The seminar aims to let experts, businesses and stakeholders give suggestions and recommendations for the National Power Development Plan for the period 2021-2030, with a vision to 2045 (Electricity Planning). VIII).
In February 2021, the Ministry of Industry and Trade announced the Draft Power Planning Project VIII to provide a roadmap for electricity production in the next 10 years. Accordingly, the draft Power Master Plan VIII is built based on Resolution 55 of the Politburo on strategic orientations for national energy development, with two main orientations: “Synchronous, rational and diversified development” chemical energy; prioritize the exploitation, exhaustive and efficient use of renewable energy, new energy and clean energy” and “prioritize the development of gas power, with a reasonable roadmap to reduce the proportion of coal power”.
The focus on renewable energy sources and natural gas represents a change in the new draft from the Power Plan VII, which focused on developing a series of coal-fired power plants to compete with rising demand. electricity growth in the country.
Assessing the shortcomings affecting the feasibility of Power Plan VIII, Ms. Nguy Thi Khanh – Director of Green ID and Chairwoman of the Vietnam Sustainable Energy Alliance (VSEA) said: New forecasts and recommendations of the International Energy Agency (IEA) pointed out that the continued development of coal power causes a series of consequences for society and the economy; detrimental to the competitiveness of Vietnamese goods when exporting to key markets such as the EU, the United States, Japan and even China, when the above countries all agree to impose a carbon tax on goods countries using fossil fuels. This is a strategic issue that ministries and branches manage, including the Ministry of Industry and Trade, which is responsible for calculating and advising the Government and the Prime Minister.
At the seminar, many experts in the field of energy and economics, representatives of the Vietnam Sustainable Energy Alliance (VSEA) discussed key issues such as: Major risks that commercial banks face faced when financing coal-fired power; the impact of coal-fired power on health; legality of rooftop solar power projects combined with agriculture… in order to build an effective and feasible Power Plan VIII when it is put into operation and implementation.
In addition, experts and businesses participating in the seminar proposed a number of recommendations and solutions such as: Proposing to develop an appropriate power source and soon have a plan to connect the regional power grid for trading, exchange of electricity between countries; It is necessary to clarify the basis for the formulation of the National Electricity Master Plan for the period of 2021-2030, with a vision to 2045, ensuring to limit the change of land use purposes for rice cultivation, special-use forests, protection forests, and natural forests. course. In particular, it is necessary to have specific and very specific mechanisms and policies to be able to successfully implement power projects to ensure stable and safe electricity supply for socio-economic development. in the coming period.
Source: Vietnam News Agency