GWEC held its first ever Vietnam Wind Power conference in Hanoi on 7 June, in partnership with the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT), GIZ and the Embassy of Denmark. The event attracted over 200 delegates, and more than 40 national and international press.
This full day conference allowed companies interested in developing the wind sector in Vietnam to meet and discuss with government officials about what can and what would need to be done for the wind industry to grow and remain sustainable.
The programme included presentations and debates on the latest policy developments, financing mechanisms, how to grow the supply chain (both on and offshore), grid challenges etc, and included both domestic and international experiences. There were ample opportunities for networking, including a themed post-conference reception where officials from the Mekong Delta and other provinces outlined their plans for wind development in these areas.
A number of documents related to Vietnam Wind Power 2018 conference can be viewed below.
Presentations from the conference (for which we have received approval from the speakers to publish) can be accessed below.
Keynote Speech by Mr Nguyen Van Thanh, Deputy General Director, Electricity and Renewable Energy Authority, MOIT
Keynote Speech by Mr. Steve Sawyer, Secretary General, GWEC
Keynote Speech by Mr. Martin Hoppe, First Counselor–Head of Economic Cooperation and Development, German Embassy
Keynote Speech by Mr. Christian Brix Møller, Chargé d’Affaires, Danish Embassy
SESSION 1: Regulatory Framework: Current status of the Renewable Energy Policy and importance of the regulatory system to the RE industry both globally and in Vietnam.
- Vietnam’s Current Wind Energy Status and its Key Regulatory Issues
Mr. Tobias Cossen, Head of Wind Project, GIZ
SESSION 2: Industry Roundtable (Developers, Manufacturers and Finance)
- Current Issues with the Development of the Wind Farms in Vietnam and Challenges in the Supply Chain and Finance.
Mr. Peter Brun, DNV GL, Global Lead for Offshore Wind
SESSION 3: Integration of Wind power into the Vietnam grid
- Experiences of Successful Wind Integration in Europe
Loui Algren, Advisor, Danish Energy Agency
- Key Challenges on Wind Integration in Vietnam
Mr. Dinh Xuan Duc, Deputy Manager of Power System Analysis and Planning department, National Load Dispatch Center
SESSION 4: Offshore and Near Shore Wind in Vietnam
- Current status of the development of offshore wind in Vietnam: Vietnam’s Vision on Offshore Development and concrete plan
Mr. Benoit Nguyen, DNV GL, Renewables Advisory Head of Section
- Offshore cost reduction and trend of technology
Mr. Matthias Bausenwein, Orsted, General Manager of Asia Pacific
- Unlocking Vietnam’s Nearshore Wind Potential
Mr. Scott Powers, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Technical Sales Manager
- Wind power potential in the Mekong delta
Mr. Tran Huu Hiep, Steering Committee of the Mekong Delta, Member of Committee
- Vietnam Ke Ga Offshore Wind Project
Mr. Leonard Yeo, Renewable Energy Global Solutions (REGS)
A wider selection of photos from the event can be viewed here.
Thanks go to our Platinum Sponsor, Siemens Gamesa, our Silver sponsors Vestas and Mainstream, and our Knowledge Partner, DNV GL for their invaluable support of the event.