This study analyzes the factors that have facilitated Vietnam’s recent rapid solar and wind power expansion and draws policy insights for other member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
The Government of Vietnam has always been aware of the importance of setting goals for electricity development to ensure sociol-economic development and national energy security. Indeed, in recent years, the improvement and extention of Vietnam’s electricity system have been remarkable in terms of both quality and reliability.
Once again Vietnam has set another record in its solar sector. At the end of 2020, the country’s rooftop solar installations added 9.3 GW.
A challenging and historical year has passed, as people persevered and embraced the changes brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. ASEAN Climate Change and Energy Project (ACCEPT) is not an exception. We struggled to cope and adapt, optimizing online events, and collaborative efforts to advance our work on pursuing climate-friendly energy development in the region.
Vietnam is a Southeast Asian country, with Laos and Cambodia in the West borders, and China in the North borders. In 2017, Vietnam’s population was 86.92 million, GDP reached 5,005,975.0 billion VND, and GDP/person was USD 2,389.0 (in current dollars).
Vietnam is considered to be one of the countries severely affected by the adverse effects of climate change and determined to respond to climate change as the responsibility of the entire political system.