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Press release: National Award on Energy Efficiency 2021

August 23, 2021, in Hanoi: Within the framework of the Viet Nam - National Energy Efficiency Programme for the 2019-2030 period (VNEEP3), on August 23, the Steering Board of the Vietnam National Energy Efficiency Programme - Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT), 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, TOP RUNNER 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 Efficiency 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.

Industry accounts for more than 47% of the total national energy consumption. Actual surveys show that the potential for energy saving in the industry in Viet Nam is estimated at about 20-30%. Meanwhile, the level of energy waste in construction remains quite massive. According to the Ministry of Construction, the potential for energy saving is expected at 30-35%, with the annual growth rate of the total floor area put into use of over 40%.

In addition, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade, under the Mandatory Energy Efficiency Labeling Programme, since July 1, 2013, over 90% of household appliances have energy efficiency labels. The program has eliminated the consumption of incandescent light bulbs and improved the energy efficiency for 06 types of energy-intensive products (Transformers, air conditioners, rice cookers, electric fans, tube fluorescent lamps, CFL).

Speaking at the launching event, Mr. Trinh Quoc Vu - Deputy Director of the Department of Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Development (Ministry of Industry and Trade) emphasized: “Energy Efficiency Award in Industry and Construction Award 2021 and the TOP RUNNER 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 Viet Nam - National Energy Efficiency Programme 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 honor enterprises in industrial production, and outstanding construction projects in the implementation of solutions for a 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 with 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 Awards Ceremony is expected to take place in November 2021. More information about the Award can be found at the website https://tietkiemnangluong.com.vn/ or at Viet Nam Energy Efficiency Community http://veecom.vn/.

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, the Federal Republic of 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 Project/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 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 labeled with a certification from the Ministry of Industry and Trade and 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.

The Award organizers expect that the award will attract enterprises with many certified projects and products, contributing to the successful implementation of the National Energy Efficiency Program for the 2019-2030 period.

For more information, please contact:

1. Department of Energy Conservation and Sustainable Development (Ministry of Industry and Trade)

- Address: Room No.305, B Building, Ministry of Industry and Trade, 54 Hai Ba Trung, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi.

- Phone number: 024.22202358.

- Website: http://tietkiemnangluong.com.vn/

2. Vietnam Energy Conservation and Energy Efficiency Association

- Address: Ministry of Industry and Trade Building, 4th Floor, 655 Pham Van Dong, Tu Liem, Hanoi

- Phone number: 024-37286113

- Website: http://vecea.vn/

3.  VTK Media Joint Stock Company

- Address: Room 202, A1 Building, Lane 121/2, Chua Lang, Dong Da, Hanoi.

- Phone number: 024 3775 1537 | 024 3775 6883. Hotline: 0945673386

- Website: https://vtkmedia.vn/

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