On June 14 in Hanoi, Vietnam Electricity (EVN), the country’s largest power company, and GIZ jointly organised a workshop to share international experience on the development of rooftop solar power under the mechanism of self-production, self-consumption and zero export.
Mr. Vo Quang Lam, EVN’s Deputy General Director, said that the power system is facing difficulties in supply, especially in the north, so it is essential to continue promoting rooftop solar power. EVN has proposed the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Prime Minister to issue more support mechanisms on developing the zero export of rooftop solar.
Mr. Nathan Moore, Project Director of GIZ’s ‘Commercial and Industrial Rooftop Solar’(CIRTS) project, affirmed that GIZ is willing to support EVN and Viet Nam’s governmental authorities in making proper recommendations to encourage the development of rooftop solar in the future.
At the workshop, the delegates had open and in-depth discussions on a number of issues, such as lessons learnt on developing rooftop solar power worldwide, experience in calculating price brackets of the type of energy and policies on developing self-produced rooftop solar power.
To date, Viet Nam has developed more than 103,000 solar PV systems with a total capacity of about 9,602 MWp, accounting for about 10% of the national installed capacity.
In the recently approved National Power Development Plan (PDP) VIII for the period of 2021 – 2030 with a vision to 2050, Viet Nam targets that a half of office buildings and residential houses will use self-produced and self-exploiting rooftop solar power, on-site consumption, not selling electricity to the national electricity system by 2030.