Within the framework of the Vietnam Energy Partnership Group (VEPG), the VEPG Offshore Wind Task Force in cooperation with the Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) held a Workshop on “Grid connection, operational management and technical aspects of Offshore Wind” in Hanoi on June 1, 2023.
The Workshop was attended by nearly 100 delegates, who are leaders and officials from the units under the Ministry of Industry and Trade and EVN; Embassies of Denmark, the United Kingdom, Australia; representatives and energy experts from international organizations, as well as domestic and foreign associations and enterprises.
The Workshop focused on the potential of Offshore Wind (OSW) development in Viet Nam, as well as the status and challenges for OSW operation and grid connection. To reach the target for OSW installed capacity nationwide of 06 GW by 2030 it was emphasized that Viet Nam should establish policy measures or incentives to encourage investment in grid infrastructure for OSW, and to identify the most successful models from other countries that can be adopted.
Besides, it is essential that the development and approval of the Marine Spatial Plan, as well as the determination of the sites for offshore wind power development, is done transparently.
According to European Union (EU) experience, EU aims at integrating 300 GW of OSW by 2050. Thus, it is necessary for EU to shift to hybrid and meshed offshore transmission infrastructure. Based on the Danish successful experience on OSW grid connection, the expert from Energinet shared that the common challenges for large infrastructure projects are approvals on state and local levels, timeplan uncertainties, as well as risks for delays and changes in projects.
Established in December 2022 within the framework of VEPG, the Offshore Wind Task Force facilitate the dialogue between Viet Nam and international development organization on OSW to identify examples of best practice and provide recommendations for key issues in Viet Nam. The Task Force holds monthly meetings to update on the progress of studies and relate issues to the OSW topics. The meetings are coordinated by the group of experts from the GIZ Energy Support Programme (ESP).
1 June 2023
Hanoi, Viet Nam