Update news renewables

Investors find it difficult to raise funds for ‘dirty energy’

The investor of the 600MW Cong Thanh coal-fired power project, listed in the eighth national power development plan (Plan 8), now wants to develop a 1,500MW LNG-fired power project as it has been difficult to raise funds for ‘dirty energy’ now.

EVN to stop buying output from new rooftop solar power projects

The Vietnam Electricity Group (EVN) on December 26 announced that it would stop purchasing electricity from rooftop solar power projects developed after December 31 until the prime minister issues a new decision.

Reigniting private sector interest in renewables

Vietnam has reached new heights in renewable development over the years thanks to feed-in tariffs, however, it now faces challenges in spurring on clean energy for sustainable development.

Vietnam freshens solar sector with FIT

Vaibhav Saxena, foreign lawyer at Vietnam International Law Firm, discusses how Decision No.13/2020/QD-TTg will impact the Vietnamese solar power market.

VN Industry & Trade Ministry proposes keeping current FiT for wind power projects

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) proposed maintaining the FiT for wind power until December 2023, switching to bidding later.

Solar power grows 28-fold in Vietnam's energy mix

In the first three months, EVN mobilised 2.76 billion kWh of renewable energy, including 2.31 billion kWh of solar power, signifying a 28-fold increase on-year.

New FiT hike paves way for investment in biomass electricity

The feed-in tariff (FiT) for biomass power projects will range from VND1,634 to VND1,968 per kWh, exclusive of value-added tax, setting the stage for more investment in biomass electricity.


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