Demand-Side Management and Energy Efficiency Program

Project Summary

This DSM operation is associated with the IDA System Efficiency Improvement, Equitization and Renewables Project (SEIER) and part of a long-term power sector strategy for Vietnam. The project consists of two components: (i) a second phase DSM component under Electricty of Vietnam (EVN); and (ii) implementation of a pilot commercial EE program by the Ministry of Industry (MoI) to support emerging Energy Service Industry. The EVN component consists of four large DSM programs and supporting activities to achieve major reductions in peak load, improve system load factors, transform select lighting markets, and assist customers with ongoing tariff reforms. The MoI component seeks to test and develop business models and mechanisms to support commercial EE services and investments in industrial and commercial facilities.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Industry, Vietnam and Electricity of Vietnam (EVN, utility)
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
216,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
5,500,000 USD
Co-financing Total
13,720,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
572,000 USD
Total Cost 19,436,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
12 Apr 2001
Preparation Grant Approved
23 Aug 2001
Concept Approved
01 Oct 2002
Project Approved for Implementation
28 Jul 2003
Project closed
30 Jun 2007