Directorate for Standards, Metrology and Quality (STAMEQ) signed a MoU with UNOPS on energy transition
On June 21 2022, the Directorate for Standards, Metrology and Quality (STAMEQ) and the United Nations Office of Project Services (UNOPS) held the signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the field of energy transition.
Acting Director-General, Dr. Ha Minh Hiep had an opening speech at the opening ceremony: “Vietnam Technology and Energy Forum 2021, coordinated by the Ministry of Science and Technology. With the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Global Wind Energy Commission (GWEC) held on November 30, 2021, the leaders of the Ministry of Science and Technology said that if, Vietnam would face the risk of energy shortage.”
Currently, energy imports are still high, while the average annual consumption rate is increasing by 10.5%, and these challenges require the development of alternative energy sources to help with sustainable development, distribution and distribution. reduce risks, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and combat climate change. Vietnam has great potential in developing renewable energy sources such as onshore wind power, offshore wind energy, solar or green energy to replace coal.
Therefore, the application of new technology to energy transition is very important, which is the basis for ministries and sectors to advise on strategies, organize solutions, research on energy efficiency, and provide strategic orientations. Vietnam’s national energy development strategy to 2030, with a vision to 2045.
According to Dr. Ha Minh Hiep, in order to realize the above contents, STAMEQ realizes that it is necessary to develop a system of technical standards, solutions, assessment as well as communication for the energy transition process. and STAMEQ are delighted to see that UNOPS/ETP has shared the same vision demonstrated by the signing of the MoU today.
“I suggest that the parties not only effectively exploit the contents of the MoU, but also continue to exchange, discuss and research other contents to promote more effectively the energy transition process, contribute a part for a greener and better world”, emphasized Mr. Hiep.
The two Parties discussed the development of standards on renewable energy and energy saving, focusing on technical standards for equipment, technical design standards for offshore wind power projects, technical standards for wind power survey equipment and technical standards for industrial energy storage batteries; Research on green hydrogen technology and its practical applicability as an energy source; Energy-saving equipment standards and energy consumption labeling (for cooling products – in collaboration with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment – National Green Cooling Program).
Moreover, building the capacity of the Directorate for Standards, Metrology, and Quality to provide energy efficiency audit, training and certification services to the regional level.
In addition, the two sides also discussed the co-organization of domestic and international seminars and conferences, and participation in seminars related to energy conversion abroad as a representative of the Ministry/Vietnam or co-host side events at international events related to COP, G20 and energy transition education and communication through television flatform and school/university contests.
|*The Directorate for Standards, Metrology, and Quality has 23 affiliated units, 10 related Ministries and sectors and 63 localities across the country for State management of Standards, Metrology and Quality.
*UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations established by United Nations General Assembly Decision 48/501 of 19 September 1994 as a central resource for the UN system in procurement, contracts management and other capacity development activities, as well as its value in providing efficient, cost-effective services to partners in its specialized areas