ACEN switches on 252MW wind farm in Vietnam

ACEN Quang Binh wind farm 1

Fresh from its rebranding last week, Ayala-led ACEN, together with its partner AMI Renewables, have begun commercial operations of its 252-megawatt (MW) wind farm in Quang Binh, Vietnam.

The wind farm, one of the Southeast Asian nation’s largest, is expected to produce 648 gigawatt-hours 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 50MW Khanh Hoa and 30MW 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 project in Khanh Hoa.

“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,” ACEN international group head Patrice Clausse said in a statement.

“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.

Including the Quang Binh wind farm, ACEN has around 1,000MW of renewable energy projects in Vietnam.