Rethinking Energy in Vietnam

Vietnam’s pathway to net zero emissions

Vietnam, as the country with the fastest growing power demand in Southeast Asia, is at a crossroad in its decarbonisation journey. In order to realise net zero in the coming decades, it's clear that renewable energy should replace fossil fuels as the main source of energy. 
Actions taken now will determine the long-term path to net zero, and the key question for leaders is whether they will take the opportunity to proactively shape the new market dynamics of the energy transition or be shaped by it. 

Our report outlines the steps Vietnam needs to take to match its vision with execution, enabling the country to leapfrog to a future-proof power system. 

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In a net zero scenario by 2050, Vietnam can


Increase its power system capacity by 63% without significant added overall system costs.

Meet increased power demand and still have excess electricity to produce 52 TWh of green hydrogen.

Decarbonise other key sectors and create a supply chain of carbon neutral fuel for Asia and global markets.

Decarbonisation is a multi-year process, demanding stringent planning, but Vietnam’s aim to become a net zero economy is viable if the power sector takes the necessary actions today and in the coming decade to deliver a net zero future by 2050.

Phạm Minh Thành

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Meet the team

Phạm Minh Thành
Business Development Manager, North & South East Asia, Wärtsilä Energy

Trí Nguyễn
Senior Financial and Market Analyst, Middle East and Asia, Wärtsilä Energy