Demand balance has always been an important input for the development planning of the power industry. It is necessary to carefully calculate future electricity demand to balance supply and demand and ensure energy security for the country.
Coal miners want the government to open the door for them to export high-quality coal, saying that Vietnam does not use this type of coal or uses very little of it.
Under a scenario described in the eighth national power development master plan (Plan 8), which is now being compiled, Vietnam would not build more coal-fired thermopower plants from 2026 to 2030.
Wong Kim Yin, CEO of SP Group, a state-owned power grid operator of Singapore, has said his group wants to build more connections to neighbouring countries to tap their greater potential for renewable energy.