Singapore to import 1.2 GW electricity from Vietnam by 2035

By Dat Nguyen   October 24, 2023 | 10:01 pm PT
Singapore to import 1.2 GW electricity from Vietnam by 2035
Wind turbines are seen in the central province of Quang Tri. Photo by VnExpress/Hoang Tao
Singapore has issued permits to a company to import 1.2 gigawatts of low-carbon electricity from Vietnam as part of its plan to import 4 GW by 2035.

Sembcorp Utilities Pte Ltd would source it from offshore wind power plants and potentially other sources developed by Petrovietnam Technical Services Corporation, a release from the Singapore Energy Market Authority said Tuesday.

The electricity will be transmitted from Vietnam to Singapore through new subsea cables that will run a distance of around 1,000km.

The imports from Vietnam could potentially constitute 10% of Singapore’s requirements, The Straits Times newspaper reported.

Sembcorp is a subsidiary of energy firm Sembcorp Industries.

Vietnam and Singapore signed a memorandum of understanding for energy cooperation in October last year.

In 2021 Minister for Trade and Industry Gan Kim Yong announced plans to import up to 4 GW of low-carbon electricity by 2035.

Approvals have also been given for importing 2 GW from Indonesia and 1 GW from Cambodia.

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