Bao Dai power station
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Bao Dai power station is a shelved power station in Luc Nam, Bac Giang, Vietnam.
Table 1: Project-level location details
|Plant name||Location||Coordinates (WGS 84)|
|Bao Dai power station||Luc Nam, Bac Giang, Vietnam||21.3315, 106.3619 (approximate)|
The map below shows the approximate location of the power station.
Table 2: Unit-level details
|Unit name||Status||Fuel(s)||Capacity (MW)||Technology||Start year||Retired year|
|Unit 1||shelved||-||600 MW||-||-||-|
Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details
|Unit 1||to be determined||to be determined|
- Source of financing:
The plant was proposed in the August 2021 draft of the Power Development Plan VIII (PDP 8) for commissioning between 2031-2035. It does not have an exact location.
On July 4, 2022, the Ministry of Industry and Trade appeared to provide an update on the draft PDP. The document’s list of major power projects planned for 2021-2030 (PDF pages 18-20) did not include the project. On July 15, 2022, the Deputy Prime Minister appeared to request further review of the major power projects that had been included in the revised PDP VII but not in the draft PDP VIII. The project was presumed shelved for now.
In May 2023, Vietnam officially approved the updated power development plan (PDP8). Under this plan, the country will domestically generate 20% of its electricity needs with coal by 2030 and fully phase out coal-fired power stations by 2050. The plan involved increasing energy generation using coal to a peak of 30 GW and replacing all other outstanding coal projects with LNG or renewables. PDP8 did not mention the proposed Bao Dai power station.
Articles and Resources
- 18 dự án nhiệt điện than trong quy hoạch khó tiếp cận vốn, Saigon Times, Oct. 3, 2021
- “Draft National Power Development Plan VIII,” MOIT, July 4, 2022
- “Thiệt hại ra sao nếu không làm 2.430MW điện mặt trời ngoài quy hoạch Điện 8,” Laodong, July 18, 2022
- Approving the national electricity development plan for the period of 2021-2030, with a vision to 2050, Prime Minister of Vietnam, May 16, 2023
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