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It is necessary to have a breakthrough mechanism for developing the rooftop solar power projects

It is necessary to have a breakthrough mechanism for developing the rooftop solar power projects
Deputy Prime Minister Tran Hong Ha has just worked with leaders of the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) the Electricity of Vietnam (EVN), and a number of the relevant ministries and agencies to implement the goal in the Power Development Planning VIII (PDP VIII), which is 2030 Vietnam will have 50% of office buildings and 50% of residential houses use self-produce and self-consumption rooftop solar power projects (for on-site consumption, not selling electricity into the national electricity system).
AFD considers extending a new concessional loan to EVN

AFD considers extending a new concessional loan to EVN

Recently in Hanoi, Mr. Tran Dinh Nhan - General Director of Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) just had a working meeting with a high-level delegation of the French Development Agency (AFD) on cooperation between the two sides. Attending the meeting were Mr. Philippe Le Houerou - Chairman of the Board of Directors of the French Development Agency.
The Government directed EVN to develop the  'scenarios for lacking power and having to cut off the electricity

The Government directed EVN to develop the 'scenarios for lacking power and having to cut off the electricity

The Government Office issued Notice 216/TB-VPCP on June 8, 2023, at the conclusion of Deputy Prime Minister Tran Hong Ha at the meeting on the situation of electricity supply in the dry season in 2023. In conclusion, the Government requested Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) to develop scenarios for managing electricity supply according to the guidance of the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) including the scenarios of lacking power plants and having to cut off electricity.
Northern Vietnam lacks between 30 and 50 million kWh daily

Northern Vietnam lacks between 30 and 50 million kWh daily

The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has warned that the northern power grid faces a shortfall of approximately 4,350MW. It has a median daily generation of approximately 30.9 million kWh; however, the largest daily output can reach 50.8 million kWh.
EVN reported the 'dangerous and pressing status’ of the power supply to the MOIT

EVN reported the 'dangerous and pressing status’ of the power supply to the MOIT

The electricity of Vietnam (EVN) forecasted that in the next June and July, the North will enter the peak hot weather and the load of the national power system will increase higher than planned. With the hydrological situation and the slow progress of new power projects, the North would likely lack thousands of MW of electricity in this hot season.
The conclusions of the Government at April 23, 2023 on perfecting the PDP VIII

The conclusions of the Government at April 23, 2023 on perfecting the PDP VIII

The Government Office has just issued a notice on the conclusions of Deputy Prime Minister Tran Hong Ha at the meeting on perfecting the National Power Development Planning for the period of 2021 - 2030, with a vision to 2050 (PDP VIII). The Vietnam Energy Magazine quotes the following conclusion for readers' reference.
The proposal to increase power purchase agreement  for the small HPPs in Vietnam

The proposal to increase power purchase agreement for the small HPPs in Vietnam

The Vietnam Energy Association (VEA) has just sent a document to the Government, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, and the Electricity Regulatory Authority of Vietnam "The proposal to increase the power purchase agreement for the small hydroelectric plants in 2023".
Unifying electricity prices for the transitional renewable energy projects before March 31, 2023

Unifying electricity prices for the transitional renewable energy projects before March 31, 2023

The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) has just required Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) to urgently coordinate with the investors of the transitional wind and solar power projects to unify the electricity prices before March 31, 2023.
Accessing ‘efficiency of 'transmission power grid' funding by World Bank capital in Vietnam

Accessing ‘efficiency of 'transmission power grid' funding by World Bank capital in Vietnam

Recently, the World Bank's independent evaluation team (IEG team) of the World Bank (WB) worked with the Ministries, Agencies, National Power Transmission Corporation (EVNNPT), and the units for accessing the efficiency of Transmission power grid (TEP) funding by WB loan capital.
The Committee for Management of State Capital at the Enterprises  proposes to terminate operations of the A0 and a number of the TP companies

The Committee for Management of State Capital at the Enterprises proposes to terminate operations of the A0 and a number of the TP companies

The Committee for Management of State Capital at Enterprises (Committee) has just submitted to the Prime Minister for approval of the Project on restructuring the Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) in the period of 2021 - 2025. In this, the Committee proposed that EVN should hold 100% charter capital at the power transmission and distribution corporations, Thu Duc Thermal Power Company Limited, and proposed to terminate the operations of the National Load Dispatch Center (A0) and Thai Binh Thermal Power Company and Vinh Tan 4 Thermal Power Plant...
The working meeting of the MOIT and the Committee for the Management of the State Capital  at Enterprises with EVN, TKV, and PVN

The working meeting of the MOIT and the Committee for the Management of the State Capital at Enterprises with EVN, TKV, and PVN

Mr. Nguyen Hong Dien - Minister of Industry and Trade (MOIT) and Mr. Nguyen Hoang Anh - Chairman of the Committee for the Management of State Capital at Enterprises (the Committee) had a working meeting with the state-owned groups in the energy field as the Electricity of Vietnam (EVN), Vietnam National Coal and Mineral Industries Group (TKV) and Petroleum of Vietnam (PVN).
The working meeting between the French Development Agency and Electricity of Vietnam

The working meeting between the French Development Agency and Electricity of Vietnam

On February 17 and 18, 2023, Mr. Rémy Rioux - General Director of the French Development Agency (AFD), President of the International Development Finance Club (IDFC), and President of the Summit General Finance (FICS) visited and worked in Vietnam and Electricity of Vietnam (EVN). The visit is for preparing the Summit Conference on the New Summit Global Financial Agreement to be held in June 2023 in Paris.
The MOIT and Capital Management Committee discusses the financial balance solutions for EVN

The MOIT and Capital Management Committee discusses the financial balance solutions for EVN

On February 15 in Hanoi, Mr. Nguyen Hong Dien - Minister of Industry and Trade (MOIT), and Mr. Nguyen Hoang Anh - Chairman of the Committee for the Management of State Capital at Enterprises (CMSCE) co-chaired a meeting with the Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) to discuss a number of investment projects for developing the power plants and power grids, the financial balance of EVN in 2022 - 2023 and develop a plan for the average retail price of electricity in 2023.
Signing a credit contract for financing the Extended  Ialy Hydropower project

Signing a credit contract for financing the Extended Ialy Hydropower project

On February 14, 2023, in Hanoi, Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) and the Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam (AGRIBANK) held a ceremony to sign a credit contract worth VND 2,400 billion for the extended Ialy Hydropower Project. The extended Ialy Hydropower Project has been approved by the Prime Minister for investment policy, and its feasibility study project was approved by the Committee for Management of State Capital at Enterprises.
EVN and CSG discuss orientations for electricity cooperation in 2023

EVN and CSG discuss orientations for electricity cooperation in 2023

On the afternoon of February 13 in Hanoi, Mr. Duong Quang Thanh - Chairman of the Council Members of Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) had an online meeting with Mr. Meng Zhenping - Chairman of China Southern Power Grid Company Limited (CSG) for summarizing the projects and cooperation activities between the two sides in 2022 and exchanging orientations on development and cooperation in 2023.
Handing decisions on the investment policy of Son My 2 gas power plant project

Handing decisions on the investment policy of Son My 2 gas power plant project

On the morning of February 5, 2023, in the Conference on the Investment Promotion and Deployment of implementing the action plan of the Politburo Resolution No. 26-NQ/TW, happening in Quy Nhon City, Binh Dinh province, Mr. Nguyen Hong Dien, the Minister of Industry and Trade (MOIT) handed the decision on approving the investment policy of Son My 2 Gas Power Project (CCGT) with a capacity of 2.2 GW and a total investment of 1.8 billion US$ to Vietnam AES Company. The project is developed in Binh Thuan province having a 20-year contract with the Vietnamese Government.
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