Nuclear power technology is developing
must be updated continuously with new technology, especially in the field of
waste treatment and material reuse, said Brett Jacobs, the Southeast Asia
Programs Manager under the International Energy Agency (IEA)’s Directorate of
Global Energy Dialogue, at a meeting with Vietnamese Deputy Minister of
Industry and Trade Do Huu Hao.
Regarding Vietnam’s energy
development policies, Deputy Minister Do Huu Hao said that Vietnam has a
long-term plan to develop nuclear power, under which nuclear power will account
for 25-30 percent of the total production output of electricity in Vietnam in
Vietnam is expediting a project to build the first complex of
nuclear power plants in Vietnam
with total capacity of 4,000MW. The first turbine will come into operation to produce
commercial electricity by 2020.
Brett Jacobs emphasized, “When
designing its first nuclear power plant, Vietnam must give top priority to
He said that Vietnam should
develop renewable energy and especially apply low emission technologies. “IEA
is willing to help Vietnam
consider some policies and develop these energy resources.”
Deputy Minister Do Huu Hao
said that Vietnam
has the potential to develop biomass energy but it does not yet utilize this
type of energy to generate power and just uses it for cooking purposes. Recently,
Vietnam planned to cooperate
to develop wind power and biomass power. However, the price of wind power is
rather high compared with electricity that is obtained from other sources.
“Thus far we have made no
plan to develop wind power and biomass power but we will do this in the
future.” - said the deputy minister.
By Thuy Hang