CN Members Chance to Participate in 200 - 400MW RE / Desal Project in Vietnam
WCCC with the help of partner industries, intends to design & construct 20 Renewable Energy / Water Desalination Plants in 20 of the worst affected cities & towns of the 2015-16 Vietnamese drought: the worst in the country’s recorded history. Viet Nam Drought and Saltwater Intrusion.pdf
The Renewable Energy Plants at each site, will vary in size from 1-40MW and will utilize different Renewable Energy Technologies: 5 SOLAR, 5 WIND, 5 GEO-THERMAL & 5 TIDAL/WAVE etc.
The importance of this project cannot be overstated. The results of each dual purpose RE/ Desalination plant will serve as working example of the different technologies, methodologies & financial models which can be utilized by 60 other Developing Countries in their effort to achieve water, food & energy security in their cities & towns suffering similar water shortages & droughts.
The argument for this decentralized multi-technology approach to RE /Water Desalination Plants in Developing Countries is based upon the following assumptions.
The local community should maintain some level of ownership in the RE-Water Purification Plant or Project by either,
Some or all Local Government Ownership
Some or all Local Community Ownership
A PPP with the Local Government
A Build Operate Transfer Agreement
During periods where the local grid has an excess of power each day, spare capacity from the RE plant will be utilized to operate the Water Purification Plant.
In the case of Geo-Thermal Plants latent heat & excess power generation will both be utilized to desalinate water. Viet Geo Thermal Potential.pdf
As the local community has some ownership & input into the operation of the RE Plant it can provide electricity for the community Water Purification plant at a much lower cost (in some cases free) than could be gained from the national electricity provider.
In times of extreme drought all energy from the RE Plant could be diverted to the Water Desalination/Purification Plant.
Long term power & water purchase agreements are to be put into place with each local Government.
Government will provide the land & tax concessions.
WCCC has already selected 20 cities & towns, of varying sizes, across Vietnam which were badly affected by the 2015-16 drought and the management team is now working closely with the local government officials of these towns to configure both their energy & water requirements.
If you are a WCCC partner which has a Renewable Energy or Desalination Technology which you believe could add value to this most important project please register your interest with our Vietnam Renewable Energy Consortium (VREC)