The capacity of coal-fired power plants in Vietnam will be reduced to 8,760 MW in 2025 and 6,340 in 2030 due to the sluggish implementation of several projects and the disagreement of some localities in coal-fired power plant development.
VOV.VN - Due to the impending impact of typhoon Pabuk, heavy downpours and thunderstorms are expected to hit the provinces of Ninh Thuan and Khanh Hoa.
Krong Pa district in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai is well-positioned to develop solar power thanks to its year-round sunny weather.
The south central province of Phu Yen has asked the Ministry of Industry and Trade to approve adding three solar power projects to the Provincial Power Development Planning in 2011-2015 period, with a vision to 2020, a local senior official has said.
Many scientists have asked the Vietnamese Government to propose Laos to suspend its Pak Beng hydropower project to wait for thorough assessment of the project’s possible impacts on areas in the lower Mekong River.
The first turbine of the Trung Son hydropower plant, Vietnam’s first hydropower project with credit loaned from the World Bank, in the central province of Thanh Hoa has begun generating electricity for the national grid.
VOV.VN - Fuel resources and energy are essential to national socio-economic development. The higher the development level is, the more energy it demands. In 2017, Vietnam will take various measures to secure sufficient energy supplies.
The Vietnam Rubber Group held a ceremony at a plantation in Lung Thang commune of Sin Ho district, Lai Chau province, on October 17 to mark nine years of a rubber development project in northern mountainous provinces.
Electricity imports from China and Laos now meet 3.1% of Vietnam’s needs and the country must continue purchases from the neighbors to meet over 2% of its demand in the coming years.
On May 23, on the occasion of US President Barack Obama’s visit to Vietnam, GE and the Ministry of Industry and Trade signed an agreement to develop new wind farms with a total capacity of 1,000 megawatts by 2025.
Japan’s leasing firm Orix will invest in Vietnam's Bitexco Power in mid-September as it seeks to tap growing electricity demand in the Southeast Asian country, Nikkei Asian Review reported on September 1.
Vietnam’s Thanh Thanh Cong Investment JSC (TTC) and its subsidiary Gia Lai Electricity JSC (GEC), closed on June 30 a strategic partnership with two foreign partners, which will promote renewable energy in the Southeast Asian country.
Turbine group 2 with a capacity of 400 MW of the Lai Chau hydropower plant in northern Lai Chau province will provide electricity for the national grid on June 20 or 21.
The Lao Cai Renewable Energy JSC (LCRE) on June 8 inaugurated the Coc San hydro-electricity plant, the first foreign-funded power project in North Vietnam.
How climate change and water management are becoming issues of national security in Vietnam and solutions for the country were the topic at a panel discussion held by the Stimson Center in Washington DC in late May.
The Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Development (MARD) has proposed Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc suspend a project on hydropower plants in the Central Highlands Province of Dak Lak to protect the local environment and wild animals.
Negative impact of small hydropower projects have been felt in different parts of the country. They have led to forest destruction, flash floods and lack of water for irrigation.
Minister of Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang answered deputies’ queries on reforestation and advanced technology application in industrial production at a Q&A during the 13th National Assembly’s 10th session on November 16.
Vietnam and Germany are boosting their energy development co-operation, with the latter committing to support the former in improving energy-related policies which can help lure more investors.
China, Japan and other Asian buyers of Vietnamese coal can expect more uncertainty in the volume of shipments this year as scorching weather linked to the El Nino phenomenon raises domestic power consumption to a record, adding pressure on regional supply of the fuel.