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Vietnam: Danish Energy Efficiency Policy Framework Showcased to Vietnamese Delegation

Press release   •   Oct 02, 2014 02:00 CEST

A Vietnamese delegation was in Denmark to learn about how the legal and regulatory framework is designed to promote energy efficiency in Danish industries.

As part of the Danish-Vietnamese energy efficiency project, a study tour for a delegation of executives from the Vietnamese national government, provincial governments as well as non-governmental stakeholders was held during the period 15 – 19 September 2014.

Introduction to the Incuba-Nativas cleantech cluster in Aarhus

The Danish industrial sector has managed to increase energy efficiency significantly over the last decades, thanks to a combined effort of enterprises, associations, energy suppliers and the government. These experiences served as a basis for a five day study trip designed to provide insights to the legal and regulatory framework supporting this development. During the study trip the Vietnamese delegation was presented with various stakeholders’ work with energy efficiency and saw examples of the work in practice during visits to factories.

An introduction to Danish climate and energy efficiency policies at the Danish Energy Agency framed the study tour of energy efficiency in Danish industry. Find the presentations to the right under 'Documents'. The confederation of Danish Industries subsequently presented how they in collaboration with the government work with energy efficiency to increase competitiveness of the industry. Development and implementation of energy efficiency solutions includes involvement of several actors. The delegation was presented to the work of the industrial innovation park Incuba-Navitas to see how industry and authorities join forces with science and education to spur a strong cleantech development. Other important actors in energy efficiency implementation are energy supply companies as they are obliged to fulfill goals for energy savings set by the government. The delegation was introduced to how energy suppliers implement these requirements during a presentation by the Danish Energy Association, an organization for energy companies.

The delegation at the brick manufacturer Randers Tegl, Hammershøj

One of the focus areas of the Danish-Vietnamese energy efficiency project is to reduce energy use in the Vietnamese brick industry. To gain insight on how energy efficiency is incorporated in the Danish brick industries the delegation visited Randers Tegl, the largest brick manufacturer in Denmark and was introduced to how the Danish Technological Institute works with brick industries to increase energy efficiency. The delegation also visited the biochemical industrial plant Novozymes, an example of a company working dedicatedly on energy efficiency improvement in both design and operation of industrial equipment as well as the pump manufacturer Grundfos to see how energy efficiency is implemented in their business.

During a workshop at the end of the study trip the future collaboration between the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Building was discussed. Here focus areas for activities in the programme were defined to assist Vietnam in reaching the 5% efficiency target in the Vietnamese National Target Program of Energy Efficiency.

Danish Energy and Climate Policy
MCEB Organization and international co-operation
MOIT / MCEB collaboration
RE for production processes

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