Vietnamese small hydro

Small hydropower in Vietnam has seen rapid and effective development in the past 15 years.
Total installed capacity

1 850 MW

Percentage of electricity mix


Long-term sustainability target

43.5% emissions reduction by 2030 (compared to baseline scenario)

Between 2009 and 2018, around 1,850 MW of new capacity for small hydropower were installed in Vietnam. By 2018, small hydro accounted for just under 6% of Vietnam’s energy mix. Small hydro is seen as more sustainable than larger hydroplants as the impact on the surroundings is drastically reduced.