The Sóc Sơn waste-to-energy (WTE) plant located in Hanoi has been connected to Vietnam’s national grid. The plant will be able to supply at least 15MW of electricity per hour to the grid.

Till October 2022, the plant will operate using a single incinerator with a capacity of 800 tonnes of daily waste.  Works on four other incinerators are currently underway, with all five incinerators expected to be operational by the end of 2022.

Once completed, it will be the largest WtE facility in Vietnam, capable of processing around 4,000 tonnes of dry solid waste daily as well as generating up to 75MW of electricity per hour.

Hanoi produces around 7,000 tonnes of trash daily, which are processed at the Nam Sơn Waste Treatment Complex and Sóc Sơn plant. The 2030 master plan for the city specifies that Hanoi will develop 17 zones for the treatment of trash. However, works on most of these have been delayed due to site clearing challenges.