Update news wind power
The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) said Vietnam will have to increase the import of electricity from Laos and China.
Many power generation projects are under slow implementation and not likely to be put into operation in coming years, according to the Vietnam Energy Association (VEA).
Vietnam is set for wind energy expansion, with over a gigawatt expected to be installed by 2021.
UK based Enterprize Energy (EE) announced it had received a licence to conduct survey for a giant wind power farm offshore Ke Ga cape in the south central province of Binh Thuan.
Representatives from ministries and agencies made clear issues of public concern, such as the fight against counterfeit and fake goods and use of renewable energy during the government’s regular press conference in Hanoi on May 31.
Of the 15 wind power projects approved in Ninh Thuan province, only three have been implemented as promised by investors.
The electricity outages that occurred in the dry season may return and become even more serious as provincial authorities do not want to build more thermal power plants in their localities.
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The renewable power market has heated up in the last two years. Investment promotion conferences have been held and more projects have been registered by both Vietnamese and foreign investors.
“Sustainable Scenario for the Vietnamese power sector until 2050”, a report by WWF-Vietnam and Vietnam Sustainable Energy Alliance (VSEA) says that 100 percent of Vietnam’s power could be generated by renewable energy technologies by 2050.
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