Energy scenarios for Vietnam

Balmorel: Power system model | June 2018 - September 2019

The use of electricity is increasing rapidly in Vietnam – and the supply is today primarily based on coal. In a number of projects, energy scenarios for Vietnam were analysed, for instance with focus on wind and solar power. By using the Balmorel model, the ability of the electric system to absorb great amounts of varying types of electricity production was analysed.

As input to the analyses, fuel cost prognoses for the country were developed, as well as a detailed Technology Catalogue with analyses of key parameters for relevant electrical production technologies, such as coal and natural gas plants, and wind and sun.

Training in the use of Balmorel was carried out for both analysts and operators.

Analyses of all sectors were carried out by the use of the model TIMES.

The projects were carried out as a part of the Danish-Vietnamese energy cooperation. They were done in collaboration with Electricity and Renewable Energy Agency in Vietnam, EREA, Danish Energy Agency, Institute of Energy, Vietnam, and DTU.