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USTDA helps Vietnam develop smart grid

Steve Rogerson
September 29, 2016
The US Trade & Development Agency (USTDA) has provided technical assistance to Electricity of Vietnam Central Power Corporation (EVNCPC), a state-owned electric power utility, to help it modernise its enterprise architecture for smart grid deployment.
Responding to rapid electricity demand growth, particularly in central Vietnam, EVNCPC is developing an overall information technology and smart grid strategy, including an implementation plan and investment schedule, to improve the quality of supply and service to its customers.
The technical assistance will provide detailed recommendations to automate and upgrade IT systems to integrate smart grid applications that can help EVNCPC efficiently manage its operations and business processes.
EVNCPC CEO Tran Dinh Nhan signed the grant agreement along with commercial counsellor Elizabeth Shieh of the US General Consulate Ho Chi Minh City. Shieh emphasised the USA’s interest in strengthening support for the development of Vietnam’s energy industry.
“This study will undoubtedly help Vietnam’s power sector become more effective and efficient,” she said. “It will serve as the basis for expanded industrial production in Vietnam, particularly in central Vietnam, leading to better living standards for the Vietnamese people.”
This project builds on USTDA’s previous efforts to help its Vietnamese partners identify and deploy smart grid services. Combined with the on-going efforts of US companies, it will increase trade ties between the USA and Vietnam.
US businesses interested in submitting proposals for this USTDA-funded technical assistance should visit the Federal Business Opportunities web site.
USTDA helps companies create US jobs through the export of US goods and services for priority development projects in emerging economies. It links US businesses to export opportunities by funding project planning activities, pilot projects and reverse trade missions while creating sustainable infrastructure and economic growth in partner countries.