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Song Tranh Hydropower

Harnessing hydropower to boost rural communities and reduce emissions

Viet Nam

In light of the recent COVID-19 pandemic and with the global political landscape currently in turmoil, the importance of energy security cannot be overemphasized. In Vietnam, there has been increasing gas shortages leading to energy insecurity, particularly across rural parts of the country. Shifting to renewables can help Vietnam to address this issue.

Viet Nam
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Sustainable Development Goals

1. No Poverty

Employees earn more than 50% higher salary than the local average

strengthening their financial resilience 

3. Good Health and Well-Being

Health insurance and annual health checks

for everyone working at the project

4. Quality Education

Training sessions

on plant operation & maintenance along with technical training on monitoring processes

7. Affordable and Clean Energy

230,000 MWh generated

each year on average by the project

8. Decent work and economic growth

38 people employed 

boosting the local economy

13. Climate Action

120,000 tonnes of CO2e reduced

on average per year

The Solution

Wind and solar energy production has grown rapidly over the past few years. However, this isn’t enough to meet electricity demands in Vietnam, as they rely on certain weather conditions. This project aims to address energy insecurity in the country through the construction and operation of a large hydropower plant on the Tranh River. The plant supplies clean energy, which is less weather-reliant than wind and solar, to the national grid.


The Impact

Modern, efficient turbines will generate electricity without damaging Vietnam's natural environment. As part of the plant’s construction, the roads in the mountainous area will be rebuilt, improving local infrastructure for the communities who live in the surrounding, remote villages. The project will hopefully spark more economic prospects in the area, bringing employment opportunities.

Project ID: 300654
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