By Duc Minh October 9, 2020 | 01:20 pm GMT+7 VNExpressWind turbines in the central province of Ninh Thuan. Photo by VnExpress/Thuc Trinh.
The government has stopped licensing wind power plants and is drafting a new national power plan for the next decade.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade has told provinces and cities to temporarily stop accepting proposals for new plants.
Power plants with a total capacity of nearly 80 gigawatts have been licensed to be built in the next decade, including 30 GW from wind and solar power plants.
In the last two years Vietnam’s incentive feed-in tariffs have attracted a slew of investors, with the ministry receiving proposals for 50 GW of wind power alone since 2018.
It estimates that by 2025 there will be a total of 11.8 GW of wind power capacity.
The feed-in tariff for wind power is currently at 8.5 cents per kilowatt-hour for onshore projects and 9.8 cents for offshore. They apply for projects that begin to generate power no later than October 31, 2021.
As a project typically takes two or three years to go stream, the ministry said it would propose keeping the current feed-in tariffs through 2023 so that more projects could get them.
However state power distributor Vietnam Electricity (EVN) warned against it, saying an extension could cause the national grid to be overloaded.
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I am an attorney in the Washington DC area, with a Doctor of Law in the US, attended the master program at the National School of Administration of Việt Nam, and graduated from Sài Gòn University Law School. I aso studied philosophy at the School of Letters in Sài Gòn.
I have worked as an anti-trust attorney for Federal Trade Commission and a litigator for a fortune-100 telecom company in Washington DC. I have taught law courses for legal professionals in Việt Nam and still counsel VN government agencies on legal matters. I have founded and managed businesses for me and my family, both law and non-law.
I have published many articles on national newspapers and radio stations in Việt Nam.
In 1989 I was one of the founding members of US-VN Trade Council, working to re-establish US-VN relationship.
Since the early 90's, I have established and managed VNFORUM and VNBIZ forum on VN-related matters; these forums are the subject of a PhD thesis by Dr. Caroline Valverde at UC-Berkeley and her book Transnationalizing Viet Nam.
I translate poetry and my translation of "A Request at Đồng Lộc Cemetery" is now engraved on a stone memorial at Đồng Lộc National Shrine in VN.
I study and teach the Bible and Buddhism. In 2009 I founded and still manage dotchuoinon.com on positive thinking and two other blogs on Buddhism. In 2015 a group of friends and I founded website CVD - Conversations on Vietnam Development (cvdvn.net).
I study the art of leadership with many friends who are religious, business and government leaders from many countries.
In October 2011 Phu Nu Publishing House in Hanoi published my book "Positive Thinking to Change Your Life", in Vietnamese (TƯ DUY TÍCH CỰC Thay Đổi Cuộc Sống).
In December 2013 Phu Nu Publishing House published my book "10 Core Values for Success".
I practice Jiu Jitsu and Tai Chi for health, and play guitar as a hobby, usually accompanying my wife Trần Lê Túy Phượng, aka singer Linh Phượng.
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