Krong Pa Solar Farm brings renewable energy and local benefits in Vietnam
Located in the Gia Lai province of Vietnam, the Krong Pa Solar Farm is one of the first large-scale grid-connected solar farms developed under the nation’s new solar feed-in-tariff policy. The project was commissioned in December 2018, and developed by Gia Lai Electricity Company (GEC), a local renewable energy company with numerous projects in Vietnam. This project is connected to the 110KV national transmission network and contains 209,100 330Wp panels.
Nestled in Vietnam’s Central Highlands, Krong Pa Solar Farm was developed in alignment with local and international standards. No permanent households were relocated for the project. In addition to generating over 100 GWh of solar energy per year and reducing carbon emissions by approximately 80,000 tCO2e annually, the solar farm has numerous co-benefits:
+ Local residents were employed for the construction, maintenance, and continued operation of the project.
+ The project owner is providing support to the local community, including:
+ Local housing opportunities
+ Renovating a local kindergarten
+ Constructing and improving local access roads
+ Installing a water supply pipe for Kien Xuong village