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
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
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
Senior Director, Mainstream Renewable Energy
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 1011:20
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Panel Discussion: Smart cities: Harnessing intelligent infrastructure for Vietnam’s future

Power & Electricity
  • 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
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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Development and operation of grid connected renewable energy in Vietnam power system

Power & Electricity
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
Van Binh Tran, Country's Representative - Vietnam, World Council for Renewable Energy | Technical Advisor & Deputy Project Director, Royal Group (Hoàng Gia Group)
Apr 1013:40
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Strengthening power system interconnection in the region

Power & Electricity
  • 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
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
Apr 1014:00
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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
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?
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 1014:20
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Renewable energy integration: Driving Vietnam’s grid modernization

Power & Electricity
  • 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
Apr 1014:40
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Panel Discussion: The road ahead for coal-fired power generation

Power & Electricity
  • 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
Apr 1014:40
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Panel Discussion: How can industry work with government to develop support mechanisms that will drive further wind power development in Vietnam?

Wind
  • 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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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 Company
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: Clean coal as the future: Light for coal at the end of the market

Power & Electricity
  • 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
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 Company
Adam Worthington, Managing Director of Private Capital Markets, Macquarie Group Ltd
Sujay Shah, Director of Investment Banking, Standard Chartered
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
Zia Azeez, Senior Vice President, Project Financing, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC)
Marc-Henry Lebrun, Managing Director, Deputy Head of Energy Finance & Advisory, Asia Pacific, Societe Generale Asia Limited
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, GuarantCo
Brandon Courban, Executive Director, Olympus Capital & Asia Environmental Partners
Apr 1111:40
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Panel Discussion: Broadening the role of natural gas

Power & Electricity
  • The growing role of gas in satisfying Vietnam’s energy needs, whilst also delivering industrial energy for the scale up of in-country manufacturing
  • Harvesting Vietnam’s sizeable natural gas resources located offshore: Overcoming operational challenges
  • The import opportunity: Leveraging imports through 2 new LNG terminals slated for completion in 2020, to bridge the shortfall in the medium term
  • Critical infrastructure required to support natural gas adoption
  • Comparing the use of natural gas with coal and renewables
Trinh Hoang Anh Nguyen, Researcher at Clean Energy and Sustainable Development Lab, University of Science and Technology of Hanoi | Energy, Vietnam Sustainable Energy Alliance (VSEA)
Apr 1111:40
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Panel Discussion: Practical process of financing a wind power project

Wind
  • Fair valuation of financial needs and funding required
  • Evaluating wind project contracts, cash flows, associated risks and regulatory or supplementary schemes
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 Allied
Apr 1112:20
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Debt-financing of wind projects through local banks

Wind
  • Wind financing conditions
  • Loan policies and processes
  • Case studies of successful wind project financing
Apr 1112:20
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Bridging the gap in JVs with local partners for solar project development

Solar
  • Criteria for local partner selection
  • Bridging the gap and mitigating local knowledge risks
  • Synergies for partnership and co-development
  • Knowledge transfers
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, VaasaETT
Apr 1113:40
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Panel Discussion: 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 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 Group
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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Shifting market shares and the future of hydropower

Power & Electricity
  • Does Vietnam's dependence on hydropower make sense for its growing economy?
  • Greater investments for hydropower in PDP7 at the back of other sources of energy in the coming years
  • Drop in market share of hydropower towards 2030
  • Competing needs for water resources between utilities and agricultural sectors
  • Managing unpredictable water resources due to climate changes
Apr 1115:20
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Wind farm monitoring, control and optimisation

Wind
  • Analysing current performance and identify areas of frequent faults
  • Quantifying discrepancies between actual and forecast energy performance
  • Minimising uncertainty in long-term forecast
Apr 1115:20
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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
Apr 1115:40
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Hydropower development in Vietnam

Power & Electricity
  • Success story of early-stage, high-risk infrastructure development through PPP and FDI
  • Reduce carbon emissions & dependence on power imports from China
Apr 1115:40
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Technological advancements to reduce costs and drive market expansion for wind power

Wind
  • Off-shore applications which can access high wind resource sites
  • Next generation turbines, advances in electrical transmission
  • Lowering levilised cost in electricity and making wind energy more competitive
Apr 1116:00
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Can biomass and waste-to-energy become environmentally sustainable and commercially viable large-scale solutions to supply Vietnam’s power needs?

Power & Electricity
  • To what extent can biomass be up-scaled and centralised whilst maintaining cost competitiveness?
  • Is waste to energy harmful or helpful to the environment?
  • Grid connections
Apr 1116:00
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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
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