The energy partnership program between Viet Nam and Denmark (DEPP Program) sponsor by the Government of Denmark and implemented by the Ministry of Industry and Trade from 2017 to 2020) with a total non-refundable ODA capital of 21.6 million Cua-ron (3.15 million US dollars).
The DEPP Agreement was signed between the representatives of the Governments of Vietnam and Denmark on December 21, 2017.
The objective of the program is to support the implementation of cost-optimized low-carbon development in the industrial sector in order to reduce Vietnam’s energy consumption and opportunities in the energy system in Vietnam.
It has 3 components:
Component 1: Capacity building on long-term energy sector planning by the Electricity and Renewable Energy Department, Ministry of Industry and Trade implement
Component 2: Improving the capacity to integrate renewable energy into the power system by the Electricity Regulatory Authority, Ministry of Industry and Trade implement.
Component 3: Low-carbon development in industry by Department of Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Development, Ministry of Industry and Trade taking charge of the.
In this component 3 focuses on key specific results as follows:
Specific Outcome 1: Proposal to improve the national regulatory framework for low carbon in industry
Specific Output 2: Development of low-carbon regulatory instruments in the industry at the provincial level
Specific Outcome 3: Strengthening national institutional capacity to ensure the implementation of low carbon regulatory tools in the industry
With the goal support extent scale industrial enterprises’ transition to low-carbon industry, cooperation with the Department of Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Development to review national regulations aimed at improving the legal framework on energy saving in industry. The project supported the two selected provinces were Bac Giang and Dong Nai to capacity on energy saving at the provincial level.
After a period of implementation, the project has achieved some typical results:
1. Collecting data and assessing the impact of expanding the scope of Decree No. 21/2011/ND-CP of the Government in the direction of expanding key energy users; develop tools to support the Departments of Industry and Trade and key energy users in reporting, managing and reporting on the implementation of the Law on Energy Efficiency and Conservation.
Specific results achieved:
- The list of key energy users in 2017 approved by the Prime Minister in Decision No. 1221/QD-TTg dated September 21, 2018;
- The list of key energy users in 2018 approved by the Prime Minister in Decision No. 1469/QD-TTg dated October 28, 2019;
- The list of key energy users in 2019 approved by the Prime Minister in Decision No. 1577/QD-TTg dated October 12, 2020.
- Proposal to amend Circular No. 09/2012/TT-BCT dated April 20, 2012 regulations on planning, reporting on implementation of plans on energy efficiency and conservation and conducting energy audits. The report on proposed amendments presented at Workshops in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh in November 2018 with all Departments of Industry and Trade, facilities and related parties.
On September 29, 2020, the Minister of Industry and Trade issued Circular No. 25/2020/TT-BCT to replace Circular 09 to assist the Departments of Industry and Trade deploy the regulations on energy efficiency and conservation, specifically: (i) Develop list of key energy users every year; (ii) Update compliance with reporting requirements for key energy users (level 1, level 2 and level 3).
In addition to amending policy-related contents, the project proposes to improve the energy consumption data collection tool that presented at seminars in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh to collect opinions from all Departments of Industry and Trade, key energy users and stakeholders. In October 2020, the project implemented 03 training seminars for 63 provinces and cities on new tools according to Circular No. 25/2020/TT-BCT, with about 60 participants for each workshop including enterprises and Departments of Industry and Trade of provinces and cities.
- Support the Ministry of Industry and Trade develop plans on energy efficiency and conservation for provinces and centrally in the period 2020-2025, issued according to dispatch No. 5866/BCT-TKNL on 11/8/2020. The set of guidelines provides methodologies, legal information and target calculation tools to assist provinces in developing the implementation plan of the National Program on Economical Efficiency in the 2019 period–2030.
Except aforemention results, the project supports implementation in other fields such as draft management process for the Departments of Industry and Trade on compliance with regulations of Circular No. 19/2016/ TT-BCT dated September 14, 2016 Regulations on energy consumption in the beer and beverage production industry; initial recommendations on amending Decree No. 134/2013/ND-CP on Regulating Sanctions Against Administrative Violation in the Field of Electricity, Safety of Hydroelectric Dam, Energy Efficiency
The Program’s 2020 activities were still carried out in the technical meetings operating of component 3 conducted online between representatives of the Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Development Department, Energy Department of Denmark, international and domestic consultants. Up to now, the products of Component 3 basically completed. The regulations develop component 3 with a series of management processes help the Departments of Industry and Trade manage reports of key energy users, energy norms. It helps the Departments of Industry and Trade implement inspection, inspection and supervision activities to effectively comply with regulations on law in the industrial sector – industry with the largest share of energy consumption in the total national energy consumption.