Latest News about electricity shortage
Since the government is pursuing a consistent policy not to sacrifice the environment for economic development, coal-fired thermopower projects will no longer be developed.
Installed power capacity has increased sharply in recent years, but Vietnam is still suffering from an electricity shortage.
In the context of a serious electricity shortage, importing electricity from China is unavoidable.
Solar power is booming in Vietnam, but the output is not high enough to satisfy domestic demand.
The demand for electricity merchandise will be high in the upcoming years: 235 billion kwh, 352 billion kwh and 506 billion kwh by 2020, 2025 and 2030, respectively.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) said Vietnam will have to increase the import of electricity from Laos and China.