According to Mr. Nguyen Duc Ninh, Director of the National Load Dispatch Center, currently, renewable energy tends to explode in our country. In 2019, about 5,000 megawatts (MWs) of solar power connected to the national grid. By 2020, there were nearly 5,000 MWs of grid-connected solar power and about 7,000-8,000 MWs of rooftop solar power. Mr. Nguyen Duc Ninh forecasted that from now to the end of 2021, about 4,000-5,000 MWs of wind power would go online.
Meanwhile, the demand for electrical loads this year is forecast to remain as low as last year due to the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. Last year, the load growth was only over 3 percent, much lower than the plan. In the first four months of this year, the load growth was only 5-7 percent, much lower than the same period of previous years. Mr. Nguyen Duc Ninh admitted that this situation makes the operation of the national power grid more difficult this year if the output of renewable energy is not controlled and reduced.
“To meet the maximum capacity for the renewable energy power system, currently, during operating hours at noon, especially from around 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., we are operating the system by halting most of the hydroelectric plants in the Central and Southern regions where there are many renewable energy projects," said Mr. Ninh.
However, according to the Director of the National Load Dispatch Center, the closure of hydropower plants is not simple because it must comply with the provisions of 11 inter-reservoir operation processes approved by the Prime Minister, including regulations on minimum generation capacity and minimum discharge flow, to ensure sufficient water supply for the downstream regions in the dry season.
Therefore, to remove difficulties for hydropower plants, EVN plans to cut about 1.7 billion kWh of wind and solar power this year. From the beginning of the year to now, the output of renewable energy that must the cut is about 450 million kWh, accounting for about 7-9 percent of the output of renewable energy, mainly solar power. Mr. Nguyen Duc Ninh said that this reduction is necessary.
By Van Phuc – Translated by Gia Bao
- Winds of change blow through China as spending on renewable energy soars
- Al Gore puzzled by UK cuts to renewable energy support
- Anger over threat of VAT hike on renewable energy
- Renewable energy: Community slams 'insulting' hydropower cash pledge
- Saudi Arabia to cut emission by using more renewable energy: minister
- Adani bets big on renewable energy
- Germany adds brown coal to energy exit under landmark deal
- EDP sells hydro plants in $2.4 billion deal and delivers profit warning
- Soon, Goa’s colleges will generate their own power
- German power grid firms need sharp rise in renewable generation capacity by 2035
- Obama unveils sweeping cuts to power plant emissions: 'We have to get going'
- South Africa will embrace private power generation, Ramaphosa says
- David Cameron urged to reconsider solar subsidy cuts following Paris climate deal
- Leave vote makes UK's transition to clean energy harder, say experts
- US firms boost investment in Vietnam's clean energy projects
- Britain is undergoing an energy transition as it aims for net zero emissions
- Green bond issuance hit record $255 billion last year, research shows
- Central Highlands glowing in green energy prospects
- NPHC completes 8 NIPP power plants worth billions of Naira
- First on CNN Business: Mondelez is buying enough solar power to produce 10 billion Oreo cookies per year
EVN to cut 1.7 billion kWh of renewable energy due to excessive generation have 590 words, post on sggpnews.org.vn at May 5, 2021. This is cached page on Talk Vietnam. If you want remove this page, please contact us.