It is expected to develop 5,000 MW of offshore wind power by 2030 – VnExpress

The localities requested to add to the planning 110,000 MW of offshore wind power, but the Ministry of Industry and Trade proposed to add only 5,000 MW.

This information was stated by Mr. Dang Hoang An, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade at the Workshop on Developing offshore wind power for Vietnam’s clean energy future, on the afternoon of December 16.

Vietnam is evaluated with a lot of offshore wind power potential, the wind speed at an altitude of 100 m reaches about 9-10 m per second. “Many localities across the country are proposing to develop offshore wind power with the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Government, with a total capacity of up to 110,000 MW,” said Deputy Minister Dang Hoang An.

According to Mr. An, with Vietnam’s commitment to reach net zero emissions by 2050 at COP 26, there will be a detailed roadmap for industries, including clean energy and renewable energy.

He said that the Ministry of Industry and Trade is finalizing the draft power plan VIII, and is expected to develop 5,000 MW of offshore wind power by 2030 and will increase it to about 40,000 MW by 2045. Compared to the calculation scenario given at the beginning. November is 4,000 MW by 2030, in this update, offshore wind capacity has increased by 1,000 MW.

Offshore wind power capacity in planning VIII after 2030 can be further developed if “economic and technical conditions allow”.

An offshore wind power project in the UK. Photo: GWEC

Explaining about the development of only 5,000 MW in the first phase, Mr. Nguyen Tuan Anh, Deputy Director of the Department of Electricity & Renewable Energy, said that the wind power market is still new, bound by the transmission grid. Therefore, Vietnam has not owned and participated much in the offshore wind power supply chain.

“By 2030, Vietnam will only participate in a certain amount of capacity to give time to strengthen the transmission grid, perfect the appropriate policy mechanism for offshore wind power, although this is a good source to replace fossil fuels gradually, but there must be a roadmap,” Mr. Tuan Anh said.

Of the 5,000 MW of offshore wind power that Vietnam will develop by 2030, according to Mr. Tuan Anh, the North will develop 2,000 MW, and the South will develop 3,000 MW. By 2045, with a capacity increase of over 40,000 MW, offshore wind power will account for 12% of the source structure.

Regarding the project selection criteria when the number of registrations is very large, up to 110,000 MW, but the scenario by 2030 in the plan VIII only develops 5,000 MW, Mr. Tuan Anh said that it will be based on the minimum calculation model. fees and attached constraints such as the connection electricity grid, Vietnam’s commitment to emission reduction.

Accordingly, in each region, the power source structure will be given out in each period, which is the orientation for development. The scale may be smaller than the needs of an area, but that is the result of the optimal calculation model that the planning provides as a basis for selection.

Resolution 55 of the Politburo requires “developing supporting policies and breakthrough mechanisms for offshore wind power development in association with the implementation of the Vietnam Maritime Strategy. assessment, offshore wind power is still considered a new field in Vietnam, but all levels and sectors are still slow to institutionalize the above requirement, therefore, Mr. Hien said that it is necessary to assess the potential and conditions and supply chain. On that basis, recommendations for development policies and solutions such as capital attraction, value chain building in manufacturing, construction and installation and related services, and development port development, removing difficulties for investors…

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