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Deputy PM: Việt Nam encourages renewable energy development

Update: August, 16/2019 - 10:21

 

Deputy Prime Minister Trịnh Đình Dũng hosts General Director of Norway’s Scatec Solar company Raymond Carlsen in Hà Nội. — VNA/VNS Nguyễn Dân

HÀ NỘI — Deputy Prime Minister Trịnh Đình Dũng has stated the Vietnamese Government always encourages the development and effective use of renewable energy, towards sustainable socio-economic development. 

During a reception in Hà Nội on Thursday for General Director of Norway’s Scatec Solar company Raymond Carlsen, Deputy PM Dũng said the country needs an estimated 90,000MW of electricity by 2025 and around 130,000MW by 2030, he said, adding the current main sources of power for Việt Nam are still thermal and hydropower, accounting for 40 per cent of total output.

However, the potential of those sources has dropped, hence the Government’s policy to encourage renewable energy through solar and wind power.

Expressing support for Scatec Solar’s solar power project, the Deputy PM wished the company would promote partnership with Vietnamese counterparts and invest in technological products for the industry. 

The Deputy PM asked the company to hold working sessions with Vietnamese ministries and agencies on issues regarding project approval.

Carlsen said Scatec Solar has experience in helping developing countries implement renewable energy projects, which is an advantage.

He added that his company plans to invest in the Trị An floating solar power plant in the southern province of Đồng Nai with a total capacity of 1,000MW, as well as develop a system to produce solar panels for export. 

It is also connecting with Vietnamese universities to make it easier for students to get internship in the company’s factories. — VNS

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