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Wind energy lacks momentum in Vietnam

Despite the Government’s push to develop wind power, Vietnam has only three wind farms that use this alternative source of energy, as the country lacks experts in the field and prices remain low. “With a 3,000 km-long coastline, Viet Nam has an overwhelming advantage for the development of wind power compared with other countries in … Continue reading Wind energy lacks momentum in Vietnam

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Vietnam’s wind power industry lacks momentum

Despite the Vietnamese government’s push to develop wind power, the country currently has only three plants that use this alternative source of energy, as it lacks experts in the field and power prices remain low, said experts. The current wind power buying price set by the government of 7. 8 U.S. cents, which includes 1 … Continue reading Vietnam’s wind power industry lacks momentum

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Vietnam, U.S. cooperate in developing renewable energy

The United States is willing to provide technical assistance and share experience in developing renewable energy in Vietnam, said U.S. Consul General Rena Bitter at a joint Vietnam-U.S. workshop on wind power cooperation in Vietnam’s southern Ho Chi Minh (HCM) City on Thursday.     The U.S. official noted that many U.S. agencies have committed … Continue reading Vietnam, U.S. cooperate in developing renewable energy

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Vietnam sets development of renewable energy top priority

Vietnam considers the development of renewable energy a top priority in its national climate change strategy as the country’s energy demands increase, according to experts from the National Energy Institute of Vietnam. The country’s aggregate energy demand is predicted to equate to 167 million tons of oil by 2030, well beyond its production capacity of … Continue reading Vietnam sets development of renewable energy top priority

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Wind energy in Vietnam: Bac Lieu Province builds 52 wind turbines

After construction, the wind farm will comprise of 62 wind turbines with the capacity to hold 99.2 megawatts. They are expected to generate about 320 million kilowatts per year. 52 wind turbines for the Bac Lieu Wind Power Plant in Vinh Trach Dong and Hiep Thanh Communes in Bac Lieu City were started construction of … Continue reading Wind energy in Vietnam: Bac Lieu Province builds 52 wind turbines

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U.S. helps develop wind energy in Vietnam

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has approved nearly 288,000 U.S. dollars in non-refundable Official Development Assistance (ODA) for a technical assistance project to develop wind power in Vietnam from now until August 2014. The project will contribute to evaluating the effect of integrating the wind power into the national electricity grid, defining the … Continue reading U.S. helps develop wind energy in Vietnam

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Vietnam to further tap wind energy resource

Vietnam has approved a 40.5 Megawatt wind power project in the country’s south-central coastal province of Ninh Thuan.   The project, to be undertaken by the Vietnam Electricity Investment and Construction Joint Stock Company (EVNIC), is divided into two phases, said Vietnam News Agency on Monday.   In the first phase this year, the project … Continue reading Vietnam to further tap wind energy resource

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Wind energy in Vietnam: new wind farm in Ninh Thuan

The south-central coastal province of Ninh Thuan has given approval in principle for Vietnam Electricity Investment and Construction Joint Stock Company (EVNIC) to deploy a wind farm using Russian technology with total designed capacity of 40.5 MW, Pham Hong Giang, general director of EVNIC, said. The first phase of the Cong Hai wind power project … Continue reading Wind energy in Vietnam: new wind farm in Ninh Thuan

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Vietnam’s 2nd wind-power project comes on line

Vietnam’s second wind-power project in southern Bac Lieu province was connected to the national electricity grid, local media reported on Thursday. Specifically, after nearly three years of construction, work on Phase 1 of the Bac Lieu wind-power project, the first one of this kind in the Mekong Delta, with installation of 10 turbines totaling 16 … Continue reading Vietnam’s 2nd wind-power project comes on line

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Wind energy in Vietnam: Phu Quy wind farm opens

The 6-megawatt Phu Quy wind farm in Phu Quy island district, Binh Thuan province began full operation on January 24, after a successful testing period in August, 2012. The wind farm, funded by the PetroVietnam Power Corporation, is the first one in Vietnam that uses both wind power and diesel to generate power. Built at … Continue reading Wind energy in Vietnam: Phu Quy wind farm opens

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Wind power in Vietnam

“Vietnam should immediately approve the buying and selling (Feed-in-Tariff) mechanism from renewable energy sources, in particular wind energy, improving up 12.00 centUS per kwh,” suggested Gueünter Reithmacher, chief representative of German International Cooperation Organization (GIZ) in Vietnam. According to the Article 16 of the Circular 32/2012/TT-BCT issued by the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) … Continue reading Wind power in Vietnam

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Wind energy in Vietnam: new wind farm in in Bac Lieu

The Bac Lieu-based Cong Ly Construction and Trading Co Ltd has relied on the efforts of 1, 000 workers over the past 18 months to install the wind turbines. Under the wind power project, 62 wind turbines with total capacity of 99.2 MW will be installed at a total cost of VND5,200 billion ($US250 million), … Continue reading Wind energy in Vietnam: new wind farm in in Bac Lieu

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Geothermal Energy in the Region – Asia Pacific

  The international demand for geothermal energy is heating up.   Asia Pacific, host to the world’s top producers of geothermal power, is poised to see significant growth as geothermal energy emerges as a viable source of green, reliable and cut-rate power.   While past geothermal usage is minimal, the region is expected to see a boom kindled by the convergence of the following … Continue reading Geothermal Energy in the Region – Asia Pacific

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