The wind farm, funded by the PetroVietnam Power Corporation, is the first one in Vietnam that uses both wind and diesel to generate power.

Built at a cost of 335 billion VND (17 million USD), it includes three turbines and generates 25.4 million kWh per annum.

The plant will ease the current power shortage for 27,000 residents on the island, and fuel socio-economic development in the region.

Vietnam News Agency - january 24, 2013