The USAID Low Emissions Asian Development and Vietnam Forest and Deltas programs provided training from January 7 to 9 for 16 provincial government, academic and business partners in Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam on map-based software to model and assess renewable energy potential.

Attendees learned the functions and uses of the Geospatial Toolkit, an application developed by the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory that helps identify the most economically viable areas for deployment of renewable energy technologies.

The training included an overview of renewable energy technology, scenario development for renewable energy opportunities and constraints and customization of the tool to support development of achievable renewable energy targets specifically for Thanh Hoa Province.

The training is part of USAID cooperation with Thanh Hoa Province on development of a provincial green growth action plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and enable sustainable economic growth.

Source: USAID/RDMA Regional Environment Office Weekly Update