Vietnam Low Emission Energy Program (V-LEEP) Project Dates: October 2015 - December 2020
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PROJECT OBJECTIVE

Through V-LEEP, USAID and the GVN work together to harmonize national strategies, laws, policies, and regulations in order to encourage the rapid deployment of cost-effective clean energy. One example of this work is V-LEEP’s efforts with Vietnam’s Central Economic Commission, where the team is assisting develop of a strategy to include clean energy as a fundamental building block for the nation’s energy security. V-LEEP is also working with the Ministry of Industry and Trade to help transform Vietnam’s power market through innovative policy approaches and modern data analysis.

V-LEEP is helping GVN to simplify regulatory procedures for renewable energy (RE) projects, as the country seeks to power its homes and businesses with its own abundant and clean natural resources (wind, solar, and biomass). The V-LEEP team works with project developers and financial institutions to collect and share information to facilitate the construction of RE generation projects and in doing so advance the national goal of expanding RE to ten percent of total generation by 2030. V-LEEP’s efforts also include collaborating with the Electricity Regulatory Authority of Vietnam to enable the use of Direct Power Purchase Agreements (DPPA), an internationally tested RE procurement mechanism. DPPA leverages the purchasing power of large corporations, corporate sustainability commitments, and foreign direct

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The Government of Vietnam (GVN) plans to add more than 40 gigawatts of coal-fired energy generation by 2030 to meet the country’s rapidly increasing electricity demand and sustain economic growth. V-LEEP works closely with the GVN at a national and provincial level to develop and implement policies that support scaling up clean energy. V-LEEP also works with Vietnam’s private sector to accelerate clean energy development and increase adoption of energy efficient solutions by the country’s industries




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BUDGET

USD 9,373,706

DONORS (OR FUNDING /CONTRIBUTING ORGANIZATIONS)
  1. USAID - The United States Agency for International Development
PROJECT CONTACT PERSON

Name:Aler Grubbs

Email: UsaidVietnam@usaid.gov

IMPLEMENTING AGENCY OR AGENCIES

SUPPORT TYPE
SUPPORT SUBTYPE
  • Capacity Building
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Despite Vietnam’s dramatic economic transformation into a lower middle-income country, numerous development challenges threaten Vietnam’s continued pace of economic growth and hamper its deeper integration into the global economy. The United States supports a strong, prosperous, and independent Vietnam that contributes to international security, engages in mutually beneficial trade relations, and respects human rights and the rule of law.


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BUDGET

USD 9,373,706

DONORS (OR FUNDING /CONTRIBUTING ORGANIZATIONS)
  1. USAID - The United States Agency for International Development
PROJECT CONTACT PERSON

Name:Aler Grubbs

Email: UsaidVietnam@usaid.gov

IMPLEMENTING AGENCY OR AGENCIES

SUPPORT TYPE
SUPPORT SUBTYPE
  • Capacity Building