Mr. Rockhold started and has served since 2009 as the Chairman of the Power and Energy Working Group within the Vietnam Business Forum (VBF) and 2016 started the AmCham Energy Committee which he Co-Chairs with GE, two private sector-government working groups created to address energy challenges within Vietnam.
The VBF consortium includes representatives from the Ministry of Planning and Investment, MOIT, IFC, World Bank and 14 International Chambers of Commerce and Business Associations, including AmCham. Under his leadership the Made in Vietnam Energy Plan (MVEP) was published in 2016 to promote solar, LNG, wind and energy efficiencies to provide a sustainable energy security plan for Vietnam. MVEP II was published in January of 2020 with the aim to inform and educate all parties on making Viet Nam energy efficient with natural resources like wind, solar.
VIETNAM’S SMART CITY INDUSTRIAL & ECONOMIC ZONES WITH CLEANER ENERGY EFFICIENCIES
Vietnam is developing Smart City Industrial and Economic Zones using a smart grid inside the zones, but also smart cleaner power supply options. Such Smart City IZ & EZ are attracting Foreign Direct Investment with options of being the grid cleaner energy choices meeting their Corporate Social Responsibilities of meeting zero carbon.