VIET, as an implementing partner under the CASE project, will design and implements activities that focus on improving the evidence base for an energy transition in Vietnam, strengthen dialogues on energy transition within government (and public) bodies, strengthen the capacity of key energy stakeholders to promote the energy transition and establish a public discourse on energy transition in Vietnam.
In 2021-2022, VIET will implement four research activities to bring new evidence supporting the energy and power sector to address the key challenges in the energy transition in Vietnam. The first research activity, “Development of Vietnam’s long-term energy transition scenarios”, aims to propose integrating the energy transition’s targets into important long-term plans of the country such as socio-economic development strategy, land use, urban planning, marine spatial planning, transportation, and other sectoral planning… Ultimately, this activity aims to provide evidence-based inputs for lawmakers and policymakers to recognize the impacts of the energy transition process on society. The second activity, “Evaluate and propose solutions to increase co-benefits of the Energy Transition”, aims to focus on the co-benefits in high-tech industries, jobs, and health. Based on the Long-term energy transition scenarios, the research team will focus on analyzing, evaluating, and proposing solutions to develop a high-tech industry value chain, increase jobs, public benefits, and health. The third activity, “Transmission Grid development scenarios to meet the Energy transition’s needs”, aims to estimate the volume of grid expansion/upgrade needed under several scenarios to assess/suggest the adequacy of the grid to support the implementation of Vietnam’s long-term power development strategy. The study focuses on evaluating the transmission grid at the current stage and identifies the targets for the transmission grid in the short and long term. The fourth activity, “Solutions to mobilize capital investment in transmission grid”, aims to identify targets and propose appropriate market reform options by exploring the de-risking factors and solutions to diversify the capitals for power grid transmission investment.
To strengthen the dialogues on energy transition within government bodies, VIET will organize the Vietnam Energy Transition Dialogue, a high-level event with the participation of our political partners and key (energy and non-energy) stakeholders to engage them in the energy transition discussion. VIET also design other activities in regards to capacity strengthening, for example, a one-week block seminar on Wind Power Technology to provide updated information and knowledge related to wind power technology to experienced engineers and technical personnel who are working in the conventional energy sector (i.e. oil & gas industry) with an interest in exploring opportunities to transit to the clean energy/power sector in general and wind power technology in particular.