Seminar looks into potential of developing wind energy

The Danish Embassy in Hanoi, in collaboration with Danish wind turbine company Vestas, held a seminar in Hanoi on December 7 to consider the potential of developing wind energy and the business of operating wind energy mills in Vietnam

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Speaking at the event, deputy head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT)’s Department of Electricity and Renewable Energy Do Duc Quan said renewable energy is proving increasingly competitive to other traditional energy sources, adding that renewable energy development will help Vietnam diversify and become self-sufficient in power supply while protecting the environment. 

The MoIT will continue refining legal framework and propose mechanisms to facilitate the development of renewable energy; study smart grid and energy storage technology, and forecast capacity to fully tap access to power using renewable energy, he said. 

According to the ministry, Vietnam now has only 6 operating wind energy mills with a total capacity of nearly 200MW. 

Quan expressed his wish that Denmark could continue helping Vietnam with technology transfer, professional capacity improvement and providing financial means via business links and collaboration in development research. 

Danish Ambassador to Vietnam Charlotte Laursen said Denmark will help Vietnam achieve the goal of greener energy and strengthen bilateral energy ties. 

Vestas President for Asia-Pacific Clive Turton the companyVesta wants to assist Vietnam in the process to switch to renewable energy sources. 

Earlier, the Danish Embassy, Tan Hoan Cau Corporation and Vestas Asia-Pacific signed a Memorandum of Understanding on conducting studies on wind strength in Huong Linh commune, Hoang Hoa district, the central province of Quang Tri. The two sides will build a research site for establishing a wind energy farm complex in Huong Linh commune through 6 sub-projects with minimum capacity of 30 MW.-

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