Here we give you the biggest renewable energy projects that came online in 2010 in the all the renewable energy industries.
Renewable energy development continued at a good pace this year, with record-breaking projects announced almost as often as once per week. The editors of the renewable energy world network put our heads together to compile a list of the biggest renewable energy projects installed or completed this year as our year-end wrap-up report.
The editors of Hydroworld.com offered the following project reports for 2010. The largest project that began operation in 2010 also holds the record as Southeast Asia‘s largest hydroelectric power station. The first of six turbines at Vietnam’s Son La station was connected to the national power grid in late December. Officials said that the two-billion-dollar plant with a capacity of 2,400 MW is expected to be fully operational in 2012, three years ahead of a target set by the National Assembly.
The second largest project that went online in 2010 took place in Laos and is that country’s largest plant in history. Laos officially inaugurated the 1,070-MW Nam Theun 2 hydroelectric power project in December. The $1.45 billion project is co-owned by Electricite de France, the Lao government, the Electricity Generating Public Co. of Thailand and Italian-Thai Development. After five years of construction, the plant began supplying neighboring Thailand with power in March of this year.
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