The southern of Vietnam may suffer high electricity shortage in the 2014-2016 period, the local Newswire Tuoi Tre (Youth) on August 16, 2012 quoted Nguyen Anh Tuan, vice director of Institute of Energy (Ministry of Industry and Trade) as saying at a seminar on national electricity development planning in 2011-2020 period and vision till 2030 held on August 15, 2012 in HCM City.
According to the ministry, in 2011 the total amount of over 2,900 MW from power plants had been put into use, of which, the southern area made a contribution of 650 MW. In 2011, Vietnam continued to import five billion kWh of electricity from China.
However, Tuan said that in 2013-2015 period, there will not be any significant electricity source for the South except Vinh Tan 1-2, Duyen Hai 1- 2 power plants with total capacity of 3,600 MW.
Thus, in 2014 the south of Vietnam may suffer a power shortage of about 1,000 MW and it would be 2,000 MW by 2016.