Smart Grids for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Project (SGREEE): 05 Years Supporting Vietnam’s Transition towards Sustainable Energy

After 05 years of intensive work, the Smart Grids for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SGREEE) project concluded this June 2022. The project – jointly run by the Electricity Regulatory Authority of Viet Nam (ERAV) and GIZ – held its closing ceremony in Hanoi on the 23th of June. The SGREEE project was commissioned in 2017 by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development within the German Climate Technology Initiative (DKTI).

With Vietnam’s strong commitment to reaching net-zero emissions by 2050 at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), the country needs to build a sustainable energy transition, in which the transformation of energy infrastructure including smart grid plays an important role. To enable the progress, the SGREEE project has proposed amendments to the legal framework on relevant issues, while also developing the capacity of stakeholders to use new technologies and ensure investment funds are used effectively. SGREEE has focused on the integration of renewable energy into the power grid, an important first step towards transition away from fossil fuels. After 05 years, the project has achieved various key objectives in 03 action areas, namely: Legal and Regulatory Framework, Capacity Development and Technology Cooperation.

Participating in “Technology Cooperation” phase, ATS is honored to have our Distributed Energy Resources Management solution deployed in SGREEE pilot project for remote monitoring and control of rooftop solar farms. The result of laboratory and field tests on the system has demonstrated Vietnam’s technological capabilities in meeting the need of power companies as well as power control centres in remote monitoring, control and forecast on large number of distributed renewable energy sources, ensuring Vietnam’s power system operation reliability.

Mr. Markus Bissel, SGREEE’s Project Director, informed: “SGREEE has succeeded in bringing Vietnam’s technical personnel closer to international standards in the field of a modern power grid regulator. The project also supported ERAV in reviewing the regulations for Smart Grids. Among them, the contributions to the revision of the Smart Grid Roadmap – the central document for the development of Smart Grids in Viet Nam – were forward-looking”.

Video Source: GIZ Energy Support Programme Viet Nam

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