The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) and the Vietnamese Electricity and Renewable Energy Authority are working together to prepare an Input to Roadmap report for offshore wind development in Vietnam. In May 2020, the Danish Energy Agency and Vietnamese authorities organized a webinar to discuss the most important governmental steps to move the expansion of offshore wind forward and realize the 160 GW potential.
The Input to Roadmap consolidates the quantitative findings of the background analyses carried out – resource mapping and site selection, LCOE estimation and transmission grid analysis, among others – and supplements them with regulatory, consent and permitting, support scheme, supply chain and other critical elements to arrive at a set of recommendations aimed at kick-starting a successful offshore wind industry in Vietnam. The final version is to be launched at a workshop in Hanoi on 9 September 2020.
This is being done under the Danish-Vietnamese Energy Partnership Programme (DEPP) initiated in 2013. Under the program, which is financed by the Danish Climate Envelope and administered by the DEA, the DEA cooperates with the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) in Vietnam. The program is currently in its second phase (DEPP II) running from 2017 to 2020 and covers long-term scenario modeling of the energy sector, the integration of renewable energy in the power grid and energy efficiency in the industrial sector.
DEPP III will be a five year program (2020-2025) commencing in November 2020. It will include an offshore wind component. Two energy advisors are expected to take up secondment within the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade during DEPP III, complemented by an advisor with focus on offshore wind who will be posted at the Danish Embassy in Hanoi.
(Sources: Smart-Energy International, OE)