VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam has received the Energy Globe Award 2012 for a project named “Hybrid power system to supply power for Truong Sa (Spratly) Islands and the DK1 marine defense platform in the East Sea.”
The project has been carried out on 48 islands of the Spratly Islands and the DK1 platform, ensures an adequate power supply for soldiers and people in the area.
Over 5,700 solar panels, over 120 wind turbines, over 4,000 batteries, and nearly 1,000 solar LED lights have been installed, providing 5,167kWh of electricity per day (about 155,000kWh per month) for the entire Truong Sa Islands.
The project also contributes to reducing CO2 emissions, one of the main causes of the greenhouse effect and climate change.
It is estimated that the system saves over 620 liters of diesel fuel and cuts more than six tones of CO2 emissions per day.
The project is developed by the High Command of Navy, funded by the Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam).
The Energy Globe Awards celebrate the world’s best sustainability projects in association with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the World Bank (WB), The European Renewable Energy Council (EREC), and Seibersdorf Research Center.
It was initiated by Mr. Wolfgang Neumann, a wolf famous environmentalist, in 1999.
Over 1,000 projects and initiatives around the world annually compete for the awards in the Earth, Fire, Water, Air and Youth categories. This is the third time Vietnam won this award.