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FTI is digging on its position that the current wholesale price for electricity is too low for small operators in renewable energy. The industry lobby sees room for an increase…to a level below that which starts to affect ordinary consumers. If the purchase price is not increased, the amount of electricity produced from renewable energy will not reach the official target of 19,000 MW by 2036.
Developing new solar power generation capacity could be cheaper than running existing coal-fired power plants in Vietnam as early as 2022, according to a study by…Carbon Tracker. The group posited that timescale as one of three scenarios it examined to explain why policymakers would be ill advised to follow through with a planned coal pipeline amounting to 32 GW of new capacity.
Thailand's solar power market is heating up as many listed companies plan massive investments in the sector. Distribution channels for solar panels are also expanding to serve local demand for both on-grid and off-grid power generation. For on-grid power capacity, the national PDP for 2018-37 has a revised target for its solar power portfolio over the next 20 years.
The Lao government has agreed to conduct a feasibility study on electricity trading and hydropower exchanges with neighbouring countries to boost cooperation in the energy sector. Laos has agreed to sell 5,000MW of electricity to Vietnam, and while it is currently exporting just over 300MW it is expected to supply 1,000MW by next year.