Electricity market revamp on cards


January 25, 2022 | 17:00

A retail electricity market would mark a step towards market liberalisation efforts that enable consumers to choose who they wish to buy electricity from. To realise such a market, Vietnam’s Law on Electricity, as well as related documents will require certain adjustments to accommodate purchase agreements and other tools.

Electricity market revamp on cards
Electricity market revamp on cards

The Electricity Regulatory Authority of Vietnam (ERAV) is finalising its report to the prime minister about planned direct power purchase agreements (DPPA) – a mechanism to allow renewable energy producers to sell electricity directly to end-users, as Nguyen Anh Tuan, director of the authority said on January 18.

The DPPA mechanism, if implemented, will be the first step in the development of the electricity retail market, allowing renewable energy generators with a capacity greater than 30MW to sell to customers for industrial production purposes. Parties can negotiate and agree on purchase and sale prices through long-term contracts if the scale of their deal is not exceeding 1,000MW.

Since 2012, the electricity market has contributed to increasing transparency in mobilising power plants, creating a competitive environment, enhancing the initiative of market participants, and gradually abolishing the monopoly in the industry.

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Phương pháp tính biểu giá điện cho các hoạt động khác nhau tại EU

English: Methodology For Electricity Tariff Calculation For Different Activities EU- INOGATE programme

Chương trình EU- INOGATE

Chương trình EU- INOGATE

Dự án: “Hỗ trợ tích hợp Thị trường Năng lượng và Năng lượng Bền vững trong nhóm công ty năng lượng ở Đông Nam Âu” (SEMISE)

Chịu trách nhiệm cho nội dung của báo cáo này hoàn toàn thuộc về đơn vị tư vấn và không phản ánh bất cứ quan điểm nào của Liên minh Châu Âu


  1. Các kinh nghiệm cải cách biểu giá điện của liên minh châu Âu (EU) và nhóm các công ty năng lượng Đông Nam Âu

1.1 Cơ sở của chi phí cho thiết lập biểu giá điện

1.2 Các cách tiếp cận khác nhau để tính biểu giá điện của Châu Âu

1.2.1 Các ví dụ về giá truyền tải

1.2.2 Các ví dụ về hệ thống phân phối giá từ các nước Châu Âu

1. Các kinh nghiệm cải cách biểu giá điện của Liên Minh châu Âu và nhóm các công ty năng lượng Đông Nam Âu

  Giữa các Quốc gia Thành viên châu Âu thì điều quan trọng cần được lưu ý đó là việc thiết lập biểu giá điện cho các công ty độc quyền tích hợp theo chiều dọc được quy định và không thể tách rời khỏi cơ quan điều tiết nơi có chức năng xây dựng các phương pháp tính biểu giá và phê duyệt biểu giá do các công ty tiện ích đề xuất và tuân theo các phương pháp của cơ quan điều tiết.

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Vietnam increasingly reliant on imported energy

Due to limited domestic supply, Vietnam has become increasingly dependent on energy imports, putting national energy security at risk, Nguyen Van Thanh, deputy head of the Electricity and Renewable Energy Department under the Ministry of Industry and Trade, told the Vietnam Technology and Energy Forum 2018 on July 31.

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An active hydropower dam 

According to a report by the Electricity and Renewable Energy Department, after executing the national energy development strategy by 2020 with a vision to 2050 for 10 years, the local energy sector has achieved positive results. However, some targets have yet to be fulfilled.

Dung Quat and Nghi Son oil refineries are likely to reach a combined processing capacity of 16.5 million tons of crude oil by 2020, well below the estimate of 25-30 million tons. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam increasingly reliant on imported energy”

Reforming Electricity Reforms? Empirical Evidence from Asian Economies

Executive Summary

Anupama Sen* Rabindra Nepal** Tooraj Jamasb*** & Tooraj Jamasb

February 2016

After more than two decades of attempts at electricity sector reform, there is a strong case for assessing empirical evidence on its outcomes, particularly for developing countries. Electricity reform programmes , implemented through the ‘standard’ or ‘textbook’ model, have their foundations in standard microeconomic theory and are based on the rationale that restructuring towards greater competition can lead to higher efficiency, maximise economic welfare, and transfer surplus to consumers. In practice, this has not always been the case, even in the OECD economies which pioneered the standard model.

This paper investigates the outcomes of the standard model for developing countries, by applying instrumental variable regression techniques on an original and previously untested panel dataset covering 17 non – OECD developing Asian economies spanning 23 years. While there is some cross – country literature on the effects of electricity reforms in developed and developing economies, there has been no systematic attempt thus far to examine their technical, economic and welfare impacts whilst accounting for cross – country institutional differences, for non – OECD Asian developing economies.

This paper fills a gap in the literature in the following ways: First, to our knowledge, this paper is the first to empirically assess the impact of electricity reforms on non – OECD Asian countries as a whole. Second, it applies econometric techniques to a new panel data set on 17 non – OECD developing Asian economies, from 1990 – 2013, which allows for cross – country comparisons whilst controlling for differing institutional and political contexts. Third, it draws the link between electricity reform and sector (technical) performance, economic impacts, and welfare indicators, assuming a cumulative impact of reform. In contrast with the theoretical literature, our results show a tension between wider economic impacts and welfare impacts for consumers: namely, the variables that are associated with a positive effect on economic growth appear to be associated with a negative impact on welfare indicators. Tiếp tục đọc “Reforming Electricity Reforms? Empirical Evidence from Asian Economies”