power supply to the city. Tomokatsu said Japanese investors of waste-to-energy projects in HCMC look to tax incentives and high … [Read more...] about Japan to fund waste-to-energy projects in city
ADB funds electrification of poor and remote areas (07-04-2009) Small-scale hydro-electric power stations are being established in Quang Nam Province's Nam Giang District to serve Co Tu ethnic minorities. The ADB has pledged US$151 million to help bring electricity to poor and remote areas. — VNA/VNS Photo Vu Cong Dien MANILA —The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has agreed to provide a US$151 million loan to help Viet Nam expand and improve electricity supply in poor and remote areas. Its board approved the Renewable Energy Development and Network Expansion and Rehabilitation for Remote Communes Sector Project, which will develop five-10 mini hydro-power plants in mountainous areas in the northern and central regions. It will also provide financial support to the Government's ongoing rural electrification programme, which is seeking to expand power coverage throughout the country, particularly in provinces with large ethnic minority communities. "Access to reliable … [Read more...] about ADB funds electrification of poor and remote areas
HCM CITY — Investors in HCM City won't put money into producing electricity from waste because it's not financially viable, experts say, prompting calls for a Government incentive policy. In view of estimates that 1kWh of electricity worth VND634 (US$0.04 cent) from garbage would cost 20 cents to produce, city solid waste management chairman Nguyen Trung Viet said if the Government wanted to protect the environment it would need to put incentives in place to lure investors to the sector. Viet said the metropolis discharged about 6,800 tonnes of garbage each day but only about 10 per cent was recycled as compost. The rest was dumped in two landfills. A VND260 billion ($13 million) plant to produce electricity from garbage had been built in HCM City's Go Cat dump in 2005, but with a 65 per cent grant from the Netherlands. The 25ha project included a waste water treatment station, gas absorption system and three turbines with a total capacity of 2,400kW per houre. With the three … [Read more...] about Cost of green energy putting off investors
It is sure that investors have to estimate the production cost for 1MW electricity generated by hydropower plants. But it is unfair when they ignore thousands of hectares of natural forest destroyed by their projects and thousands of people have to resettle to give their land to hydro-power plants. Many hydroelectric power plants are being built on the Dong Nai river, causing worries for scientists and environmentalists and nearly 17 million people whose lives depend on this river. So far, 26 hydroelectric power projects in the Dong Nai river have been approved, some have become operational. Once all of them work, they will generate the total output of electricity of 3,208 MW. Hydro-power plants come, forests go The Ministry of Industry and Trade has asked the government to reject 38 approved hydro-power plants and to reduce the scale of 35 others to reduce their effects on the environment and society. There are up to 393 hydro-power projects totaling 7,381 MW in capacity in nine … [Read more...] about True cost of 1MW electricity?