Survey of Energy Resources 2007
Geothermal Country Notes
The government-supported exploration and evaluation of the country's geothermal resource has shown that there is a total of 269 prospects and a potential of 649 MWt. The south-central, north-western and north-central regions are the areas of Vietnam with the greatest potential.
At the present time there is no geothermal power generation: a pre-feasibility report for 6 plants (total capacity, 112.7 MWe) in central Vietnam has been prepared but the project has been postponed.
Direct utilisation is limited to the provision of industrial process heat (iodide salt production, 1.4 MWt) and bathing and swimming (29.7 MWt).