Government to have new policy on purchase of solar power soon

Government to have new policy on purchase of solar power soon

Nearly a week after the Vietnam Electricity (EVN) stopped receiving grid connection and purchasing solar power following Decision No.13/2020 signed on April 6, last year, by the Prime Minister on the mechanism to encourage the development of solar power in Vietnam, which expired after December 31, last year, investors are anxiously waiting for new regulations.
A solar power and wind power complex in Ninh Thuan Province (Photo: SGGP)

High expectations on renewable energy

Renewable energy (RE) projects from wind, sunlight, and biomass are expected to make up for the shortage of electricity supply and gradually replace thermal and hydroelectric sources of power. This is especially important in the context that thermal power plants, especially small hydroelectric power plants, are negatively affecting the environment.
Electrical workers operate a substation to supply power for households. (Photo: SGGP)

Power supply excessive, power grids insufficient

Rapid development of solar power plants has led to overloading on the transmission lines and electrical substations from 110kV to 500 kV in Ninh Thuan and Binh Thuan provinces. Meanwhile, overhead power line projects to transmit power generated by solar power plants have faced several difficulties, especially obstacles in site clearance.
Solar power capacity hits 4,464 MWs

Solar power capacity hits 4,464 MWs

The National Electric System Moderation Center, announced that 82 solar power plants with total capacity of 4,464 megawatts (MWs) have been checked conditions and successfully energized by June 30.
Wakening up potentials of solar power

Wakening up potentials of solar power

The Prime Minister has recently signed a decision to add the Loc Ninh solar power project in Binh Phuoc Province to the plan to develop national power generation with capacity of 800 MWp.
Workers install solar panels on the roof of a building. (Photo: SGGP)

City promotes development of solar power

The People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City has recently promulgated an energy saving program to encourage the development of renewable energy, of which solar energy will be given the priority.