• Climate Change & Environment
    Pre–FS on Gas recovery and waste treatment on Khanh Son Landfill

    Da Nang, 2012-2013,  in coordination with Department of Science & Technology

    Municipal waste poses a growing problem in Viet Nam. This particular form of waste generates tremendous amounts of methane emission and consequently amplifies global climate change.

     


    Landfills are a threat to the environment – but also a great opportunity.
    Given that all landfills generate methane, it makes sense to use the gas for the beneficial purpose of energy generation instead of emitting it to the atmosphere. Producing energy instead of harming the environment is a win-win situation for the environment and the economy.Therefore, the Ministry of Industry and Trade targets in its National Energy Efficiency Program to expand the use of landfills to produce energy.

    In April 2012, the Embassy of Denmark awarded EDEC to be the team leader for conducting a feasibility study on ‘turning organic waste into valuable biogas’ at Khanh Son landfill in Da Nang.

    OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT

    1. Carry out a pre-feasibility study and conceptual design for a solid waste to electricity system includes technology assessment, equipment list and general specifications.

    2. Undertake detailed economic and financial evaluations to serve as a basis for the investment decision to construct the solid waste to electricity plant.

    3. Assess and quantify all benefits arising from the process of converting waste to electricity. Benefits may be included in the financial and economic evaluation of the project.


     


    Workshop Report on Nov 30th, 2012

    Venue: Crown Plaza, Danang.

    - Mr Phuong Hoang Kim and Mrs Tran Hong Viet represented respectively the MoIT and the Danish Embassy at the workshop.

    - Chairman Mr. Le Quang Nam, Director of DOST Da Nang.

    - Aikan Technology, an international consultant, demonstrated the technical solution.

    - Dragon Capital investment group revealed investment opportunities for future investors.

    An investment proposal had been submitted to the People’s committee of Danang for next FS/ implementation stage.

     


  • Capacity Building
    ENHANCE AWARENESS FOR HOTELS STAFF ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENERGY SAVING ISSUES

    The tourism sector is generally ahead of other businesses in terms of environmental and green practices. The purpose may be to educate the traveler or to directly benefit the economic development of local communities.

    The tourism industry contributes upward of 6 percent annually to Viet Nam's total GDP during the last decade[Vietnam Briefing], thus the industry directly impacts the environment and the amount of energy consumption. The size of this sector shows how significant energy-saving potential is. Many hotels implemented energy saving policies – and now training their staff in this field has become a main concern as well.

     

    The Viet Nam Hotel Association (VHA) – established in 2010 with more than 200 members – decided in May 2012 to take a big step forward by promoting capacity opportunities for their members.


    VHA trusts the Energy Development Center on designing capacity building programs adapted to their specific audience:

    -          Management staff 
    -          Technical staff
    -          General staff


    on topics covering:

    -          Climate change in Vietnam
    -          Solar Energy solutions
    -          Introduction to Green Hotel concept
    -          Introduction to Clean Energy and Renewable Energy in Vietnam

  • Off-Grid System
    Hybrid Power Supply System for Base Transceiver Station (BTS) at Me Island, Thanh Hoa Province

    Vietnam has installed more than 64.000 BTSs so far. Each station consumes about 30KWh a day, for 64.000 BTSs the overall consumption adds up to 1.920MWh per day.

    This is aggravated by the fact that remote areas and islands are not connected to the grid.

    Thus operators of BTSs have no other choice but using diesel generators, which are more expensive and polluting.





    Given this circumstance, EDEC signed a contract with University of Technology of Ho Chi Minh City to design a Hybrid Wind/Solar/Diesel solution in January 2011.

    EDEC installed its pilot project on Dao Me island in Thanh Hoa province.

    The contribution ratio between renewable energy and diesel is expected to be 70% and 30%, respectively. Presently, there are about 6000 BTSs still running with Diesel generator. If this solution proves itself as an alternative way for BTS power supply, we can expect to save up to 126 MWh/day or 19,775 tons of CO2 per year.


  • Grid-tie System
    Hybrid Power Supply System for Base Transceiver Station (BTS) at Me Island, Thanh Hoa Province

    Vietnam has installed more than 64.000 BTSs so far. Each station consumes about 30KWh a day, for 64.000 BTSs the overall consumption adds up to 1.920MWh per day.

    This is aggravated by the fact that remote areas and islands are not connected to the grid.

    Thus operators of BTSs have no other choice but using diesel generators, which are more expensive and polluting.





    Given this circumstance, EDEC signed a contract with University of Technology of Ho Chi Minh City to design a Hybrid Wind/Solar/Diesel solution in January 2011.

    EDEC installed its pilot project on Dao Me island in Thanh Hoa province.

    The contribution ratio between renewable energy and diesel is expected to be 70% and 30%, respectively. Presently, there are about 6000 BTSs still running with Diesel generator. If this solution proves itself as an alternative way for BTS power supply, we can expect to save up to 126 MWh/day or 19,775 tons of CO2 per year.


  • Grid-tie System
    Hybrid Power Supply System for Base Transceiver Station (BTS) at Me Island, Thanh Hoa Province

    Vietnam has installed more than 64.000 BTSs so far. Each station consumes about 30KWh a day, for 64.000 BTSs the overall consumption adds up to 1.920MWh per day.

    This is aggravated by the fact that remote areas and islands are not connected to the grid.

    Thus operators of BTSs have no other choice but using diesel generators, which are more expensive and polluting.





    Given this circumstance, EDEC signed a contract with University of Technology of Ho Chi Minh City to design a Hybrid Wind/Solar/Diesel solution in January 2011.

    EDEC installed its pilot project on Dao Me island in Thanh Hoa province.

    The contribution ratio between renewable energy and diesel is expected to be 70% and 30%, respectively. Presently, there are about 6000 BTSs still running with Diesel generator. If this solution proves itself as an alternative way for BTS power supply, we can expect to save up to 126 MWh/day or 19,775 tons of CO2 per year.


  • Capacity Building
    2013 Go Green Summer Tour

    Participants:

    35 people, primarily students from the University of Technology in Ho Chi Minh City.

     

    Schedule:

    The bus departs early in the morning from EDEC’s office in District 2. All participants are brought to SolarBK's factory in District 12, where they have the chance to learn more about theory and practice of renewable energy equipment.

    In the afternoon, the group visits a hotel in Ho Chi Minh City which has installed SolarBK’s solar water heating system. On-site a team of professionals explain the system to the students.




    Contact EDEC for your field trip on-demands
     
    We are currently grouping interestees for yearly green field trips. It would be great experience for scholars, educators, students and even prospect staff in Green Energy to find out how we apply green technology appliances into our lives.


  • Solar Thermal System
    Solar Thermal System

    Portable Devices Solar Charge Station


    Smart portable devices have become an important feature in modern life. Over the last two decades the world saw impressive technological change. We all carry small devices, which enable us to communicate, gather and share information and do much more. We teamed with SolarBK – the leading solar energy investment company in Viet Nam – and released our first solar-based charging station, which is capable to charge eight devices concurrently. EDEC promotes this system to public places like hospitals, schools and universities to raise the awareness of renewable energy solutions.




  • Power Supply
    Hybrid Power Supply System for Base Transceiver Station (BTS) at Me Island, Thanh Hoa Province

    Vietnam has installed more than 64.000 BTSs so far. Each station consumes about 30KWh a day, for 64.000 BTSs the overall consumption adds up to 1.920MWh per day.

    This is aggravated by the fact that remote areas and islands are not connected to the grid.

    Thus operators of BTSs have no other choice but using diesel generators, which are more expensive and polluting.





    Given this circumstance, EDEC signed a contract with University of Technology of Ho Chi Minh City to design a Hybrid Wind/Solar/Diesel solution in January 2011.

    EDEC installed its pilot project on Dao Me island in Thanh Hoa province.

    The contribution ratio between renewable energy and diesel is expected to be 70% and 30%, respectively. Presently, there are about 6000 BTSs still running with Diesel generator. If this solution proves itself as an alternative way for BTS power supply, we can expect to save up to 126 MWh/day or 19,775 tons of CO2 per year.


  • ESCO Business Model
    Experimental Manufacturing collective – scale solar hot water systems






    The project is part of the Environmental Industry Development Program for Viet Nam. EDEC and SolarBK cooperated and installed solar hot water systems in businesses and factories.

    The installed systems help entities to save money on their electric bills. Furthermore, companies involve themselves in the energy transition and thereby improve their brand value to customers.

     

    Exemplary Project: Hoang Anh Myanmar Hotel

    Location: Yangon, Myanmar
    Implementation: 2013
    EDEC's function: Consultancy & Design



    Types of room

    Qty

    Required amount (liters/day)

    Total (liters/day)

    1-bed room

    17

    75.7

    1,286.9

    2-bed room

    406

    151

    61,468.4

    Others (kitchen, spa…)


    5,000

    5,000



    Total

    67,755