Responding to staff needs makes Mircosoft UK employer of choice

first_imgResponding to staff needs makes Mircosoft UK employer of choiceOn 16 Mar 2004 in Personnel Today To make a company an employer of choice, businesses have to look after staffon emotional, intellectual and technological levels, according to the head ofHR at Microsoft. Kay Winsper, speaking at the Society of Personnel Officers in GovernmentServices (Socpo) conference, said this support was the key to making Microsoftone of the world’s most popular companies to work for. She believes Microsoft has reaped huge rewards from allowing people to workflexibly and by creating an office environment that breeds creativity. The company, based in Reading, splits its budget equally between people,marketing and infrastructure. Staff perks at Microsoft include free fruit and bottled water, air that isrecycled eight times a day, and a lake where they can take a stroll to rechargetheir batteries. Every employee’s house is wired up to receive broadband transmissions sostaff can work from home, and they can also take advantage of private bankingand a health service on site. “This is not pampering, it is creating an environment to get peopleproductive,” Winsper said. “It also helps attract and retain talentthrough a compelling environment.” She added that Microsoft, which receives 1,200 job applications a month,”hardly even monitors sickness and absence anymore”. To ensure the company communicates effectively with staff, HR, notmarketing, now handles internal communications. The HR department, known as the Great Company and Governance department,created ‘u-mail’ – a service that sends weekly e-updates to workers, tellingthem what is happening in the company in the coming weeks. Winsper said the aim of the service was to ensure every employee can quicklyand concisely update colleagues and friends on the development of the company. To make sure management knows exactly what is going on, every member ofstaff has a one-hour one-to-one meeting with their managers. Winsper said the time spent is a small price to pay for knowing what isgoing on in the workplace. By Michael MillarQuotes from the confernceAlan Warner Socpo president “HR can choose between being great leaders or gophers.” Gary Younge The Guardian’s New York correspondent “People are mistaking and miss-selling diversity as a principle and nota business strategy. If diversity is to be of any use then it has to be aboutequal opportunities, not photo opportunities.” Baroness Susan Greenfield Professor of pharmacology, Oxford University “The most important part of work is status. We have to realise that[potential] is not all in our genes – the working environment may override it.Nurture can trump nature.” Kay Winsper Head of HR Microsoft UK, talking about giving all new technologyto employees first: “At Microsoft, we are eating our own dogfood to make the company aliving case study we can enjoy, and communicate to our customers fromfirst-hand experience.” Richard Olivier, Mythodrama Associates “You must align head and heart to keep fighting against the odds.Leaders must show people they are not afraid and create the power of theempowered few.” Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more


first_imgOngoing/Renewable Degree and Area of Specialization: The University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Medicine,Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, seeks applications for BC/BEcardiologists to join a dynamic academic program, withopportunities to create a unique clinical practice and engage inteaching and clinical research at a world-class university.The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profoundcommitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as avaluable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, westrongly encourage applications from candidates who foster andpromote the values of diversity and inclusion. Institutional Statement on Diversity: Department(s): Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation forUW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respectthe profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience,status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. Wecommit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching,research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linkedgoals.The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission bycreating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from everybackground – people who as students, faculty, and staff serveWisconsin and the world.For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, pleasevisit: Diversity andInclusion NegotiableANNUAL (12 months) Full or Part Time: 50% – 100% Official Title: MD or DO required Principal Duties: Position Summary: Anticipated Begin Date: License or Certificate: Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience: Work Type: A534225-MEDICAL SCHOOL/MEDICINE/CARDIOLOGY The ideal candidate will be BC/BE in internal medicine andcardiology, with level III training in CT and MRI; Advancedtraining in nuclear cardiology and/or echocardiography isdesirable Employment Class:center_img Eligible for Wisconsin Medical License OCTOBER 01, 2020 225705-AS Instructions to Applicants: PROFESSOR (CHS)(D01NN) or ASSOC PROFESSOR (CHS)(D02NN) or ASSTPROFESSOR (CHS)(D03NN) or CLINICAL PROFESSOR(D51NN) or CLINICALASSOC PROF(D52NN) or CLINICAL ASST PROF(D53NN) To begin the application process please click on the ” button. Youwill be asked to create a profile and upload a resume, cover letterand three references.The deadline for assuring full consideration is September 11, 2020,however positions will remain open and applications may beconsidered until the position is filled. Job no: 225705-ASWork type: Faculty Full or Part Time, Faculty-Full Time,Faculty-Part TimeDepartment: SMPH/MEDICINE/CARDIOLOGYLocation: MadisonCategories: Grant, Research, Contract Management, HealthCare, Medical, Social Services, Research, Scientific Contact: Applications Open: Aug 14 2020 Central Daylight TimeApplications Close: Appointment Type, Duration: Job Number: Salary: This position will provide leadership for multi-modality imagingphysicians and fellows and will also be responsible for continuedcollaboration with other UW Health departments and sub-specialtiesin Cardiovascular Medicine. This position will participate on theinpatient service at UW Health Locations. Clinical services willinclude UW Health ambulatory locations. Specific clinicalassignments will be adjusted based on the selected candidatesappointment track (CHS or CT).This position will also provide oversight to fellows in the generalcardiology program related to imaging training. Teachingresponsibilities for this position include medical students andresidents within the context of the individuals clinical practice.Also included is interaction with Fellows in generalcardiology. Academic Staff-Renewable The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity andAffirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence throughdiversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability,you can find information about how to make a request at thefollowing website: The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and TotalCompensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensationstructures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles oncurrent job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties andresponsibilities will remain the same. For more information pleasevisit: will require a criminal background check. It will alsorequire you and your references to answer questions regardingsexual violence and sexual harassment.The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identitiesof applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except thatthe identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).The Annual Security and FireSafety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinarypolicies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, andon-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statisticsfor the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a papercopy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin PoliceDepartment . Kelly [email protected] Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS:800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for furtherinformation. )last_img read more

Supervising Dentist – Dental Hygiene

first_imgReview new patient and one-year renewal medical histories afterdocumented by students. Provide required legal signature.Perform new patient intra/extra oral screening. Addressconcerns caries, compromising medical conditions, and necessaryreferral to dentist/specialist.Authorize, administer and/or supervise, when indicated, thefollowing procedures as defined in the Idaho Dental PracticeAct: Work Site Location: Lewis-Clark State College, LewistonIdahoWork Schedule: Approximately 12-19 per week. Hours vary,Mon. – Thurs. between 5pm-9pmMultiple positions availableJob Summary:North Idaho College is seeking to create a pool of candidates for apart-time position as supervising dentist in the Dental HygieneProgram Clinics (Heritage Health site or LCSC site). Duties includeevaluation of radiographs, administration and observation of localanesthesia and nitrous oxide analgesia, ability to writeprescriptions based on patient need, evaluation of soft tissueabnormalities for referral purposes, evaluation of patient medicalhistories and response to any medical emergency that mightoccur.Job Duties:This list includes but is not limited to the following: sealantssub-gingival medicaments (i.e.: Arestin)sub-gingival anesthetic (i.e.: Oraqix)local anesthesianitrous oxide/oxygen sedationimpressions for whitening traysdiode dental laser periodontal therapy Background Check:Due to contractual requirements related to teaching in regionalclinical facilities, employment is contingent on confidentialreview of National Background Check results.Drug Screening:Drug Screening may be required for some clinical facilities. Minimum QualificationsDental degree from a college or university accredited by an agencyrecognized by the U.S. Department of Education or Council forHigher Education Accreditation. Direct patient care experiencewithin the previous five (5) years.Required License and/or Certifications : Must possess anactive Idaho dental license with no disciplinary actions.Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:• Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic,socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds ofcommunity college students.• Work positively with students, staff, and the members of thecommunity.• Work as a team member to plan and accomplish program goals.• Always promote the welfare and best interest of students. Advertised: November 20, 2020 Pacific StandardTimeApplications close: Prescribe antibiotic pre-medication, prescription strengthfluoride supplements and antimicrobial mouth rinses whenindicated.Provide and include students in opportunities for differentialdiagnosis.Read radiographs and confirm pathology. Grade studentinterpretation and technique of radiographs.Assist students with radiograph techniques uponrequest/availability.Assist with recommendations for students/faculty in patientmanagement issues.Administrate emergency situations.Remain current within the specialized field of instructionthrough participation in relevant professional associations andeducational & training activities.Demonstrate ethical and professional behavior.Recommend to the dental hygiene program director potentialchanges in clinic protocol.Keep current with any changes in procedure, protocol orpolicies of the dental hygiene program.Check the expiration dates of emergency medical suppliesmonthly and inform the Program Director of necessaryreplacements.Maintains a positive, helpful, constructive attitude and workrelationship with supervisor, college staff, students, and thecommunity. Marginal Duties: Perform other duties as delegated by the Dental Hygiene ProgramDirector.last_img read more

Yoga Ginger Opens Saturday on Asbury Avenue

first_imgYoga Ginger at 717 Asbury Avenue in Ocean City, NJ, opens on Saturday, April 5.A new yoga studio opens Saturday on the 700 block of Asbury Avenue in Ocean City.Yoga Ginger will offer classes at all levels — beginner through advanced. A variety of classes range from “Hot Vinyasa” to “Mommy and Itsy Bitsy Yogini.”“I want to make this Ocean City’s yoga studio,” said Suzanne Chew, who renovated the former August Heart building with her husband, Jason Chew. The building is adjacent to Rauhauser’s Candies.The new business is named for Ginger Press, Chew’s grandmother and “best friend.”“I’ve always loved her name,” Chew said.Chew will teach all classes, which can be purchased for a $12 drop-in fee or through a 10-class package at $10 apiece. Summer rates may go up, but Chew said she would encourage regulars to purchase as many 10-class cards as they want before the season.For more information on Ginger Yoga’s philosophy and[email protected] Asbury Avenue, Ocean City, NJ609-231-7915last_img read more

Simply the zest

first_imgWith demand for new doughnut flavours, shapes and ideas, Macphie (Glenbervie, Scotland) has launched 5th Avenue Lemon Icing. The icing contains real lemon juice and requires heating in a microwave or bain-marie before use. Alternatively, a pipeable buttercream filling or topping can be created by beating the icing with cake margarine at a ratio of 50/50. The 5th Avenue range is available in 12.5kg pails.Alison Daniels, category marketing manager, says: “The key to doughnuts is freshness, variety and added value. Research shows that 80% of bakery items are bought on impulse – consumers buy with their eyes.”last_img

ND 88′ subpoenas former V.P.

first_imgA St. Joseph County judge is allowing the deposition of former associate vice president for Residence Life Bill Kirk in the case of 88 protesters, known as the “ND 88,” who were arrested for trespassing on campus during President Barack Obama’s visit in May 2009. Judge Michael Scopelitis overruled a motion by the prosecution to prevent the subpoena of Kirk’s testimony, but did not allow the defense access to documents regarding Kirk’s employment status at the University, according to St. Joseph County Superior Court documents filed Sept. 20. “The deposition of Bill Kirk was contested because much of the information the defendant sought related to Mr. Kirk’s departure from the Office of Student Affairs, which is irrelevant to the trespass cases,” University spokesman Dennis Brown said. Kirk’s position as associate vice president was eliminated this summer. Vice President for Student Affairs Fr. Thomas Doyle told The Observer earlier this month that Kirk’s position was removed as a result of restructuring in the Office of Student Affairs. During the demonstrations protesting Obama’s visit, Kirk oversaw the Notre Dame Security Police (NDSP) and was in charge of approving campus demonstrations. The court order stipulates that the defense can ask Kirk why he no longer holds his administrative position at the University, but Kirk is not required to bring documents that deal with his employment status at Notre Dame. The court document states that the Court reviewed Kirk’s and the University’s confidential separation agreement and found that it says nothing related to the criminal proceedings. Scopelitis ruled that Kirk is not obligated to disclose the document. The Thomas More Society, a pro-life law center, is overseeing the trials of the 88 protesters, who are being charged with criminal trespass. A Thomas More Society press release states that the defense is seeking testimony from Kirk in order to ask questions about different treatment given to protesters involved in various protests on campus. The defense has argued that the ND 88 were subject to “viewpoint discrimination,” which the defense is claiming is a violation of the First Amendment, according to the release. ND 88 attorneys contend that the University did not file charges against protestors in past demonstrations. In a statement released in April, University President Fr. John Jenkins said NDSP gave the protesters several warnings to disperse, as the University has clear rules for campus demonstrations. “Some have incorrectly suggested that having the protestors arrested means we are hostile to the pro-life position. But, the University cannot have one set of rules for causes we oppose, and another more lenient set of rules for causes we support. We have one consistent set of rules for demonstrations on campus — no matter what the cause,” Jenkins said in the statement. The student handbook, du Lac, states that campus demonstrations must be peaceful, non-disruptive and registered in writing with the associate vice president of Residence Life — who was Kirk at the time. Kirk’s deposition will be taken at a date to be determined.last_img read more

Panelists discuss refugees, far-right in Germany

first_imgIn the late summer of 2015, Germany opened its borders to a large number of Syrian refugees who were fleeing their country for Europe. That policy choice has had many ramifications in the nearly three years since. In recent weeks, the city of Chemnitz in eastern Germany has seen an acute backlash against foreigners after two refugees allegedly stabbed a German man to death.A panelist of six Notre Dame faculty members explored the forces at work in Chemnitz, Germany, and the West in a Tuesday panel discussion entitled “Lessons from Chemnitz: Right-Wing Radicalism in Europe Today.” Annie Smierciak | The Observer Six Notre Dame professors participated in a panel discussion Tuesday titled “Lessons from Chemnitz: Right-Wing Radicalism in Europe Today.” The panel focused on the issues of refugees and the far-right in Germany.Maurizio Albahari, an associate professor of anthropology, noted the trend of illiberalism sweeping Europe. While he said the European far-right, with the help of former White House advisor Steve Bannon, is increasingly effective at campaigning, there are underlying issues that make Europeans susceptible to these arguments.“Concerns about immigration often illuminate issues that predate immigration — regional hierarchies and inequalities, youth emigration, multiple forms of socioeconomic precariousness and nationalism,” Albahari said.To demonstrate his point, Albahari described the situation in Saxony, the state in which Chemnitz is located. Though he said many residents cite the influx of foreigners as society’s biggest problem, most people have not had major interactions with foreign-born individuals. Most Saxony residents are also relatively satisfied with their lives. These facts, he said, point to the “saliency” of racism. However, Albahari expressed hope for the future, as he noted the many active anti-racist and anti-fascist groups in Chemnitz.“If it is at the local and everyday level that national and supranational racism materializes, it is also at that very level that egalitarian integration and anti-racist engagement emerges with equal force,” he said.Rüdiger Bachmann, an economics professor, explored how migration and related issues have affected the German political scene, particularly regarding the electoral ascendancy of the far-right, anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) Party.In exploring what kind of people vote for the AfD, Bachmann suggested history could play a role.“Who votes for AfD? Who votes right-wing populist in Germany? That’s actually a bit surprising. A famous, current study … they actually find something super interesting, something that’s also slightly deviating from experience in other countries,” he said. “They actually found that the biggest explanatory variable for AfD vote shares is the vote shares of the Nazi Party in the early 1930s. This is controlling for influx of immigrants and unemployment rates, which sort of approximate local economic conditions, which actually didn’t have much explanatory power. So, this, if you believe these numbers, that shows there’s a deep undercurrent cultural streak of racism, anti-Semitism, in the vote shares of the parties.”In discussing the current state of other major German political parties, Bachmann said longtime Chancellor Angela Merkel, who opened the borders in 2015, is in a weak position. He also said Germany’s two largest parties, the center-right Christian Democratic Union and center-left Social Democratic Party, are both in a precarious position. The AfD, he said, has placed second in recent opinion polls.Bill Donahue, the director of the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, said overall German attitudes toward immigration have soured in the years since 2015.“When I compare mainstream news reports from a year ago to now, what you see is people who were basically pro-immigration, pro-integration are largely abandoning that stance. They’re abandoning it by taking cover under bureaucratic and logistical arguments,” he said.While at one point many Germans saw the influx of immigrants as an opportunity, that idea has lost much of its popularity, Donahue said.“In 2015-2016 … there was a bit of a honeymoon for German national identity. Contrary to what Fritz Stern argued about unification being Germany’s great second chance, it was really Merkel’s immigration policy that gave Germany its great second chance,” he said. “It revived German popularity, German reputation and essentially erased to some extent the image of Germany of former Nazis. That no longer seems to be paramount in the minds of Merkel’s critics, for all kinds of reasons.”American studies professor Perin Gürel discussed the implications of these current problems for Germany’s Turkish community, which continues to be Germany’s largest ethnic minority. While the Turkish-German community has been vocal in its opposition to the backlash in Chemnitz, Gürel drew parallels between Germany’s experience with refugees and Turkey’s, noting that the latter is home to the largest number of Syrian refugees.“In an online discussion, I was surprised to see — I don’t know why I was surprised — but it was shocking to see Turks express some anti-refugee sentiments that really parallel the German far-right,” Gürel said.Vittorio Hösle, the Paul Kimball Chair of Arts and Letters, expressed a concern that it is becoming more difficult to have a rational conversation about the politics of refugees in Germany, noting there are “objectively” some issues that have been caused by the influx.“What worries me is that it has become very difficult to discuss rationally the pros and cons of different policies,” Hösle said. “On both sides, there are certain stereotypes there. If you are critical of some of the decisions of Merkel, then you are adamantly a neo-Nazi, and on the other hand, if you are for universalist politics you are a traitor to your nation.”Hösle offered some criticisms for how Merkel had handled the refugee situation, noting she did not consult the German parliament before deciding to open the country’s borders. He was also critical of the chancellor’s failure to set an upper limit on how many refugees she was willing to admit at the height of the crisis.Jim McAdams, a political science professor and the director emeritus of the Nanovic Institute, said German political parties need to make changes in how they operate in order to connect with the types of people who vote for the far-right. He cited the example of people living in formerly communist East Germany, whose plight, he argued, is not well understood by those living in former West Germany and has led them to support the far-right.“I think they need to do is begin to redefine themselves,” he said. “The challenge for parties in Germany is how to redefine their relationship with people who no longer trust them.”Tags: far-right, germany, Nanovic Institute, nationalism, Refugeeslast_img read more

Swing dance club welcomes amateurs, teaches lifelong skill

first_imgWhen Notre Dame junior Ruth Hughes visited the University’s Activities Fair her freshman year, she felt a little nervous to join the Notre Dame Swing Dance Club. However Hughes, the current president of the club, quickly learned the community was very welcoming to newcomers and amateurs alike.“Nobody ever made me feel judged even though I was such a shy, awkward freshman. I came and learned how to dance which is a miracle,” Hughes said. “I had never danced to any capacity when I joined, so it’s definitely for people looking to learn.” Photo Courtesy of Mary Coleman Two members of Notre Dame Swing Dance Club dance in the Dahnke Ballroom. The club allows members of the community to indulge in their love of dance.The club holds lessons Tuesday and Thursday nights in the Rockne Memorial and invites students of any skill level to join. Attending a single lesson costs $5 until a dancer has attended four practices. After four practices, dancers do not have to pay for any more sessions.Saint Mary’s senior and club vice president Mary Coleman said the practice sessions are a combination of instruction and flexibility.“To start each lesson, two of the more experienced club members will teach whatever skill we’re learning that night, and then we turn the lesson over to social dance, so that would be practicing the moves and [getting] to dance with each other,” Coleman said.During lessons, the club focuses on four styles of swing dancing: East Coast, Lindy Hop, Blues and Charleston. Coleman said that although each style has its own unique flare, her favorite is Lindy Hop.“Lindy is quick footwork and a little more upbeat, and I like that aspect of it. I think it’s more exciting than East Coast, which is a bit more technical,” she said. “On the other side of the spectrum, blues dance is danced to blues music, so it’s a totally different style and you have a bit more freedom.”In addition to swing lessons, the club holds a bi-annual dance where people can come dance and have a good time even if they do not regularly attend practices, Hughes said. “A lot of people do come to our events who already know how to dance, and they don’t feel like they have to come to a lesson and learn, so at the dances, our community really comes together,” Hughes said. As part of the club, members have the opportunity to participate in a variety of events that take place on campus and in the South Bend area. Thursday night, the club will be dancing as part of the Collegiate Jazz Festival on campus near Hagerty Cafe.Coleman said she has enjoyed her time with Swing Dance Club because she likes to dance. “[It is] enjoyable because you find people who really like to dance … and you have songs that you dance to with certain people, and it’s really great,” she said.She also said the experience is relaxed and social.“It’s a good way to meet people and because it’s social dancing, it’s not super awkward,” Coleman said. Since swing dancing styles have common features that keep it distinguishable from others, Hughes said she hopes she can continue to use her skills beyond college.“I really like having it in the back pocket,” Hughes said. “It’d be so fun to go somewhere and be able to dance with strangers.”Tags: activities fair, Dance, Swing Dancinglast_img read more

Sean Cullen, Mike McGowan & Gregg Edelman Set for B’way-Bound First Wives Club

first_img Cullen will play Morty. A Canadian voice actor and comedian, he is best known for his work on Almost Naked Animals, Seven Little Monsters and Best Ed. McGowan is set to take on the role of Bill. He has been seen on the Great White Way in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Ragtime, Grease, The Apple Tree and The Producers. Edelman will play Aaron. Tony nominated for Into the Woods, 1776, Anna Karenina and City of Angels, his most recent Broadway credits include The Mystery of Edwin Drood, A Tale of Two Cities and Wonderful Town. Rounding out the company will be Cameron Clifford, Ethan Khusidman, Patrick Richwood, Lindsey Alley, Jim Borstelmann, Terron Brooks, Patch David, Michelle Duffy, Emilee Dupré, Rachel Fairbanks, Aaron Gordon, Tessa Grady, Dan Horn, Patrick Oliver Jones, Amy Hillner Larsen, Tara Macri, Paul Nygro, Jeffrey Pew, Rebecca Poff, Brett Thiele, Kara Tremel, Morgan Weed and Alison Woods. H.B. Barnum has joined the First Wives Club creative team as arranger and orchestrator while Kenny Seymour will serve as musical director. The first wives now have their first husbands! Sean Cullen, Mike McGowan and Gregg Edelman have been tapped for the Broadway-bound musical First Wives Club. The production, starring the previously announced Tony winner Faith Prince, Christine Sherrill and Carmen Cusack, will begin previews on February 17 and play through March 29. Directed by Simon Phillips and choreographed by David Connolly, the tuner has a book by Linda Bloodworth Thomason and songs by Motown’s Holland-Dozier-Holland. Opening night is scheduled for March 11. First Wives Club is based on both the hit 1996 film and the original best-selling novel by Olivia Goldsmith, and adapted from an earlier version of the musical by Rupert Holmes, with additional material by Phillips. Three former college friends reunite to find that they have more in common than their alma mater. Ditched by their respective husbands for younger women, they band together to settle scores with the men who did them wrong. First Wives Club will feature new songs and classic hits like “Reach Out…I’ll Be There,” “Stop in the Name of Love” and “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch). View Commentslast_img read more

World Bank study sees potential for 10GW of offshore wind in Vietnam by 2030

first_imgWorld Bank study sees potential for 10GW of offshore wind in Vietnam by 2030 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享 could potentially bring online up to 10GW of offshore wind by 2030, according to recommendations by the World Bank and the Danish Energy Agency.The findings were presented by the organisations to the Vietnamese government as part of efforts to develop an offshore wind sector. The studies are being presented ahead of the release of the new Power Development Plan 8 outlining the pathway for the next 10 years of power sector development in Vietnam with a vision for 2045.Vietnam has an estimated potential of 160GW of offshore wind capacity within 5 km and 100 km from shore.Consultants from the Danish Energy Agency and the World Bank carried out assessment[s] of potential and grid transmission capacity, local supply chain capacity, opportunities and challenges in offshore development, policy and management experience from countries with advanced offshore industry as well as recommendations for a roadmap to offshore wind power development.Meanwhile Vietnam is set to be the “shining star” in south-east Asia’s race to add wind power capacity. The country accounts for 66% of new capacity expected to be added by the end of the decade in Wood Mackenzie’s recent market research.The rise in projects in Vietnam is driven by the government’s decision to upgrade the wind feed-in-tariff (FiT) in 2018 to $85 per megawatt hour for onshore wind and $98/MWh for intertidal offshore wind with a 2021 deadline for both FiTs, though a potential extension to 2023 is still to be decided.More: World Bank sets out 10GW offshore vision for Vietnamlast_img read more