Infrastructure

Electricity infrastructure

Mekong pilot program to monitor impact of Lao dams on lower basin

Transboundary environmental impacts of Laos’ Xayaburi and Don Sahong dams will be monitored under a two-year program following a call for more data transparency.Joint Environment Monitoring of Mekong Mainstream Hydropower Projects (JEM) aims to “systematically collect, generate and share reliable and scientific data and information ...

Sen

ADB, DHD deal to provide first large-scale floating solar PV in Vietnam

On 2/10, The Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a $37 million loan agreement with Da Nhim – Ham Thuan – Da Mi Hydro Power Joint Stock Company (DHD) to finance the installation of a 47.5 megawatt (MW) peak floating photovoltaic (PV) solar power facility on ...

Construction of Vietnam's first LNG terminal to begin next month

State-run PetroVietnam Gas Corporation (PV Gas) and its partners plan to start construction of the country’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in southern Vietnam next month. The Thi Vai LNG terminal in Ba Ria – Vung Tau Province is expected to come on stream by 2022.Under ...

Hung Le

The roles of stakeholders in outlining hydro-power master plan in the Mekong River basin

Environmental experts gathered at a conference held in Hanoi on September 11, discussing the important roles of stakeholders in outlining hydropower master plan and protecting water resources in the Mekong River basin.The event was organised by the Centre for Sustainable Development of Water Resources And ...

Ly Thanh Huong

New technologies needed to boost energy efficiency

Applying new technologies is considered an effective way to save energy in industry amidst surging demand and certain problems in power supply, heard a forum in Hanoi on August 21.Although the power demand growth rate for the time ahead will slow down to about 8.5 ...

Central Highland provinces enhance development of renewable energy

In recent years, Central Highland provinces, mainly Dak Lak and Gia Lai, have attracted a number of domestic and foreign investors to survey and invest in solar and wind power. So far, many projects have been implemented and put into operation, significantly contributing to ensuring national ...

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. The overload began in June when a large number of plants went on stream simultaneously to beat the June 30 deadline to enjoy price incentives of 9.35 U.S. cents per kWh feed-in ...

Nguyen Hoai

Vietnam eyes power imports from China, Laos

Vietnam might have to import power from China and Laos after 2020, says a senior official. “There is a real risk of power shortages in 2021-2023, and the risk will get higher if consumption surpasses forecasts in the coming years,” Hoang Quoc Vuong, Deputy Minister of ...

Anh Minh

Measures sought to make effective use of waste from thermal power plants

Making effective use of waste from thermal power plants to save natural resources and protect the environment is urgent given Vietnam’s increasing demand for electricity.Keep reading ...

VNA Reporter

HCMC encourages waste-to-energy projects, offering opportunity to investors

More than 40 investors have expressed willingness to develop plants which burn waste to generate electricity. Director of the HCMC Department of Natural Resources and the Environment Nguyen Toan Thang said at a conference calling for investment in WTE that with the annual growth rate of ...

Chi Mai

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