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VIETAUDIT 2007 - 2010

VIETAUDIT - Promotion of Energy Efficiency (EE) and Renewable Energy (RE) in Vietnam through Capacity Building in Energy Auditing

 

Contribution to the Vietnamese National Energy Efficiency Program

The Vietaudit project offered energy audit expertise accelerating the ‘natural’ development of audit capacity expertise in Vietnam. Furthermore special attention was paid to follow-up activities as technology transfer, advice, business opportunities and possible carbon financing in order to turn the project into a sustainable process. In addition the design is transposable and it could be applied in other countries.

The Project was composed of nine work packages and involved two main expertise areas. The auditing component and the technology transfer component were applied in the building- and the industrial- and transport sectors.

In general, the technology transfer component followed the audit components based on audit recommendations. However sometimes technology transfer was based on evident opportunities.

Vietaudit project is in fact a programme consisting of some 12 (sub) projects bundled by the above vision. This lead to extraordinary co-ordination demands and resulted in 13 reports.

The project was financed by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland. It was co-ordinated at the Vietnamese side by Energy Efficiency and Conservation Office of Vietnam (RCEE). Finnish partners were VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Motiva and Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE). VTT was the leader organization of the project.

History

In 2006 VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland was involved in the establishment of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EE&C) Office of Vietnam at the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) in Vietnam. This EE&C office functions as the secretariat to the Vietnamese Ministerial Committee, that will be responsible for the execution of the Vietnamese National Energy Efficiency Programme (VNEEP) covering all sectors in Vietnam. Specific targets include to save 3 to 5 % of the total energy consumption in the period 2005-2010, and 5-8 % in the period 2011-2015 against the existing base-case forecast on energy development and socio-economic development.

The establishment of the EE&C Office was accompanied by the formulation of a roadmap, in which EE&C programmes are prioritized for industrial facilities, buildings and in the transport sector.

However, legislation to finance these priority programmes and their enforcement was not to come into force in Vietnam for another two years. This provided VTT and Motiva with an excellent opportunity to provide capacity building and technical assistance/technology transfer in the mentioned sectors during the transition period 2007-2010, and the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) to carry out a CDM feasibility study based on the above.