Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: The potential for mitigation of CO2 emissions in Vietnam's power sector
Authors: Nhan, Nguyen Thanh
Ha, Duong Minh
Keywords: Integrated resource planning
Carbon value
Abatement of co2 emissions
Electricity generation
Việt Nam
Series/Report no.: Fourth GMSARN International Conference: Energy security and climate change problems and issues in GMS, Nov 2009, Ha Long, Vietnam;
Abstract: This manuscript examines CO2 emissions from Vietnam's power sector using an expanded Integrated Resource Planning model. The potential effects of the following alternative policy options are examined: energy efficiency, favorably imported generation fuels, nuclear energy, renewable energy, and an internalized positive carbon value. The baseline in terms of cumulative CO2 emissions over 2010-2030 is 3.6 Gt. Lighting energy efficiency improvements offers 14% of no-regret abatement of CO2 emissions. Developing nuclear and renewable energy could help meet the challenges of the increases in electricity demand, the dependence on imported fuels for electricity generation in the context of carbon constraints applied in a developing country. When CO2 costs increase from 1 /tto30/t, building 10 GW of nuclear generation capacity implies an increase in abatement levels from 24% to 46%. Using renewable energy abates CO2 levels by between 14% and 46%. At 2 /tCO2,themodelpredictsanabatementof0.77Gtfromusingwindpoweratprimelocationsaswellasenergyfromsmallhydro,woodresidueandwoodplantations,suggestingCleanDevelopmentMechanismopportunities.At10/tCO2, the model predicts an abatement of 1.4 Gt when efficient gas plants are substituted for coal generation and when the potential for wind energy is economically developed further than in the former model.
Appears in Collections:Energy

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.