HCM City to connect all rooftop solar systems to power grid

THE Ho Chi Minh City Power Corporation plans to soon connect all rooftop solar power to the electricity grid.

Bui Trung Kien, its deputy general director, told Nguoi Lao Dong (Labourers) newspaper that to incentivise individuals and commercial entities to invest in rooftop solar, the corporation has updated its website with detailed information, including on registration procedures and conditions for connection to the national grid, the list of substations and lines that have not reached full capacity and power capacity for the grid in each district.

The corporation is speeding up the upgrade of its medium-voltage grid to 110KV to increase its capacity to encourage more people to invest in rooftop solar.

As of now the city has 9,568 rooftop solar power systems.

In 2020-25 the country is expected to face a power shortage, and so the corporation is seeking to encourage rooftop solar.

The corporation said renewable energy now accounts for two per cent of the city’s total capacity, but needs to be increased to meet the growing demand from development and urbanisation.

As of the beginning of September there were nearly 50,000 rooftop solar power systems in the country with a total capacity of nearly 1,200 MWp. — Vietnam News/ANN

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