Energy exhibitions open in HCMC

Thursday, Sep 13, 2018 08:09

Visitors at a booth displaying solar cells at the Renewable Energy Vietnam expo, which is being held in HCM City. — VNS Photo

Two international power generation, transmission, distribution and energy exhibitions, Electric & Power Vietnam 2018 and Renewable Energy Vietnam 2018, opened yesterday in HCM City.

The two events, both at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre, feature more than 180 exhibitors from 22 countries and regions and six international group pavilions from India, Germany, Taiwan, South Korea, Turkey, and mainland China, the organiser said.

On display are engineering equipment and technologies for power generation, distribution and transmission such as intelligent power capacitors (a new product in Asia), moulded case circuit breakers, data voice office and industry solutions, replay test set, and others.

Renewable Energy Vietnam showcases solar cells, CIGS thin – film photovoltaic modules, testing and diagnostic equipment for solar and wind power along with optimised renewable energy solutions.

Several conferences and seminars will be held on the sidelines, including “Solutions to encourage and develop Renewable Energy in Viet Nam” and “An introduction to production processes and technical requirements for manufacturing electric components and accessories for the renewable energy sector”.

BT Tee, general manager of UBM Vietnam, the organiser, said Viet Nam’s electricity demand is expected to grow by 10-12 per cent annually through 2020 as industrial and domestic use increases, offering opportunities to sellers of equipment and technology for gas-fired power generation and renewable power and investors in IPP (independent power producer) and transmission and distribution projects.

Renewable energy would play a vital role in Viet Nam, and the Government has issued policies to encourage the development of renewable energy to cater to demand in future, he said.

The exhibitions are expected to “deliver new opportunities to both buyers and sellers alike in Viet Nam’s buoyant energy industry”, he said.

The events will go on until September 14 and are expected to attract 5,000 trade visitors. — VNS

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