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.

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Project Details

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 name Owner Parent
Unit 1 to be determined to be determined


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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.[1]

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.[2] 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.[3] 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.[4]

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