Nhan Dan Online – Vietnam has been honoured with a 2012 Energy Globe Award for its hybrid power system project to supply power for the Truong Sa (Spratly) Archipelago and the DK1 marine defense platform in the East Sea.
The project, implemented on the 48 islands of the Spratly Archipelago and the DK1 platform, ensures an adequate power supply for the soldiers and people in the area and 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 litres of diesel fuel and cuts more than six tonnes of CO2 emissions per day.
To date, more than 5,700 solar panels, 120 wind turbines, 4,000 batteries, and 1,000 solar LED lights have been installed, providing 5,167kWh of electricity per day (about 155,000kWh per month) for the entire archipelago.
The Energy Globe Award is one of the most prestigious annual international eco-awards recognising sustainable initiatives around the world.
The award will also introduce the Spratly Islands to international friends and help Vietnam assert its sovereignty over its sea and islands.