Asia Renewables 2018 - Vietnam Renewable Power,

17-19 Jan, 2018 - Ho Chi Minh City, VIETNAM

Eastin Grand Hotel Saigon

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Schedule at a Glance

17 Jan 2018 18 Jan 2018 19 Jan 2018

Pre-Conference Site Visit

Asia Pellet Corporation (Wood Pellet Biomass Production) &
Heineken Brewery Vietnam
(Bagasse-Based Electricity Generation)

Combined Session -
Asia Renewables 2018

4th Biomass & BioEnergy Asia Vietnam 
Renewable Power
4th Biomass & BioEnergy Asia Vietnam 
Renewable Power


"Electrify Vietnam – Forward Looking Updates & Prospects!"

Robust industrialization and growth in Vietnam has fueled a surging demand for electricity. Electricity consumption from industrial and residential, is expecting to grow by 8 - 12 percent annually through 2020.  And to meet this demand, additional capacity of 4,000 MW per year, from now through 2020, will be required.


The recent revised Power Master Plan VII (towards 2030) emphasized renewable energy capacity growth in wind, solar and biomass power, with targets to increase the percentage of renewable energy power to 7% percent by 2020 and 10 percent by 2030.


The current policies set to encourage foreign investors in power development with BOT, BOO, and PPP.   To attract more investment from the private sector in developing IPP projects, MOIT and EVN have been working on a roadmap for price increases and gradual elimination of government control. 


However, besides the low electricity prices and relatively lower Feed-in Tariff for wind power, Vietnam’s electricity market poses several challenges to international investors and project developers. The current PPA still falls short of bankability and BOT procedures require clearer guidelines. Juggling against raising equipment cost, much has to be done to attract the foreign investments into Vietnam’s renewable power generation projects.


CMT invites you to attend the Asia Renewables 2018 – Vietnam Renewable Power on 17 – 19 January 2018.  Co-venue with 4th Biomass & BioEnergy Asia, attendees will hear from a carefully selected speakers-panel of key officials, project developers, financing and renewable energy experts, who share insights on projects, prospects, technologies and economics.

Key Highlights

  • Maximum networking benefits over 2.5 days, offering vital face-to-face interaction in key stakeholders and commercial partners in Asia’s & Vietnam’s renewable energy sectors
  • Renewed FDI prospects arising from Master Plan VII & FIT
  • Updates from MOIT & EVN on regulation in electricity markets & ventures in the renewable power space
  • Keep track on RE Investment Hotspots in ASEAN
  • Find out how international companies develops their sustainable RE portfolios through offtop solar and biomass power generation
  • Prospects of Solar PV in Vietnam & Zoom into Rooftop System
  • Adapting & realizing Wind power potential 
  • Investors’ perspective on expanding RE capacity in Vietnam
  • Pre-Conference Day Site Visit to Wood Pellet Biomass Production Facility & Heineken Sustainable Brewery

Register NOW to attend CMT’s Asia Renewables 2018 – Vietnam Renewable Power with your team.  Contact for attractive group discounts.

Separately Bookable Pre-Conference Site Visit

Site Visit to

Asia Pellet Corporation (Wood Pellet Biomass Production) &

Heineken Brewery Vietnam (Bagasse-Based Electricity Generation)

( 17 January 2018, 08:00 - 18:30 hrs. )


08:30  Registration & Depart HCM Hotel for Tan Uyen

Arrive at Asia Pellet Corporation

(presentation, Q&A & guided tour of wood pellet facility)

12:30  Lunch
13:30  Depart for Heineken Vietnam

Arrive at Heineken Brewery Vietnam

(guided visit of the sustainable biomass power plant & Q&A)

17:00  Depart for Hotel
18:30 Arrive at HCM Hotel; End of Site Visit

Comments from last year’s participants


"Excellent Forum to exchange meaningful experience with the people active in the industry."

- Ata Marie Group 


"Good Opportunities to know each other in the renewable power." – Tata Power


"Good Connection and networking with the various stakeholder." – Green Lagoon Technology


Industry News


CMT’s Asia Renewables 2018 – incorporating 2 tracks – 4th Biomass & Bioenergy Asia and Vietnam Renewable Power opens on 17-19 Jan in Ho Chi Minh City. The summit focuses on SE Asia’s renewable energy projects, success stories, Vietnam’s renewable power targets as well as the region’s wood pellet production and supplies.


HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (PRWEB) November 22, 2017

This HCMC summit is an opportune platform for participants to not only meet officials, industry influencers and key players from Asia’s renewable energy, biomass and bioenergy industry but evaluate new prospects in the region. Vietnam’s renewable energy market - expected to add 40 GW of solar based electricity, 12 GW of wind power and 3.7 GW of biomass power by 2035 is a major highlight at the summit.


An optional and separately bookable site visit to Asia Pellet Corporation (Wood Pellet Biomass Production) & Heineken Brewery Vietnam (Bagasse-Based Electricity Generation) on 17 Jan precedes the main summit.


Among lead speakers is Mr. Nguyen Tuan Anh, Dept. Manager, Plans & Planning, Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) with paper on ‘National Master Plan & Renewable Energy Roadmap - Now till 2020 and the Future’. The country’s major electricity producer and sole distributor Vietnam Electricity (EVN) spells out details in the drive ‘Towards RE’s Cooperative Partnerships between EVN & the Private Sector’. In addition, Mr. Pham Quang Huy, Deputy Director General – ERAV, Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) provides 'Updates on Electricity Market Vietnam: Mechanism & Roadmap'. DAY 1 also features sessions by VILAF and USAID/VLEEP. Additionally, site visit host Heineken Vietnam that operates four plants on biofuel and biomass will showcase its success story of ‘Dropping the C(O2) with Biomass’


Post lunch, the summit breaks into two tracks – track 1 on Vietnam Renewable Power has RB Renewable Energy Consulting discussing ‘Solar PV Investment Opportunities for C&I Rooftop in Vietnam’ while Swire Cold Storage Vietnam, Sao Mai Cooperation and juwi Renewable Energies contribute at the Project Developers Panels. The summit also has an Investors Panel sharing Perspective on Expanding Renewable Energy (RE) Project in Vietnam by Saigon Asset Management, KfW and Power Engineering Consulting Joint Stock Company 2 (PECCA2). In addition the summit also has speakers from GIZ, Owl Energy and DNV GL.


Track 2 on 4th Biomass & Bioenergy Asia delves into biomass trade and developments with speakers from GS Global Corporation, An Viet Phat Energy, Japan Paper Association, Poyry Management Consulting, Control Union Vietnam and CellMark. The track also has Mr. Suwat Kamolpanus, MD - Power Business, Mitr Phol Sugar Co presenting the ‘Success of Thailand’s Biomass Power IPP model, Growth Outlook & Biomass Resources Availability’, while Samsung C&T Corporation will discuss about the feasibility of biomass co-firing in South East Asia. In addition, details about ethanol demand is presented by Petrovietnam while J. Lauritzen shed light on biomass shipping and freight trends respectively.


The 2 day summit is organized by Centre for Management Technology (CMT), with the support of reception sponsors Cellmark and An Viet Phat.


Visit 4th Biomass & Bioenergy Asia or Vietnam Renewable Power for more details, Contact Ms. Huiyan at +65 6346 9113 for more information.

12 Dec, 2017


Vietnam’s renewable energy sector is witnessing several new investments. Recently, BCG Băng Dương – a Vietnamese infrastructure company announced its partnership with South Korea’s conglomerate Hanwha Group to invest in a 100MW solar power plant. The facility expected to have an investment of approximately $100 million will be located at Thanh Hoa district in Long An province of southern Vietnam.

The partners say that the construction will commence in first quarter of 2018 with production of power expected in 2019.

The Long An solar plant, once operational, is anticipated to increase Vietnam’s power supply and help meet the country’s rapidly rising demand for electricity. The plant will also help mitigate climate change, provide environmental protection and sustainable socio-economic development.

Hanwha Group will help the project in terms of technology equipment, engineering and installation while also securing international funding for the solar project. On the other hand, BCG will be responsible for arranging capital sources, handling matters related to permits and study for the plant. In addition, BCG will also manage project implementation alongside negotiation and signing the EVN power purchase agreement.

For more information on Vietnam’s renewable energy market, attend CMT’s Asia RenewablesVietnam Renewable Power on 17-19 January, 2018  in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Contact Ms. Huiyan at or call +65 6346 9113 for information.


16 Nov, 2017


Asia’s renewable energy sector is opening up to new investments – especially in the current attractive market – Vietnam. It is estimated that Vietnam’s demand for electricity will increase to 265 billion kWh by 2020 and 570 billion kWh by 2030 compared to the current 170 billion kWh.

To meet such demand, Vietnam has to exploit its renewable energy sources. The Government is already keen at increasing renewable energy power and aiming to produce 12 billion kWh of renewable energy by 2020 – with further target of 89 billion kWh by 2030.

Some of the industry experts are also of the opinion that Vietnam should look at neighbouring countries to meet a portion of its electricity needs. China, Laos and Cambodia can possibly offset Vietnam’s shortfall of 100 billion kWh by 2020.

Currently, Vietnam is primarily sourcing its power from hydropower, coal-fired thermal power and gas. However, the country also needs to develop wind, solar, and biomass power – that currently have modest capacities of around 100 MW, 15 MW and 10 MW respectively.

Investments in the renewable energy sector in Vietnam is one of the key to its success. To attract investments local governments should create favorable conditions for investors as well as make land allocation for power generation facilities. What is also important is electricity price regulation. Some analysts advise prices of wind and biomass power to be raised to about 9 cents per kWh to ensure that investors can recoup their investment capital.

For more information on Vietnam’s renewable energy market, attend CMT’s Asia RenewablesVietnam Renewable Power on 18-19 Jan, 2018in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Contact Ms. Huiyan at or call +65 6346 9113 for information.


14 Sep, 2017