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Power Sector News in Vietnam

VSSA urges the Government to adjust price of bagasse-produced power


The participation of the sugar industry in bagasse electricity generation is an important component of the country’s larger goal of increasing its use of biomass fuel

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it is necessary to develop legal framework for wind energy in Viet Nam


Tobias Cossen, Head of GIZ's project “Support to the Up-Scaling of wind power” shares his thoughts about the need to develop legal framework and to provide capacity building for wind power in Viet Nam.

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A new era for German – Vietnamese cooperation on renewable energy


Renewable energy was on top of the agenda of the German-Vietnamese Business Forum that took place on 6 July 2017 in Berlin, Germany. The forum was jointly organized by the Embassy of Vietnam to Germany, the Vietnamese Chamber of Commerce and Industry

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Partnership formed to develop wind, solar power in Ninh Thuan


The Trung Nam Construction Investment Corporation (Trungnam Group) and the Trung Nam Wind Power Joint Stock Company signed contracts with partners on June 10 to implement wind and solar power projects in the south central province of Ninh Thuan.

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Going green: Clean energy generates giant investments across Vietnam


More large renewable energy projects are being registered in Vietnam thanks to lower manufacturing costs made possible in part by the government’s preferential policies.

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Investors show interest in solar power projects in Khanh Hoa


Investors have shown interest in solar energy sector in the central coast province of Khanh Hoa, with about 10 solar projects applying for investment licenses in the province.

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Renewable energy a must for Vietnam


Developing renewable energy sources is more urgent than ever to meet demand for power, ensure sustainable growth and cope with climate change in the country, experts said yesterday at a meeting held in HCM City.

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Vietnam makes a big push for coal, while pledging to curb emissions


The country’s latest electricity plan calls for more renewable energy, but still projects a massive increase in coal-fired power.

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Quang Tri: Huong Linh 2 wind power plant joins national grid


The Huong Linh 2 wind power plant invested by Tan Hoan Cau Company in the central province of Quang Tri joined the national grid on May 19, one year ahead of schedule

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Vietnam’s largest solar power plant connected to the grid


Sao Mai Group Corporation (ASM) connected the 1.06-MW Sao Mai 1 solar power plant to the national grid.

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Vietnam should move away from coal power


Dr. Frank Rijsberman, director general of the Global Green Growth Institute - a Seoul-based international organisation - talks about the potential of renewable energy

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Wind projects offer promising future for Viet Nam


Vu Chi Mai, senior project officer at Geman Technical Cooperation (GIZ), highlighted at a wind power forum hosted by the Asia Wind Energy Association last week that experts are now more optimistic regarding the foreseeable cost reductions in the indu

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Vietnamese province green-lights $35 mln solar plant


The domestically-funded plant brings Vietnam one step closer to its aim of generating 10 percent of electricity from renewable sources by 2030.

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Ninh Thuận works on 2 solar power projects


The proposed solar projects cover an area of ​​554 hectares with an installed capacity of 350 MW and total investment of nearly VNĐ9.58 trillion

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Vietnam Turns to Technology to Solve Energy Dilemma


Vietnam is facing a power dilemma, with officials in Hanoi trying to figure out how to supply all of its surging energy needs without destroying its environment in the process.

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KCP – Phu Yen Biomass Power Plant is officially synchronized with the National System


The 100% India investment KCP - Phu Yen Biogas Power Plant – phase I has been officially synchronized with National Power System.

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$778mn invested in green energy projects


Of the 110 foreign direct investment (FDI) projects Vietnam has attracted in the field of electricity and gas production, 16 are in green energy, with total registered capital of $778 million, accounting for 14.5 per cent of project numbers and 6 per

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Clean energy in Vietnam – much potential, but lack pricing mechanism


Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) has recently proposed putting forth a mechanism for auctions of renewable energy projects from 2020 onwards, to give impetus to the development of this industry.

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Signing Power Purchase Contract for Huong Linh 2 Wind Power Project


The Power Purchase Contract (PPC) for Huong Linh 2 Wind Power Project (WPP) has been signed between Tan Hoan Cau Stock Company and Electricity Power Trading Company (Electricity of Vietnam - EVN).

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Vietnam among nations taking lead in clean energy - World Bank


Vietnam is emerging as a leader in the global race to switch to sustainable energy by 2030, the World Bank said.

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Ninh Thuận approves $74m wind power plant


The central province of Ninh Thuận has approved a new wind power project in Thuận Nam District’s Phước Minh Commune.

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Thermal plants threatened by their own waste


Limitations in treating large amounts of waste generated by thermal power plants are threatening their operations, experts say.

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Wind power holds key to address Vietnam’s sustainable energy strategy


Investing in renewable energy sources, particularly wind power, is key to address Vietnam’s growing electricity demand and to ensure the nation’s energy security as well as green growth strategy. The successful path towards this ultimate goal now dep

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SOEs play dominant role in national economy


State-owned enterprises (SOEs), particularly large corporations, play dominant roles in several key economic sectors, such as energy (electricity, coal, petroleum), banks and telecommunications, Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) statistics re

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A waste-to-energy plant in Can Tho city has been licensed for investment


Can Tho City People's Committee has handed the Investment License for a waste-to-energy plant of China Ever-bright International Ltd. This is a project of solid waste treatment with the technology of waste incineration to generate electricity.

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Vietnam to run carbon market to improve quality of green growth


Vietnam now ranks 31st in the world in greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). Its GHG intensity per capita is lower than the average global level, but the intensity of emissions per one unit of GDP is higher.

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China Everbright International signs investment agreement for energy-from-waste project in Vietnam


China Everbright International has signed an investment agreement with the municipal government of Can Tho to develop its energy-from-waste (EfW) project in Vietnam.

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Socioeconomic targets for 2017 assigned to 5 ministries


Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has assigned the reaching of targets in the 2017 socioeconomic plan to five ministries, with a host of proposals coming from both local and domestic groups submitted to help the country achieve its goals.

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HCM City targets power saving up to 2.5 percent by 2020


HCM City has set a target of saving 2 - 2.5 percent of energy consumption per year between now and 2020, with a view to protecting the environment.

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Bình Thuận seeks higher prices for wind power


The Bình Thuận Wind Power Association has asked the Ministry of Industry and Trade to raise the selling price of wind power to US$9.5-10 cents per kWh, up from the current $7.8 cents.

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