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1st Geothermal Plant in Vietnam Gets Approved

A 25-MW geothermal power plant has been approved for Vietnam. It will be the first in Vietnam of its type, and it will be located in Quang Tri Province’s Dakrong District. This area is rural and in the north-central coastal part of Vietnam. About 31,000 people live there.


Hot Dry Rock (HDR/ Enhanced Geothermal Systems/ EGS) apparently will be used to extract heat from hot rock below surface level. The project’s price tag has been stated as US$46.3 million.

It was reported Vietnam has geothermal potential throughout the country but particularly so in Quang Tri, Phu Tho, and Quang Binh. Phu Tho is in the far north of Vietnam, located about midway between the coast and the inner border. Quang Binh is near Quang Tri, in the north-central coastal strip.

One source says Vietnam’s geothermal potential is 400 MW. Solar power potential is higher there and natural gas is abundant, as well. The country’s energy profile is currently conventional, with about 25% coming from oil, 20% from coal, 36% biomass, 10% hydro, and 11% natural gas.

About 70% of the 89 million residents of Vietnam live in rural areas.

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