Renewable Energy for Viet Nam
The next Power Development Plan 8 is a historical opportunity to chart the way towards a low-carbon power system for Viet Nam, and avoid locking it in a high-carbon social structure.
This report provides a technical and economic analysis of long-term energy and power development plans for Viet Nam, carried out by the Institute for Sustainable Futures in cooperation with the Vietnam Initiative for Energy Transition (VIET).
To undertake a sensitivity analysis of different energy system scenarios, we used various computer models: a GIS-based mapping tool to assess Viet Nam’s potential for utility-scale solar photovoltaic, onshore wind, and offshore wind power generation within the country’s space constraints; a long-term energy scenario model to develop mid- and long-term energy pathways for all sectors (power, industry, transport); a computer model that calculates future demands and load curves for the power sector to analyse Viet Nam’s power sector, subdivided in eight regions, with 1 hour resolution; and an open-source cost optimisation tool to optimise the costs of power generation.
This report was made possible with grant funding from European Climate Foundation to enable informed public discussion for development of economically and environmentally sustainable policies.