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“Energy Efficiency Award in Industry & Construction 2021; Highest Energy Efficiency Award 2021” Launching Event
Within the framework of the National Energy Efficiency Program for the 2019-2030 period (VNEEP3), on August 23, the Steering Board of the Vietnam National Energy Efficiency Programme - Ministry of Industry and Trade, in cooperation with the Viet Nam Energy Conservation and Energy Efficiency Association (VECEA), is organizing the online Launching event "Energy Efficiency Award in Industry - Construction in 2021, Highest Energy Efficiency Award in 2021". The award is held under the technical assistance of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Project (4E), implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Gmbh. The launching event welcomed Mr. Trinh Quoc Dung, Deputy Director of the Department of Energy Conservation and Sustainable Development (Ministry of Industry and Trade); Mr. Nguyen Dinh Hiep, Vice Chairman cum General Secretary of the Vietnam Energy Conservation and Energy Efficiency Association (VECEA); Mr. Markus Bissel, Head of Energy Efficiency Component of 4E/GIZ, as well as representatives of some enterprises and news agencies.
Speaking at the launching event, Mr. Trinh Quoc Vu - Deputy Director of the Department of Energy Conservation and Sustainable Development (Ministry of Industry and Trade) emphasized: “Energy Efficiency Award in Industry and Construction Award 2021 and the Highest Energy Efficiency Award 2021 is co-organized by the Steering Board of the Vietnam National Energy Efficiency Programme - Ministry of Industry and Trade, and the Viet Nam Energy Conservation and Energy Efficiency Association (VECEA). This is one of the communication activities implemented under the National Energy Efficiency Program for the 2019-2030 period (VNEEP3) with the objective of the energy-saving rate at 8% - 10% from 2019 to 2030. The award aims to recognize and honour enterprises in industrial production, and outstanding construction projects in the implementation of solutions for more efficient energy consumption, as well as the leading firms in manufacturing and trading energy-saving products with higher efficiency, gradually shifting the market and eliminating low-efficiency products.”
Mr. Nguyen Dinh Hiep, Vice Chairman cum General Secretary of the Vietnam Energy Conservation and Energy Efficiency Association (VECEA) said: “The judges for the awards are experts from research agencies, universities, and related industry associations. They have all accumulated years of experience in the energy sector. The judges will evaluate the solutions, technologies and products registered for the award on the basis of fairness, transparency, and a set of clear technical specifications.”
The award application timeframe lasts from August 25, 2021, to October 31, 2021. After the application ends, the technical judges will evaluate and select the projects, products and enterprises that meet the criteria for awarding. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Award organizers will accept documents in both paper and electronic forms, and provide maximal support for companies during the process of application. The Award is expected to take place in November 2021.
For a successful Award, in addition to the approval of the business community, the technical support of international organizations also play a vital part. In recent years, Germany, through GIZ, has assisted the Government of Viet Nam in promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency. GIZ has had various activities in supporting to improve energy efficiency in the industrial sector, helping to bring positive economic, environmental and social benefits to Viet Nam.
Mr. Markus Bissel – Head of Energy Efficiency Component of 4E/GIZ shared that: “In the first phase of the 4E project, the very first National Energy Efficiency Award in Industry was successfully held in 2017. More than 350 energy-saving solutions, efficient resource management and eco-friendly models have been identified and become best practices for many other companies. Following that success, GIZ continues to co-operate with the Ministry of Industry and Trade and VECEA to organize the National Award 2021 with the aim of looking for excellent businesses, female and male energy managers, and technicians in the industrial energy efficiency sector. Thereby, the Award is expected to contribute to raising awareness about the energy efficiency of both organizational and individual levels.”
Qualified companies in the award will receive certificates and winning cups from the Ministry of Industry and Trade. Especially, certified products of the 2021 Highest energy efficiency standard will be labelled with a certification from the Ministry of Industry and Trade and a QR code when brought to the market. Consumers can find information about the product's energy consumption from their smartphones at: https://tietkiemnangluong.com.vn/top-runner.