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Oil-fired electricity production to triple as dams go dry

Vietnam's oil-fired power generation is set to triple next year as a water shortage threatens production amid rising demand.

Trade ministry seeks sanction for private firm to install transmission line

The Ministry of Industry and Trade wants a private company to install a power transmission line in the central region, hitherto a state monopoly.

Vietnam urged to stop building new coal-fired power plants

A halt to investment in new coal-fired power plants is required to check the trend of increasing coal consumption, a report warns.
November 05, 2019 | 03:57 pm GMT+7

Asia must quit 'coal addiction': UN chief

The UN chief on Saturday warned Asia to quit its "addiction" to coal, as climate change threatens millions of people vulnerable to rising sea levels.
November 03, 2019 | 02:00 pm GMT+7

Vietnam to start importing natural gas in 2021

Vietnam has to import 1-4 billion cubic meters of liquefied natural gas a year in 2021-25 to meet the growing power demand.
September 13, 2019 | 02:46 pm GMT+7

Southeast Asia's largest solar farm begins operations in southern Vietnam

A 420 MW solar power project, the largest of its kind in Southeast Asia, has officially started production in Tay Ninh.
September 09, 2019 | 07:52 am GMT+7

Vietnam to import more electricity from Laos, China

Vietnam plans to import electricity to overcome the imminent electricity shortage caused by delays in building new power plants.
July 18, 2019 | 01:00 pm GMT+7

New solar plants overload Vietnam national grid

A spate of solar plants seeking to benefit from the government's pricing incentive of 9.35 cents per kWh are overloading the national grid.
July 10, 2019 | 08:17 am GMT+7

Southern provinces set to suffer power shortage

Delays in many electricity projects threaten the south of Vietnam with power shortages next year, the industry ministry says.
June 12, 2019 | 05:16 pm GMT+7

Legislators vote against government proposal on project classification

Lawmakers on Tuesday voted against a government bill which they felt would undermine parliament’s oversight over major national projects.
June 04, 2019 | 05:58 pm 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

Lawmakers fear new bill could weaken parliament’s oversight

National Assembly deputies are concerned a new government proposal could take away their power to approve major national projects.
May 29, 2019 | 03:46 pm GMT+7

Power consumption surges as summer heats up

Vietnam is seeing a surge in electricity demand as summer heat intensifies while water shortage constrains power production.
May 20, 2019 | 10:32 am 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

Vietnam to examine potential issues with recent power price hike

Government inspectors will study the latest power price adjustment that saw electricity bills go up by 8.36 percent from March 20.
May 04, 2019 | 09:29 am GMT+7
 
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