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Hanoi – Vietnam is capable of generating 10 GW of electricity by offshore wind farms by 2030, suggested studies carried out by the Danish Energy Agency (DEA) and the World Bank (WB).
The suggestion was presented at a workshop on recommended roadmap and policy for Vietnam to tap its offshore wind power potential, which was held by the two organisations in Hanoi on September 22.
According to a report at the function, Vietnam possesses a long shore and potential for 160 GW of wind power energy within a radius of 5 – 100 km from shore.
The workshop saw the presentation of researches that reviewed the potential, related transmission capacity, domestic supply chain, challenges and opportunities facing offshore wind power development, and experiences from successful countries, among others. Experts’ recommendations on a roadmap for Vietnam in sector were also put on the table.
Outcomes of the event would be the income of the national master plan for electricity development for 2021 – 2030, which is being built by the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT).
Hoang Tien Dung, Director of the Department of Electricity and Renewable Energy under the MoIT, affirmed that the Vietnamese Government is committed to sustainable energy growth.
He stressed Vietnam appreciates the consultations and recommendations from the DEA and the WB, which the official said are the country’s traditional partners with experience in renewable energy.
Danish Ambassador to Vietnam Kim Højlund Christensen said offshore wind power is among the best green energy options for Vietnam, which he said will generate clean energy, help ease climate change impact, create jobs, and attract investment.
Denmark is willing to share its 30-year experience in the field with Vietnam, he affirmed.
Anton Beck, Head of the DEA’s Division for Global Cooperation, offshore wind turbine is the strongest form of renewable energy, adding that an 8 MW-turbine is capable of meeting demand for electricity of 43,000 Vietnamese households for a year.
Since 2009, Denmark has provided over 60 million USD in non-refundable aid for Vietnam in the fields of energy and climate change.
The third phase of the two countries’ partnership cooperation programme in the energy field will begin in late 2020 and last until 2025, with the focus on offshore wind power.