Thailand to import more electricity from Laos World

Thailand to import more electricity from Laos

The State-run Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) plans to import an additional 1,200 megawatts of electricity from hydroelectric power plants in Laos under a long-term purchase contract, reported the local newspaper Bangkok Post.
Mitsubishi to invest in 600-MW wind power project in Laos World

Mitsubishi to invest in 600-MW wind power project in Laos

Japanese trading conglomerate Mitsubishi Corp. is planning to cooperate with Thailand’s renewable-energy developers to develop a massive onshore wind farm in Laos that will supply electricity to Vietnam, Nikkei Asia reported on June 17.
Coal, hydro power to give way to renewables Business

Coal, hydro power to give way to renewables

Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) plans to mobilise 32 billion kWh of renewable energy, including 26.3 billion kWh of solar power, meaning the output of coal-fuelled and hydro-power plants will be reduced.
Samsung Electronics seeks direct purchase of renewable energy Business

Samsung Electronics seeks direct purchase of renewable energy

Samsung Electronics Vietnam is seeking support from the Vietnamese Government to enter into a direct power purchase agreement (DPPA) scheme that will enable it to directly purchase renewable energy from producers, heard a recent meeting between its CEO Choi Joo Ho and Minister of Industry and Trade Nguyen Hong Dien.
EVN sets to become major economic group Business

EVN sets to become major economic group

The Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) Group targets becoming a major economic group with sustainable and efficient operations in tandem with market orientations, according to a strategy on its development to 2030 and vision to 2045 approved by the Prime Minister.
Business environment fairer for all economic sectors: VCCI Chairman Business

Business environment fairer for all economic sectors: VCCI Chairman

Vietnam’s business environment has become safer and fairer for all economic sectors, with improved public administrative service delivery and declining informal fees, Chairman of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) Vu Tien Loc told a workshop in Hanoi on April 20.
Rooftop solar power to have new price mechanism this month Business

Rooftop solar power to have new price mechanism this month

The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) will issue a new price mechanism for rooftop solar power this month, with prices likely to fall to below 6 US cents per kWh, according to Hoang Tien Dung, Director of the ministry’s Electricity and Renewable Energy Department.
99.54% households have access to electricity Society

Infographic99.54% households have access to electricity

Bringing electricity to the country's most far-flung is one of the most important and impressive achievements Vietnam has made since the national reunification, with the number of households having access to electricity increasing from 2.5% in 1975 to 99.54% in 2020.
Power transmission output up 2 percent in 2020 Business

Power transmission output up 2 percent in 2020

Vietnam’s electricity transmission output hit more than 203.8 billion kWh in 2020, fulfilling the plan set by Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) and representing a year-on-year increase of 2 percent, according to General Director of the Electricity of Vietnam National Power Transmission Corporation (EVNNPT) Pham Le Phu.