ESP

GIZ Energy Support Programme

Our Team

Nguyen Hong Ngoc Trang
Energy Advisor/SHIFT
Trang is a team member of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (4E) Project/EU – MOIT/GIZ Energy Support Programme, mainly focusing on Energy Efficiency Capacity Development. Trang holds a Master’s Degree in Engineering from the Hamburg University of Technology and is also a MOIT Certified Energy Auditor. She has more than 10 years of working in Energy Efficiency and Energy Management within the private sector and Alternative Fuels & Raw Material in the cement industry in Vietnam. She has held various positions, including project consultant, project manager, business development manager. Her passion is to promote Energy Efficiency as an Energy Resource for sustainable business & society.
Trang is a team member of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (4E) Project/EU – MOIT/GIZ Energy Support Programme, mainly focusing on Energy Efficiency Capacity Development. Trang holds a Master’s Degree in Engineering from the Hamburg University of Technology and is also a MOIT Certified Energy Auditor. She has more than 10 years of working in Energy Efficiency and Energy Management within the private sector and Alternative Fuels & Raw Material in the cement industry in Vietnam. She has held various positions, including project consultant, project manager, business development manager. Her passion is to promote Energy Efficiency as an Energy Resource for sustainable business & society.
Energy Advisor/SHIFT
Bui Ngoc Thuy
Energy Advisor/TEV
Thuy joint the ESP in April 2020 and will be responsible for the implementation of capacity building measures with a focus on Renewable Energy, Energy Access, Energy Database, and Sector Reform within the 4E project. Thuy gained her Master’s Degree in Commercial Law from the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor’s Degree of Law specialized in Commercial and International Law from Law University of Hanoi. Before joining 4E/ESP, Thuy worked for various Government institutions including the Legal Department of the Commission of Management of State Capital at Enterprises; EVN Legal Department and ERAV Legal Department.
Thuy joint the ESP in April 2020 and will be responsible for the implementation of capacity building measures with a focus on Renewable Energy, Energy Access, Energy Database, and Sector Reform within the 4E project. Thuy gained her Master’s Degree in Commercial Law from the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor’s Degree of Law specialized in Commercial and International Law from Law University of Hanoi. Before joining 4E/ESP, Thuy worked for various Government institutions including the Legal Department of the Commission of Management of State Capital at Enterprises; EVN Legal Department and ERAV Legal Department.
Energy Advisor/TEV
Ha Thi Hong Hai
Energy Advisor/CASE
Hai has started working for the ESP in March 2021 as a Project Officer. Her focus will be on capacity building to related stakeholders and supporting in the development of legal framework for RE uptake. Before joining 4E/ESP, Hai has intensive experiences in sustainable energy policies and strengthening stakeholder engagement and public participatory. She used to work as a Research Program Coordinator and RE focal point for a local NGO, Green Innovation and Development Centre. Then, she served as a Communication and Administration Assistance for The Energy Change Institute, The Australian National University in 2019. Also, she continued her career as an Independent Energy Researcher for different energy projects. Hai holds a Master’s degree in Energy Change from The Australian National University, Australia and a Bachelor in Economics from the National Economics University, Vietnam.
Hai has started working for the ESP in March 2021 as a Project Officer. Her focus will be on capacity building to related stakeholders and supporting in the development of legal framework for RE uptake. Before joining 4E/ESP, Hai has intensive experiences in sustainable energy policies and strengthening stakeholder engagement and public participatory. She used to work as a Research Program Coordinator and RE focal point for a local NGO, Green Innovation and Development Centre. Then, she served as a Communication and Administration Assistance for The Energy Change Institute, The Australian National University in 2019. Also, she continued her career as an Independent Energy Researcher for different energy projects. Hai holds a Master’s degree in Energy Change from The Australian National University, Australia and a Bachelor in Economics from the National Economics University, Vietnam.
Energy Advisor/CASE
Nguyen Phuong Thao
Energy Advisor/CIRTS
Nguyen Phuong Thao joined the Energy Support Programme (ESP) in September 2018. She is currently working as Project Officer for the joint Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (4E) and EU-Vietnam Energy Facility (EVEF) Project as well as a member of the Vietnam Energy Partnership Group (VEPG) Secretariat. Before joining GIZ, Thao was an expert on ASEAN-related issues. She worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam for 9 years in several positions; among them being a placement in the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta where she gained experience in intergovernmental coordination and negotiation. Thao holds a Master’s Degree in International Business from the University of Sydney, Australia and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business English from Hanoi Foreign Trade University, Vietnam. Thao speaks English, Vietnamese and Standard Mandarin (basic).
Nguyen Phuong Thao joined the Energy Support Programme (ESP) in September 2018. She is currently working as Project Officer for the joint Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (4E) and EU-Vietnam Energy Facility (EVEF) Project as well as a member of the Vietnam Energy Partnership Group (VEPG) Secretariat. Before joining GIZ, Thao was an expert on ASEAN-related issues. She worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam for 9 years in several positions; among them being a placement in the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta where she gained experience in intergovernmental coordination and negotiation. Thao holds a Master’s Degree in International Business from the University of Sydney, Australia and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business English from Hanoi Foreign Trade University, Vietnam. Thao speaks English, Vietnamese and Standard Mandarin (basic).
Energy Advisor/CIRTS
Cao Le Thu Trang
Energy Advisor/CIRTS
Cao Le Thu Trang joined the Commercial and Industrial Rooftop Solar (CIRTS) project as a Project Officer in August 2021. Before joining GIZ, Trang had the 12-year working experience in both Vietnam and Europe, in which she worked closely with regulatory bodies, local and central authorities, investors, project developers EPC contractors, commercial banks, financial institutions, research centres, academic institutions, local and international development agencies. She holds a Master’s Degree in Policy analysis, strategic management in the public and non-profit sector from Willy Brandt School of Public Policy in Germany. Thu Trang hopes that with her deep knowledge and understanding of policy and regulatory framework of renewable energy and energy efficiency, particularly rooftop solar, she could contribute to the clean energy transition in Vietnam.
Cao Le Thu Trang joined the Commercial and Industrial Rooftop Solar (CIRTS) project as a Project Officer in August 2021. Before joining GIZ, Trang had the 12-year working experience in both Vietnam and Europe, in which she worked closely with regulatory bodies, local and central authorities, investors, project developers EPC contractors, commercial banks, financial institutions, research centres, academic institutions, local and international development agencies. She holds a Master’s Degree in Policy analysis, strategic management in the public and non-profit sector from Willy Brandt School of Public Policy in Germany. Thu Trang hopes that with her deep knowledge and understanding of policy and regulatory framework of renewable energy and energy efficiency, particularly rooftop solar, she could contribute to the clean energy transition in Vietnam.
Energy Advisor/CIRTS
Le Ha Phan
Energy Advisor/CIRTS
Ha Phan joined the Energy Support Programme (ESP) in Viet Nam as project officer for the CIRTS project in December 2021. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology in 2019 and a Master’s degree in electrical engineering for sustainable development from Arts et Métiers Paristech, France in 2021. His research interests include electrical power system analysis, renewable energy forecasting techniques and energy management for e-mobility. He hopes to find solutions for existing issues of Vietnam power grids concerning renewable energy integration.
Ha Phan joined the Energy Support Programme (ESP) in Viet Nam as project officer for the CIRTS project in December 2021. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology in 2019 and a Master’s degree in electrical engineering for sustainable development from Arts et Métiers Paristech, France in 2021. His research interests include electrical power system analysis, renewable energy forecasting techniques and energy management for e-mobility. He hopes to find solutions for existing issues of Vietnam power grids concerning renewable energy integration.
Energy Advisor/CIRTS
Nguyen Duc Minh
Energy Advisor/PtX Outreach and PDP Process Heat
Minh holds a bachelor’s degree in Heat and Refrigeration field at the Hanoi University of Science and Technology and a master’s degree at National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan at natural products. He had more than seven years of working in the development sector, partly Heat Energy and Environment. He worked as a Renewable Advisor in the Netherlands Development Organization SNV and Biomass and Boiler Consultant in the GERES organization and gained experience in different energy projects, including improved cookstove, biogas, biomass, solar pumping, boiler, and heat equipment. With his education background and extensive experience, Minh hopes that he will contribute to the solutions for biomass projects in Vietnam.
Minh holds a bachelor’s degree in Heat and Refrigeration field at the Hanoi University of Science and Technology and a master’s degree at National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan at natural products. He had more than seven years of working in the development sector, partly Heat Energy and Environment. He worked as a Renewable Advisor in the Netherlands Development Organization SNV and Biomass and Boiler Consultant in the GERES organization and gained experience in different energy projects, including improved cookstove, biogas, biomass, solar pumping, boiler, and heat equipment. With his education background and extensive experience, Minh hopes that he will contribute to the solutions for biomass projects in Vietnam.
Energy Advisor/PtX Outreach and PDP Process Heat
Tran Vu Diem Hang
Energy Advisor/CIRTS
Ms. Tran Vu Diem Hang holds a Barchelor’s degree in English linguistics and a Master’s Degree in Climate Change at Vietnam National University. She had nearly twenty years of working in the development sector, particularly the environment and energy. She worked as a Verification specialist on Result – based Water and Sanitation program for the World Bank, supply chain specialist in the Netherlands Development Organization (SNV) and recently as Project Manager of Multi Actor Partnership toward 100% Renewable Energy for implementing NDC in Green Innovation and Development Center (GreenID). She participates in program design, communication, capacity building, monitoring, and policy advocacy through the implementation of various environmental and energy projects. With her educational background and diverse experience, Hang hopes to contribute to solutions for biomass projects in Vietnam and GIZ’s ESP program.
Ms. Tran Vu Diem Hang holds a Barchelor’s degree in English linguistics and a Master’s Degree in Climate Change at Vietnam National University. She had nearly twenty years of working in the development sector, particularly the environment and energy. She worked as a Verification specialist on Result – based Water and Sanitation program for the World Bank, supply chain specialist in the Netherlands Development Organization (SNV) and recently as Project Manager of Multi Actor Partnership toward 100% Renewable Energy for implementing NDC in Green Innovation and Development Center (GreenID). She participates in program design, communication, capacity building, monitoring, and policy advocacy through the implementation of various environmental and energy projects. With her educational background and diverse experience, Hang hopes to contribute to solutions for biomass projects in Vietnam and GIZ’s ESP program.
Energy Advisor/CIRTS
Do Minh Tam
Energy Advisor/TEV
Tam Do has started working for the ESP in July 2021 as a Project Officer of the Climate Protection through Sustainable Bioenergy Markets in Vietnam (BEM) Project. Her focus will be on capacity building to related stakeholders and supporting in the development of legal framework for bioenergy projects. Before joining GIZ Viet Nam, Tam worked for multicultural firms (Canon Vietnam Co. Ltd, WWF-Vietnam, …) on environmental engineering, climate diplomacy, manufacturing and mining sector, and now specialises in the renewable energy sector. Tam is a passionate professional with eight years of experience in compliance and regulatory requirements, government engagement and market analysis. Tam earned a Master of Public Policy from School of Public Policy and Management, Fulbright University Vietnam, and BSc on Geology from Vietnam National University. She is the EnerTracks Energy Transition Fellow at Agora Energiewende, Smart Energy for Europe Platform (SEFEP) GmbH.
Tam Do has started working for the ESP in July 2021 as a Project Officer of the Climate Protection through Sustainable Bioenergy Markets in Vietnam (BEM) Project. Her focus will be on capacity building to related stakeholders and supporting in the development of legal framework for bioenergy projects. Before joining GIZ Viet Nam, Tam worked for multicultural firms (Canon Vietnam Co. Ltd, WWF-Vietnam, …) on environmental engineering, climate diplomacy, manufacturing and mining sector, and now specialises in the renewable energy sector. Tam is a passionate professional with eight years of experience in compliance and regulatory requirements, government engagement and market analysis. Tam earned a Master of Public Policy from School of Public Policy and Management, Fulbright University Vietnam, and BSc on Geology from Vietnam National University. She is the EnerTracks Energy Transition Fellow at Agora Energiewende, Smart Energy for Europe Platform (SEFEP) GmbH.
Energy Advisor/TEV
Le Van Hoang
Energy Advisor/CIRTS
Hoang joined the Energy Support Programme (ESP) in March 2023 and is currently working as Project Officer for the Commercial and Industrial Rooftop Solar project (CIRTS). He holds a Bachelor degree of Power system engineering from Hanoi University of Science and Technology. He has been working in the electricity sector for almost 16 years, and has experience in working with authorities such ERAV, EVN, PCs, etc. With his educational background and diverse experience, he do hope that he can contribute to technical solutions for CIRTS project as well as GIZ’s ESP program.
Hoang joined the Energy Support Programme (ESP) in March 2023 and is currently working as Project Officer for the Commercial and Industrial Rooftop Solar project (CIRTS). He holds a Bachelor degree of Power system engineering from Hanoi University of Science and Technology. He has been working in the electricity sector for almost 16 years, and has experience in working with authorities such ERAV, EVN, PCs, etc. With his educational background and diverse experience, he do hope that he can contribute to technical solutions for CIRTS project as well as GIZ’s ESP program.
Energy Advisor/CIRTS
Nghiem Thi Ngoan
Energy Advisor/CASE
Nghiem Thi Ngoan joined the Energy Support Program in July 2022, she is working as a Project Officer for Clean Affordable and Secure Energy for Southeast Asia (CASE) project. Her main job is to provide technical inputs and assistance to project activities in Vietnam. Before GIZ, Ms. Ngoan spent some time working as a market research department manager at Vietnam Petroleum Institute (VPI). She was responsible for energy markets in Vietnam and Asia Pacific area. Prior to joining VPI, she worked at the Institute of Energy Science (IES), Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, where she gained experience in energy demand forecast, optimizing the development of Vietnam’s energy system with consideration to national security, sustainable development, and master plans of electrical power system development at a provincial level in Vietnam. Ms. Ngoan holds an MBA from the Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST). She graduated with an engineering degree from the HUST, majoring in energy economics in 2009.
Nghiem Thi Ngoan joined the Energy Support Program in July 2022, she is working as a Project Officer for Clean Affordable and Secure Energy for Southeast Asia (CASE) project. Her main job is to provide technical inputs and assistance to project activities in Vietnam. Before GIZ, Ms. Ngoan spent some time working as a market research department manager at Vietnam Petroleum Institute (VPI). She was responsible for energy markets in Vietnam and Asia Pacific area. Prior to joining VPI, she worked at the Institute of Energy Science (IES), Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, where she gained experience in energy demand forecast, optimizing the development of Vietnam’s energy system with consideration to national security, sustainable development, and master plans of electrical power system development at a provincial level in Vietnam. Ms. Ngoan holds an MBA from the Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST). She graduated with an engineering degree from the HUST, majoring in energy economics in 2009.
Energy Advisor/CASE
Tran Tien Hoa
Energy Advisor/ACT MEPS
Hoa graduated from Hanoi University of Science and Technology and passed various roles during his working 16 years but mainly as: Head of Electrical Department in EPC coal fired power project management boards (Uong Bi 1x300MW, Vung Ang 2x600MW, Song Hau 2x600MW); Project Officer/ Technical engineer in charge of technical/ bidding works for several substation projects (Vung Ang 220kV, Song Hau/ Long Phu 500kV) and other industrial projects. His past experience is focusing on the power project management works, electrical design review, bidding works. Hoa joined the MOIT/GIZ Energy Support Programme from 1st November 2018.
Hoa graduated from Hanoi University of Science and Technology and passed various roles during his working 16 years but mainly as: Head of Electrical Department in EPC coal fired power project management boards (Uong Bi 1x300MW, Vung Ang 2x600MW, Song Hau 2x600MW); Project Officer/ Technical engineer in charge of technical/ bidding works for several substation projects (Vung Ang 220kV, Song Hau/ Long Phu 500kV) and other industrial projects. His past experience is focusing on the power project management works, electrical design review, bidding works. Hoa joined the MOIT/GIZ Energy Support Programme from 1st November 2018.
Energy Advisor/ACT MEPS