Dear Stakeholders,

UPC Renewables is an organization that aims to deliver meaningful projects that have positive environmental, social, and economic impacts. The wind farms help to produce clean energy, significantly reduce emissions, and the project designs provide employment opportunities for local communities. One of such projects is the Lac Hoa wind farm project, which aims to facilitate access to clean energy in Vietnam using carbon finance.

The Lac Hoa Wind Farm (GS-11350) is now progressing towards the validation phase as a Gold Standard certified carbon project in Vietnam. We are reaching out to all relevant stakeholders to take their feedback/advice about the project and together, make a successful project which improves the lives of those in the vicinity of the project.

With great enthusiasm, we share with you the following documents and request your feedback/advice on the project no later than 60 days after receipt of this email.

  1. Project Design Document (PDD)
  2. Stakeholder Consultation Report

Your participation is important to us, and we would very much appreciate your time and effort in providing us with your thoughts. We request you to please acknowledge receiving this email by replying to Mr. Hieu (hieu.nguyenphuc@upcrenewables.com  – + 84 0906396561).

Please visit our website https://diengiolachoa.com for further relevant information.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Logan William Knox

Chairman

Wind Power Lac Hoa Co., Ltd would like to invite:

Interested Stakeholders

Attend the Gold Standard Stakeholder Consultation Meeting for Lac Hoa wind power project. Gold Standard is a standard to quantify, certify, and maximize the contributions of climate and development interventions toward the Paris Climate Agreement and the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.

  1. Date and Time: 08h30 AM 27 February 2021
  2. Venue: Hoa Dong commune, Vinh Chau district, Soc Trang province
  3. Content: is to engage affected stakeholders and to discuss potential environmental, social, and economic impacts that projects may have during design, planning, and implementation and to establish an ongoing mechanism for feedback.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the projects, you can visit the projects’ website: www.diengiolachoa.com.

We hope to welcome you to join the meeting with the above agenda.

Chairman

Logan William Knox

Wind Power Hoa Dong Company Limited & Wind Power Lac Hoa Company Limited would like to thank the People’s Committee of Soc Trang province and departments and agencies of Soc Trang province for their support and conditions for the Investor in the implementation of Hoa Dong Wind Power Plant Project (Project No. 19) and Lac Hoa Wind Power Plant Project (Project No. 20) in recent years.

To implement the project, the investor develops a plan to hold the Groundbreaking ceremony “Hoa Dong Wind Power Plant 30MW (Project No. 19) and Lac Hoa Wind Power Plant 30MW (Project No. 20)” and submit for Your consideration, specifically as follows:

  1. Expected time and place:
  • Time: 8:30 am, Saturday, September 26, 2020
  • Location: Tra Teo Hamlet, Hoa Dong Commune, Vinh Chau Town, Soc Trang Province
  1. Delegate composition is expected:

Approx 150 delegates include:

  • Leaders of the Provincial Standing Party Committee, Provincial People’s Council, Provincial People’s Committee, Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of the province, and the Provincial National Assembly delegation
  • Former leaders of Provincial Party Committee, Provincial People’s Committee
  • Provincial Standing Committee
  • Representatives of Departments, Branches, Unions, and equivalent
  • Foreign guests: Investor and key Foreign stakeholders
  • Domestic partner customers
  • District Party Committee, People’s Committee of Vinh Chau town, offices, and affiliated units
  • Party Committee and People’s Committees of Hoa Dong, Vinh Hiep, and Khanh Hoa wards
  • People’s representatives in the project area, family in/under preferential treatment policy
  • Press news agencies
  1. Expected program content:
  • Welcome show: Drum and fan dance combined Led light effects on instrumental music
  • Statement of reasons, introducing delegates
  • Report on the project investment situation
  • Slideshow of project video which has been done successfully
  • Speech of Soc Trang province’s Leader
  • Speech of Vinh Chau commune’s Leader
  • Project giving ceremony “Lighting the village road with solar power”
  • Groundbreaking ritual for The Wind Power Plant No. 19 Project and the Wind Power Plant No. 20 Project with the participation, including provincial leaders (Provincial Party Committee, Provincial People’s Council, Provincial People’s Committee, Department of Industry and Trade); representatives of Vinh Chau town (Secretary, President of the Town); leader delegate of Hoa Dong commune (Chairman of People’s Committee); delegates representing investors
  1. Organization of implementation

The investor actively advises and makes proposals to the Department of Industry & Trade, Vinh Chau Town People’s Committee, Hoa Dong Commune People’s Committee on the preparation and organization necessary to ensure the ceremony of the groundbreaking ceremony is solemn and on schedule.

  1. Proposals & Suggestions

To submit to the Provincial Party Committee, the Provincial People’s Committee interested in directing the functional departments and Vinh Chau Town to create all favorable conditions for the Investor to successfully organize the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the project.

The People’s Committee of Vinh Chau Town and Hoa Dong Commune People’s Committee are interested in supporting the power transmission system, arranging backup generators, security, and order, and mobilizing forces to ensure safety for the groundbreaking ceremony of the project according to the plan.

The above is the planned plan to hold the Groundbreaking Ceremony “30MW Hoa Dong Wind Power Plant (Project No. 19) and 30MW Lac Hoa Wind Power Plant (Project No. 20)”.

Project Name: Hoa Dong Wind Power Plant (30MW) and Lac Hoa Wind Power Plant (30MW)

Investor: Wind Power Hoa Dong Company Limited and Wind Power Lac Hoa Company Limited.

Date: 27th & 28th, August 2020

Venue: Meeting room of Hoa Dong’s People Committee, Hoa Dong Commune, Vinh Chau Town, Soc Trang Province, Vietnam.

Content of the meeting (expected):

  • Present some basic information and update the progress of 2 projects. Explanation of the projects.
  • Present the potential environmental, economic, and social impacts of the two projects and the proposed mitigation methods.
  • Discussion on continuous input and grievance mechanism.
  • Discussion: Question and Answer.

Due to the COVID 19 situation, we would love to control the number of participants under 35 people per meeting, and we will organize many sessions so that stakeholders can register and join meetings.

We are looking forward to the full and punctual presence of our agencies, organizations, associations, businesses, and individuals. Please confirm your attendance at the meeting by one of the following methods:

– Call to confirm or further information:

  • Hotline: +84 333 401 408
  • Tel: +84 299 384 6868

– Send a confirmation letter (attached) to the following email or address:

  • Email: info@diengiolachoa.com and/or info@diengiohoadong.com
  • Address: Wind Power Hoa Dong Company Limited and Wind Power Lac Hoa Company Limited at VNPT Building No. 2 Tran Hung Dao, Ward 2, Soc Trang  City, Soc Trang Province, Vietnam.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the project, you can visit the project website: www.diengiolachoa.com and www.diengiohoadong.com and/ or please contact us via the above information.

Representative of BOD

TRAN DUC SON

Director

Hoa Dong Wind Power Plant and Lac Hoa Wind Power Plant add 60MW of renewable energy in Soc Trang Province.

In May 2020, Soc Trang Province continues to receive 2 more investment projects of wind power plants with a total capacity of 60MW with a total investment of more than VND 2,047 billion in Hoa Dong commune, Khanh Hoa ward, Vinh town. Chau, Soc Trang province.

Hoa Dong Wind Power Plant and Lac Hoa Wind Power Plant have investors as Wind Power Hoa Dong Co., Ltd. and Wind Power Lac Hoa Co., Ltd., where the project is implemented at positions 19 and 20 according to Soc Trang wind power development planning. With a capacity of 30 MW of each project, each project uses 8 V150 type wind turbines (including 6 turbines with a capacity of 3.8 MW / turbine and 2 turbines with a capacity of 3.6 MW / turbine).

The two projects will be two of the first onshore wind power projects in Soc Trang Province to be constructed and put into operation, annually providing an average of 221,596 MWh of clean energy (wind power) for the National grid.

The project area is located in Hoa Dong commune, Khanh Hoa ward, Vinh Chau town, and a part of the transmission line goes through Vinh Hiep commune and Vinh Chau town. The permanent land-use area is about 10.5ha and the temporary land-use area is about 9.0ha for each project. Construction works include upgrading part of district road 41, constructing new operating routes in the project area, building a temporary port to gather equipment and materials to the project site, transformer station. pressure, operator and maintenance site, transmission line and, wind turbine posts.

With the advantage of using clean energy sources to produce electricity, without greenhouse gas emissions, without causing environmental pollution, the Hoa Dong Hydro-power Project and Lac Hoa Thermal Power Plant are built in accordance with the owner. The Government’s policies in general and the Soc Trang province in particular on promoting renewable energy development, ensuring a clean and sustainable electricity supply balance for local socio-economic development. The project will also carry out the registration of the Gold Standard for Global Goals (GS4GG), which is the international set of standards for sustainable development. The registration for GS4GG certification is expected to be completed by the end of 2020 and is expected to be issued in 2021-2022. With an annual production of wind power (clean energy) of about 221,596 MWh, the two projects will contribute to reducing emissions by approximately 202,000 tCO2 equivalents per year.

The use of local labor is also one of the factors that are of interest to the Employer. It is expected that the project will create 80 – 120 job opportunities for local employees in the process of construction, manufacturing, installation, maintenance, and other support services during construction and operation.

Investors of two projects are urgently completing the necessary works to prepare ground and start construction in the near future.

The representative of the investor, Mr. Tran Duc Son – Director of the Company, said: “With the current progress and the active support of local authorities, we hope the factory will soon complete construction. and became the first onshore wind power plant to come into operation in Vinh Chau town in particular and Soc Trang province in general. ”

Besides the determination in implementing the construction and completing the project on schedule, the Owner has also approached and had many active activities to support the local community such as upgrading toilets and installation. water purification equipment in schools, street lighting installations …

For any questions, please contact me directly at emails: info@diengiohoadong.com and info@diengiolachoa.com or contact Hotline: (+84) 0333 401 408.

Tran Duc Son – Director.

Program to reduce plastic waste and raise public awareness in Tran De District

Early access to the area of ​​Soc Trang Province, UPC Renewables (with the representative in Vietnam is Lac Hoa – Hoa Dong Wind Power Company) has always paid attention to the local community.

Accordingly, in response to the movement of reducing plastic waste in Soc Trang Province, UPC Renewables collaborated with Tran De High School and Lich Hoi Thuong High School to organize a series of activities to join hands together to reduce plastic waste and raise Community awareness at 2 campuses.

After more than 1 month of mobilizing students and local people, the project collected more than 50,000 plastic bottles with typical activities such as: Painting wall paintings on the topic of “seaport without plastic”, Propagating and cleaning plastic bottles locally, the warehouse “500 dong” to classify plastic bottles, collect plastic bottles to exchange gifts from programs in schools and localities …

In addition, the project has contributed more than VND 40 million to the two school units to continue the collection of plastic bottles in the near future.

Program of improving sanitation condition and Install clean water filtration system at school in Hoa Dong commune.

Public health and clean water are two issues that are of great concern to the whole society, especially in the Mekong Delta region, as the water resource is being seriously salted, leading to community sanitation is not guaranteed.

Together with the concerns about public health and clean water resources, Lac Hoa – Hoa Dong Wind Power Company soon had a team of experts who researched, surveyed and conducted water assessment to determine the impact level. Accordingly, the source of water is said to be quite high in coliform, appearing in many heavy metal compounds, welding nitrate exceeding standards …

Based on the results of water sampling at the school, the program has proposed and implemented to improve the current condition.

The project was launched on March 29, 2020 and is expected to end on May 2020.