GIZ Energy Support Programme

Workshop on bioenergy in power development plan (PDP VIII)


GIZ and the Electricity and Renewable Energy Authority (EREA) under the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) co-organised a workshop “Bioenergy in power development plan (PDP VIII)” on 9 March in Hanoi. Attendants at the workshop were representatives from EREA, the Electricity Regulatory Authority of Vietnam (ERAV), Viet Nam Electricity (EVN), the National Institute of Energy, other institutes and local specialists in the sector.

The objective of the workshop was to present the results of bioenergy research in the draft national Power Development Plan (PDP) and evaluate the capacity to release biomass energy sources in the Mekong Delta. At the event, the consulting team gave statistical analysis on the current status and potential for bioenergy power in Viet Nam. They also demonstrated the calculation of bioenergy in the country’s power generation development plan in the period up to 2030.

According to the research and specialists at the workshop, Viet Nam has a huge potential for bioenergy as an agricultural country. However, the country’s development of bioenergy is limited because incentive mechanisms are not attractive enough to investors, while there are difficulties in material supplies.

The event is part of the Climate Protection through Sustainable Bioenergy Markets in Viet Nam (BEM) project, implemented by GIZ and EREA/MOIT. The project is commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).

See more about BEM project at ESP’s website

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