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Without coal-fired thermal power, can Vietnam afford expensive 'clean power'?

The Ministry of Industry and Trade has not yet confirmed the complete withdrawal from use of coal-fired thermal power, but is designing a roadmap to reduce the proportion of this kind of power for the nation’s electricity output.

$43mn solar power plant inaugurated in Ninh Thuan

The 45-MW Phuoc Ninh solar power plant was officially inaugurated in Thuan Nam district in south-central Ninh Thuan province on June 22.

Lao Cai households near hydropower dam have no electricity

More than 40 households in Giang Tru hamlet of Nam Khanh commune in Bac Ha district still cannot use electricity from the national grid, though they live next to the 36 MW Nam Phang hydropower plant.

Solar power costs remain high in Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam’s renewable energy production costs remain higher than other countries as the country still does not have a competitive solar energy market. 

Solar power investors: 11.2-13.2 cent/kwh good enough

VietNamNet Bridge - Investors say they are reluctant to pour money into solar power projects as the selling prices for electricity remain unknown.


Nestle invests an additional US$37 mil in Vietnam; Japanese group seeks investment opportunity in Vietnam; India tops list of Vietnam’s pepper importers in South Asia; HCM City rejects airport expansion; VN rice exports to rise by 6%: FAO

Chinese-made transformers fail, cause power cuts in Hanoi

Two transformers, AT1 and AT2, of the Hiep Hoa 500KV transformer station in Bac Giang Province, failed to operate for one week in mid-May, affecting sufficient electricity output to the capital city of Hanoi.

Longest submarine cable system in Southeast Asia inaugurated

VietNamNet Bridge - Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung yesterday participated in the inauguration ceremony of the 110KV submarine cable system, which connects the country's largest island to the national grid.

Developing a lot of power plants, EVN still buys Chinese electricity

The Electricity of Vietnam (EVN), the only electricity wholesaler buyer, plans to buy 293 million kwh of electricity from China in June 2013.