Power production and purchase output and power
consumption from 2015-2019. Unit: Billion kWh
The EVN reported that the total production and
purchase power output climbed 10.6% to 117.38 billion kWh in the first half
of 2019, of which coal-fired thermal power rose by 24.7% and hydropower
decreased by 8.86%.
The EVN had to mobilized oil to generate 732 million
kWh to ensure power supply in the reviewed period.
Meanwhile, accumulated commercial power output in
the first six month was estimated at 100.95 billion kWh, or a year-on-year
increase of 10.01%, of which domestic commercial power output picked up
By the end of 2018, the EVN had supplied power to
all communes and about 99.37% households could access to electricity.
As power shortage is deems to take place in the
coming years, last month, the Government tasked inferior levels quicken
construction of 9 power projects to secure power supply until 2025.
The urgent power projects are Quang Trach I, Quang
Trach II, Dung Quat I, Dung Quat II, O Mon III and O mom IV, and expansion
of Hoa Binh, Yaly, and Tri An hydropower plants.
In its latest resolution, the Government fixed
deadlines for commercial operation of the Song Hau 1 coal-fired power plant
and the Thai Binh 2 coal-fired power plant.
Accordingly, the Ministry of Industry and Trade to
put the first and the second turbine generator of the Song Hau 1 coal-fired
power plant into operation in the second and third quarter of 2021,
The ministry was also requested to ensure that the
first and the second turbine generator of the Thai Binh 2 coal-fired power
plant will come into operation by December 2020 and the first quarter of
Earlier in July this year, Prime Minister Nguyen
Xuan Phuc had tasked the Ministry of Industry and Trade to review a media
report saying many solar power plants are operating under capacity due to
national grid overload.
Viet Nam witnessed a boom in construction of solar
power plants thanks to the introduction of the Prime Minister’s Decision
No.11/2017/QD-TTg on mechanisms to encourage the development of solar power
Under the decision, all solar power plants across
the country shall enjoy a feed-in tariff (FIT) of 9.35 cents per
kilowatt-hour for a period of 20 years if they begin commercial operation
before June 30, 2019.
In the first six months of 2019, nearly 90 plants
with the combined design capacity of approximately 4,500 MW were connected
to the national grid, accounting for 10% of the national total capacity.
One of the biggest challenges for the power sector
is to implement transmission projects to absorb designed power capacity of
solar power plants as this process averagely takes about 3-5 years./.