This presentation given at the 2015 Asia Clean Energy Forum describes lessons learned from a hybrid wind and diesel system in the Galapagos Islands, focusing on the relevance of the turbine electrical system and ancillary equipment to supply short-term active and reactive power to balance grid frequency and voltage. Guidelines are recommended for additional work to be considered when planning off-grid systems as opposed to a conventional grid-connected wind farm. The achievements seen with small grid islands can be replicated with bigger conventional grids.
This presentation given at the 2015 Asia Clean Energy Forum analyzes policy and technical guidelines for connecting RE projects to the distribution system of the Indonesian government-owned electricity company, PLN, and provides recommendations for balancing interests of project developers and the Government of Indonesia. The case of Indonesia offers a unique perspective, as the Government of Indonesia’s National Energy Policy set an ambitious target for 23% of all energy to be from new and renewable sources and created incentives for small-scale RE systems to be connected to the medium voltage distribution system; before these projects are approved, their impact on the distribution system, and the necessary interconnection facilities and grid improvements need to be determined.
This presentation given at the 2015 Asia Clean Energy Forum provides an overview of Sri Lanka’s long-term sustainable energy programs to achieve 100% renewable energy by 2035, including selected sectoral approaches, results of cost-benefit analyses, and challenges.
This presentation given at the 2015 Asia Clean Energy Forum describes common issues related to resource data constraints for assessing achievement of renewable energy targets and presents a case study on solar resource characterization in the Philippines based on a country-wide study. The case study illustrates how poor resource data and large variations in country-wide resources can lead to both inappropriate policy and misdirected project siting, and presents associated mitigation actions that can be taken.
This presentation given at the 2015 Asia Clean Energy Forum focuses on creative ways to face the challenges brought by “build-first policy” and the practical solutions adopted by industry and business in the Philippines to expand its one megawatt solar installation to 100 megawatts, thanks to the Renewable Energy Law passed in 2008, particularly the introduction of the feed-in tariff and the 500Mw target.
This presentation given at the 2015 Asia Clean Energy Forum shares experiences on cultural issues driving EE decisions in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in India: (i) EE opportunity awareness; (ii) ability to discern mis-selling by vendors/consultants; and (iii) maintaining liquidity through choice of vendors for capital equipment. Success stories of positive turnaround towards implementing and sustaining EE gains are also showcased.
This presentation given at the 2015 Asia Clean Energy Forum showcases Thailand’s ambitious long-term EE strategy (the Energy Efficiency Development Plan, EEDP), focusing on strategies to develop Energy Efficiency Resource Standards (EERS) and a Standard Offer Program (SOP). Specifically, this presentation reviews the initial steps by GIZ and the Ministry of Energy to develop EERS and SOP programs by identifying design options for Thailand and choices and agreements needed for development of the schemes, as well as the challenges and specific hurdles that Thailand faces in developing such schemes as the first country in the region.
This presentation given at the 2015 Asia Clean Energy Forum showcases several pioneering systems for energy sustainability used in Sri Lanka. These include introduction of ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems standard and ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems (EnMS) standard, energy policy and energy management units, energy management action plans, establishment of benchmarks, setting of targets and schedules, training and awareness activities, and several energy efficiency measures in lighting and HVAC systems.
This presentation given at the 2015 Asia Clean Energy Forum highlights Mahindra Towers’ business case for partnering with an ESCO to implement EE improvements, which can be both practical and profitable. This case resulted in 14% lower power consumption in the first 12 months and energy conservation mechanisms with a payback period of less than half a year.
This presentation given at the 2015 Asia Clean Energy Forum is focused on the development of the ESCO market in Vietnam and resulting lessons learned. From an analysis of barriers, legal and regulatory framework revisions and development of a national strategy, this presentation includes steps taken to develop the ESCO market in collaboration with MOIT. Experience gained from implemented activities includes: identification of potential stakeholders, tools development (templates, contracts, guidelines, etc.), capacity building of ESCOs and other stakeholders (financial institutions, energy end users, etc.) and market stimulation. The presentation also summarizes the current state of the market and results of technical and financial support.