[Supported Member] Webinar #2 Vietnam’s Rooftop Solar Sector: Tools, Templates, and Lessons Learned for Corporate Renewable Energy Buyers

May 21st, 2020 – 9:00AM to 10:45AM (ICT)

Hosted by: Clean Energy Investment Accelerator (CEIA) and

USAID Vietnam Low Emission Energy Program (V-LEEP)

 

Due to travel and meeting restrictions related to COVID-19, this webinar series is temporarily replacing the in-person Renewable Energy Buyers Vietnam Working Group normally held in Ho Chi Minh City on a quarterly basis.

This webinar is the second of four webinars to be hosted by CEIA and USAID V-LEEP in May 2020.

BACKGROUND

The Renewable Energy Buyers Vietnam Working Group is co-organized by the Clean Energy Investment Accelerator (CEIA) and the USAID Vietnam Low Emission Energy Program (V-LEEP). Since 2017, the Working Group has brought together commercial and industrial (C&I) energy users interested in procuring clean energy, renewable energy project developers and investors, and Government of Vietnam representatives.

The Working Group is a platform for corporate RE market stakeholders to collectively identify and work toward policy, regulatory and financing frameworks needed to meet clean energy goals in Vietnam.

This webinar, on May 21st, 2020, is an important opportunity to bring together market stakeholders focused on the procurement and contracting of rooftop solar solutions for C&I businesses in Vietnam.

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AGENDA

9:00-9:10am               Welcome and Introduction

  • Review of Working Group mission and implementing partners
  • Overview of webinar agenda and Zoom platform operating procedures

Mr. Evan Scandling, Clean Energy Investment Accelerator (Allotrope Partners)

9:10-9:25am               Vietnam Rooftop Solar Market Update

  • Overview of commercial and industrial (C&I) rooftop solar market growth
  • Discussing of Decision 13’s implications for C&I rooftop solar

Mr. Duc Hai Nguyen, USAID V-LEEP

9:25-9:45am               Corporate Buyer Perspective: Lessons and Learnings from Rooftop Solar Procurement Experience in Vietnam

  • Turn-key CAPEX investment of 2.16MWp rooftop solar in industrial park
  • Buyer-side overview of RFP development, competitive bidding process
  • Key lessons for other C&I energy users considering self-purchasing rooftop solar

Mr. Jeroen De Wachter, Renewable Energy Engineer, Deep C Industrial Zones

  • Engaging supply chain manufacturers to support renewable energy procurement
  • Discussion of rooftop solar feasibility studies, technical services, target setting support

Ms. Tracy Nilsson, Senior Director Global Environment, Social & Environmental Affairs, Adidas Group

9:45-10:00am             Tool Overview: Rooftop Solar RFP Template and Best Practices

  • Introduction and overview of RFP template for rooftop solar PPA/leasing, developed by CEIA
  • Discussion of RFP use, best practices for RFP development and procurement processes

Ms. Bethany Speer, Clean Energy Investment Accelerator (U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

10:00-10:15am           Tool Overview: Rooftop Solar Bid Evaluation Best Practices

  • Discussion of best practices for effective C&I rooftop solar bid evaluation framework
  • Learnings from CEIA buyer-side support of solar procurements in Vietnam

Mr. Rob Hardison, Clean Energy Investment Accelerator (U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

10:15-10:30am           Rooftop Solar O&M Key Considerations: A Solar Developer Perspective

  • Developer-side perspective of best practices of rooftop solar asset management necessary for maximizing the technical and economic output of solar solutions.

Mr. Tra Thanh Hiep, Deputy Director of Engineering, TTC Energy

10:30-10:45am           Audience Q&A and Closing Remarks