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PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc has called on all sections of society to reduce power consumption to save at least 2 percent annually. The government has warned that ensuring adequate power supply for the next five years would be a challenge. The country now mainly depends on coal-fired power and hydropower. But major dams have kept running out […]

Wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has secured a wind turbine supply contract in Vietnam. As per the terms of the contract, SGRE will provide 25 of its SG 4.5-145 wind turbines to the 113MW Hoa Thang 1.2 wind farm. The facility is situated in the Binh Thuan province, on the South-Central coast of Vietnam.

‘Vietnam can leap the hurdles and take its place as an offshore wind leader’

Home to a population of over 96 million, Vietnam’s energy needs are ever-increasing and it is one of the most energy-intensive economies in the world. With more than 3,000km of coastline, Vietnam could become Asia’s future leader in offshore wind, but not without overcoming challenges.

$2.8-bln thermal power plant completed in central Vietnam

The 1,330-megawatt Nghi Son 2 Thermal Power Plant in the central province of Thanh Hoa, which can supply electricity to over six million households, has gone on stream.

$4 bln LNG plant asking price too low: trade ministry

The Ministry of Industry and Trade is concerned the investor of a $4-billion power plant won’t be able to commit to its proposed electricity price tag. The trade ministry supports inclusion of a 3,200 MW liquefied natural gas-fired power plant in the Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu as part of the national power plan. […]

$6 bln LNG-fired power plant planned in central Vietnam

A U.S.-Vietnamese joint venture wants to build a $6 billion liquefied natural gas-fired power plant in the central province of Thua Thien Hue.

2020: a dismal year for coal power

Plans for expansion in South and Southeast Asia were finally re-evaluated, with little prospect for a revival this year

2023 VinFast VF 8 First Drive Review: Testing Vietnam’s First EV for America

In the wake of Tesla’s industry-shaking success and the future promise of electric, autonomous mobility, would-be electric car companies are sprouting up everywhere. The floodgates have opened, with the last decade seeing more startups get off the ground than at any time since the dawn of the automobile. Most are already finding out the hard way that […]

25 years on, 500kV power line remains a technological feat

Part of the extra high voltage 500kV transmission line that runs through the south central province of Quảng Nam. — VNA/VNS Photo Ngọc Hà HÀ NỘI — May 27 this year will mark 25 years since Việt Nam’s first 500kV power transmission line was switched on, connecting the north and south of the country with an uninterrupted electricity […]

25th meeting of Mekong Council reviews work on river

Quang Ninh (VNA) – The 25th meeting of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Council was convened in Ha Long city, the northern province of Quang Ninh, on November 28. It brought together 120 delegates from the council’s four member countries of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. The commission’s dialogue partners – China and Myanmar, and […]