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Vietnam's Energy Plans & Reality
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Vietnam's Energy Plans & Reality

With Giles Cooper

Today’s guest is Giles Cooper, a Partner at the international law firm Allens based in Hanoi who specializes in issues around energy policies and regulations.

We discussed the pending decree on direct power purchase agreements and how this will impact major manufacturers, the dramatic change this will bring to Vietnam’s electricity market, Power Development Plan 8’s LNG and offshore wind targets, and where all of these issues may go over the next few years.

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Related Links:

Draft decree on DPPA completed and under review (Viet Nam News)

Exclusive: Apple supplier Foxconn among firms asked to cut power use in Vietnam (Reuters)

Vietnam Electricity denies telling foreign companies to cut power use by 30% (VnExpress International)

New draft regulations on electricity generation tariffs and model power purchase agreements for power plants in Vietnam (Allens)

Despite promise, natural gas faces a difficult road to power in Vietnam (Southeast Asia Globe - from 2021)

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Vietnam Weekly
The Vietnam Weekly Podcast
Every week, Ho Chi Minh City-based journalist Mike Tatarski sits down with a guest doing unique, important work in - or about - Vietnam to get a panoramic view of this dynamic, increasingly important country.