Representative Office of Vietnam Clean Energy Association in Ho Chi Minh City inaugurated (Khai trương Văn phòng Đại diện Hội Năng lượng Sạch Việt Nam tại TP.HCM )

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Representative Office of Vietnam Clean Energy Association in Ho Chi Minh City inaugurated – Photo: Mai Thanh

Vietnam Clean Energy Association organized the Opening Ceremony of the Association Representative Office in Ho Chi Minh City on 9/2/2020.

Dr. Mai Duy Thien handed over the decision to Mr. Hoang Giang, Head of Representative Office of Vietnam Clean Energy Association in Ho Chi Minh City.

Under the leadership Dr. Mai Duy Thien – Standing Vice Chairman, Vietnam Clean Energy Association (VCEA) and numerous representatives of enterprises and members operating in the field of renewable energy.

“Vietnam is located in the tropical monsoon region, the average number of sunny hours per year is from 2,500 to 3,000 hours; the annual average temperature is over 210C; more than 8% of the area has very good wind potential (wind speed at an altitude of 65m is 7 – 8 m / sec) … With such advantage, Vietnam identified that these are the two main sources for clean energy development” said Dr Thien.

Over the past 3 years, the Government and localities have issued many preferential policies to encourage the development of renewable energy which attracted domestic and foreign investors, reflected by the series of wind and solar power projects being started and put into operation. According to the Vietnam Electricity Group, by the end of 2019, there are 5,039MW of renewable energy, mainly wind and solar power, connected to the national grid, ranked 2nd among ASEAN countries and ranked 23rd in the world. In addition, there are about 3,000 MW of solar and wind power are under construction to prepare for grid connection, and dozens of other clean energy projects waiting for additional planning with a total capacity up to thousands of MW invested in 2020.

In the context of climate change and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, the development orientation of renewable energy is particularly interested to the Government and localities. This is the basis for forecasting the strong development of this field in 2020 and the following years, Dr. Thien added.

On 29/7/2015, VCEA was established. The Association is a professional social organization, established to promote activities of ensuring clean energy and clean energy development policy in Vietnam. The Association is a place to support, engage and gradually contribute to improving high functions of criticizing, monitoring, propaganda, advocacy and support to protect organizations as well as all enterprises when implementing clean energy development projects.

According to Decision No. 02 / QD-HHNLS, VCEA decided to establish a Representative Office of Vietnam Clean Energy Association in Ho Chi Minh City from 2/2/2020. The Representative Office located at: Room 1103A-B, 11th floor, Me Linh Point building, No. 2 Ngo Duc Ke street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. Dr. Hoang Giang, Chairman and CEO of Pacifico Energy Vietnam Joint Stock Company is Head of Representative Office.

“The establishment of Representative Office of Vietnam Clean Energy Association in Ho Chi Minh City is an important event of the Association and of domestic and foreign investors, traders and enterprises and individuals who is interested in clean energy in Vietnam. This event has a very important meaning of the VCEA, marking a turning point by gathering, linking and joining hands with the activities of domestic and foreign organizations related in clean energy field, especially in Ho Chi Minh City and the South” said Dr. Thien.

5 Tasks for Representative Office in Ho Chi Minh City

At the launching ceremony, the Standing Vice President of VCEA asked the Representative Office in Ho Chi Minh City to urgently deploy 5 tasks:
1. Quickly completing work on legal entities, consolidate the organizational structure to be ready to perform tasks assigned by the Association.
2. Summarizing the list of collectives and individuals who voluntarily join the Association to make decisions to add members.
3. Listening to the opinions and thoughts of members, learning, exchanging experiences with investors in the field, consulting scientists, managers, synthesizing ideas to advise and recommend to the Association Leaders.
4. When allowed by the Association’s Leaders, organizing forums, seminars on science, management, product promotion, etc., taking comments from members on policy mechanisms to submit to the Association to review and submit to the competent authorities.
5. Launching emulation movements in the community, selecting collectives and individuals that are excellent advanced flags in the field, proposing unexpected reward, regular reward granted under the Emulation and Commendation law, organizing awards according to subjects and many other important activities…

Suri Nguyen.