The information was given by Won Young-Jin, head of the sales department of the Korea Electric Power Corp (Kepco), at Elenex Vietnam exhibition opening on September 19 in HCM City’s District 7.

Won said there are 20 Korean enterprises joining the Elenex Vietnam 2012 exhibition, including five companies specialising in renewable energy that want to introduce technology and are looking for a partner to jointly deploy renewable energy projects, especially wind power in Vietnam.

“Presently, Kepco is working with China and the US to develop large wind power projects. If Vietnam agrees, we are ready to join wind power development in the coastal areas of Vietnam in the future” Won said.

A apart from wind power, Kepco is now negotiating to work with Vietnamese power sector for the construction of a nuclear power plant project. However, this is a big project that will be decided by the government and is in the negotiation period, Kepco cannot have any more information about this project.

Bao cong thuong - September 20, 2012

Sixth small hydropower plant in Kon Tum joins national grid

Dac Psi Hydropower Development and Investment Joint Stock Co have recently put Dac Psi 3 hydropower plant into operation and joined the national grid.

Dac Psi 3 hydropower plant is built on Dac Psi River, in Dac Psi commune, Dac Ha district, in the central highland province of Kon Tum with a total investment of over 600 billion dong, installation capacity at 15MW and annual output at 59.92 million kWh.

This is the sixth small hydropower plant in Kon Tum province joining the national grid.

Earlier, in October 2010, Dac Psi Hydropower Development and Investment Joint Stock Co also put Dac Psi 4 hydropower plant into operation with capacity of 30MW. These two plants once in operational will create jobs and stable income for over 200 workers with an average salary at seven million dong per person per month.

It is expected that by the end of 2012, these two plants will generate about 359.506 million kWh to the national grid.

Chinh Phu - September 20, 2012