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Nam Chien Hydropower

Powering Vietnam’s renewable energy transition

Viet Nam
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Vietnam has abundant renewable energy resources, especially natural hydropower along the Black River where this project is located. However, the country’s energy demand is growing at a rapid pace, and its renewable energy market is still in its infancy. This means that Vietnam relies heavily on fossil-fuel-based power, which releases harmful greenhouse gas emissions and is more costly for the country in the long run.

Location
Viet Nam
Type
Hydropower
Registry
Standards
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Sustainable Development Goals

4. Quality Education

3 training programmes

provided to improve workers’ skills

7. Affordable and Clean Energy

130,000 MWh of clean, renewable energy

generated each year

8. Decent work and economic growth

Green jobs

created for local workers, supporting a socially just climate transition

13. Climate Action

121,000 tonnes of CO2e

mitigated on average each year

The Solution

This project helps to combat these problems by installing a dam, powerhouse and reservoir in Vietnam’s northern Son La region. Thanks to this plant, the endless energy of the flowing river is converted into clean and renewable electricity for the country’s national grid.

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The Impact

The project is paving the way for a clean and sustainable future for Vietnam. Not only does it reduce dependence on fossil fuels and slash harmful greenhouse gas emissions, it provides sustainable jobs for local workers and the necessary training to enhance useful, long-term skills. This increases much-needed energy security for this fast-developing country and creates green growth, promoting an inclusive and profitable climate transition.

Project ID: 300691