New power generation sources proves scant

New power generation sources proves scant

Diversifying power sources to feed the national grid has become imperative as the majority of power comes from hydropower plants, which are at the mercy of climate conditions.
Transmission boost to remove major power bottlenecks

Transmission boost to remove major power bottlenecks

Structural changes to remove the bottlenecks for power generation and create competition in the energy sector are necessary, according to local experts, for example by allowing private investments in the transmission system.
Nation lacking coal supply for sufficient power generation

Nation lacking coal supply for sufficient power generation

Vietnam is in the midst of a major coal shortage due to falling imports, rising energy demand, and transmission limitations, with the issue not only deepening risk of power shortages this summer but also affecting economic recovery.
PM stresses urgent need for keeping power supply, demand balanced

PM stresses urgent need for keeping power supply, demand balanced

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh chaired a meeting in Hanoi on April 3 to look into the electricity supply and the provision of coal and gas for power generation.
All economic sectors can join power generation, PM Phuc says

All economic sectors can join power generation, PM Phuc says

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc emphasized that all economic sectors can join power generation while he was addressing a meeting on mechanisms for development of power sources and networks.
US firms interested in expansion in Vietnam

US firms interested in expansion in Vietnam

Although US President Donald Trump wants US firms to focus on domestic business, they are still looking to expand in Vietnam.
Government may continue to regulate power prices

Government may continue to regulate power prices

The government may continue to regulate power prices instead of handing over the entire decision to the state-owned Electricity of Vietnam Group (EVN).
Competitive power market postponed

Competitive power market postponed

The official launch of Vietnam ’s competitive power generation market has been postponed three months to next April instead of the beginning of next year as scheduled.
Power players in state of shock and awe

Power players in state of shock and awe

In a bid to ease severe power shortages, the government has tasked state-owned groups with playing a key role in developing power projects in the coming decade. But, these groups are complaining about a lack of ready cash for power investments.