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Category: Vietnam Renewable Energy News

Vietnam renewable energy news coverage is extensive with the country committed to reaching net-zero emissions by 2050. This category monitors news media coverage of Vietnam’s renewable energy transition including key regulations, investments, and progress meeting its green energy goals.

Vietnam coal power profits surge, but renewables, gas struggle

Coal power plants in Vietnam are reporting bumper profit increases of up to 1,424 percent on the back of poor weather conditions dampening hydropower outputs, Tuoi Tre is reporting. It also states that gas power projects have also not fared well, saying this was due to reduced outputs and lower

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Offshore wind in Vietnam unlikely before 2028

The Investor is covering the Global Wind Energy Council’s Global Wind Report 2024, which says Vietnam will not have offshore wind power before 2028. The report cites the underdevelopment of Vietnam’s grid and regulatory gaps as key challenges facing offshore wind development in Vietnam. Of note, Vietnam’s Power Development Plan

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Vietnam looking to import wind power from Laos on lower prices

Vietnam is considering importing wind power from Laos because it’s cheaper, Tuoi Tre is reporting. One project in Laos is offering electricity at 7 cents per kilowatt hour whereas wind power projects in Vietnam that were online before November 1, 2021 receive 9.8 cents per kilowatt hour per a renewable

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Vietnam wind power project up for grabs in mortgagee auction

Vietnam’s Agribank is auctioning off the Phong Dien 1 wind power plant with a starting price of VND1,205 billion (US$49.6 million) after the firm behind the project Vietnam Renewable Energy Engineering (VREE) failed to meet its debt obligations , The Investor is reporting. Background: Wind power producers were offered very

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Vietnam’s Just Energy Transition Partnership released at COP28

Vietnam revealed its Just Energy transition Partnership agreement on Friday at COP28, with the bulk of the funding to be provided in the form of loans for hydropower projects, Climate Home News is reporting. The agreement is mostly made up of loans as opposed to the grants that Vietnam wanted,

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Chinese solar firm to increase Vietnam investment almost two-fold

Trina Solar, a Chinese solar panel manufacturer is to increase its investment in Vietnam by US$420 million dollars bringing its total investment in the country to US$900 million, Tuoi Tre is reporting. Of note, solar panels exported from China to the US are subject to antidumping duty (ADD) and countervailing

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JETP agreement financing mostly market-rate lows, few grants

The US$15.5 billion Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP) agreement developed by the G7 and a handful of other countries to help Vietnam wean itself off coal is mostly market-rate loans that Hanoi didn’t really want and only US$300 million worth of grants, Reuters is reporting.  Why it matters: Vietnam was

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Chinese solar cell maker to build new factory in northern Vietnam

China’s Boway intends to build a 20-hectare, US$114 million solar cell factory in northern Vietnam’s Hai Duong province, The investor is reporting. This is part of a number of major investments in its manufacturing operations across northern Vietnam. All-up it reportedly has plans to invest US$350 million Hai Dunong alone.

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Chinese solar factory starts operating in northern Vietnam

China’s Jingko Solar has started operating a new US$709 million factory in Vietnam’s northern province of Quang Ninh, The Investor is reporting. The new 31.3-hectare factory is expected to employ 4,500 workers when fully operational and generate revenue of US$4.07 billion annually.

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Back to the drawing board for PDP8 deployment plan

A draft deployment plan for the Power Development Plan 8 (PDP8) has been sent back to the Ministry of Industry and Trade for revisions due to a lack of detail, particularly on offshore wind, according to The Investor. Why it matters: Doubts have already been raised about Vietnam’s ability to

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Electricity purchase prices to be higher in low-sun areas: MOIT

The Ministry of Industry and Trade has floated the idea of paying different prices for renewables produced in different regions, according to VN Express. Essentially the argument is that to encourage the development of solar projects in areas where there is less sun, power generators should be paid more. Eds

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