Ratch Group’s Onshore Wind Farm in Vietnam Commences Commercial Operation

Thai energy and infrastructure company The Ratch Group announced that the 29.7 MW Ecowin wind power project comprising nine wind turbines with 3.3 MW capacity each, has kicked off its commercial operation.

Operated by Ecowin Energy Corporation, a joint venture company owned 51% by Ratch Group, the wind farm commenced its commercial operation on September 29.

The electricity production will be dispatched to Vietnam Electricity (EVN) under a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement. Located about 180 kilometers south of Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, the Ecowin wind power plant is an onshore wind farm project.

The Ecowin wind power plant is the Ratch company’s third operating renewable power project in Vietnam in addition to Song Giang 2 and Coc San hydroelectric power plants, with a total equity capacity of 49.63 MW.

The company also has two more projects under development and construction namely Song Giang 1 hydroelectric and Ben Tre wind power plants with a combined equity installed capacity of 65.15 MW. Both projects are scheduled to commence commercial operation in 2024 and 2025, respectively.

Vietnam is regarded as a target country for the Ratch Group’s renewable energy push due to its continued economic growth and power development plan which is clearly defined on renewable energy sources including hydroelectric power, onshore and offshore wind, and solar power.