Vietnamese delegations visit Denmark to get inspiration

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By State of Green, September 14, 2018

Right now, three delegations from Vietnam are in Denmark to learn more about energy efficiency in the industry, integration of renewable energy into the energy system and long-term modeling of the energy system. The delegations consist of officials from the Vietnamese energy administration and two local provinces that Denmark collaborates with through the Danish-Vietnamese authority program.

The Danish-Vietnamese authority partnership will help Vietnam’s transition towards using more renewable energy and improving its energy efficiency. The collaboration has, among other things, resulted in the publication of “Vietnam Energy Outlook Report 2017”, which is the first report of its kind. The report contains alternatives to the growth of the energy sector in Vietnam and identifies possibilities for a lower CO2 emission in the future.

The first Vietnamese delegation consists of officials from the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOIT) and two local provinces Bac Giang and Dong Nai in, respectively, Northern and Southern Vietnam. The delegations will meet with, among others, the Danish Energy Agency’s energy efficiency experts, who will share their knowledge concerning national and EU regulation of the energy sector to enhance energy savings in the industry. Key topics will be energy management, energy audits, and the voluntary agreement to promote specific and profitable energy saving projects in companies. The MOIT delegation met with State of Green on 14 September for an introduction to Denmark’s green transition and Danish green solutions.

-Related news: Denmark and Vietnam jointly launch Vietnam Energy Outlook Report 2017

The other delegation is from the Vietnamese authorities in charge of the planning and regulation of the electricity system. This delegation will also meet with Danish energy experts at the Danish Energy Agency, who will introduce the Danish electricity sector, including responsibility and role allocation between different authorities, in particular regulatory initiatives to promote renewable energy, as well as an introduction to the Nordic power market. The delegation is also to meet with the Danish Utility Regulator and Energinet to learn more about how fluctuating energy from wind turbines and solar cells is predicted and integrated into the Danish electricity system in a desirable way.

-Related news: New Danish energy partnerships with Mexico, Vietnam, South Africa and China

The third delegation from Vietnam consists of a number of energy-planning authorities. The delegation is to be advised in long-term energy planning. Denmark has a long tradition of energy planning that is utilised directly to develop politics. Danish energy policy is based on a solid database of technology and resources, advanced models and the willingness to make long-term decisions.

Denmark is investing EUR 15 million in energy partnerships with Vietnam, Mexico, South Africa and China.

Source: The Danish Energy Agency (in Danish)

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