Electricity of Vietnam organizes a Conference to prepare for the operation of solar power plants

More than 100 solar investors attended the conference organized by Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) on 14 July 2020, in Hanoi. The conference was chaired by Mr. Tran Dinh Nhan - General Director of EVN and Mr. Ngo Son Hai - Deputy General Director of EVN.

The meeting was attended by representatives of Electricity Regulatory Authority (Ministry of Industry and Trade - MOIT).

Following Decision 13/2020/QD-TTg of the Prime Minister on the incentive mechanism for solar power development in Vietnam, EVN organized this conference to create opportunities for exchanging and promptly solving difficulties and problems facing solar power investors to put the plants into operation in accordance with regulations on schedule, safe and reliable operation. 

The conference to prepare for operation of solar power plants was held at the Group's headquarters (Hanoi)

The report of the National Load Dispatch Center (NLDC) shows that there are currently 109 solar power plants nationwide, with a total capacity of 5,053MW; 11 wind power plants, with a total capacity of 429MW. Renewable energy capacity (RE) accounts for 9.5% of the total power system capacity. The generated output of this power source in the first 6 months of 2020 reached 5,187 million kWh, accounting for nearly 4.6% of the total power output of the whole system.

With the power plants in Ninh Thuan - Binh Thuan region coming into operation before 30 June 2019, EVN and its member units have completed many transmission grid projects in this region, basically releasing all the power capacity. 

Over the past year, with the efforts of EVN and its member units, the renewable energy source has been operated safely, reliably and mobilized at the maximum output. During the operation of the electricity system - the electricity market, RE plants are always prioritized to be mobilized compared to traditional plants’. This effort by EVN and its member units is highly appreciated by the investors.

After 1 year of operating the RE plants in the system, there are many regulations to be revised in association with the reality. In the recommendations made to MOIT, NLDC proposes considering and issuing a mechanism to mobilize between RE and traditional sources under grid-overload condition; regulations on the forecast of RE capacity; technical standards for connecting and operating renewable energy; preparing sample contracts for renewable energy, and so on. 

At the conference, EVN was reported on the opinions of investors, thereby solving difficulties and obstacles with the goal of putting the plants into safe operation in accordance with regulations and ensuring security and safety for power system.

  • 14/07/2020 03:02
  • evn.com.vn