Nguyen, Thanh Nhan and Ha-Duong, Minh (2008): ECONOMIC Potential of Renewable Energy in Vietnam's Power Sector. Published in: Energy Policy , Vol. 37, No. 5 (11. February 2009): pp. 1601-1613.
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A bottom-up Integrated Resource Planning model is used to examine the economic potential of renewable energy in Vietnam’s power sector. In a baseline scenario without renewables, coal provides 44% of electricity generated from 2010 to 2030. The use of renewables could reduce that figure to 39%, as well as decrease the sector’s cumulative emission of CO2 by 8%, SO2 by 3%, and NOx by 4%. In addition,renewables could avoid installing 4.4GW in fossil fuel generating capacity, conserve domestic coal,decrease coal and gases imports, improving energy independence and security. Wind could become cost-competitive assuming high but plausible on fossil fuel prices, if the cost of the technology falls to 900 US$/kW.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||ECONOMIC Potential of Renewable Energy in Vietnam's Power Sector|
|English Title:||ECONOMIC Potential of Renewable Energy in Vietnam's Power Sector|
|Keywords:||Integrated resource planning, Renewable energy, Electricity generation|
|Subjects:||Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q2 - Renewable Resources and Conservation > Q20 - General|
|Depositing User:||Nhan Thanh Nguyen|
|Date Deposited:||07. Mar 2010 00:30|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 22:21|
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