vietnam power industry
The Government Inspectorate has decided to inspect the observance of policies and laws in the implementation of planning and investment in the construction of power projects under the Power Master Plan VII and the revised Power Master Plan VII.
Vietnam’s target of raising renewable electricity to 45% of the national power generation capacity by 2030 and the need for investment worth up to $14 billion towards this goal have created opportunities for domestic and foreign firms.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has proposed developing nuclear energy on a small scale post 2030 in its latest version of the draft Vietnam Power Development Plan from 2021 – 2030 (PDP8) with a vision towards 2045.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has asked provinces and centrally-run cities to review wind, solar and hydropower projects included in the national planning scheme for electricity development for 2011-2020 with a vision towards 2030.
Despite its long history, hydroelectricity and its sustainable development have always been a matter of controversy.
Electricity access is one of 10 indicators that measure the quality of the national business environment according to the World Bank global business environment ranking.
With the pandemic still complicated and natural disasters becoming more frequent and devastating, Vietnam needs to focus on driving sustainable energy transition, according to the 4th High-Level Meeting of the Vietnam Energy Partnership Group (VEPG).
The Ministry of Industry and Trade will not add any more wind and solar power into this year's plan, due to a lack of input facilities to transfer them to the national grid.
Vietnam will not develop coal-fired power plants after 2030 to meet its international commitments on achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
The Government of Viet Nam is building open mechanisms to mobilise private investment in power projects, especially in renewable energy (RE).
“The international pressure to reduce coal-fired thermal power is huge,” said an expert involved in the compilation of the draft of national power development plan 8.
The demand for investment capital for the development of power sources and grids averages US$10-11.5 billion per year by 2030.
Vietnam needs US$150 billion to invest in power projects in the next 10 years, equal to half the country’s current gross domestic product (GDP), which raises demand for international financing.
The growth of solar power generation in Vietnam has come alongside increasing concern over the disposal of end-of-life solar panels in the coming decades.
The common retail power price is expected to be applied at the beginning of next year together with the current tiered pricing mechanism, said Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Do Thang Hai.
In the wake of Vietnam’s first ever National Energy Summit in July 2020, Swedish ambassador Ann Måwe reflects over Sweden’s journey, and areas where the two countries can cooperate in the development of renewable energy.