Power structure balance required

Power structure balance required

Vietnam’s energy sector has been developing rapidly throughout the last few years, in which renewables show the strongest development.
Balancing out growth across power sources

Balancing out growth across power sources

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.
GE takes advantage of technologies to generate stable power

GE takes advantage of technologies to generate stable power

During the hardships of the pandemic, GE Gas Power has doubled down on advanced technologies to keep power plants running.
Successful commissions power substation in Ninh Thuan by Siemens Energy

Successful commissions power substation in Ninh Thuan by Siemens Energy

Households and businesses of Ninh Thuan have received a boost in power transmission after the successful commissioning of a 500kV power substation.
JICA-funded “LEAP” fund finances one of the largest solar power plants in Vietnam

JICA-funded “LEAP” fund finances one of the largest solar power plants in Vietnam

The ADB signed a loan agreement that utilises the LEAP fund by JICA to bankroll a solar power generation business in Vietnam.
Energy Capital Vietnam's LNG project added to Vietnam power planning

Energy Capital Vietnam's LNG project added to Vietnam power planning

The PM has recently assigned the MoIT to add an LNG power project developed by ECV to the National Power Development Plan.
US ties expand on back of power plans

US ties expand on back of power plans

Vietnam is diversifying its sources of power in the direction of reducing coal-fired power and raising the share of renewable energy and liquefied natural gas-based power, creating a new race for investors as well as helping to balance bilateral trade and deepen economic interests between the United States and Vietnam.
Dak Nong calls for investment in solar power project

Dak Nong calls for investment in solar power project

Dak Nong People's Committee has approved the addition of Duc An Solar Power Plant project to the list of projects calling for investment in 2018-2020.
SCIC fully divests Quang Ninh Thermal Power

SCIC fully divests Quang Ninh Thermal Power

SCIC wishes to fully divest its 11.42 per cent holding in Quang Ninh Thermal Power JSC at double the market price, expecting to collect $53.04 million.
Siemens to upgrade local steam plant into combined cycle power plant

Siemens to upgrade local steam plant into combined cycle power plant

Siemens will provide the equipment to upgrade the Hiep Phuoc 1 steam power plant in Ho Chi Minh City into a combined cycle power plant.
Vietnam towards cleaner energy with LNG power blend-policy outlook

Vietnam towards cleaner energy with LNG power blend-policy outlook

Vietnam foresees having a decent energy mix with clean power sources like renewables and the market seems upstream to consider LNG to enter into the energy mix.
KEMA Laboratories to change ownership from DNV GL to CESI

KEMA Laboratories to change ownership from DNV GL to CESI

DNV GL and CES – two industry leaders in the global energy sector – have signed an agreement to transfer the ownership of KEMA Laboratories to CESI.
$2.58 billion coal power project kicked off in Van Phong SAEZ

$2.58 billion coal power project kicked off in Van Phong SAEZ

Van Phong 1 coal-fired power plant developed by Van Phong Power Co., Ltd., is expected to start operation in 2023 with the generation capacity of 1,320MW.
Solar power a victim of its own success

Solar power a victim of its own success

Lured in by the feed-in tariff of 9.35 US cents for solar projects, investors are lining up for approval to generate gigawatts of power in the central provinces of Vietnam where solar irradiation is the strongest. However, the current grid is not ready to handle this incoming onslaught, putting renewable energy projects in risk and serving a valuable lesson for planners and latecomers. Phuong Thu reports.  
Gazprom approved to develop 340MW gas-to-power plant in Quang Tri

Gazprom approved to develop 340MW gas-to-power plant in Quang Tri

Gazprom EP International B.V has been approved in principle by the prime minister to develop a gas-to-power plant.
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