Vietnam's transition to renewable energy
Vietnam’s energy system presents the opportunity for the creation of a renewable energy industry. A renewables industry will enable Vietnam to diversify its energy supply, ensure energy independence, and provide cheap and reliable electricity. The success of this industry will act as a breakthrough for the Vietnamese government in implementing the goals of green growth and sustainable development that is also stated in resolution 55/NQ-TW.
Developing the 1,400 MW offshore project
The 1,400 MW Phu Cuong Soc Trang offshore wind farm will be the largest wind farm in SE Asia when complete. The project is expected to start construction in early 2021 with first power generated in 2023.
The offshore wind farm is in the Soc Trang province, along the coastline of the Mekong River Delta, 180 km south-southwest of Ho Chi Minh City. The project will be developed in two phases. Phase 1, 400 MW covers a sea area of 8,220 hectares.
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