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ECONOMIC Potential of Renewable Energy in Vietnam's Power Sector

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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Abstract

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.

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