Agenda Day 1

 
 

Day One - Power VN

08:39

Opening Keynote

08:40

Organiser’s Opening Remarks

08:45

Chairman’s Opening Remarks

08:50

Guest of Honour Welcome Address

08:59

Opening Plenary: Developing Vietnam’s Energy Landscape

09:00

Sustaining Vietnam’s growth & propelling Vietnam to the next level

  • Overcoming the energy trilemma: the optimum energy mix
  • Meeting energy demands
  • Attracting FDI to Vietnam
  • Increasing local productivity rate
Rajit Nanda
09:20

Energy Leaders Panel: Looking forward: Powering growth in Vietnam’s energy sector

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
Rajit Nanda, Chief Investment Officer, ACWA Power
Prabaljit Sarkar
10:00

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?

  • 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
10:40

Speed Networking

10:50

Morning Refreshments

11:19

Infrastructure Development

11:19

Market Outlook

11:19

Market Outlook

Power & Electricity
11:20

Panel Discussion: Smart cities: Harnessing intelligent infrastructure for Vietnam’s future

  • Vietnamese cities’ current priorities, projects and initiatives
  • Building a smart city for economic development and improving the quality of life through application of advanced and modern technologies
  • Investing in renewable energy and energy efficiency to reduce environmental harm
  • Lessons from other smart city implementations worldwide and regionally
Wind
11:20

Keynote: Global & ASEAN trends in wind energy development

  • Changing market dynamics: growth drivers, inhibitors & opportunities
  • New innovations and technologies to enhance efficiency and reliability of wind
  • Economies of scale
Solar
11:20

Keynote: Global & ASEAN trends in solar energy development

  • Global solar development
  • New innovations and technologies to enhance reliability of solar
  • Forseeable cost reductions in the industry: Economies of scales & technological advances
Wind
11:40

Vietnam – a challenging, yet promising market: Achieving Vietnam’s 500GW+ wind potential

  • 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
Solar
11:40

Making solar baseload a reality in Vietnam

  • 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
Wind
12:00

The winds of change: Making today’s wind technology more competitive

  • Optimisation of design and performance of wind turbines
  • Increasing return on installed capacity and reducing costs
  • Economies of scale
Solar
12:00

Bolstering Vietnam’s solar industry: Future of solar plant development

  • Optimising and innovating solar project development
  • Implementing latest technologies to increase output and reduce costs
  • Case studies of successful deployments
Van Binh Tran, Country's Representative - Vietnam, World Council for Renewable Energy | Technical Advisor & Deputy Project Director, Royal Group (Hoàng Gia Group)
12:20

Networking Luncheon

13:39

Transmission & Distribution

13:39

Upscaling Wind in Vietnam

13:39

Policy Framework

Power & Electricity
13:40

Strengthening power system interconnection in the region

  • What power infrastructure upgrades are required to accommodate the imports of power from other regional countries such as China, Laos and Cambodia?
  • Improving electricity exchange between regional countries
  • Facilitating investments in power projects across countries
Solar
13:40

Support mechanisms for the development of solar energy in Vietnam

  • 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
Power & Electricity
14:00

Smart grid deployment – Lessons learnt from initial implementation

  • 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
Wind
14:00

Panel Discussion: Ensuring a sustainable wind industry for Vietnam

  • 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?
Solar
14:00

Panel Discussion: How can industry work with government to develop support mechanisms that will drive further solar power development in Vietnam?

  • 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
Power & Electricity
14:20

Renewable energy integration: Driving Vietnam’s grid modernization

  • Transformative changes in the transmission & distribution system
  • Investments into network infrastructure to unlock higher levels of renewable penetration onto the grid
  • Grid modernization plans future network
Power & Electricity
14:40

Panel Discussion: The road ahead for coal-fired power generation

  • Ramping up coal-fired power generation from 34.4% to 53.2% of installed capacity in Vietnam by 2030
  • How are coal power projects being financed?
  • Bridging the coal supply gap through imports to keep up with consumption requirements
  • Is coal just an interim measure?
  • Reconciling available, reliable and affordable supply with genuine energy security
Wind
14:40

Panel Discussion: How can industry work with government to develop support mechanisms that will drive further wind power development in Vietnam?

  • 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
Solar
15:00

Panel Discussion: Ensuring a sustainable solar industry for Vietnam

  • 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?
Power & Electricity
15:20

Panel Discussion: Clean coal as the future: Light for coal at the end of the market

  • Investing in clean coal instead of renewable energy to lower costs of electricity generated and reduce burden on end consumers
  • Using clean coal to minimise the impact on the environment
  • Innovations in CCS technology
  • Infrastructure upgrades required to support CCS
Wind
15:20

Panel Discussion: Why a higher FIT price is not the answer to bolster wind power?

  • 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
16:00

Afternoon Refreshments

16:29

Project Matching Session

16:30

Networking Cocktail

last published: 16/Nov/17 02:45 GMT

 

 

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