Project Title

APEC Workshop on Sharing Best Practices in Developing ESCO Models for Energy Efficiency 

Project Year

2021   

Project Number

EWG 11 2021A 

Project Session

Session 2   

Project Type

Standard 

Project Status

Project in Implementation   
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Project No.

EWG 11 2021A 

Project Title

APEC Workshop on Sharing Best Practices in Developing ESCO Models for Energy Efficiency 

Project Status

Project in Implementation 

Publication (if any)

 

Fund Account

APEC Support Fund 

Sub-fund

ASF: Energy Efficiency, Low Carbon and Resiliency Measures (EELCER) 

Project Year

2021 

Project Session

Session 2 

APEC Funding

55,800 

Co-funding Amount

8,000 

Total Project Value

63,800 

Sponsoring Forum

Energy Working Group (EWG) 

Topics

Energy 

Committee

SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation (SCE) 

Other Fora Involved

 

Other Non-APEC Stakeholders Involved

 

Proposing Economy(ies)

Viet Nam 

Co-Sponsoring Economies

Hong Kong, China; Indonesia; Japan; Korea; Chinese Taipei; Thailand; United States 

Expected Start Date

01/06/2022 

Expected Completion Date

30/04/2023 

Project Proponent Name 1

Pham Quynh Mai 

Job Title 1

Deputy Director General 

Organization 1

Multilateral Trade Policy Department, Ministry of Industry and Trade 

Postal Address 1

Not Applicable 

Telephone 1

(84-24) 22205422 

Fax 1

Not Applicable 

Email 1

maipq@moit.gov.vn; patbeo81@gmail.com 

Project Proponent Name 2

Not Applicable 

Job Title 2

Not Applicable 

Organization 2

Not Applicable 

Postal Address 2

Not Applicable 

Telephone 2

Not Applicable 

Fax 2

Not Applicable 

Email 2

Not Applicable 

Declaration

Pham Quynh Mai 

Project Summary

In recent years, the market for energy saving and energy efficiency has had positive changes. One of the business models that can promote energy saving and efficiency is ESCO model.  ESCO model plays an important role in the process of implementing energy efficiency solutions. By applying the ESCO model, businesses can access green solutions, invest in new equipment and technology with the best investment costs and achieve the highest efficiency. ESCO Models are widely believed all aimed at promoting energy-saving activities in industry, supporting businesses to improve energy efficiency, reduce production costs, improve competitiveness, and meet requirements under the law.

The main objective of the project is to support APEC to move closer to its aspirational energy efficiency targets, by providing a platform for economies to share experiences and information about the ESCO model of energy efficiency and how it may be applied in APEC economies’.

This project will provide an opportunity for economies to share best practices in developing ESCO models for energy efficiency by holding a hybrid Workshop to be held in Viet Nam in 2022.

Relevance

Relevance – Region: Energy, which is needed for every aspect of life, plays a key role for the development of the economies. Economies need to use energy efficiently to be advantageous in the global competition. Economies using the energy efficiently succeed economically and have leading the field in the competition. Energy efficiency also has important role in sustainable development of the economies. According to the research on “Role of energy efficiency on sustainable development” by Fortune Ganda, Collins C. Ngwakwe (2014), energy efficiency refer to different policies, technologies and strategies that are aimed at solving issues related to energy use whether at residential, commercial, industrial and domestic capacities so as to minimize emission of greenhouse gases which cause global warming together with reducing financial costs.

There are many methods to improve energy efficiency. One of those is Energy Service Company (ESCO) model. ESCO model is a company that provides comprehensive energy solutions to customers such as designing and implementing energy saving projects, ensuring energy savings, leasing energy infrastructure, power generation and energy supply, risk management, etc. to help customers improve energy efficiency.

ESCO model has been widely applied in the world, especially in developed economies such as Japan, USA, Korea, etc [1]. ESCOs are widely implemented for improving energy efficiency both in the public sector and industry. For example, in Viet Nam, the potential for energy saving/energy efficiency for ESCO investment in the industrial sector is more than 20%; construction, buildings, transportation is 25-35%; living and service areas are 15-30%[2]

ESCO plays an important role in the process of implementing energy efficiency solutions. This business model, if well implemented, will bring great efficiency to promote energy saving, technological innovation, access to green growth solutions, and help businesses have conditions to participate in domestic and international projects on energy efficiency.

In Viet Nam, ESCO Models are widely believed all aimed at promoting energy-saving activities in industry, supporting businesses to improve energy efficiency, reduce production costs, improve competitiveness, and meet requirements under the law[3]. This project aims to help these stakeholders sharing information and experiences on developing and applying ESCO Model in order to improve the energy efficiency.

Over the recent years, with the objective to build the capacity of APEC members to improve domestic and regional energy efficiency, the APEC Energy Working Group has contributed to maximizing the energy sector's contribution to the APEC region's economic and social well-being. However, there has not been many activities focus on applying ESCO Model for energy efficiency. This project will also provide an opportunity for economies to share best practices in developing ESCO models for energy efficiency.

Relevance – Eligibility and Fund Priorities: Low Carbon and Energy Efficiency Sub-fund focused on project that will contribute to achieving APEC's aggregate energy intensity reduction goal of 45% by 2035 which was agreed at the APEC Leaders Meeting in Honolulu in 2011. By developing ESCO Model, the project will ultimately contribute to wiser and more efficient use of energy and therefore, to APEC's aggregate energy intensity reduction goal of 45% by 2035.

Relevance – Capacity Building: This project will build awareness and capacity on for participants, especially the regulators, policy makers and businesses working on existing work in energy sector (analysis of economy experiences and case studies; interactive group and panel discussions; presentations by experts from APEC economies and a range of stakeholder organizations); discuss on how to develop and apply ESCO Models for energy efficiency. There will be a discussion about the challenges and opportunities when policies makers and business work on this field. Session on recommendation will not only include further activities/ initiatives but organizers will also encourage participants to provide recommendations on actionable policy (policies) after the Workshop that can contribute to achieving the project’s goal.

Developing economies who send participants to the Workshop will benefit most since their participants’ capacities are built while economies that are unable to send participants may somehow get information from uploaded presentations and summary report.


Objectives

The main objective of the project is to support APEC to move closer to its aspirational energy efficiency targets, by providing a platform for economies to share experiences and information about the ESCO model of energy efficiency and how it may be applied in APEC economies’.

Alignment

Alignment - APEC:  In 2015, APEC Leaders committed to a new type of urbanization featuring green, energy-efficient, low-carbon, and people-oriented development and encouraged ongoing efforts toward energy efficient and low-carbon development in urban settings. Also in 2016, they reaffirmed their readiness “to further energy cooperation, including areas such as renewable energy sectors and energy efficiency to create necessary conditions for trade, investment and economic growth, ensuring that all the economies of the region have access to energy”. 

By developing ESCO Model for energy efficiency, this project will contribute to implement the Leaders’ aspirational goals to reduce aggregate energy intensity by 45 percent by 2035 as well as their commitment to new type of urbanization featuring green, energy-efficient and people-oriented development. 

Alignment – Forum: This project will contribute to meet the aspirational goals of APEC Leaders in 2016 to reduce the aggregate energy intensity by 45% by 2035 and their commitment in 2015 to new type of urbanization featuring green energy-efficient and people-oriented development.

TILF/ASF Justification

Not Applicable.

Beneficiaries and Outputs

Outputs: 

Output

Description

A pre-workshop survey

The purposes of the survey are to gather information on relevant issues (how many economies employ ESCO models, what their experience has been, policy and regulatory implications, etc.) and call for case studies and best practices regarding ESCO models from APEC member economies.

Respondents of the survey will be workshop speakers, participants and interested EWG focal points.

The result of the survey will be distributed at the Workshop and included in the summary report.

Workshop

A 2-day hybrid Workshop will be held in Viet Nam in 2022.

We expect there will be 8-10 speakers and about 60 participants attending the Workshop. The first day of the Workshop will be presentations of speakers, followed by Q&A Sessions. The second day of the Workshop will be presentations, Q&A and a Session of Recommendation.

The presentation may include the importance, benefits and best practices of developing ESCO Models in energy efficiency. The Session on recommendation will focus on suggestions at economy and APEC levels for consideration of activities/ policies to promote developing ESCO Models in energy sector. Organizers will encourage recommendations with substantial guidance on applicable actions or requirement on necessary resources to implement such recommendations.

The Workshop will gather various stakeholders such as energy-related government officials, private sectors (domestic and international energy companies), energy associations, international organisations (for example IEA, OECD, etc). These stakeholders should be involved in energy and related activities/policy-making for developing and applying ESCO Models for energy efficiency.

This project’s objectives include but not limited to build awareness and capacity on for participants, especially the regulators, policy makers and businesses working on existing work in energy sector; discuss on how to develop and apply ESCO Models for energy efficiency. There will be a discussion about the challenges and opportunities when policies makers and business work on this field. Session on recommendation will not only include further activities/ initiatives but organizers will also encourage participants to provide recommendations on actionable policy (policies) after the Workshop that can contribute to achieving the project’s goal.

Summary Report

A Summary Report (ranging from 15-20 pages) with outcomes and recommendations from the Workshop will be presented to EWG. Such report will be composed of the following, but not limited to, sections: introduction of the project; briefings of the presentations made at the Workshop, including best practices; briefings on discussions at the Workshop; suggested recommendations made by Workshop attendants and the project consultants. Participants will provide recommendations by 2 ways: (i) during discussions at the Workshop, (ii) at the Evaluation forms that are provided at the end of the Workshop.

This Report will be an APEC Publication.

Targeted audience of the summary report: project attendants, EWG, Expert Group on Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EGEE&C), Policy-makers/ regulators in the  energy especially those who have experiences in developing ESCO Models for energy efficiency in APEC economies.

Purpose: summarise discussions and recommendations at the Workshop.


Outcomes: In the short term:

The Workshop is expected to build awareness and capacity for participants, especially the regulators, policy makers and businesses working on existing work related to developing and applying ESCO Models in energy sector as well as share best practices in developing ESCO Models and the linkage between applying ESCO Models and energy efficiency.

The organisers expect these stakeholders can integrate knowledge and information absorbed from the Workshop to apply in practice. Participants from developing economies will also have a chance to learn about case studies and best practices from APEC economies, from which they can draw lessons, experiences to apply in their economy.

In medium and long term:

The best practices/recommendations of the workshop will be written in the Summary Report and include a set of policy options and good practices. These recommendations will be prepared by the speakers and organisers and also gathered from participants’ interventions during discussion sessions.

These recommendations will include followed-up or additional APEC activities/ initiatives/ actions that APEC should have. This is a resource/ reference guide for APEC economies to consider in developing policies at economy’s or APEC’s level. 

Beneficiaries: The direct project participants and users of the outputs are:

a) Government officials and policy-makers from APEC economies, who are directly involved in energy sector especially those who are working with ESCO Models. They may come from Department of Energy, Energy Regulatory Body, Energy Efficiency Agency,

b) Policymakers from all APEC economies can learn from each other how to develop and best apply ESCO Models for energy efficiency through sharing information on best practices of policies and regulations. Business organizations also play key roles and will be engaged in the project.

c) Local and international experts from private sectors specialized in technology, construction, production, consultancy in the energy sector especially ESCO Models development.  

d) Local and international experts from academic sector who has experiences in research in energy especially ESCO Models development and energy efficiency..

e) Representatives from international/ regional organizations such as Expert Group on Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EGEE&C), Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), International Energy Agency (IEA), United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), ASEAN etc.

Dissemination

Hard copies (presentation of the Workshop) will be provided to all in-person participants. We will disseminate electronically the publication of the Summary Report.  APEC’s official website will be the main one to upload the documents. Organisers will inform the participants during the Workshop to proactively get the final documents in APEC’s website. The Workshop to be held in a hybrid format, therefore, PO will use electronic and digital means to disseminate information for international participants and participants who attend virtually. For offline participants, PO will provide soft copies of Workshop presentations through emails prior to the Workshop as well as hard copies of Workshop presentations at the Workshop venue. 

A summary report (ranging from 15 to 20 pages) with outcomes and recommendations from the Workshop will be presented to EWG. The report will include the following, but not limited to, sections: introduction of the project, briefing of the presentations made at the Workshop including experiences and best practices (if any), suggested recommendations and policies made by presenters, project consultants and attendants.

Target audience of the summary report: Workshop speakers and participants, EWG/ EGEE&C/ focal points and other interested persons/organization. The Summary Report will be an APEC publication. 

APEC Publications Toolkit is guidance on how an APEC report should be written and presented. The summary report should comply with APEC Publication Guidelines, IP Policy, and Logo Guidelines.

Electronic copies of Workshop presentations and summary report will also be circulated to speakers and participants. All Workshop presentations and materials will be uploaded to Google drive (or Dropbox) and the link will be shared to speakers and participants to download prior to the Workshop. All the meeting documents may be uploaded at Meeting Document Database (MDDB) after the Workshop. Organizers will encourage participants to circulate documents domestically to assure effectiveness in dissemination. A project’s summary report will also be prepared and submitted to the Energy Working Group. 

No intention to sell outputs arising from this project.

Gender

Targets

Female Participants (%)

40

Female Speakers/Experts (%)

30

Referring to the Guide on Gender Criteria for APEC Project Proposals in the Guidebook on APEC Projects, please tick the pillar or pillars that this project supports, in promoting women’s economic empowerment:

5 Pillars (you may tick more than one)

1

Access to Capital and Assets                  

2

Access to Markets

3

Skills, Capacity Building, and Health

X

4

Leadership, Voice and Agency

X

5

Innovation and Technology

X

According to information of IEA[1] in 2020:

· Gender diversity in the energy sector is vital for driving more innovative and inclusive solutions for clean energy transitions all over the world. Women’s participation in the energy sector is below that of the broader economy and varies widely across energy sub-sectors. Despite making up 48% of the global labour force, women only account for 22% of the labour force in the oil and gas sector and 32% in renewables. These gender gaps in employment vary across the different energy sub-sectors.

Therefore,  

·  Failure to consider gendered interests, different levels of access to resources and the different needs of men and women can limit the effectiveness and sustainability of energy programmes and policies and other energy use-related development activities (Report “Gender and energy” of UNDP publised in 2013)

·   Establishing gender as a pillar of energy strategies at the domestic and global levels will produce a swifter and more-inclusive transition to renewable energy. The global energy transition towards a renewable energy system offers a wide range of opportunities to transform the energy sector, including creating opportunities for social and gender equality. Gender equality, along with a wider sharing of the benefits from the global energy transformation is essential to shaping positive social and economic development outcomes. Women provide valuable perspectives on key decisions, from investment priorities to project design (Report “Renewable Energy: A Gender Perspective” of International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)[2] published in 2019).

Realizing the importance of gender equality and the unprecedented opportunities of women in energy sector, PO will also consider to incorporate gender issues into the project event agenda, for example by including an agenda item on the underrepresentation of women in the energy sector also the future trend and opportunities for woman in this sector.

This project can potentially addresses three of the five Gender Criteria (Skills, Capacity Building, Health; Leadership, Agency, Voice; and Innovation and Technology) as detailed in Appendix G of the Guidebook on APEC Projects, Edition 12.

Women will be directly and actively involved in the project. Project proponents of this Workshop are women. The Workshop organizers will be careful to include women speakers and participants in the Workshop. The organizers will encourage women to be involved during the preparatory stage and actual activity. Invitations sent to EWG, EGEEC, ENGRET representatives will take due consideration of gender concerns by encouraging the suggestion and nomination of female speakers and participants.

In addition, the project proponents will ensure that the evaluation forms to be distributed at the end of the Workshop will include information on gender for disaggregating of data for project assessment and will help in evaluation of specific responses of women and men.

PO is committed to collect sex-disaggregated data for all speakers and participants (and not only the APEC funded) from the project event. This data will be included as part of the submission of the Completion Report to the Secretariat when the project completes and will serve to guide future POs on their own gender parity targets. This data will be used to assess compliance with the project’s gender targets at the conclusion of the project, with performance data shared with APEC members.

PO expected that at least 40% of Workshop participants and at least 30% speakers/ moderators will be female.


[1] https://www.iea.org/commentaries/gender-diversity-in-energy-what-we-know-and-what-we-dont-know


Work Plan

Date

Activities

Deliverables

Jun-Sep 2022

Prepare human resources for the project

Contracting project staff

Aug 2022

Review of Workshop delivery format whether it needs to be changed to fully virtual or remain hybrid

Sep 2022

Draft program and develop agenda

Seeking nomination of speakers/participants

Program agenda and topics

Oct-Nov 2022

Send invitation letters

Venue booking (logistics and documentation)

-  Follow up on participants and speakers

Draft invitation and admin circular (tentatively be sent to EWG focal points at least 2 months prior to the event)

1.     Workshop materials

October 2022  

-  Submit APEC Project Monitoring Report to the APEC Secretariat

APEC Project Monitoring Report

Dec 2022

-  Conduct pre-workshop survey;

-  Implement two (2) day hybrid Workshop in Viet Nam;

-   Conduct post-event evaluation

Circulate and collect pre-workshop survey

Workshop implemented

Circulate and collect evaluation results

Jan-Feb 2023

-   Circulation of draft Summary Report

-   Submit draft Summary Report to the APEC Secretariat for review and approval

-   Summary Report to be submitted to EWG for endorsement

Draft Summary Report

2.     Endorsed Summary Report

June 2023

Submit APEC Project Completion Report and supporting documents to the APEC Secretariat for review and approval

Submit APEC Project Completion Report to EWG

APEC Project Completion Report

6 to 12 months after project end date

Participation in the Long-Term Evaluation of APEC Projects conducted by the Secretariat

Evaluation forms

Risks

Risks

Description

Mitigation

Speakers

Selection of suitable and  prominent candidates

Early consultations with international organizations, agencies, and APEC economies in identifying prominent speakers

Cancellation of speakers

Secure back-up speakers for the Workshop and send immediate invitations when there is a cancellation of speaker(s)

Participants

To get quality and quantity from APEC economies

-        Consult with co-sponsoring economies to set general criteria for participants and highlight it in the General Information document sent to EWG representatives for nominating Workshop participants. Information will also be shared with relevant APEC committees/ sub-fora such as EGEE&C

Awareness

Dissemination and marketing of the event

To actively market and promote the event through EWG representatives. Information (presentations, Summary Report) will also be shared with relevant APEC committees/ sub-fora such as EGEE&C etc.

Logistics and facilities

Restricted selection based on capacity and budget

Early reservation and planning

Duplication of topics

The project duplicating areas of discussion which previous and recent projects have elaborated very much on

To consult closely with APEC Secretariat and APEC member economies to avoid duplication


Monitoring and Evaluation

Outputs / Outcomes

Evaluation Focus

Indicators

Target Goals

Evaluation Method

Reporting

Output

Pre-workshop

Numbered of returned surveys

80%

Survey Results

Summary Report

Output

Workshop

Number of Participants

60

Event Attendance List

APEC Project Completion Report

Number of Speakers

At least 6 to 10 speakers / moderators / panelists

Event Attendance List

APEC Project Completion Report

Number of Participating Economies

At least 6 economies

Event Attendance List

APEC Project Completion Report

Diversification of participants

At least 20% of Workshop participants will be international

Event Attendance List

APEC Project Completion Report

Score of satisfaction on substance

90%

Evaluation Form

APEC Project Completion Report

Score of satisfaction on speakers

90%

Evaluation Form

APEC Project Completion Report

Score of satisfaction on logistics arrangement

90%

Evaluation Form

APEC Project Completion Report

Output

Summary Report

No. of Pages

10 to 15

Certification by PO

Email to the Secretariat

Submit draft Summary Report to the Secretariat to review/approve

November 2021

Submission to the Secretariat

Email to the Secretariat

Present Summary Report to EWG

November 2022

Submission to EWG

Email to Working Group

Outcomes

Build awareness and capacity for participants

% of participants report substantial knowledge[1] increase

70%

Evaluation Form

Reporting to Working Group

Recommendations include followed-up or additional APEC activities/ initiatives/ actions that APEC should have

Number of recommendations

5

Included in the Summary Report

Report to Working Group

The APEC longer-term evaluation of APEC-funded projects

Best practices in developing ESCO models for energy efficiency

Number of best practices

5

Included in the Summary Report

Report to Working Group

POs will regularly monitor the progress of the activities under this project and ensure milestones described in the timelines above are achieved. PO will provide detailed progress reporting in the Monitoring Report and comply to timely submissions to the Secretariat for effective monitoring of the project’s implementation.

Estimated indicators: Monitoring Report

The Workshop’s Organizers will work closely and regularly with co-sponsor economies in determining the content of the agenda, selection of speakers, moderators, experts and participants for the Workshop. The project will adhere strictly to APEC project implementation procedures, including the timeline of actions.

Estimated indicators: Number of speakers/ participants, number of participating economies and diversification of speakers/ participants. Organizers expect the participation of at least 10 economies, at least 6-10 speakers/ moderators/ panellists; at least 6 economies will participate in this Workshop; at least 20% of Workshop participants will be international. The organiser will select the speakers from travel eligible economies who can control the disease and take quarantine measures. Balance distribution of participant groups among the officials in energy sector, representatives from the private and academic sectors, business sector and other stakeholders, especially those having experiences in developing ESCO Models for energy efficiency. The indicators for participants will be independent of the speakers and will be sex-disaggregated.

An evaluation form will be prepared and distributed to all participants as well as the speakers, moderators and experts to assess the effectiveness of the Workshop with respect to the relevance on the topics, presentations by speakers, overall impact and suggestions for further improvement and/or activities for future projects. The organizing committee will compile all comments and reflect them into the summary report, which will be submitted to the APEC Energy Working Group for consideration.

Estimated Indicators: Score of satisfaction on substance, speakers, logistic arrangements, impacts etc. in the questionnaires responded from participants.

The survey will be distributed to the participants at the end of the Workshop. In the survey, there will be evaluation questionnaires rating the satisfaction on substance, speakers, logistic arrangements, etc, as well as an open question for further recommendations/improvements. The survey will include a question asking participants which recommendations they found most relevant to their economy, and how they intend to disseminate their knowledge and apply the recommendation. The survey will also measure knowledge that participants gained from the Workshop.

Organisers expect the satisfaction will be 90%. Organizers expected that at least 5 recommendations will be made at this Workshop.

Estimated indicators: (i) Progress of draft and final summary report; (ii) Dissemination of draft and final summary report to participants and EWG

The summary report and Workshop documents will be made available to Workshop participants and the APEC Secretariat. The draft summary report on the outcome of the Workshop will be sent to APEC Secretariat for review before finalization.



[1] Knowledge of ESCO models and how they may be applied in APEC economies; knowledge of the key policy, legal and regulatory settings needed for successful application of ESCO models, etc.


Linkages

APEC EWG will take the leading role in implementing this project. information will be disseminated to other relevant fora (Expert Group on New and Renewable Energy Technologies, APEC Expert Group on Energy Efficiency and Conservation) to encourage their participation in the Workshop. Organizers will work closely with relevant regional and international organizations (International Energy Agency, ASEAN, OECD, UNEP, UNESCAP) to get inputs and enhance engagements.

Previous Work:

Many APEC project have touched on the subject related to Energy Efficiency. For instance, project EWG 15 2018S APEC/NARUC Workshop on Supporting Renewable Energy Integration and Energy Efficiency through Effective Regulation has focused on the critical role of energy regulation in driving progress toward meeting renewable energy and energy efficiency goals in APEC member economies; Project APEC Best Practice Guidelines for Establishing and Enhancing Energy Efficiency Incentive (EEI) Schemes (EWG 09 2018A); Exploring Co-Benefit Opportunities for Renewable and Energy Efficiency Projects in the APEC Region (EWG 04 2019A), etc.

The Workshop will build on the project “APEC Workshop on Promoting Renewable Energy Integration and Energy Efficiency through Effective Regulation (EWG 15 2018S) held in Hong Kong, China on 19 March 2019. The project highlighted the critical role of energy regulation in driving progress toward meeting energy efficiency goals in APEC member economies and throughout the region as a whole; facilitated the development of stronger, more sustainable energy systems by providing a platform for an exchange of international regulatory best practices among APEC member economies. However, EWG 15 2018S did not discuss in detail methods and models to promote energy efficiency.

Realising the scarcity of not only this project but also other project discussing the methods/models promoting energy efficiency, especially the development and applying of ESCO Models for energy efficiency. For this project, organisers intend to focus on this topic. The main objectives of project help relevant economies and stakeholders share information and experiences in developing and applying ESCO Model for energy efficiency as well as develop a set of recommendation on how to best apply ESCO Model for policy makers. The objectives include but not limited to build awareness and capacity on for participants, especially the regulators, policy makers and businesses working on existing work in energy sector especially developing and applying ESCO Models and linkage between ESCO Models with energy efficiency; discuss on how to create the right market condition for optimal result; identify ESCO Model linkages with energy efficiency. There will be a discussion about the challenges and opportunities when policies makers and business work on this field. Session on recommendation will not only include further activities/ initiatives but organizers will also encourage participants to provide recommendations on actionable policy (policies) after the Workshop that can promote the development of ESCO Models. These topics have not been covered in the previous projects.

APEC’s Comparative Advantage:

APEC is the best source of funding for this project because APEC has been working actively on energy efficiency agenda. The results of the Workshop will contribute to the overall APEC work.

Sustainability

APEC economies can take in recommendations and spread the experiences and lessons in a wider range. Experts can make use of results or outcomes of this project in expected future projects. Participants can create cooperative network or means of future exchange of ideas and discussions. Possible future actions to be reflected in the summary report will be discussed at EWG, in close consultations with other related APEC sub-fora. In the Workshop, since the final Session will be devoted to floor discussion, participants will be encouraged to suggest policy/ actionable recommendations, which will then be submitted to EWG for their review. This can be a valuable resource for economies and organizations to consider their future activities, actions, regulations.

Besides, since the beneficiaries of the workshop will be government officials, business involved in ESCO Model development and application, it is important that these stakeholders share the Summary Report which include best practice and recommendations come out of the workshop to other relevant stakeholders (officials, businessman) and transform it to promote linkage between renewable energy and remote area in their economies.

Project overseers will engage in dissemination and follow up engagement with project participants to ensure they feel equipped, have information they required.

The summary report will suggest next steps (future APEC Workshop, seminar, events, capacity building, study, research, survey etc.) based on the discussions of the Workshop. Such summary report will be submitted to EWG.

Project Overseers

1.     Name: Ms Pham Quynh Mai

Organisation: Ministry of Industry and Trade, Viet Nam

Address: 54 Hai Ba Trung street, Ha Noi city, Viet Nam

Tel: +84-24-222-055-22

Fax: +84-24-222-025-25

E-mail: maipq@moit.gov.vn

Ms. Pham Quynh Mai got her Master Degree in the University of Sussex, the United Kingdom. She was the Vice Chair of the CTI in 2006. Since 2017, she has been representative of Viet Nam under EWG.

1.     Name: Ms Vu Lien Huong

Organisation: Ministry of Industry and Trade, Viet Nam

Address: 54 Hai Ba Trung street, Ha Noi city, Viet Nam

Tel: +84-24-222-054-19

Fax: +84-24-222-025-25

E-mail: huongvl@moit.gov.vn and patbeo81@gmail.com

Ms Vu Lien Huong got her Master Degree in the University of Leeds, the United Kingdom. Since 2003, she has been actively engaged in APEC cooperation activities, including those under the Committee on Trade and Investment, SOM supervision, SCE and APEC Ministerial processes etc.


Cost Efficiency

Not Applicable.

Drawdown Timetable

Not Applicable.

Direct Labour

Consultant (240 hours total) with estimated tasks and working hours as followed: will assist in finding location and services providers (20 hours) and developing General Information note of the Workshop (20 hours); work in drafting, revising and finalizing agenda (20 hours); take notes of presentations and discussions during the Workshop and assist in executing the 2-day Workshop (20 hours); work with organizers to develop and finalize the summary report of the Workshop with recommendations (100 hours); work as a coordinator in all substantive matters such as coordinate in inviting international and local speakers/ moderators/ participants, etc. (60 hours total), seek APEC Funding.  

Secretaries: will assist consultant to organize the Workshop (substance, paperwork, logistic) (200 hours total), self-fund.

Technical staff: to assist technical issues during the Workshop and test run (switch images, screens, account problems, mixer problems etc), seek APEC Funding.

Waivers

Waiver

Justification

Waiver for simultaneous interpretation

Vietnamese expert who may be speaker(s) for this Workshop has limited English language skills while the availability of an alternative expert/s with appropriate language skills and comparable skills and expertise, is limited. Therefore, PO seek APEC funding for simultaneous interpretation.


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