The objective of the assignment is to support the government of Vietnam in the development of an economically and technically feasible net metering scheme focusing on solar rooftop installations within the framework of the pending feed-in tariff regulation. The aforementioned FiT regulation, under which the net metering policy would fall, contributes to the solar energy targets under the National Master Plan for Power Development and forms part of the government's strategy to foster the country's energy sector transformation to a low-carbon sustainable energy system through renewable energy diffusion.
The assignment described in this document should support the Electricity Regulatory Authority of Vietnam (ERAV) in achieving the objectives stated in the following points.
1. Description of expected outcomes.
The main expected outcome is:
— ERAV has the capacity to develop an economically and technically feasible net metering policy for the promotion of solar rooftops in Vietnam within the framework of the pending feed-in tariff regulation.
2. Description of expected outputs.
The main expected outputs are:
— Package of all necessary net metering documentation for solar rooftop installations and countrywide application has been designed and submitted to ERAV. Such material would include:
a. A draft regulatory decision with appropriate design features for a net metering policy and options have been discussed in an accompanied by a recommendation paper.
b. The necessary technical requirements for integration into the distribution grid.
c. Licensing templates:
— The net metering documents have been validated in a specific limited grid area.
— The overall economic and technical solar rooftop potential in Vietnam has been estimated.
— Key personnel from ERAV, the General Directorate of Energy (GDE) of the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) and Vietnam Electricity (EVN) have been instructed and are familiar with the net metering documentation and its application.
3. Scope of work:
The consultant(s) should structure their work in the five phases described in the tender documents:
Phase 1: Inception.
Phase 2: First draft of the net metering documents.
Phase 3: Impact assessment and document adaptation.
Phase 4: Implications of a country wide implementation.
Phase 5: Capacity building activities and final documents.