Vietnam’s Energy Transition: Opportunities and Challenges


About the Webinar

The National Power Development Plan 8 (PDP8) and National Energy Master Plan (NEMP) for 2021-2030, with a vision to 2050, were released by the Vietnamese government in May and July, respectively. These ambitious plans set out a roadmap for the country’s energy infrastructure development and aim to mobilise international support for Vietnam to achieve the net-zero-emission goal by 2050. The plans have therefore sparked significant public interest, particularly among energy investors, international businesses operating in Vietnam, as well as the country’s development partners. This webinar aims to provide initial insights into these plans, the potential opportunities and challenges that they bring for all stakeholders, as well as their implications for the country’s energy security and energy transition.

About the Speakers

Nguyen Dinh is a Principal at OWC – a company of the ABL Group, a leading independent global energy and marine consultancy with offices in over 40 countries. With more than 20 years of experience, Nguyen is also the Global Head of Hydrogen at OWC and has managed projects in Asia-Pacific, Europe, North and South Americas. He successfully managed a multi-disciplinary team of 10 companies and eight government agencies tasked with developing the Irish national offshore wind energy blueprint for 2020 – 2050. Nguyen has also provided support for the national offshore wind energy development in Vietnam since 2015, covering resource and infrastructure assessment, zoning, capability building, policy, and due diligence. Nguyen is a member of RenewableUK’s and Wind Energy Ireland’s committees. His Ph.D. dissertation won the Mitsui-Sumitomo Research Award in 2009.

Phat Nguyen is a Legal Manager of Asian Clean Capital Vietnam. Holding a law degree from Keele University (UK), Phat is a Vietnamese qualified lawyer with extensive international legal experience in renewable power projects across the United States, United Kingdom, Japan, Southeast Asia and Vietnam. His experience includes complex M&A, project financing, and contract negotiation regarding renewable energy projects. Phat is an accredited mediator of the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (UK) and a listed mediator and Head of the Energy and Infrastructure Working Group of the Vietnam International Commercial Mediation Center. He is also a Member of the Inspection Committee of the Society of Construction Law – Vietnam.


This webinar will be delivered online entirely. You can join the webinar at the specified date and time using devices (computer, phone, or tablet) with internet connection.

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Sep 05 2023


3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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