EU-VN-Energy-Facility

Technical Working Group Meeting on Energy Sector Reform

Within the framework of the Vietnam Energy Partnership Group (VEPG), on April 23, 2021, at the headquarter of the Electricity Regulatory Authority of Vietnam (ERAV), Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Electricity Regulatory Authority of Vietnam, and the World Bank co-hosted the 6th meeting of the Technical Working Group on Energy Sector Reform, including the Electricity market reform. The meeting was attended by more than 50 delegates both online and offline from Ministries, domestic and foreign development organizations, and experts in the Energy sector.

Through the presentations at the 6th TWG meeting, delegates and experts from agencies, development organizations, and businesses have better understood the current situation, difficulties, and challenges in the Vietnamese energy sector, especially the electricity sector in the process of developing a competitive electricity market. As for the lead unit, the Electricity Regulatory Authority of Vietnam will coordinate with other units under the Ministry of Industry and Trade to comprehensively implement all aspects of energy sector reform in the next stage. At the same time, the Electricity Regulatory Authority will also emphasize on support proposals not only in 2021 but also in the coming time regarding the amendment of the Electricity Law, new contents on capacity building for units in the process of developing a competitive electricity retail market as well as operating the power system in the new context. In addition, the Electricity Regulatory Authority also hopes that they can build a complete roadmap for Energy sector reform and develop a fair, transparent, and efficient Energy market.

At the meeting, Mr. Rahul Kitchlu – Head of Infrastructure Department and Energy Sector Coordinator of WorldBank Vietnam, co-chaired the Working Group to share the issue of restructuring the energy sector as the heart of the energy sector. In Vietnam, including energy transition, climate change, etc., the contributions of the Working Group to Vietnam over the past time are very necessary, effective and need to be further enhanced coordination and cooperation. work in the near future. Mr. Rahul Kitchlu also emphasized that in Vietnam, the energy sector has become a social service, so it is necessary to reform all stages of the supply chain from production to consumption.

Through presentations at the 6th TWG 3 Meeting, delegates and experts from agencies, development cooperation organizations and businesses have better understood the current status, orientations and difficulties and challenges. knowledge that needs to be addressed by the Vietnamese energy industry, especially the electricity sector, in the process of developing a competitive electricity market. On the side of the chairing unit, the Electricity Regulatory Authority will coordinate with other units under the Ministry of Industry and Trade such as the Department of Petroleum and Coal, the Department of Electricity and Renewable Energy to comprehensively and synchronously deploy the following aspects: on restructuring the energy industry in the next period; At the same time, the Electricity Regulatory Authority also emphasized the proposals to support not only in 2021 but also in the coming time related to the amendment of the Electricity Law, new contents on capacity building for units in the electricity sector. the process of developing a competitive electricity retail market as well as operating the power system in the new context of power structure, awareness of electricity use, etc. In addition, the Electricity Regulatory Authority also shared its wishes through The opinions of organizations and individuals interested in the development and formation of the energy market in general as well as the electricity market in particular in Vietnam, can build and complete the industry reform roadmap. energy and develop the energy market in a fair, transparent and efficient manner.

At the end of the meeting, Mr. Pham Quang Huy and Mr. Rahul Kitchlu expressed their sincere thanks for the attendance and comments of the participants, and affirmed the TWG 3 Working Group and the Electricity Regulatory Authority The force is always ready to cooperate and hopes to continue to receive cooperation and help from individuals and development cooperation organizations at home and abroad in the process of reforming the energy industry in Vietnam.

 

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