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
Energy efficiency (EE) is a technical term in the energy sector that means using less energy to provide the same level of energy service or using same energy to provide more. When everybody is heading to the high energy prices or in simply high oil prices, and yes in the correlation with the high rate demand growth, EE seems to be of the most cost-effective ways of enhancing energy security and addressing climate.
In ASEAN case itself, the region’s economic growth had a consequential increase in the Total Final Energy Consumption. The region’s final energy consumption increased at an annual rate of 3.8% from 241 MTOE in 1995 to 375 MTOE in 2007. The industrial sector had the fastest growth in consumption at an average annual rate of 6.1% resulting to its increased share from 23.1% in 1995 to 28.9% in 2007. The transport sector had the second fastest average annual growth rate at 3.5%. Its share to the total decreased from 27.7% in 1995 to 23.9% in 2007. The “Others” sector which include the residential, commercial, transport and non-energy sectors had the slowest growth rate of 2.2%. As a result, its share to the total consumption decreased from 49.2% in 1995 to 47.2% in 2007. Read more