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Danish Energy Partnership Programme

The Danish Energy Partnership Programme (DEPP) is part of the Danish commitment to fulfil the Paris Agreement by assisting a number of emerging economies in their low- carbon transition. The cooperation is aiming to promote the use and awareness of the Danish energy experiences as an inspiration for green transition through a unique approach in a government-to-government cooperation.

The energy partnership cooperation between Denmark and Vietnam started in 2013 with the purpose of strengthening Vietnam’s transition to a low-carbon economy. The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) and the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) are the key actors of this partnership. At present, the DEPP is in the third phase (DEPP III) which runs from 2021 to 2025 and focuses on the following areas:

Long-term energy planning

The objective of the first component of DEPP III is to develop Vietnam’s energy system in a more sustainable way through implementation of cost-optimized policy and planning by assisting the Electricity and Renewable Energy Authority (EREA) under MOIT to commission, develop, and analyze comprehensive long-term energy scenarios.

One of the most important tools to address the challenges and influence policy action is the development of Energy Outlook Reports for Vietnam. The Vietnam Energy Outlook Reports are based on well-documented and detailed modelling of the energy system. The latest Vietnam Energy Outlook Report 2019 (EOR19) provides a scenario-based foundation for policy action by shedding light on the development of the energy system towards 2050. EORs will continue to be developed in DEPPIII with the purpose to guide decision makers and energy planners to achieve a sustainable green transition of the energy system and to foster a wide consensus and understanding of Vietnam’s energy challenges and opportunities in the long term.

In parallel, the component will assist authorities to put in place conducive regulatory and policy measures for offshore wind energy deployment and a coherent administration to support the take-off of this technology in Viet Nam.

Vietnam Energy Outlook Report 2019 (in English)

Vietnam Energy Outlook Report 2019 (in Vietnamese)

Vietnam Technology Catalogue for power generation and storage 2019 (in English)

Vietnam Technology Catalogue for power generation and storage 2019 (in Vietnamese)

Input to Roadmap for Offshore Wind Development in Vietnam

Integrating renewable energy into the power system

The second component of DEPP focuses on supporting the Vietnamese Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERAV) and the National Load Dispatch Center (NLDC) in implementing the 2013 Prime Ministerial decision on a power market reform.

The objective of the second component is through training to support Vietnamese authorities in preparation of a new grid operation paradigm that efficiently integrates a larger share of variable Renewable Energy (RE), such as wind and solar power, into the electricity grid as targeted for in the Vietnam Power Development Plan. This will also support the Electricity Regulatory Authority of Vietnam (ERAV) in its key objectives; furthering energy security, maintaining a reasonable price for electricity and protecting the environment. Based on experiences from these activities, the Danish Energy Agency and the Danish TSO, Energinet, are supporting the development of forecasts of renewables for system operation, efficient development of ancillary services and grid codes.

Fact sheet


Energy efficiency in the industrial sector

The third component of DEPP focuses on improving low carbon development in the industrial sector by assisting the Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Development Department (EESD) to strengthen energy efficiency regulation enforcement and compliance in industries at provincial level.

The component will also introduce incentive schemes to encourage compliance with the law and develop procedures, guidelines, tools and templates that guide industry on monitoring and reporting their energy use. Finally, it will help produce technical catalogues and guidelines for selected industrial sectors that will identify modern available technologies for energy efficiency.

Guideline to Energy Efficiency provincial programs in Vietnam - EEAP

Film - Low carbon development in the industrial sector(on Youtube)