In his latest post, local law and policy expert Oliver Massmann of Duane Morris provides valuable insights into some of the recent developments that are impacting the Vietnamese energy market. In a straightforward Q&A format he presents the vital facts with regards to the direct awarding of public procurement projects and the implications of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.
BLOOMBERG - Vietnam’s TTC Group, a sugar, energy, real estate and tourism conglomerate, is planning to spend as much as $1 billion on an ambitious plan to build one of the country’s largest portfolio of solar projects in an effort to capitalize on the nation’s growing power needs.
In essence, the Draft PPA is almost the same as current applicable PPAs for renewable projects. This creates bankable issues for solar projects and a hindrance to foreign investors planning an investment in the sector.
Myanmar’s nascent democracy has plans for massive PV plants that could increase generation capacity more than 12%.
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A pause in government procurement plans is forcing Thailand’s solar players to explore new markets.
South Korea is looking to procure significant levels of storage for grid regulation.
Vietnam will need around US$148 billion to invest in developing the national electricity grid and resources (not including electricity projects invested under the BOT model) in the 2016-2030 period.
Growing electrification needs and falling storage costs look likely to stimulate growth in solar-based microgrids across Southeast Asia.
PV giant First Solar has provided figures to refute the notion that its thin-film modules are in any way inferior to crystalline silicon.
Government is pushing ahead with moves to promote PV in Indonesia.
A lack of sustainably growing markets means the yieldco phenomenon might not be much of an option for Asian solar firms, experts say.