2017 Outlook for Vietnam Renewable Energy: Latest Regulatory and Market Developments

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Date(s) - 08/06/2017
11:30 am - 1:30 pm

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Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon

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Our guest speakers will provide an industry update on Vietnam renewable energy from regulatory and policy standpoints and market outlook for growth and investment in 2017. The presentation highlights Government support through feed-in tariffs and other incentive programs for intermittent renewable generation.

Renewables master planning in the Revised PDP 7, EVN’s offtake obligations, grid connection issues, risk allocation for a bankable power purchase agreement (PPA), termination payments, practicality of direct corporate PPAs and creditworthiness of EVN will be amongst key topical issues to be discussed.

Opportunities and challenges in the development and financing of utility-scale solar, wind, biomass and waste-to-energy assets will also be analyzed.

Agenda

11:30 am
Registration & Refreshments
12:00 pm Lunch is served
12:20 pm Presentation and Q&A
1:30 pm Event ends

Costs

AmCham Members: vnd 650,000| Non-members: vnd 800,000

Reservations/cancellations must be received by 24 hours before the event, and must be made on-line, by email, or by fax. We are unable to accept reservations/cancellations by telephone.

Speakers

Pham Ba Linh
Managing Partner, Lexcomm Vietnam LLC
Head of Finance, Projects, Energy and Infrastructure

Pham Ba Linh is a highly experienced transactional Energy and Infrastructure lawyer with more than 18 years of legal practice, focusing primarily on energy and natural resources, major projects and infrastructure, project finance, leveraged and acquisition finance, debt and equity capital markets, derivatives and structured products.

Ba Linh is particularly well known in the Vietnam market for his project finance, energy and infrastructure, public-private partnerships (PPP) expertise, and he has acted for project sponsors, financiers, governments, equity investors and major works contractors.

Ba Linh has extensive experience working in both civil and common law jurisdictions, having previously based in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Melbourne. He regularly presents papers at industry conferences on upstream oil and gas, pipelines, power, project finance and securities offerings.

Ba Linh wins praise from clients for his technical legal excellence as well as his outstanding commercial expertise. He has been recognised in the Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2015) as being ‘smart and very responsive’ and ‘key names in the team’ whose experience on Projects and Energy ‘includes infrastructure development and project financing’​. IFLR1000 2014 notes that he is very experienced ‘advising on a wide spectrum of energy and natural resources matters, more specifically in oil and gas, and major infrastructure projects’.

Ba Linh is admitted to practice in Vietnam as a qualified lawyer of the Hanoi Bar Association.

Gavin Smith
Director, Clean Development
Dragon Capital Group Limited

Gavin is Chief Investment Officer of the Clean Development Fund, managed by Dragon Capital Group, based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Gavin joined Dragon Capital after 20 years experience in the commercial banking sector, where he was led the financing of clean technology, particularly wind and hydropower. His broader financial experience includes leading deals in the distribution trade, services sector, and sustainable agriculture, waste treatment and recycling.

The Clean Development Fund manages investments throughout the ASEAN region, in clean water, hydropower, solid waste management, biomass power and solar energy.

Gavin represents the Clean Fund on the Board of several hydropower and solar power companies.

Gavin is the project director of “The Solar Hub”, a donor funded rooftop solar project for HCMC and southern Vietnam which was launched in 2016.

He is leading member of the AmCham Power and Energy Group which advocates the development of efficient investment markets for renewable energy and energy efficiency in Vietnam.

Gavin was a member of the Investment Advisory Panel of the Vietnam Business Challenge Fund (2013), assessing sustainable business models for funding by this SME focused scheme.

He is a graduate of Law from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland and has been based in Vietnam since 2008.

 

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