2nd edition of Vietnam Wind Power to kick off on June 11

June 10, 2019 | 17:11
Following the successful first edition in June 2018, the Global Wind Energy Council will hold the second Vietnam Wind Power Conference in Hanoi on June 11-12, 2019, in partnership with GIZ and the Danish and Irish embassies.  
2nd edition of vietnam wind power to kick off on june 11
The Vietnamese wind power sector has been revitalised by the new feed-in tariff

The event combines two main contents. The first one is the workshop on accelerating wind project financing in Vietnam to be held on June 11. This one-day workshop is targeted at international and local finance institutions, development banks, and government officials, and will address the burning issues facing the financing of wind projects.

Besides, there will be an offshore roundtable, which will take place on the afternoon of June 11, discussing the recent take off of the offshore sector with a cratering in prices and the growing availability of offshore technologies.

The Vietnam Wind Power Conference on June 12 will feature a range of plenary and parallel sessions including regulatory, market, policy, technology updates, offshore, as well as other pressing issues related to the development of a sustainable wind and renewables industry.

Previously, on June 7, 2018, the Global Wind Energy Council held its first-ever Vietnam Wind Power conference in Hanoi, in partnership with the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT), GIZ, and the Embassy of Denmark. The conference attracted the participation of 200 delegates.

The programme included presentations and debates on the latest policy developments, financing mechanisms, methods to grow the supply chain (both on- and offshore), as well as grid challenges, 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.

Vietnam’s new feed-in tariff announced in September 2018 has renewed momentum for the country’s wind market and attracted a rush of projects. There is already 228MW of installed wind capacity in the country, and the Vietnamese government has set the target of 800MW wind power capacity by 2020, 2,000MW by 2025, and at 6,000MW by 2030.

By Kim Oanh

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