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Quang Ninh floods highlight need for diversity in power supply

Vietnam’s northeastern province of QuangNinh, home of UNESCO-listed Halong Bay and the country’s coal reserves, suffered from heavy rains last week which led to flood the coal mines. As a result power shortages might occur because several coal mines had to be shut down. Meanwhile stockpiles at some power plants are only sufficient for a short period. Since weather extremes are likely to happen more frequently in the future, events like this highlight the need for a more diversified power mix in Vietnam. This means reducing the reliance on coal and increasing renewable energy sources such as wind, solar and biomass in Vietnam’s power mix.

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