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Posted August 3, 2015Today in Energy

Coal, nuclear, and renewables expected to boost Vietnam's electricity capacity ›

Vietnam is poised to significantly transform its electrical power generation mix over the next two decades as it modernizes the country's agrarian economy to become a more industrialized nation. To accommodate greater industrial expansion and to support energy security goals, Vietnam is increasing its total electricity generating capacity. As part of its capacity expansion, Vietnam plans to add substantial coal-fired capacity, and plans to build the first nuclear reactors in Southeast Asia and the first offshore wind farm in Asia. More


Source: International Atomic Energy Agency, 2013 Vietnam Country Nuclear Power Profile

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