Pacifico Energy is pleased to announce the commencement of operation of the 40 MWp Mui Ne Solar Power Plant in Phan Thiet city, Binh Thuan province, Vietnam on June 12, 2019.
Construction of the plant commenced on October 12, 2018 over a 38 ha area and will generate approximately 68 million kWh of electricity annually, reducing CO2 emissions by 55,447 tons each year. Vietnam Electricity Corporation will purchase all of the electricity generated from the plant for a period of 20 years at USD 9.35 cents per kWh as per Decision 11 made by Vietnam Prime Minister in 2017.
Dragon Capital Group is Pacifico Energy Vietnam's strategic partner for this project. Orient Commercial Joint Stock Bank (OCB) is providing long term non-recourse project financing and Pacifico Energy will provide long-term asset management services..
The Engineering-Procurement-Construction Contractor was TTCL Vietnam Corporation Limited (TVC), a subsidiary of TTCL Public Company Limited, originally formed as a Joint-venture between two engineering companies from Japan & Thailand.
Chairman of Pacifico Energy, Nate Franklin said, "We are proud to be one of the first international developers to complete a renewable energy power plant in Vietnam and meet the needs of its people and growing economy for clean energy. At this time Vietnam is a very vibrant and exciting place to be and we hope to continue developing clean renewable energy for the further growth of this county.".
"The United States is a leader in clean energy technologies. Pacifico Energy's partnership in the Mui Ne Solar Power Plant promotes Vietnam's energy security and supports sustainable growth in the beautiful Binh Thuan province," said Ms. Mary Tarnowka, US Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City.
"I would like to thank the local authorities & people in Binh Thuan province, Electricity of Viet Nam, who helped us in developing one of the first solar power plants in Vietnam." said Dr. Hoang Giang, the Chief Executive Officer of Pacifico Energy in Vietnam.