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Future Lab Workshop 2020

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On Dec 2, GIZ and the Electricity Regulatory Authority of Vietnam (ERAV) successfully co-organised the Future Lab Workshop 2020 to identify bottlenecks associated with the integration of rooftop PV and discuss solutions.

Formatted with the design thinking model, the workshop acted as a forum to foster understanding and ideating, encourage open-minded and broad perspectives. That is to say, the participants from different entities were grouped to find answers to questions under high time pressure. Representatives from subsidiary entities under the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT), the Commission for the Management of State Capital at Enterprises, Viet Nam Electricity (EVN), load dispatch centers, experts from the University of Science and Technology (HUST), Electric Power University, Hue University, Da Nang University – University of Science and Technology, Institute of Energy Science (IES), private companies, investors altogether shared views and presented about why we want rooftop PV and what the opportunities, main challenges that concern integration and proposed potential solutions.

Before that, participants had engaged in international consultants’ sharing on challenges for distribution network operators, system integration and administrative challenges.

The workshop also launched for the first time a virtual training platform on Smart Grid with a thorough focus on Viet Nam context. Experts from Germany and the UK will be teaching the courses while learners, who are Vietnamese technical officials working in the power sector, are nominated by their organization.

Hosting the event were Mr. Tran Tue Quang – ERAV’s Deputy Director General and Mr. Markus Bissel – Director of GIZ Viet Nam’s Smart Grids for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SGREEE) Project.

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Take a look at some highlights of the event: 

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