Vietnam's Ninh Thuan Province aims to lead in renewable energy




Vietnam's Ninh Thuan Province has strived to be the leading region in the country in terms of renewable energy.


The south central coastal province of Ninh Thuan has a total installed capacity of 3,475MW renewable energy as of late 2021.


Renewable energy is among economic pillars besides tourism and agriculture that bring Ninh Thuan into top five localities posting the fastest economic growth rate in the past five years, a local repot explained.


"The province was also the first to allow private investment in the 500kV transmission line to transfer renewable energy to the national grid," the report further mentioned.


Ninh Thuan aims to develop the electricity generation and distribution and support industries to transform the province into an energy hub of the country.


According to the Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Phan Tan Canh, "Ninh Thuan aims to raise extra capacity of renewable energy projects to about 3,000 MW so as to reach an accumulation capacity of 6,500 MW by 2025."


Meanwhile, the province further targets to set up a renewable energy research and development centre. It has been reported that it aims to attract investment projects in manufacturing main devices of the energy sector.

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