A battery energy storage system (BESS) will be retrofitted to a utility-scale solar PV power plant in Vietnam, in a pilot project aimed at supporting the spread of renewable energy in the country while reducing power losses.
A grant for US$2.96 million has been awarded by the US Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City, announced on Friday (15 October) towards the construction of the project. The Consulate General said the pilot will “showcase cutting-edge US technology and leadership within the country”.
A 15MW / 7.5MWh BESS will be integrated at a 50MWp solar farm in Vietnam’s Khanh Hoa Province. The solar farm was built by a partnership between Vietnamese renewables development platform company AMI Renewables and Philippines-headquartered power plant developer AC Energy.
The pair’s joint venture (JV) renewable energy company has been awarded the grant and is leading the Khanh Hoa Energy Storage Pilot project. The JV has developed 80MW of solar at two sites including at Khanh Hoa and is constructing a 252MW wind farm.