|A roof-top solar power system is installed on a trading centre in Đà Nẵng. The city has launched a pilot project in energy management, the Calculator 2050 with funding from the UK. — VNS Photo Minh Vũ |Viet Nam News
ĐÀ NẴNG — The central city Đà Nẵng launched the Calculator Việt Nam 2050 project in energy management with technical and financial assistance by the United Kingdom in a ceremony yesterday.
The project will help support the city as it build up strategic policy and plans for sustainable energy management that aims to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions to reach a green growth target.
The project will help local engineers calculate energy consumption with a data system and calculation formula including Excel and Webtool versions.
Đà Nẵng was selected as the first city in Việt Nam to implement the pilot project in energy management.
The city plans to inaugurate its ‘green city’ status by 2025.
Businesses in Đà Nẵng have been called on to develop environmentally friendly technologies to help reduce GHG emissions by five per cent by 2020.
According to a survey of 20 businesses in Liên Chiểu Industrial Zone in Đà Nẵng, energy-based production activities including that of cement, rubber and steel, emitted 27,800 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) in 2013, accounting for 78 per cent of GHG emissions at the IZ.
The city aims to reduce emissions to 25,300 tonnes by 2020, and power consumption at IZs will be limited to 45.2 million KW/h by 2020.
In 2012, Đà Nẵng was one of 20 Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) cities chosen to carry out a Low-Carbon Model Town Project involving smart grids and renewable power generation.
The city had already cut 12,000 tonnes of carbon emissions through a pilot project in the 2008-11 period. — VNS