September 11, 2021 | 14:05
The global wind industry is calling on the Vietnamese government to postpone the FiT deadline for wind projects by six months as a COVID-19 relief measure.
August 17, 2021 | 07:00
A series of multi-billion-dollar wind power projects are racing to make a tariff deadline, with potential energy gridlock on the horizon for Vietnam.
July 28, 2021 | 14:51
With world-class resource potential and rapidly growing power demand, Vietnam is facing a crucial crossroads and has the opportunity to accelerate deployment of both onshore and offshore wind, according to a new report – but the ongoing pandemic is causing regulatory challenges and delays to many projects as developers attempt to settle on incentive policies for the next stage.
May 28, 2021 | 09:00
Farms neglecting agricultural production after installing rooftop solar power projects are being warned by local authorities to resume production soon in line with their project’s licences or face sanctions.
May 08, 2021 | 08:00
As Vietnam’s economy is experiencing significant growth, so is its demand for energy consumption. The industrial sector, followed by the transport one, requires the highest growth rate and in fact also consumes the largest amount of energy. Energy efficiency, among others, is an integral part of reaching economic growth with the lowest possible amount of CO2 emissions.
March 12, 2021 | 17:55
The new FiT for rooftop solar may be set at 5.3-5.8 US cents per kWh, instead of the 8.38 US cent that was applied to projects starting before the end of 2020.
February 04, 2021 | 08:00
Although Vietnam began to develop solar power plants just about three years ago, the initially achieved capacities have been outstanding. However, the short terms of the government’s previous two incentive programmes have left many projects stagnating, leading to unused potential.
January 28, 2021 | 09:00
Last year saw a contrast in wind and solar power development practices. Bui Van Thinh, chairman of the Binh Thuan Wind and Solar Energy Association, delves into the factors behind the situation and suggests a remedy.
December 09, 2020 | 16:02
The proposed dramatic reduction to the feed-in tariff risks seriously damaging the growth of Vietnam’s promising wind power sector, slowing down investment and the creation of new jobs and making it harder for the nation to meet growing energy demand, according to the Global Wind Energy Council.
September 24, 2020 | 18:24
An industry alliance led by the GWEC has called on Vietnam to urgently extend the wind energy Feed-in Tariff (FiT) scheme.
August 01, 2020 | 09:54
EVN would rather keep the deadline on the current FiT scheme for wind power, instead of the MoIT's proposal to extend it by two years.
May 28, 2020 | 09:00
Despite bankability concerns inherent in power purchase agreements, investing in renewable power is a bright spot in Vietnam as developers rush to take advantage of the current feed-in tariff. Some local developers, however, seem to be just in it for the money, harming the chances of latecomers and potentially causing delays in installation.
April 23, 2020 | 08:00
Vaibhav Saxena, foreign lawyer at Vietnam International Law Firm, discusses how Decision No.13/2020/QD-TTg will impact the Vietnamese solar power market.
April 22, 2020 | 14:00
With Vietnam struggling alongside the rest of the world in attempting to overcome the coronavirus pandemic, the government has taken solutions to fuel the energy sector. However, efforts to keep projects on track remain uncertain as investors’ confidence is hit by the ongoing crisis.
April 19, 2020 | 13:12
Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the MoIT proposed maintaining the FiT for wind power until December 2023, switching to bidding later.