For Immediate Release

Press Release

HANOI, July 5, 2024 – Today, the United States Mission to Vietnam applauded the Government of Vietnam for approving the Decree on the Direct Power Purchase Agreement (DPPA). The U.S. Mission to Vietnam through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has provided technical assistance to the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) since 2017 on the design, development, and finalization of the DPPA. USAID will continue to partner with MOIT on the DPPA’s implementation.  

“I extend my sincere congratulations to MOIT for their dedication and hard work in bringing this DPPA to fruition,” U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Marc Knapper shared at the DPPA launch event on July 5. “Our Comprehensive Strategic Partnership marks a new era of collaboration between our two nations, and the DPPA is a testament to our deepening ties and shared commitment to sustainable development,” Ambassador Knapper continued. 

When implemented, the new policy will allow businesses in Vietnam to purchase electricity directly from private firms producing renewable energy, enabling them to power their operations with 100 percent renewable energy. This helps Vietnam attract private sector investment in renewable energy while meeting the needs of corporate leaders seeking to integrate renewable energy into their operations and achieve their corporations’ emissions reduction targets.

“The U.S. Mission to Vietnam through the U.S. Agency for International Development is honored to have partnered with the Ministry of Industry and Trade over several years to reach this milestone,” said USAID/Vietnam Mission Director Aler Grubbs. “The DPPA will enable businesses to reduce their carbon footprint while also enabling Vietnam to accelerate its clean energy transition and advance its goal of net-zero emissions by 2050. The United States remains Vietnam’s partner as you roll out this important initiative, and expand Vietnam’s access to clean and renewable energy.” 

The DPPA will enable international and domestic businesses in Vietnam to achieve greater carbon-reduction toward their net-zero goals while accelerating the country’s clean energy transition. The United States partners with Vietnam to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase resilience to climate change for those most vulnerable to its impacts, by, in part, supporting a fair and inclusive energy transition. 

The United States is a committed partner of Vietnam in advancing the country’s transition to a clean, secure, and market-based energy sector, in line with our two countries’ shared priorities under the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. 

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For media inquiries, contact Nguyen Thac Phuong, Communications Specialist at USAID/Vietnam; Tel: 0977 253 071; Email:

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