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Measures to facilitate the development of offshore wind power | Environment

By on June 3, 2022 0
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Hanoi (VNA) – The
Danish Embassy in Vietnam and the Electricity and Renewable Energy Authority of the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) jointly hosted a conference in Hanoi on June 2 to discuss measures to promote the development of offshore wind energy in Vietnam.

Participants argued that Vietnam has offshore wind energy potential of up to 160 GW, while National Energy Development Plan 8 (PDP VIII) also sets a development target of 7 GW of energy. offshore wind turbine in 2030.

However, he pointed out various obstacles that should be removed to promote the development of this type of energy.

Nguyen Manh Cuong of the Institute of Energy said there were two options for Vietnam – to increase electricity transmission from the south where wind power potential is great to the northern region, and to develop offshore wind energy in the north.

He highlighted the important role of offshore wind power when Vietnam reaches its net zero emissions by 2050.

Cuong noted that northern coastal localities have recorded the development of 51,000 MW of offshore wind power. However, the region aims to develop 4,000 MW, which means that only the most feasible projects will be selected.

According to Cuong, one of the problems with the power connection is the lack of planning for an undersea cable system linking the offshore wind projects minimize impacts on ecosystems, shipping and fisher livelihoods.

He also stressed the need to ensure the harmony of interests of all parties involved in wind projects and to simplify administrative procedures on the ground.

Meanwhile, Stuart Livesay, general manager of La Gan wind project, said that to avoid risks, Vietnam should soon devise relevant planning and give detailed guidance to companies in offshore wind power development.

Pham Nguyen Hung, deputy director of the Electricity and Renewable Energy Authority, said the electricity law, which is being revised, is a decisive step by the government to enable the private sector to s involved in investing in the electricity transmission network.

He said the MoIT was working on drafting documents guiding the implementation of the revised law, adding that currently some private companies have pledged to invest in the power grid, but the inter-regional grid is to be invested by the government. ‘State.

Hung also underlined the need to renovate the investment and management procedure for offshore wind projects to facilitate their implementation./.