On July 25, after several postponements, the Soc Son waste-to-power plant was finally put into operation and officially connected to the national power grid. This project was approved by Hanoi City in late 2017 with a total foreign investment of VND7 trillion (US$303 million).
It is expected that about 20 MW of electricity from the combustion process will be used to operate the plant and about 50 MW will be fed into the national grid. The plant has a capacity of handling 4,000 tons of solid waste daily and will generate strom through waste processing. The operation is divided into 3 phases with a total of 5 incinerators and 3 power generators and will be complete this year.
According to the Hanoi Public Works Department, the city currently discharges an average of about 6,000 tons of waste per day, but most of the above volume is disposed of in landfill. The commissioning of this waste-to-energy plant is expected to reduce pollution in the city and to bring economic value to investors.
Relevant article: “Hà Nội: Commissioning of Sóc Sơn waste-to-energy plant on January 20” at https://www.vd-office.org
Source: “Vietnam’s largest waste-to-power plant to begin operation tomorrow” at https://hanoitimes.vn and “Việt Nam’s largest waste-to-energy plant hooks up to national grid” at https://vietnamnews.vn/environment