Energy Efficiency Public Lighting (VEEPL) Project

Project Summary

VEEPL is aimed at building both technical and policy support for transition to more energy efficient public lighting in Vietnam. By increasing the energy efficiency of public lighting installed over the next 10 years, the project will significantly reduce electricity consumption by the public lighting sector in Vietnam compared to what it otherwise would have been. Reducing electricity consumption will reduce emissions of GHG from the Vietnamese electricity generation sector. Although VEEPL specifically targets public lighting (street lighting, public spaces and public buildings), the technical capacity and policies established through the project will support lighting efficiency efforts in other sectors as well. In order to remove barriers to the EE of public lighting, VEEPL is organized in 5 components: 1. policy development; 2. technical support; 3. financing; 4. technology demonstration; 5. information dissemination and awareness rising.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
Vietnamese Academy of Science and Technology
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
309,900 USD
GEF Project Grant
3,000,000 USD
Co-financing Total
12,383,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
382,000 USD
Total Cost 15,692,900.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
Preparation Grant Approved
11 Aug 2000
Concept Approved
01 May 2004
Project Approved for Implementation
14 Feb 2005
Project closed
30 Jun 2011