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Online seminar: The possibility of integrating Renewable Energy into Vietnam’s power grid

14:00 - 17:00

As of December 2019, the total installed capacity of Vietnam’s power system is 56 GW, of which the main energy source for electricity production is coal thermal power (36%), hydroelectricity (30.3%). %), natural gas (13.3%), renewable energy including wind power (0.7%), solar power (8.4%), and small hydropower (6.6%). In the past 6 months, Vietnam’s electricity development policy has undergone great changes with the short and long-term orientations of the Party and Government. Most recently, on June 9, 2020, the Prime Minister agreed to the policy of adding about 7 GW of wind power (Document No. 693/TTg-CN) and 10.3 GW of solar power (Report 1968/ TTr-BCT) into the electricity development planning. The addition of a large number and at the same time wind and solar power projects focusing on a number of central and southern provinces poses a requirement to upgrade Vietnam’s power grid to keep up with the pace of development. development of the above projects.

The Vietnam Energy Transformation Initiative (VIET) has conducted a number of studies on Vietnam’s power grid to answer the following two questions:

Scenario for integrating wind and solar power into the power grid by 2022 for 3 regions of Central Highlands (Kon Tum, Dak Lak, Dak Nong, Lam Dong), South Central (Binh Dinh, Phu Yen, Khanh Hoa, Ninh Thuan) , Binh Thuan), Southwest region. This study identifies the capacity to release capacity, then proposes solutions to upgrade the power grid and substations as well as policy solutions.
The scenario of integrating offshore wind power into the grid in Vietnam by 2030 aims to shape offshore wind power clusters and grid development options in the next 10 years.
In order to have multi-dimensional discussions on the overall picture of the power system and the capacity to respond to capacity release for renewable energy projects, the Vietnam Energy Transformation Initiative (VIET) organized a seminar. online on “Possibility of integrating renewable energy into the Vietnamese power grid”. We will provide an interesting, insightful dialogue with the following content:


Update the current status of the power system, policies and some short-term power grid development plans to 2022, 2025.
Discussion based on research results on the possibility of integrating offshore wind power into Vietnam’s power grid by 2030
Discussion based on research results on the possibility of integrating wind power (near shore and onshore) and solar power into the grid by 2022.

Representatives of Vietnamese energy corporations:

Mr. Vo Quang Lam, Deputy General Director of EVN
Mr. Vu Mai Khanh, Deputy General Director of VietsovPetro
Representative of sponsors:

Mr. Tran Hong Ky, Senior Energy Specialist, representing WB
Investor representative:

Dr. Hoang Giang – President and CEO of Pacifico Energy VN and Mui Ne Solar Power
Mr. Bui Van Thinh – Chairman of Binh Thuan Wind Power Association, CEO of Thuan Binh Wind Power JSC
Representative scientists:

Dr. Nguyen Hong Phuong – Power Grid Modeling and Simulation Expert, VIET and TU/e ​​University, Netherlands
Dr. Ho Dinh Tham – Energy Regulator, IES Company, Sydney
Dr. Dinh Van Nguyen – Wind Power Segmentation and Evaluation Specialist, VIET and University College Cork, Ireland
MSc. Duong Viet Duc – Power grid design appraisal expert
MSc. Le Quoc Anh – An expert in modeling and designing the power grid system
Discussion Moderator: Ms. Ngo To Nhien, Energy Expert

Time: 14:00 – 17:00, Friday, June 19, 2020.

Format: Online discussion via Zoom (Link Zoom to connect online will be sent via registered email before 15:00 on June 18, 2020).

Languages: Vietnamese and English.

Composition: Management agencies, Investors, EPC, Investment Funds, commercial banks, experts, scientists, media agencies.

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