Vietnam becomes the Council's newest direct member

Posted on 21 June 2017

The World Energy Council is pleased to welcome the Vietnam Green Energy Network (VGEN) as its  newest direct member, bringing the number of direct members to three. With 94 member committees, the Council now has a presence in 97 countries.

David Kim, Chair of the World Energy Council, commented: “I am delighted to welcome Vietnam to the World Energy Council as a direct member. Since 2000, Vietnam’s economic growth rate has been among the highest in the world. This type of dynamic growth requires a sustainable and reliable energy supply. I sincerely hope the expertise and resources that the World Energy Council offers will be of value to our colleagues in Vietnam. At the same time, I look forward to the many contributions that Vietnam will make both to regional activities and the Council as a whole.”

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Vietnam has become the Council’s 3rd direct member at a time of increased activity within the South-East Asia region, ahead of the Council’s Asia Regional meeting held on 22 June. Key discussions centred on energy resilience within the region, the effect of gas market formation in Asia and new US energy policy.

VGEN is new organisation established in November 2016 under the Vietnam Energy Association, which has a close relationship with the Vietnamese government. Key energy companies such as VietNam Electricity (EVN), are members of the Association. EVN is the largest power company in Vietnam having an installed electricity generation capacity of 23,579 MW and a transmission network of 21,883 kilometres (13,597 mi). According to a UNDP report on the 100 largest enterprises in Vietnam, EVN came in at 3rd position after Agribank and VNPT.

VGEN are currently in the process of developing and launching their organisation, and one of their main missions is to become a full member of the Council and create a wider link with the international energy community.

Organisations in countries where the Council does not yet have an active member committee, can join under a direct membership. This is an engagement process for individual companies or organisations that provides them with access to the World Energy Council’s network, work programme and events.

 

For more details or to join, please contact the World Energy Council Member Services Team.

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