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Power management centre launched on Phu Quy Island

The Phu Quy Island District Electricity Company has just inaugurated a management and operation centre on the island.

It cost more than 270 billion VND (240.8 million USD) and took two years to build.

Using a modern supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system, the centre manages the operations of the island’s two power plants, one diesel-fuelled and the other a wind plant.

The local power grid has also been upgraded and expanded to meet the increasing demand for electricity, ensure steady and safe supply and modernise power distribution and management.

Tran Ngọc Linh, director of the Binh Thuan province Electricity Corporation, said the island has a total electricity generation capacity of 16MW, 10MW from the diesel plant and 6MW from the wind power plant.

He noted that reliable electricity supply is a pre-requisite to attract investment on the island.

The centre will be a starting point for future projects such as solar and other power plants to meet demand, he said.

Power is now available 24 hours to all households on the island at the same tariffs as on the mainland.

Situated 120km from Phan Thiet city, Phu Quy island spreads over an area of and has a population of 28,000 and great potential in the maritime economy and tourism.