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Launch of the Viet Nam Energy Efficiency Industry Award 2017


On 20 November, 2017,  Viet Nam’s first Viet Nam Energy Efficiency in Industry Award 2017 was officially launched in Ha Noi. The launch was well attended by representatives from the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT), representatives of Departments of Industry and Trade and more than 60 representative from local industrial companies. The Award is part the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (4E) Project, implemented by the Department of Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Development of MoIT and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

The award, which is  organized by Vietnam Energy Conservation and Energy Efficiency Association with the support from GIZ, will be running from 20 November 2017 until end of January 2018. All Industrial enterprises operating in Viet Nam, that have an annual energy consumption from 300 TOE and carried out Energy Efficiency solutions from 2011 to 2016 are eligible to apply.

Speaking at the launch, Mr Do Huu Hao, Chairman of Vietnam Energy Conservation and Energy Efficiency Association said, ” The objective of the award is to provide recognition to local industrial companies companies that had outstanding results in saving energy and promote successfull energy efficiency solutions. It also aims at raising awarenes of business communities across the country on energy efficiency” .

”In Vietnam, the industry represents  47% of the total energy consumption (*). Saving energy in the industry therefore should be a high priority not only to reduce energy costs but also for companies  to stay competitive. Knowing about and reproducing good initiatives on energy efficiency by fellow companies can be a very good way for a enterprise to save energy easily. The Award is a timely and meaningful initiative, as it connects companies and empowers them to  improve energy efficiency by sharing and learning from each other”, said Ms. Sonia Lioret, Head of GIZ’s 4E project at the launching ceremony.  

As part of the Award, National Winners will be defined in two categories including Best energy efficiency solutions, Original and Innovation energy efficiency solutions and New and renewable energy-related solutions.  The Winners, who will be announced in February the end of January 2018, will be able to receive Certificate from the Ministry of Trade and Industry/VECEA. They will also be featured in the Ministry’s website, on local media and national television channels besides having chance to meet and exchange with leading energy experts in Viet Nam.

More information about the Award could be found at,, or contact Mr. Nguyen Dinh Tuyen, Vietnam Energy Conservation and Energy Efficiency Association, telephone 0243.728.6113 or 0983523338, email

As one of the most dynamically growing economies in Asia, Viet Nam faces an enormous increase in energy demand that will continue to grow at double-digit rates in the coming years.  With regards to energy consumption, industry, transportation and residential areas are the three biggest electricity consuming sectors, which accounts for 47%, 15% and 30% respectively (*). 

The government of Viet Nam is strongly committed to increase energy efficiency. In 2010, the Law No. 50/2010/QH12 introduced and followed by Decree No. 21/2011/N?-CP has outlined the major policies and measures to encourage economical and efficient utilization of energy.

In 2016, in the revised Power Development Plan VII, the government of Vietnam set a national target on energy efficiency of up  to 10%  saving of total electricity consumption for the period 2016 – 2020.

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