Workshop assesses Vietnam’s potential to develop wind power

10:23 | 21/12/2017 Energy

The Danish Embassy in Vietnam, in coordination with Denmark's leading wind energy group Vestas, organised a workshop on Vietnam’s wind power in Hanoi on December 7, aiming to assess the potential of developing wind energy and the business of operating wind energy mills in Vietnam.

At the event

Addressing the event, Do Duc Quan, Deputy Head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT)’s Department of Electricity and Renewable Energy, said that renewable energy is proving increasingly competitive against other traditional energy sources, adding that renewable energy development will help Vietnam to diversify and become self-sufficient in power supply, while also protecting the environment.

The MoIT will continue refining its legal framework and propose mechanisms to facilitate the development of renewable energy; study smart grid and energy storage technology, and forecast capacity in order to fully tap the access to power using renewable energy, he said.

He also expressed his wish that Denmark would continue helping Vietnam in terms of technology transfer, professional capacity improvement and providing financial means via business links and collaboration in development research.

According to the MoIT’s report, Vietnam now has only 6 operating wind energy mills with a total capacity of nearly 200MW.

Danish Ambassador to Vietnam Charlotte Laursen said that Denmark will help Vietnam to achieve the goal of greener energy and strengthen their bilateral energy ties.

Vestas President for Asia-Pacific Clive Turton stated that the company Vesta wants to assist Vietnam in the process of switching to renewable energy sources.

Earlier, the Danish Embassy, Tan Hoan Cau Corporation and Vestas Asia-Pacific signed a Memorandum of Understanding on conducting studies on wind strength in Huong Linh commune, Hoang Hoa district, in the central province of Quang Tri. The two sides will build a research site for establishing a wind energy farm complex in Huong Linh commune, through 6 sub-projects with a minimum capacity of 30 MW.

Theo NDO