Lenders energise foreign-owned power projects

Lenders energise foreign-owned power projects

A handful of local and foreign banks are leveraging their insights and optimising financial resources to promote energy and power transition in Vietnam, thus contributing to the country’s sustainable national energy policy.
Inconsistencies deter power plan feasibility

Inconsistencies deter power plan feasibility

The Ministry of Planning and Investment has pointed out a series of limitations within the newest draft of the National Power Development Plan VII, asking the Ministry of Industry and Trade to supplement missing content and adjust existing calculations.
BayWa r.e. launches new services in Vietnam

BayWa r.e. launches new services in Vietnam

Global renewable energy developer, service provider, and distributor BayWa r.e. has added new services to its "on-the-ground" operation in Vietnam.
IEREA 2021 – First step of a long-term dialogue for Vietnam renewable energy auction

IEREA 2021 – First step of a long-term dialogue for Vietnam renewable energy auction

Government agencies and relevant stakeholders learned about international experiences to establish a legal framework for renewable energy auctions in Vietnam.
Tackling dispute resolution with lessons from India

Tackling dispute resolution with lessons from India

The Law on Public-Private Partnership Investment 2020 opened the door for auctions to select investors of certain renewable energy projects.
Moving to AWS Cloud a chance for companies in Asia-Pacific to reduce carbon footprint

Moving to AWS Cloud a chance for companies in Asia-Pacific to reduce carbon footprint

Migrating workloads to the cloud can reduce carbon emissions by 78 per cent, according to a new study by 451 Group announced by AWS.
Coal conundrum ahead forces Vietnam to rethink priorities

Coal conundrum ahead forces Vietnam to rethink priorities

While the pressure on the environment and issues like climate change are increasing, it remains difficult for Vietnamese companies and the government to turn away from fossil fuels completely.
Companies continue opting for rooftop solar solutions

Companies continue opting for rooftop solar solutions

After a boom period thanks to feed-in tariff incentives in Vietnam over recent years, investors and developers are keeping their faith in the country’s solar rooftop potential thanks to high demand.
Greenpeace urges Samsung to switch  to renewables in two key markets

Greenpeace urges Samsung to switch to renewables in two key markets

Greenpeace is urging Samsung to use 100 per cent renewable energy in South Korea and Vietnam to meet its net-zero commitment and climate goals.
Power plan revised to render market more competitive

Power plan revised to render market more competitive

The government this month requested the Ministry of Industry and Trade to review and re-submit the Power Development Plan VIII as the scheme is geared towards speeding up establishment of a competitive electricity market.
Energy mix for Vietnam with LNG-to-power 

Energy mix for Vietnam with LNG-to-power 

Supported by the favourable geographical and natural conditions and constrained by the restrictions on thermal power projects in the last few years, Vietnam has been promoting the concept of using liquefied natural gas for power production. Vaibhav Saxena and Tu Hue Anh from Vilaf law firm delve into the opportunities and key obstacles under the new rules.
Samsung seeks direct energy route

Samsung seeks direct energy route

The investment legal framework for Vietnam’s renewable energy market could change if Samsung gets government approval to buy renewable energy directly from power generators.
Authorities cracking down on agricultural pretenders

Authorities cracking down on agricultural pretenders

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.
PDP8 delay to unlock more cost-effective renewables

PDP8 delay to unlock more cost-effective renewables

The past 12 months have been a period of intense activity for Vietnam’s power sector.
DPPA pilot to prompt low-carbon adoption

DPPA pilot to prompt low-carbon adoption

Vietnam’s much-awaited direct power purchase agreement pilot will be an effective tool for global companies to meet their sustainability commitments, but it remains to be seen how Vietnam can meet the green energy demand from global businesses.
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