2018 Agenda Overview

 

Ho Chi Minh City, 10 - 11 April 2018

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Apr 1009:00
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Sustaining Vietnam’s growth & propelling Vietnam to the next level

Keynotes
  • Overcoming the energy trilemma: the optimum energy mix
  • Meeting energy demands
  • Attracting FDI to Vietnam
  • Increasing local productivity rate
Apr 1009:20
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Energy Leaders Panel: Looking forward: Powering growth in Vietnam’s energy sector

Keynotes
The Vietnam power market is undergoing major restructuring, gearing towards a competitive wholesale and retail market, and increasing its installed capacity to more than 135GW by 2030. The revised Power Development Plan unveiled in March 2016, places stronger emphasis on energy security, energy efficiency, renewable energy development and power market liberalisation. This panel seeks to hear the visions of energy leaders in Vietnam and around the region on:
  • The current opportunities currently existing in Vietnam’s energy market
  • Contemporary issues in the energy market and greatest challenges Vietnam needs to overcome
  • Ensuring energy security and safeguarding capacity
  • Can solar and wind grow against a backdrop of low coal and oil prices, and what are the realistic prospects for displacing thermal and hydro power generation capacity?
  • How new technologies will shape planning decisions and regulatory behaviour going forward
  • Inspirations from other developed or developing countries
  • Policies, technologies and business models Vietnam needs to adopt in order to move ahead
Scott Bartos, Environment Team Lead, Environment and Social Development Office, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)United States
Apr 1010:00
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International Investors Panel: What does the future hold for the Vietnam’s energy sector: How can we attract more FDI into Vietnam’s energy projects?

Keynotes
  • What’s stopping foreign investors from investing into power projects in Vietnam?
  • What are investor’s considerations when investing in emerging markets: How do yields and risks compare?
  • Are current tax incentives and regulations attractive for international investors and developers? How can Vietnam boost its competitiveness?
  • Identifying the critical factors in attracting foreign investors and long term capital to an emerging market like Vietnam
  • Creating stable and long term returns for investors
Moderator: Prabaljit Sarkar, Director Business Development, Infraco AsiaSingapore
Geert Fijnaut, Manager, FMO Energy AsiaNetherlands
Frederic Devos, Chief Executive Officer, Asia Power Development PlatformVietnam
Apr 1011:20
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Keynote: Global & ASEAN trends in wind energy development

Wind
  • Changing market dynamics: growth drivers, inhibitors & opportunities
  • New innovations and technologies to enhance efficiency and reliability of wind
  • Economies of scale
Apr 1011:20
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Keynote: Global & ASEAN trends in solar energy development

Solar
  • Global solar development
  • New innovations and technologies to enhance reliability of solar
  • Forseeable cost reductions in the industry: Economies of scales & technological advances
Apr 1011:40
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Vietnam – a challenging, yet promising market: Achieving Vietnam’s 500GW+ wind potential

Wind
  • The business case for wind energy in Vietnam: Economic viability and potential
  • Learning from the success stories of other regional nations
  • Market framework and dynamics
  • Key hurdles of wind power development in Vietnam
  • Investments needed to close the gap
Apr 1011:40
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Making solar baseload a reality in Vietnam

Solar
  • Capitalising on abundance of sunlight in Vietnam
  • Learning from the success stories of other regional nations
  • Market framework and dynamics
  • Economic viability and potential
  • Key hurdles in solar power development in Vietnam
  • Investments needed to close the gap
Apr 1012:00
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The winds of change: Making today’s wind technology more competitive

Wind
  • Optimisation of design and performance of wind turbines
  • Increasing return on installed capacity and reducing costs
  • Economies of scale
Apr 1012:00
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Bolstering Vietnam’s solar industry: Future of solar plant development

Solar
  • Optimising and innovating solar project development
  • Implementing latest technologies to increase output and reduce costs
  • Case studies of successful deployments
Apr 1013:40
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Wind power investment guidelines for project development & financing in Vietnam

Wind
  • Summary of wind power development process
  • Investment procedures
  • Project financing options
Apr 1013:40
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Support mechanisms for the development of solar energy in Vietnam

Solar
  • Summary of the Decision 11/2017/QD-TTG
  • Planning & investment for building solar power projects
  • Implementation provisions and timelines
  • PPA terms and incentives
  • Project approval procedures
Duc Hanh Nguyen, Head of Planning Department, Institute of Energy, Ministry Of Industry And Trade VietnamVietnam
Apr 1014:00
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Panel Discussion: Ensuring a sustainable wind industry for Vietnam

Wind
  • Foreseeable cost reductions in the industry
  • Economies of scales & technological advances
  • Implementation of new technology and knowledge transfer
  • Financial viability of projects: How do yields compare with other emerging markets?
David Ross, Country Manager, Southeast Asia, Renewable Energy Worldwide Team Lead, US Trade and Development AgencyUnited States
Logan Knox, Country Lead - UPC Vietnam, UPC Renewables - VietnamVietnam
Apr 1014:00
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Panel Discussion: How can industry work with government to develop support mechanisms that will drive further solar power development in Vietnam?

Solar
  • Issues around current wind FITs and PPAs
  • Currency risks
  • Initial FIT implementation – where are we now?
  • Auctions is the new hype in other regional countries, will it work in Vietnam?
  • Building suitable and effective support mechanisms to trigger greater private and foreign investments
Apr 1014:40
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Overcoming bottlenecks in developing large scale wind projects in Vietnam

Wind
  • Experiences from project developers in rolling out wind projects in other countries
  • Overcoming regulatory and financing hurdles
  • Concerns for those with a wait and see approach
  • Strategies for market entry
  • Working with local partners for market entry
  • Mitigating risks in wind project development
Apr 1014:40
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Developer’s case study: Overcoming bottlenecks to bring solar projects online in Vietnam, lessons learned and partnership opportunities

Solar
Cong Gioi Truong, General Director, EVNCHP Central Hydropower Joint Stock CompanyVietnam
Apr 1015:00
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Wind energy case studies – Success story from India and what Vietnam’s energy producers can learn from

Wind
  • Optimising and innovating wind project development
  • Creating an integrated risk management strategy for wind power development
  • Implementing latest technologies to increase output and reduce costs
  • Case studies of successful deployments
Apr 1015:00
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Panel Discussion: Ensuring a sustainable solar industry for Vietnam

Solar
  • What can be done to accelerate solar development in Vietnam
  • Implementation of new technology and knowledge transfer
  • Reflections on projects developed in the past year – what are the challenges, where are we up to now?
  • Structuring off-take agreements
  • Securing grid connection
  • Financial viability of projects: How do yields compare with other emerging markets?
Apr 1015:20
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Panel Discussion: Why a higher FIT price is not the answer to bolster wind power?

Wind
  • Easing pressure on project cash flow and lowering long term risks of wind project financing through indexation of PPA price on inflation
  • Securing long term project debt financing
  • Ensuring optimum wind resource and installation costs to ensure financial viability in current environment of difficult financing
  • Case study of Vietnam’s first foreign owned wind project in Vietnam

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Apr 1109:00
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Panel Discussion: Developing bankable renewable energy projects & streamlining project finance

Keynotes
  • Addressing issues in bankability
  • Are there financial instruments and structures preferred by developers and lenders
  • Can financing models be standardised or replicated to simply processes and decrease turnaround times?
Cong Gioi Truong, General Director, EVNCHP Central Hydropower Joint Stock CompanyVietnam
Adam Worthington, Managing Director of Private Capital Markets, Macquarie Group LtdHong Kong
Sujay Shah, Director of Investment Banking, Standard CharteredSingapore
Apr 1109:40
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Panel Discussion: Derisking renewable energy project financing

Keynotes
  • Addressing political, construction & currency risks
  • Risk, cash flow and value across the project development cycle
  • Structuring financing agreements to reduce risks
  • Streamlining due diligence and certification processes
  • Critical factors to avoid potential issues, failures and losses in project financing & development
  • Creating stable cash flows and financial ratios
Senior representative, Vietnam Development BankVietnam
Zia Azeez, Senior Vice President, Project Financing, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC)Singapore
Marc-Henry Lebrun, Managing Director, Deputy Head of Energy Finance & Advisory, Asia Pacific, Societe Generale Asia LimitedHong Kong
Apr 1110:20
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Panel Discussion: Innovating renewable energy financing

Keynotes
  • Innovative financing structures and funding solutions to support the massive renewable energy development in Vietnam
  • Using green bonds and credit enhancement to support infrastructure investment and as an alternative to bank financing
  • Will solar securitisation or solar leasing work in an emerging market like Vietnam?
Jenny Koh, Regional Director, Asia, GuarantCoSingapore
Brandon Courban, Executive Director, Olympus Capital & Asia Environmental PartnersSingapore
Apr 1111:40
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Development and operation of grid connected renewable energy in Vietnam power system

Power & Electricity
Apr 1111:40
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Panel Discussion: Opportunities for power producers, manufacturers, investors & stakeholders

Solar
  • Business market opportunities in a fragmented market
  • New and innovative business models for solar
  • Investment climate in this region
  • Experiences from project developers in rolling out solar projects in other countries
  • How can industry stakeholders tap onto this burgeoning opportunity
  • Concerns for those with a wait and see approach
Carlos P. Gatmaitan, Chairman, MRC AlliedPhilippines
Hein Oomen, Head of Business Origination, APAC, ENGIE SolarThailand
Anil Vishwakarma, Associate Vice President, Engineering, Adani Green EnergyIndia
Apr 1112:00
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How Blockchain can give us a smarter energy grid

Power & Electricity
Apr 1112:20
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Smart grid deployment – Lessons learnt from initial implementation

Power & Electricity
  • Moving from smart grid planning to rollout
  • Deploying modern technologies to improve distribution grid quality, increase efficiency and reduce power losses
  • Upgrading network infrastructure to unlock higher levels of renewable penetration onto the grid
  • Refining the existing smart grid roadmap from lessons learnt from initial implementation
Anil Vishwakarma, Associate Vice President, Engineering, Adani Green EnergyIndia
Apr 1112:20
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Investment procedures for solar PV projects in Vietnam

Solar
  • Summary of solar power development process
  • Investment procedures
  • Project financing options
Hoang Dung Nguyen, Director of Renewable Energies Department, , EVNPECC3 Power Engineering Consulting Joint Stock Company 3Vietnam
Apr 1113:40
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A responsible future: Powering your business with 100% renewable energy

Power & Electricity
  • The race towards carbon free operations
  • Investments in renewable energy and the business case for sustainability
  • Strategic partnerships with the energy sector to adopt innovative energy efficiency solutions and renewable energy technologies
Philip Lewis, Founder, Owner & Chief Executive Officer, VaasaETTFinland
Apr 1113:40
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Panel Discussion: Equity financing for solar projects

Solar
  • Development equity required to secure land and permits (pre-PPA)
  • Construction equity
  • Quantum, source and costs
  • Risks and rewards
Bence Szegedi, Vice President, International, Sunseap GroupSingapore
Hanh Le, Deputy Country Representative, Viet Nam, Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)Vietnam
Apr 1114:00
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Boosting energy efficiency of urban buildings in Vietnam

Power & Electricity
  • Reducing CO2 emissions by increasing energy efficiency in commercial and residential buildings in HCMC and Hanoi
  • Deploying integrated building management systems to prevent energy wastage
  • Support from international agencies
  • Case study of energy usage reduction in urban buildings
Apr 1114:20
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The business case for industrial energy efficiency in manufacturing

Power & Electricity
  • Lowering energy consumption in an industry with heavy energy usage traditionally
  • Reducing operating costs and mitigating risks in increasing energy costs and grid reliability
  • Support from international agencies
  • Case study of energy usage reduction in manufacturing plants
Apr 1114:20
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Debt-financing of solar PV projects through local banks

Solar
  • Solar financing conditions
  • Loan policies and processes
  • Case studies of successful wind project financing
Apr 1115:20
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Taking renewable energy to the next level with energy storage

Power & Electricity
  • Critical role of energy storage 
  • Status of energy storage in today Vietnam’s market
  • Prospects for government’s support for energy storage development and deployment
  • Case studies
Apr 1115:20
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Net metering policy to promote the upscaling of solar rooftop in Vietnam

Solar
  • Reducing peak load power demand through solar rooftop installations
  • Simply energy exchange transactions and facilitate the opening of renewable energy sector to SMEs who have an ability to penetrate a large proportion of the country’s population, thereby expanding the solar rooftop market size
  • Net metering mechanisms & metering instalments
Apr 1115:40
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What are the right investment signals and market reforms to push Vietnam’s energy storage capacity?

Power & Electricity
Energy storage technologies – which include batteries, thermal storage, pumped hydro, and more – can help integrate wind and solar on to the grid by storing energy when power demand is low, and discharging power when demand is high. Energy storage adds flexibility to the grid, allowing renewables to generate power when they would otherwise be curtailed. 

With this value, Vietnam should plan a rapid expansion of the country’s energy storage capacity. The key question is, what are the investment incentives and market reforms that will help to attract industry players?
Apr 1115:40
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Panel Discussion: Commercial and industrial solar: Forecasting the business opportunity in Vietnam

Solar
  • Are current FITs and incentives attractive enough?
  • Can this sector be competitive without subsidies?
  • Winning the hearts of C&I facility owners to install solar panels on their roofs
  • Streamlining net metering and grid interconnection
  • The power of aggregation of demand
last published: 08/Feb/18 06:35 GMT
 
 

 

 

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