bac lieu Wind Farm
Clean Energy from Wind Power
Bac Lieu, VIETNAM*
The wind farm is located in Bac Lieu Province in the Mekong Delta in southern Vietnam and supplies clean wind energy to the national grid. It is the first large-scale coastal wind energy project in Vietnam, generating around 320,000 MWh of renewable wind energy annually, preventing 188,532 tonnes of CO2e from entering the atmosphere.
In the past twenty years, Vietnam's electricity needs have been growing at a particularly rapid rate, with the demand needed to support growth outstripping supply. Regular power shortages and failures have a negative impact on the economy and the lives of the local population.
With an installed capacity of 99.2 MW, the Bac Lieu wind farm generates around 320,000 MWh of clean electricity and saves 188,532 tonnes of CO2e emissions each year. It helps offset the supply and demand gap and is an important investment in the supply strategy for renewable energy in Vietnam.
The wind farm creates more than 100 jobs and supports the local community by promoting social activities (sports, cultural events) and contributing to Fund for the Poor, Fund for Farmers.
In addition, the project monitoring plants 24,800 trees in the region.
The next flooding comes for sure
One of the countries hit hardest by the effects of climate change is surprisingly Vietnam. Experts fear a temperature increase of up to 3 ° C, an increased precipitation rate and a sea level rise of 65 to 100 cm until the end of the 21st century.
Particularly threatened by flood and drought disasters, Mekong Delta, the largest contiguous rice-growing region in the world, is in addition to the coastal urban areas. Vietnam ranks third, behind Thailand and India, among the largest travel exporters and more than 50 percent of the population works in agriculture.
The Vietnamese government has recognized that the prosperity achieved can only be secured in the long term if the effects of climate change are not ignored but responded to. As a result, the country's government has launched a series of environmental measures. A National Climate Change Committee has even been set up to highlight the importance of climate change and climate change mitigation actions. The goal is to achieve climate neutrality by 2050, which is a prerequisite for improving the quality of life and a more sustainable development of the economy and the entire country.
However, since all efforts will only (hopefully) have long-term effects and the next flood is sure to come, Vietnam invests much more than almost any other country in civil protection. Essential dikes are built, evacuation routes are paved and forests are planted to prevent soil erosion. Educational programs, especially in schools, are intended to show the population what measures should be taken first in a natural disaster.