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ACEN, the listed energy platform of the Ayala Group, together with its partner AMI Renewables, have reached commercial operations for its 252 MW wind farm in Quang Binh, Vietnam.
The wind farm is one of the largest in Vietnam, expected to produce 648 GWh per year, enough to power 270,000 homes and help avoid 580,000 tons of CO2 annually. Its wind turbines stand at 145 meters in hub height, which allows the optimization of wind energy production.
This is the third joint project of ACEN and AMI Renewables following the 50 MW Khanh Hoa and 30 MW Dak Lak solar farms which started operations in 2019, and have since been contributing to Vietnam’s clean energy supply. The joint venture company also recently announced its plan for a pilot battery energy storage system in Khanh Hoa, Vietnam.
“The 252 MW Quang Binh wind farm plays a critical role in helping Vietnam achieve its renewable energy target, and is a testament to our ability to execute large scale developments amidst challenging times,” said Patrice Clausse, ACEN Head of International Group. “ACEN’s renewables growth continues to accelerate, and we are delighted to be part of Vietnam’s rapid development towards a more sustainable future.”
“We are fortunate to have strong support from the people and government of Quang Binh province, and to have completed the project on time. The project marks another important step towards AMI AC Renewables’ 1,000 MW renewables capacity target by 2025,” said Nguyen Nam Thang, AMI AC Renewables Board Director and CEO. “To be part of Vietnam’s energy transition to a net zero future has been a privilege as well as a challenge, but we – AMI AC Renewables – are keen to follow to reach the goal.”