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NA delegation points out problems in wind, solar power development

The FIT (feed in tariff) electricity pricing policy spurred development of wind and solar power in Vietnam, but solutions to electricity purchase pricing after the FIT ended has caused policy interruption.

Ministry approves tariffs for 60 renewable energy projects

The Ministry of Industry and Trade had given the nod to the provisional electricity tariffs for 60 wind and solar power plants in the transitional phase, with a collective capacity exceeding 3,331MW, as of September 16.

HCM City promotes installation of rooftop solar power at State offices

HCM City is going to install more solar panels on the roofs of State administrative agencies and public service units.

Ministry projects preferential prices for solar power in the north

The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) says that electricity prices from solar power plants in the north that sell to Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) will be higher than those in the central and southern regions.

Roadmap set for Electricity Regulatory Authority to be managed by MOIT

The government has finally determined the new status for the Electricity Regulatory Authority of Vietnam (A0).

HCM City to install rooftop solar at public offices

HCM City will start installing solar power systems on the roof of public agencies in September this year.

EVN requested to handle solar power projects due to incorrect pricing

The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) asked VN Electricity (EVN) to propose economic solutions for 14 solar power projects enjoying the incorrect FIT pricing mechanism.

14 solar projects under scrutiny for improper FIT gains

The MoIT has raised concerns over 14 solar projects in the central province of Ninh Thuan that are believed to be unjustly benefiting from preferential tariffs.

Ministries disagree on rooftop solar power proposal

While some ministries think more investment incentives are needed to encourage the development of rooftop solar power, the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) believes there is no need to encourage this source of electricity generation.

Draft mechanism for rooftop solar power is unattractive: MPI

Commenting about the draft on rooftop solar power submitted by the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT), the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) says the tentative mechanism won’t encourage the development of green power as expected.

Incentives for rooftop solar power systems proposed

Unlimited capacity, exemption from power operation licenses, various tax exemptions and reductions, access to loans are some of the incentives for rooftop solar power systems for self-consumption.

The investment differences between renewable and coal-fired power

While investment in renewable power was 480 percent higher than planned, investment in thermal power sources only neared 60 percent, according to a government report.

Trung Nam solar power project: thousands of solar panels covered with dust

The 450MW solar power project in Ninh Thuan province faces a dilemma: 40 percent of its capacity still cannot be sold, causing a big loss to its investor, the Trung Nam Group.

Measures needed to remove obstacles for transitional wind, solar power plants

The Government Office sent a dispatch to the Minister of Industry and Trade regarding recommendations to deal with shortcomings in building and issuance of a pricing mechanism for electricity generation of transitional wind and solar-power plants.

An Hao solar power - light from the Buddha’s hand

“It is a place where all the elements of life converges - earth, water, light and even spirituality…”

Rooftop solar power enterprises struggle with dual challenges

More than 4,000 solar power systems have been invested in Binh Duong Province, worth about VND12 trillion (US$51.1 million).

Vietnam needs to learn lessons in developing renewable energy

Dr Le Hai Hung says renewable power plants occupy much land, but environmental concerns remain controversial, and in the next 10 years, it will not be a reliable energy source for business production and people’s daily life.

MOIT: electricity prices to be set by March 31

The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) has asked the Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) to negotiate with solar and wind power project developers and reach agreements about electricity prices prior to March 31.

MOIT denies that clean-power selling prices are too low

Investors have repeatedly complained that prices for clean power are too low, but the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) has said the prices for wind and solar power were set after suggestions by an independent consultancy council.

EVN stops buying solar power from Trung Nam

Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) has unexpectedly stopped buying 172MW of solar power from Trung Nam Thuan Nam Plant as mentioned by the National Assembly's Committee of People’s Aspirations in a February report.