The overall objective of the study was to provide an in-depth overview of the energy sector in Vietnam, including policy environment, opportunities, risks, and financing gaps/challenges, identification and assessment of future sub-sector focus for the Danida Business Partnerships and Finance Programme within renewable energy and energy efficiency during the transition period (2011-2015), and assessment and recommendation of a few (max. 3) feasible new Danish initiatives within renewable energy and energy efficiency.
For the study we provided the following services related to the above-mentioned objectives that are including sector overview and assessment, including supply and demand, production, consumption, geography, and transport, participation of public and private sectors in the different elements of the energy services value chain, employment and economic value of this industry, technologies, financing mechanism and options available incl. budgeting.
Forecasts, policies and legal/institutional framework (to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency), including to what extent the policies have been achieved and limiting factors that impede the achievement of these objectives, enabling of the environment for managing the energy sector including ministries, energy and utility organisations etc.
Actors: governments, businesses, banks, donors etc., and assessment of and recommendations to which sub-sectors/scope the Danida Business Partnership and Finance Programme should focus on during the transition period (2011-2015) in order to help promote Danish commercial investments in the sector in the future.
Identification of new initiatives, assessment of opportunities for new partnerships, synergies and investments in the energy efficiency and renewable energy sector, including an analysis on risk and uncertainty, advisory on Danish initiatives, including examples of potential DB Finance projects, and the assessment of potential DB Finance Buyers also included an evaluation of: (i) Capacity building requirements of potential Buyers in order to ensure sustainable management of projects and (ii) Possible use of CDM. The study also included involvement of relevant stakeholders, including ministries, local experts and industry.