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AmCham Energy Committee Mission Statement

Promote US-Vietnam trade and investment in the energy sector; ensure a reliable, secure energy supply in Vietnam; encourage development of open markets and access to capital for power generation, storage, and transmission; and reduction of emissions in accordance with Vietnam’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) to UN Framework Committee on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Short-term and Long-term Objectives & Goals

  • Ensure regular meetings with clear agenda.
  • Provide a venue for networking, sharing of best practices, and business intelligence.
  • Ensure representation of U.S. energy companies active in South and Central Vietnam in the Committee.
  • Ensure interests of members are reflected in advocacy to local and national govts, VBF Power and Energy Working Group (PEWG), and international climate change organizations.
  • Policy advocacy issues (aligned with Made in Vietnam Energy Plan 2.0 (MVEP)- gas and renewables).
  • Contribute to PEWG papers on extension of Wind Feed-in-Tariff (FIT), and Energy Efficiency.
  • Encourage open market and access to capital for Direct Power Purchase Agreement (DPPA) implementation.
  • Encourage transparent, fair, efficient approval processes for energy projects.
  • Encourage development of a transparent, fair mechanism for auction of Solar and Wind Supply contracts.


  • Welcome by Chairman, intros – Sean Caffyn
  • Review and discussion of draft Mission Statement and Committee goals – Dennis Lien/Gavin Smith
  • Regulatory and Advocacy Update  – Dennis/Gavin/Pham Ba Linh
  • Upcoming AmCham plus Programs & Events – Mary Tarnowka
  • Coming Months Speaker/Presentation options – solicit input from participants
    • USAID – Chris Abrams/Christine  – PDP8, DPPA
    • US Development Finance Corporation/Eximbank/Trade and Development Agency
    • US Company Presentation
    • Wind Power
    • Solar rooftop
    • LNG

Upcoming  Events

July 22 Vietnam Energy Summit 2020 – Hanoi
Aug 7 AmCham PPP Workshop
late Aug HCMC-US Technology and Innovation Summit
Sept/Oct US-VN Energy Security Dialogue
Sept/Oct USG/TDA LNG Standards Workshop
early Nov ASEAN Energy Business Forum – Da Nang
mid-Nov Indo Pacific Business Forum – Hanoi