Korea Institute for Development Strategy(hereinafter referred to as “KDS”) implemented a Training of Trainers (hereinafter referred to as “ToT”) for instructors of Vietnam’s Energy Efficiency Training Institutions from October 23 to November 5.
The training of trainers was prepared in line with the project of “Promoting Energy Efficiency Investment Market in the Industrial Sector and Supporting the Green Growth Action Plan of Vietnam (2021-2025)”, funded by KOICA and jointly implemented by KDS, Korea Energy Agency and Korea Research Institute on Climate Change. The project aims to activate the Energy Efficiency Investment Market in Vietnam by sharing Korea's advanced experience in energy conservation and energy efficiency investment. A total of 19 instructors from Energy Efficiency Training Institutes(Public/Private) representing Northern, Central, and Southern Vietnam participated in the training.
KDS organized lectures on ‘Global Trends on Energy Conservation and Korea's Energy Audit System’, ‘Advanced Energy Saving and Audit Technologies’, and ‘Energy Efficiency Investment and ESCO Model’ with experts in the energy sector. Moreover, workshops were held to develop the curriculum and local training materials for Vietnam's Energy Manager(EM) and Energy Auditor(EA) training.
Also, participants had opportunities to visit various energy efficiency institutions and companies such as the Korea Energy Agency, LG Science Park, Spirax Sarco, and Atlas Copco. In particular, the field trips to Spirax Sarco and Atlas Copco were highly appreciated by participants who were interested in Korea's advanced energy conservation technologies.
Professor Phạm Hoàng Lương, the representative of training participants, said “Previously the Vietnam lacked information in advanced energy savings and energy efficiency investments so this training program was very helpful in understanding the new technologies and best practices.” He also added that “We hope to include the latest information on global & Korean energy efficiency trends, ESCO Model, and smart energy management system by collaborating with Korean experts in the future for curriculum development and local training materials.”
Another participant, Mr. Dương Chí Công, said “It was beneficial to experience Korea’s advanced smart energy management technologies such as BEMS and FEMS. Through the field trip, we were able to directly see and understand the operation techniques of energy conservation facilities.”
Head of ToT program, Mr. Hongmin Chun (Managing Director of KDS) said “By introducing Korea’s advanced energy conservation technology and energy efficiency investment model through ToT, we expect to support the goal of Vietnamese government by contributing to human resources development for energy efficiency in the industrial sector.” KDS will continue to contribute on establishing a sustainable system for human resource development in the field of Energy Efficiency in Vietnam.