Coal-fueled thermal power plants are still an important source of energy for the next decade, when the country will be in dire need of energy for more production, heard attendees at a seminar in HCMC last week. Experts at the seminar held on May 28 seek solutions to develop energy resources. Coal-fired thermal power is still needed for the next decade At the seminar to seek energy development solutions to ensure national energy security, held by Tien Phong newspaper, Nguyen Quoc Minh, deputy head of the development strategy board at Vietnam Electricity Group, said that only 16,500 megawatts of electricity is expected to be generated in 2016-2020, equivalent to 76.2% of the planned volume. As a result, the country may face a severe power shortage. According to Le Van Luc, deputy head of the Renewable Energy Department, under the Ministry of Industry and Trade, said that most of the medium and large hydropower sources had been depleted. In addition, the total capacity of gas-fired power plants is over 7,000 megawatts. Gas is mainly sourced from Nam Con Son and Cuu Long fields, but the gas reserves at these two fields have declined. Projects to exploit gas from the Block B… Read full this story
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