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Vietnam gives power monopoly the power to hike prices

Depending on cost changes, EVN will be allowed to raise prices by up to 10 percent every six months without seeking gov't approval.

Vietnam’s power prices high due to monopoly’s multi billion-dollar debt: official

Electricity of Vietnam owes $9.7 billion, and often blames losses for hiking prices.

Thousands of jobs at risk over spat between Vietnam coal corporation and power group

Imported coal is currently cheaper than what's available on the domestic market, so which industry should the government support?
June 20, 2017 | 03:17 pm GMT+7

Vietnam’s state power giant reports $32 million loss, blames stronger yen

Power prices could go up but economists say forex changes should not be an excuse.
November 07, 2016 | 01:32 pm GMT+7

Hanoi power firm switches online with new payment options

Customers can now pay for their electricity at local banks.
September 20, 2016 | 04:20 pm GMT+7

Southern Vietnam faces power starvation

Power cuts are a huge issue for the industrial and manufacturing sectors in southern Vietnam.
September 10, 2016 | 06:35 am GMT+7

Vietnam to cut off gas supplies to power plants

The Nam Con Son pipeline fires up more than 20 percent of the country's power demands.
September 06, 2016 | 02:46 pm GMT+7

Vietnam utility cuts power purchases from China

Vietnam Electricity refrained from buying electricity from China last month following a surge in domestic output.
September 03, 2016 | 04:39 pm GMT+7

Vietnam to quicken share sales in EVN in push for wholesale power market by 2017

Vietnam’s sole retail power supplier is going to open up to private and foreign investors.
August 16, 2016 | 01:54 pm GMT+7

Conservationists cringe at wildlife farming in Vietnam

Say it is fueling consumption rather than protecting endangered species. 
August 03, 2016 | 05:35 pm GMT+7

Vietnam shifts to domestic funding to finance public spending

With the country hitting middle-income status, overseas credit is drying up.
July 19, 2016 | 07:51 am GMT+7

EVN hooks up power deal with China on rising demand

Vietnam Electricity (EVN) has inked an agreement to purchase electricity from China from 2016-2020.
July 08, 2016 | 01:42 pm GMT+7

Vietnam's coal imports jump to record high as summer comes

Vietnam raised its imports of coal to an all-time record high to 1.3 million tons in May, surging 151.8 percent from a year earlier as demand for the fuel rises in the summer ...
June 18, 2016 | 10:03 pm GMT+7

Mercury rises to 40C as Hanoi scorched by heat wave

The current heat wave that's got Vietnam sweating is likely to continue heating up the northern region and central coast provinces over the next two to three days.
June 14, 2016 | 06:08 pm GMT+7

Vietnam plans to power up its Spratly Islands

Vietnam Electricity (EVN), the country’s power monopoly, said it had finished surveying the Spratly Islands to build a power grid across the archipelago, Vietnam News Agency ...
June 09, 2016 | 06:42 pm GMT+7