Appendix of “Ability to release capacity for wind power and solar power in 2022” report


As of December 2019, the total installed capacity of Vietnam’s power system is about 54.9 GW, of which coal-fired power accounts for 36%, hydro power has the share of 30.3%, natural gas-fired power has 13.3%, renewables including wind power have 0.7%, solar power has 8.4%, small hydro power has 6.6%.

In the past 6 months, Vietnam’s power source development policy has significantly changed in terms of both the Communist Party and the Government’s short-term and long-term orientations. Most recently, in June 2020, the Prime Minister approved an addition of 7 GW of wind power (Document No. 693/TTg-CN dated June 9th, 2020 and Document No. 795/TTg-CN dated June 25th, 2020) and 10.3 GW of solar power (Proposal No. 1968/TTr-BCT dated March 19th, 2020) to the Power Development Plan.

The study, therefore, aims at evaluating the power evacuation capacity of the grid to 2022 to put forwardrecommendations on the generating capacity of renewable energy plants, including wind power, and solutions for the transmission grid to meet the operating requirements