Extremely busy for the last couple months. Currently, I am writing two articles, one is about the latest status of ASEAN Power Grid, and the second one is about development of Trans-ASEAN Gas Pipeline. As we are reaching the 2015, energy infrastructure connectivity is one of the goal. I hope I can finish it in the next two weeks.
For now, I am pleased to share with some pictures from HAPUA series meeting (THE 9th MEETING OF ASEAN POWER GRID CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE (APGCC), 04TH JUNE 2012, THE 15th MEETING OF HAPUA WORKING COMMITTEE, 05TH JUNE 2012, and THE 28TH MEETING OF HAPUA COUNCIL, 06TH JUNE 2012) in the Empire Hotel and Club, Brunei Darussalam last week.
As I shared you before, I joined as the speaker and panelist in two session on ASEAN Regional Energy Efficiency Policy Dialogue and Capacity Building Workshop, on 18-20 October 2011 in Jakarta, Indonesia that organized by IPEEC-WEACT subtask and the IEA.
SESSION I: Action Planning for energy efficiency.
Ron Benioff, Manager, International Programmes, NREL shared about the Overview: action planning goals, approaches, and examples (I shared already the information 1-2), Grayson Heffner, Senior Energy Efficiency Advisor, IEA presented Case Study: action planning in the EU, and myself presented Energy efficiency action planning in ASEAN region.
To that, I am pleased to share with you my presentation. I hope you find this information useful.
You may find the complete presentations from all speakers at IEA page here or go to IPEEC webpage (but you need to log in for this).
An Energy Efficiency Action Plan (EEAP) is developed through a multi-step process. The following guidelines for EEAP development present potential steps and considerations based on the experience of energy efficiency action plans from around the world, with resources identified for further information. This document is based in part on the IEA’s Energy Efficiency Governance Handbook, 2010. (http://www.iea.org/papers/2010/gov_handbook.pdf)
Part 2 of 2.
Step 6: Distribution of Responsibilities and Accountability: Specific action items (i.e., the implementation of policies and programs) must be assigned and integrated into current sector level programs and plans. Also, it is important to establish accountability for the plan’s effectiveness. Centralized accountability may simplify plan management and facilitate better coordination and evaluation. Conversely, distributed accountability engages a wider community in support of the plan by expanding ownership of policy and program impacts.
Step 7: Circulation, Discussion, and Refinement of the Energy Efficiency Action Plan. Draft plans should be broadly shared for review by key government policymakers and business and NGO stakeholders. This will both help determine whether adjustments may be needed to strengthen the EAAP and will also build support of these stakeholders for plan implementation. Read more
A friend of mine, Mr. Ron Beniof from U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory prepared a Handout on Energy Efficiency Energy Action Plan Approaches and Resources for IPEEC/WEACT ASEAN Regional Energy Efficiency Workshop that was held on 18-20 October 2011 in Jakarta.
Indeed, it’s a short but comprehensive information on how we should develop the Energy Efficiency Action Plan. With his permission, I am pleased to share it with you.
Here is the part 1 of 2.
An Energy Efficiency Action Plan (EEAP) is developed through a multi-step process. The following guidelines for EEAP development present potential steps and considerations based on the experience of energy efficiency action plans from around the world, with resources identified for further information. This document is based in part on the IEA’s Energy Efficiency Governance Handbook, 2010.
Step 1: Stakeholder Engagement: Active stakeholder participation is essential to ensure that both a high quality plan is developed and that strong and enduring support is secured for plan implementation.
I am pleased to share with you my presentation on the Emergency Response Exercise, 2-3 May, 2011, Bangkok, Thailand that was held by International Energy Agency. The Exercise reviewed APEC Economies/ASEAN Members emergency response procedures in case of a serious disruption of oil and gas. It consisted of a training session on the first day and simulation exercises on the second day.
I joined various experts on oil stockpiling from IEA, Japan, America, etc to speak about oil stockpiling as the key issue on energy security. Please read my previous post for more detail.
This presentation is also available in IEA program website.
On 2 and 3 May 2011, International Energy Agency in collaboration with Ministry of Energy of Thailand organized the Emergency Response Exercise (ERE) for ASEAN and APEC Economies in Bangkok, Thailand. This is the second activity following the great success of the Emergency Response Training (ERT) for APEC which was held in Paris last September. If ERT was focused on the lecturer, ERE reviewed APEC Economies/ASEAN Members emergency response procedures in case of a serious disruption of oil and gas. It consists of a training session on the first day and simulation exercises on the second day.
The IEA itself conducts emergency response exercises at IEA headquarters, Paris, for IEA Member countries biannually. The purpose of IEA energy emergency response exercises is to simulate real-life energy supply disruptions to test IEA emergency response preparedness to manage supply crises. At the last IEA ERE in November 2011, key non-IEA countries jointly participated alongside the IEA Member countries. Me as the representative of ASEAN Centre for Organization was also participated on that event. But the ERE in Thailand was the first such IEA exercise tailored for specific regional organisations beyond the OECD.
As I promised before, I would like to share you a tool that I learn from the last two workshops on Energy Efficiency organized by ACE-ESCAP in Bangkok on 19-20 and 21-22 April 2011. (See my previous post)
The tool is EE-ASEAN, an e-tool for Asian countries to strengthen their institutional capacity and unlock their energy efficiency potential. This e-tool has been developed by Dr. Brahmanand Mohanty, Consultant of UN-ESCAP.
This e-tool comes along with the EE Guidelines, products of a project by The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), with support from Korea Energy Management Corporation (KEMCO) of the Republic of Korea through the East Asia Climate Partnership, entitled “Strengthening Institutional Capacity to Support Energy Efficiency in Asian Countries”. Both intend to help in more effective dissemination of information, experiences and best practices related to regulation, market transformation, education, capacity building, etc. (Find more about the project here). Read more
Here’s the update!
I went to Paris, France early this month (4-8 April 2011), attended the training that held by International Energy Agency (IEA). This is my 3rd time to participate in the courses/trainings that held by IEA, after Emergency Respond Training for APEC Economies in September 2010 and Emergency Respond Exercise 5 (ERE5) in November 2011.
As the new comer in the energy policy field, trainings or courses are the thing that I need most, especially when the opportunity comes from the biggest international organization in the energy field. Not much people get the chances like me, right? Read more