TRADE MISSION
27-29 November & 1 December 2017
DAY 1 - 27 NOVEMBER - INTRODUCTION WORKSHOP
15:00 Word of welcome and intro-round
16:00 Introduction to doing (RE) business in Vietnam
  • • Key considerations and current state of energy market in Vietnam
  • • Introduction to National Master Plan for Power Development VII
  • • Investment incentives for PV projects

16:30 The existing energy landscape
  • • Mapping the role of different stakeholders
  • • Updates on energy market dynamics and price developments
  • • Overview of Renewable Energy developments in Vietnam
17:00 Discussion: Opportunities and challenges for PV in Vietnam
  • • Lessons learned doing business in Vietnam
  • • Updates on developments after first trade mission to Vietnam
  • • Experiences in RE project development
18:00 Reception

19:30 Dinner

DAY 2 - 28 NOVEMBER - CLOSED DOOR MEETING WITH KEY GOVERNMENTAL STAKEHOLDERS
09:00 Welcome and opening address
09:15 MOIT: Opening speech on policy framework
  • • Governmental commitment to the growth of renewable energy (and PV in specific)
  • • Strategic overview of the energy market plans
  • • New set up of Department of Electricity and Renewable Energy and its mandate
09:45 IoE: Energy planning and the strategy for PV expansion
  • • Overall planning for PV on central governmental and provincial levels
  • • Procedures and criteria for adding individual solar projects to Master Plan
10:15 /// Coffee break
10:45 ERAV: regulatory updates for the PV industry
  • • Detailed regulatory environment and net metering policy
  • • Distribution code and grid code for PV projects
  • • Issues and challenges for successful PV development
11:15 EVN: its role as the utility and its progress in project development
  • • Role and position of EVN towards solar energy in Vietnam
  • • Update on PV projects in EVN’s portfolio
  • • Lessons learned in successful project
11:45 Q&A sessions and discussion with speakers

12:30 /// Lunch
14:30 In-depth PPA review
  • • Legal obligations in the development process
  • • PPA and its bankability
  • • Procedure and steps involved in utility scale solar projects
  • • Foreign ownership and setting up SPV
15:00 Embedded generation support schemes: the case for rooftop PV and corporate PPAs
  • • Market potential
  • • Net metering policy, its progress and outlook
  • • Business case and examples
15:30 /// Coffee and Tea break
16:00 Experiences on successful development

17:00 Reception

19:00 Dinner/ Cultural night
DAY 3 - 29 NOVEMBER - FINANCE & INVESTMENT MEETING
Flight to HCMC
13:30 Word of Welcome
13:45 Securing investments for the Vietnamese PV market
  • • Risk matrix on investments in Vietnamese power plants
  • • Foreign ownership limitations in SPV
  • • Investment licenses and permits
  • • Progress on financing of first PV projects
14:15 Capitalizing on financial incentives to maximize IRR
  • • Preferential corporate income tax rate
  • • Exemptions on import duties
  • • Preferential land use fees, land rental fees, and water surface rental fees for PV projects and related works
14:45 /// Coffee and tea break
15:30 Panel: Involving local and foreign financiers in RE projects
  • • Debt providers in the market
  • • Foreign equity investment opportunities for RE in Vietnam
  • • Opportunities and mandates for DFI involvement
17:00 Reception

20:00 Pre-conference dinner
DAY 4 - 30 NOVEMBER - CONFERENCE DAY
The Solar Future Vietnam - Click here for the full day conference program
DAY 5 - 1 DECEMBER - MEETING WITH PROVINCIAL REPRESENTATIVES
09:30 Opening and word of welcome
10:00 Exclusive networking session with provincial representatives and decision makers
  • Closed door brunch meeting and round-tables with invited representatives of provincial governments, People's Committee and DOIT
Facilitated by:
12:30 Closing remarks
13:30 C&I luncheon, with invited off-takers
  • Exclusive lunch setting to discuss the potential with C&I off takers to move forward with PV through corporate PPAs and DG support schemes
Facilitated by:
15:30 End of trade mission
TRADE MISSION
27-29 November & 1 December 2017