Remove 14,100 MW of coal plants from plan: ministry

By Anh Minh   July 28, 2022 | 02:45 am PT
Remove 14,100 MW of coal plants from plan: ministry
Electricians fix power cables in southern Bac Lieu Province. Photo by VnExpress/Nguyet Nhi
The Ministry of Industry and Trade wants coal-fired plants with a capacity of 14,120 megawatts scrapped from electricity production plans for Vietnam to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.

The plants were included in Power Development Plan 7 (for 2011-20) and have not been built due to delays. Now, the ministry does not want them to be part of Power Development Plan 8 (for 2021-30), which is being drafted.

The ministry also wants to reduce the ratio of coal-fired power sources from 25-31 percent in 2030 to around 10 percent in 2045.

No new coal-fired plant should be built after 2030, it said.

It wants to increase output from LNG-fueled and renewable plants to offset the cut in coal use.

It targets having 12,000-15,000 MW of renewables and 14,000 MW of liquefied natural gas plants in PDP 8.

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