On December 15, 2021, the Vietnam National Energy Efficiency Programme of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Vietnam, together with the Viet Nam Energy Conservation and Energy Efficiency Association (VECEA), held an awards ceremony on energy-saving business activities in the industrial sector and construction works. According to Trinh Quoc Vu, Deputy Director General of the Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Development Department of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the awards are part of the National Energy Efficiency Programme for the 2019-2030 period, which aims to achieve an energy saving rate of 8-10% nationwide. The results of the awards were that 72 companies participated in the three-month application period and about 300 energy-saving measures were nominated. A total of 293 products were submitted for the 2021 Best Energy Efficient Product Award. At the end of the ceremony, four companies were selected as the best companies, and they are expected to participate in the ASEAN Energy Efficiency Awards.
A number of Japanese companies also received awards as detailed below. In addition to the companies shown below, awards were also given for energy savings in the building sector.
|Energy Efficiency Award for Industrial Facilities|
|1st Prize||Viet Tri Chemical Joint Stock Company (VITRICHEM)|
|2nd Prize||Branch of Hanoi Beer – Alcohol – Beverage Corporation (HABECO) – Hanoi Beer Factory (Hoang Hoa Tham District)|
|2nd Prize||Da Nang Rubber Joint Stock Company|
|3rd Prize||Thaco Plastic Components Manufacturing Co., Ltd.|
|3rd Prize||Branch of C.P. Vietnam Corporation – Food processing plant Hanoi|
|3rd Prize||Binh Son Refining and Petrochemical Joint Stock Company|
|Effort Award and Special Award||Canon Vietnam Company Limited|
|Effort Award||Branch of Vietnam Dairy Products Joint Stock Company – Vietnam Powdered Milk Factory|
|Effort Award||Hong Ha Shipbuilding One Member Company Limited|
|Effort Award||Crystal Martin Vietnam Co., Ltd.|
|Effort Award||Siam City Cement (Vietnam) Co., Ltd. – Hon Chong Factory|
|Energy Efficiency Award for Products|
|Panasonic Appliances Vietnam Co., Ltd.||4 Products|
|Daikin Air Conditioning Vietnam Joint Stock Company||11 Products|
|Dien Quang Lamp Joint Stock Company||3 Products|
|Urban Lighting and Equipment One Member Company Limited (Hapulico)||60 Products|
|Rang Dong Light Source and Vacuum Flask Joint Stock Company||36 Products|
|VI-LIGHT. Lighting Equipment and Solutions Cooperation||1 Products|
|Toshiba Industrial Products Asia Co., Ltd.||24 Products|
Currently, about 3,000 large-scale energy-using facilities as defined by the Energy Conservation Act fall under this category in Vietnam. This figure is only 1% of the number of companies in the country, but the facilities account for 30% of the total in terms of energy use. It is estimated that if heavy energy-using facilities can reduce energy consumption by 2% each year, 1.4 billion kWh of electricity and 2.7 trillion VND can be saved. Similarly, if the country’s 27 million households can reduce their annual energy consumption by 1%, it can save 630 million kWh of electricity and 1,174 billion VND. In other words, driving energy savings in these two sectors (industrial and household) is expected to save at least VND 3.874 trillion each year. Energy consumption in the construction business is also still high, and according to the Ministry of Construction, the potential for energy savings in the construction industry as a whole is expected to lead to a 30-35% reduction in energy consumption.