Three wind power plants in Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang have been connected to the national grid.
Vo Van Chieu, director of the provincial Department of Industry and Trade, said the Southern Power Corporation has put into operation the first three wind power plants in the province with a total capacity of 90MW.
All three factories, including Lac Hoa, Quoc Vinh and Wind power plant No 7, are located in Vinh Chau town.
Each plant has six turbines and can supply electricity to the national grid with an average annual output of about 93 million to 108 million kWh per year.
Soc Trang has around 72km of coast with constant strong winds, suitable for generating power.
The province plans to have 20 wind power plants in all with a total capacity of 1,435MW.
Wind-power plant projects play an important role in the socio-economic development of Soc Trang province. The projects are expected to attract other investors and develop the local industry./.