NEWS RELEASE                                                                                         AUGUST 2015

By 2030 Fifty-SixPercent of Vietnamese Electrical Capacity will be Coal

Vietnam will add over 50,000 MW of coal-fired capacity by 2030. This will equal nearly 20 percent of the present coal capacity in the U.S. and will equal planned U.S retirements. To put it another way, the combined coal-fired capacity of the U.S. and Vietnam is presently 280,000 MW and it will be the same in 2030.


In 2014, annual coal consumption was 19.1 million tons, a 21 percent increase over 2013. Coal consumption has continued to increase in 2015 as unseasonably hot weather contributed to a decline in hydropower generation. Vietnam is still in the process of developing its coal mining sector and must import relatively higher-priced coal. State-owned PetroVietnam (PV) is seeking to purchase 11 million tons of coal per year starting in 2017 to supply Vietnam's domestic power industry.

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World Power Generation Projects
Project Location

   Location    Comment      Project    Title      Startup    Date  
 Tra Vinh province  Duyen Hai 1 2015
 Tra Vinh province  Duyen Hai 2 2020
 Tra Vinh Province  Duyen Hai 3-3 supercritical power plant-EVN 2018
  Soc Trang Province  Long Phu 1 supercritical power plant-PetroVietnam 2017
  Near Ho Chi Minh City,
    Soc Trang Province
 Long Phu II-Vietnam National Coal and Mineral Industries 2019
 Quang Ninh  Mong Duong 1 CFB power plant-Electricity of Vietnam 2015
 Quang Ninh  Mong Duong 2-AES 2017
 Nam Dinh Province  Nam Dinh 1 CFB power plant--Vinacomin 2020
 Phuoc Dinh Commune  Ninh Thuan 1-1,2 nuclear power plant-EVN 2025
 Phuoc Dinh Commune  Ninh Thuan 1-3,4 nuclear power plant 2025
    O Mon 2 power plant-Can Tho Thermal Power Co. 2015
 Quang Binh  Quang Trach 1 power plant-Vietnam Oil and Gas 2016
 Binh Thuan Province  Son My 1,2,3-International Power, Sojitz, Thai Binh Duong   Joint Stock Co. 2018
    Song Hau 1-PetroVietnam 2018
 Hau Giang  Song Hau 2-Toyo Ink Group 2022
    Thai Binh 1-EVN 2018
 My Loc commune, Thai  Thuy District Thai Binh   Province  Thai Binh 2-PetroVietnam 2016
 Quang Ninh Province  Thang Long power plant 2015
 Binh Thuan Province  Vinh Tan 4 power project-Vietnam Energy 2018
 Ha Tinh Province  Vung Ang 3-PetroVietnam 2022

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