Power planning VIII puts national interests first
Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh: “Putting the interests of the nation and nation first, first” is the throughout view in directing the completion of the Electricity Master Plan VIII of the Government and the Prime Minister. (Photo: VGP)
Concluding the online conference with localities on perfection Electricity Planning VIIIDeputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh affirmed the Government’s and the Prime Minister’s cross-cutting point of view, which is to promote the advantages of localities, but to put the interests of the nation and nation first, ensuring energy security. national quality, saving social investment costs.
At the conference, the localities highly agreed with the viewpoints, orientations, directions and careful and careful ways of the Government and the Prime Minister to ensure energy security; reasonable arrangement of power sources among regions; minimizing investment in transmission system, thereby minimizing total investment, ensuring electricity prices at a reasonable level and fulfilling Vietnam’s strong commitments on emission reduction.
In particular, the Government has carefully considered in promoting the advantages of electricity development of localities, especially for localities with difficulties, on the basis of ensuring general efficiency.
Concluding the conference, Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh affirmed that “putting the interests of the nation and nation first, first” is the cross-cutting point of view in directing the completion of the VIII Power Plan of the Government and the Prime Minister. Goverment.
Over the past time, the Government has directed the Ministry of Industry and Trade to review the planning in a comprehensive, fair, scientific and objective manner.
Up to now, basically the calculation options have been optimized, reducing the investment scale as planned by nearly 2 million billion VND, of which the investment in source capacity is reduced by about 35,000MW, the transmission system investment is reduced by nearly 300,000. billions dong. Power sources are arranged in harmony, ensuring the promotion of advantages of each region, maximum saving in transmission.
The master plan also sets out a roadmap to drastically cut coal power to convert and replace it with clean energy sources, especially wind power and gas power. By 2045, the whole system will only have 9.6% coal power, while wind power and solar power will account for 50.7%, ensuring commitments on energy conversion and environmental protection.
Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh requested the Ministry of Industry and Trade to urgently absorb opinions based on general principles, complete the Draft Power Planning VIII for approval by the National Appraisal Council, before submitting to the Prime Minister. government for consideration and approval in April.
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