First geothermal power plant gets the nod

By Eco-Business:

Central Quang Tri Province’s Dakrong District will be the home for a pioneering 25MW geothermal power plant, according to the Deputy Chairman of Viet Nam Thermal Association Ta Huong.

The plant, set to be the very first of its kind in Viet Nam, has been licensed by provincial authorities and aims to promote exploration for new sources of energy in the near future.

Huong said Viet Nam has the potential for developing geothermal power in almost all provinces and cities nationwide, especially in Phu Tho, Quang Binh and Quang Tri.

The geothermal plant can operate 24 hours a day without being affected by weather conditions such as sunlight, wind or sea wave.

Geothermal electricity is generated from geothermal energy. It is considered to be sustainable and friendly-environmental because the heat extraction is small compared with the earth’s heat content… Read more

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