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mercredi 22 juillet 2015

Vietnam’s power utility to lose monopoly in 2016

Consumers in Vietnam will hopefully be able to buy electricity from sellers other than the country’s current sole power utility, Vietnam Electricity (EVN), as a wholesale power market is set for launch next year.

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samedi 28 mars 2015

US funds feasibility study for Vietnam offshore wind farm

The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has awarded grant money to private Vietnamese developer Cong Ly Ltd to study feasibility of a 300MW third phase of the Bac Lieu Wind farm in shallow waters of the Mekong Delta.

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jeudi 8 janvier 2015

Hydro-electric projects can spell trouble for the rural poor

One moment Dao A Phau was sitting in his riverside home in Ho, a mountain village not far from Vietnam’s border with China; the next he was under three feet (a metre) of water.

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dimanche 4 janvier 2015

Vietnam may crack down on dam investors

Vietnam’s agriculture minister warned that the country may launch a crackdown on dam investors in the wake of growing deforestation in the country, Thanh Nien News reported Thursday.

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mardi 9 décembre 2014

Wind power leader sees potential in Viet Nam

The world's leading wind energy company Vestas Wind Systems from Denmark yesterday said that it saw huge potential for windpower development in Viet Nam and promised to help the country make wind a sustainable energy solution.

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mardi 2 décembre 2014

Vietnam to cancel 31 hydropower plants in Central Highlands

Central government inspectors have called for the cancellation of 31 hydropower projects in Gia Lai Province.

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dimanche 5 octobre 2014

Vietnam may build casino on small, newly-electrified islands

A high-ranking banker and a senior economist have urged Vietnam to develop a casino and other hi-end tourism services on the central island of Ly Son and an islet off its coast just a few days after they were connected to the national power grid.

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mardi 12 août 2014

World Bank approves $500mn loan to improve Vietnam’s power transmission

The World Bank approved Thursday a loan of US$500 million to the Vietnamese government to improve the capacity, efficiency and reliability of the country’s electricity transmission in several key areas.

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jeudi 10 avril 2014

Vietnam gropes around to develop competitive electricity market

It’ll take Vietnam 10 more years to develop a competitive electricity market. This period is too long for some Vietnamese, who are eager to enjoy competitive electricity prices.

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mercredi 26 mars 2014

The nuclear power plan beyond Vietnam’s ability, Russian specialist

In the near future, 20% of electricity demand in Vietnam will be provided by nuclear power plants. International experts said the plan is ambitious but it is beyond Vietnam’s ability.

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jeudi 20 mars 2014

Power shortage looms large in southern Vietnam

While it was predicted earlier this year that electricity supply for the southern region would be under pressure in 2014, a recent gas leak at two gas-fueled power plants in the southernmost province of Ca Mau has only exacerbated the situation.

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samedi 1 mars 2014

Vietnam plans to operate ten nuclear power plants by 2030

Vietnam expects to finish building and start operating more than ten nuclear power engines with a total capacity of around 15,000 – 16,000 megawatts per year by 2030, the Department of Thermal and Nuclear Power has announced.

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lundi 10 février 2014

Vietnam’s dirty energy habits hard to kick, getting worse

Indirect subsidies for coal power means clean renewable energy sources cannot compete, experts say

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mercredi 29 janvier 2014

Vietnam says nuclear power plant delay won’t cause shortage

Vietnam will not suffer from power shortages due to the delay in construction of its first nuclear power plant until 2020 since around 10 thermal power plants would be built by then, the chief of the Vietnam Energy Association said.

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jeudi 16 janvier 2014

Vietnam delays building 1st nuclear power plant

Hanoi - Vietnam will delay the construction of its first nuclear power plant by six years, state media reported Thursday, amid concerns over safety and efficiency

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mercredi 1 janvier 2014

Vietnam power monopoly reveals price calculations, doubts linger

State-owned utility Electricity of Vietnam has finally published its price calculations after years of criticism for lack of transparency. However, doubts are still heavy.

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samedi 7 décembre 2013

Vietnam faces growing threat of power blackouts

Vietnam’s success in attracting investment, generating growth and adding jobs is under threat from looming shortages of what keeps modern economies running: electricity.

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dimanche 17 novembre 2013

Vietnam makes PM nod mandatory for all hydropower projects

Vietnam has decided that all future hydropower projects, irrespective of scale, will have to be approved by the Prime Minister.

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lundi 11 novembre 2013

Vietnam pushing ahead with nuclear power expansion

Vietnam is more committed than ever to meet its growing energy needs with nuclear power while its energy-hungry neighbors have become more cautious of the energy source after the Fukushima meltdown.

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lundi 21 octobre 2013

Inspectors refuse to hand report on Electricity of Vietnam violations to police

The Government Inspectorate, whose inspectors recently indicted the state-owned Electricity of Vietnam for investing in completely unrelated businesses, has refused to share their report with the police saying that requires government permission.

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jeudi 29 août 2013

Vietnam’s power grid is under strain. All kinds of fuses may blow

Hanoi - In 1894 Prince Henri d’Orléans published a book of his journey through France’s then-sprawling empire. His florid account was largely upbeat. Yet it soured along the northern coastline of Vietnam, where he lamented the “dilatory attitude of a red-tape administration” when it came to exploiting the area’s coal reserves.

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samedi 27 juillet 2013

Wind and solar opportunities in Vietnam

As one of the fastest growing economies in the region, Vietnam has seen its electricity demand grow by 15% per year during the last decade, and is expected to see an average annual growth between 11% and 16% until 2020.

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dimanche 20 janvier 2013

EVN forced to buy Chinese power

In 2012, in spite of many thermal power plants working at 70-80 percent of capacity, Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) had to buy power from China. EVN forced to buy Chinese power

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dimanche 13 janvier 2013

Wind power plants in Binh Thuan still awaiting capital

Sixteen wind power projects are expected to be developed in the central province of Binh Thuan, where there is a profuse wind source and favorable conditions for wind power plant development. However, the projects remain on paper, because they are still awaiting capital.

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lundi 24 décembre 2012

Vietnam to raise average power price by 5 pct as input costs rise

Vietnam will raise average electricity prices by five percent from tomorrow, the second increase in almost six months.

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jeudi 20 décembre 2012

Rivers in Vietnam utterly torn by hydropower plants

All the rivers in Vietnam, both small and big, have and would have hydropower plants on them. Scientists have expressed their worry that the river system would be torn, which would seriously damage the ecological environment and people’s livelihood.

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vendredi 7 décembre 2012

Vietnam electricity to increase rates in 2013

By mid-December the Ministry of Industry and Trade will submit to the Government a specific adjustment plan to increase electricity prices in 2013.

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mercredi 14 novembre 2012

Viet Nam embraces wind power

HA NOI — As an experienced country in wind power development, Denmark was willing to share knowledge and technology with Viet Nam and help tap the country's huge potential for this form of renewable energy, said Danish Minister of Climate, Energy and Building Martin Lidegaard.

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samedi 6 octobre 2012

New turbine in Bac Lieu's wind-power project ready for generation

BAC LIEU – The 10th turbine in southern Bac Lieu Province's sea wind-power project was installed successfully two days ago, completing the first phase of the project.

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dimanche 30 septembre 2012

Son La hydropower plant fully operational

HCMC – The No.6 turbine, which is also the last component of the Son La hydropower plant, on Wednesday began generating electricity to the national power grid, taking total output of the six-station plant to 10 billion kWh annually.

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