This barrier is unrelated to the end of the transition period, following the United Kingdom's departure from the EU.

Public ID: PID-B7D5EG

Restrictive capacity cap in Vietnam to connect solar to power grids affecting UK energy sector exporters/investors

in Vietnam

Trade barrier summary

Power plant developers in Vietnam can directly supply power to other entities through rooftop solar without being connected to the electricity grid.

But according to Circular 12/2017/TT-BCT, any rooftop solar system with a capacity of more than 1m MW needs a power operation licence from the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT).

Increasing the limit would fully capture the benefits of investment in rooftop solar energy systems.

Sectors affected

  • Energy



Date reported

10 April 2019

Last updated

18 December 2020

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