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Vietnam shoots past renewable energy target

Renewables account for 9 percent of Vietnam's energy mix now, already surpassing the target of 7 percent set for 2020.

Renewable energy sector sees increasing interest from foreign investors

Vietnam’s rising demand for power and easier investment conditions are drawing more foreign investors into the green energy sector. 

Power plants fuelled by oil a financial risk, EVN cautions

National power utility EVN says running oil-fuelled power plants to meet domestic demand will be a huge financial challenge.
July 25, 2019 | 09:55 am GMT+7

National power grid unable to cope with influx of new solar plants

Eighty one new renewable power plants began operations in the second quarter, overloading transmission lines.
July 05, 2019 | 08:12 pm GMT+7

Vietnam Electricty returns to profitability

Vietnam Electricity, the sole power distributor, has reported it was back in the black in 2018 after losing over $90 million in the previous year. 
June 22, 2019 | 07:58 am GMT+7

Legislators concerned by electricity monopoly

Lawmakers are unhappy that Vietnam’s monopoly electricity distributor is raising power tariffs at will because it has no competitor.
May 31, 2019 | 01:07 pm GMT+7

Hanoi pays consumers selling rooftop solar power to grid

Hanoi has begun to pay consumers who produce rooftop solar power and send back to the grid.
May 16, 2019 | 10:50 am GMT+7

Decks cleared for Saigon to pay consumers for rooftop solar power

Ho Chi Minh City’s electricity utility will start paying consumers who produce solar power from May 15.
May 02, 2019 | 03:29 pm GMT+7

Heat wave sends Saigon power consumption to 10-year high

The ongoing heat wave has pushed electricity consumption in Ho Chi Minh City to its highest in 10 years.
May 01, 2019 | 09:28 am GMT+7

Vietnam electricity prices to rise by 8.36 pct this month

The Ministry of Industry and Trade says electricity prices will go up 8.36 percent starting this month to cover rapidly rising costs.
March 07, 2019 | 02:12 pm GMT+7

Vietnam to build $3.3-bln gas power plant in central province

A gas-fired power plant will be built in the central Quang Ngai Province and it will go on stream in 2023.
March 01, 2019 | 10:27 am GMT+7

Vietnam inaugurates $1.27 billion thermal power plant

The 600 MW Thai Binh 1 Thermal Power Plant officially opened Thursday in the northern province of Thai Binh. 
February 16, 2019 | 08:55 am GMT+7

Vietnam may increase electricity prices next year

The Ministry of Industry and Trade and Vietnam Electricity (EVN) are saying that pressure’s increasing to raise power prices in 2019.
December 02, 2018 | 02:00 pm GMT+7

Vietnam to experience power cuts early 2019

The ongoing coal shortage could lead to power cuts in Vietnam early next year, Vietnam Electricity (EVN) has warned.
November 30, 2018 | 11:14 am GMT+7

Coal shortage could sap Vietnam’s energy

A serious coal shortage is threatening Vietnam’s power production plans even as the nation’s demand for energy rises.
November 28, 2018 | 03:32 pm GMT+7
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