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.
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.