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This new workstream leads by Brunei and United States will cover five work areas, namely:

  • 1. Strengthening Policies to Scale-up InvestmentsOpen or Close

    ​Background

    With disparate renewable energy resources and diverse policy interventions, EAS countries' experiences in promoting deployment of RE technologies are wide-ranging.  A number of countries had introduced mix of policy instruments and were successful in achieving their objectives as well as in attracting significant private sector investments.  Many countries in recent years have started strengthening their policy interventions, introducing more aggressive targets and enlarging support mechanisms.  The EAS region has extensive knowledge, experience and lessons-learned that could be shared among member countries. 


    Objectives

    To provide a platform for sharing experiences, draws best practices, and provides policy recommendations to scale-up investments in power generation.


    Project Activities

    Public-Private Dialogue on Best Practice Policies and Support Schemes to Promote RE Deployment in the EAS

    - Roundtable on Best Practices for Grid-Connected Solar PV and Waste-to-Energy (Link to activities page)

    - Roundtable on Best Practices for Wind Energy ( Link to Upcoming activities)​


    Outcome and Outputs

    An important outcome of this effort would be to increase private sector investment in renewable energy projects in the EAS region, grow trade, and accelerate the deployment of best practices and technology.


    The work area output includes workshops, publication of roundtable results and best practice guidelines. The guidelines will be designed to suit ASEAN energy market, institutional and regulatory environments.​


    The main result to be delivered to EAS ECTF is the best practice guidelines and policy frameworks based on EAS countries' experience.​​​

  • 2. RE Technology Demonstration and TestingOpen or Close

    ​Background

    Several new RE technologies have reached commercial maturity only during the past two decades. During this period, a number of EAS member countries had established various RE technology demonstration and testing centers to assess technical performance and to evaluate suitability of these technologies given local meteorological and geophysical conditions as well as various feedstock properties.


    Objectives

    To facilitate sharing of experiences and dissemination of results from various RE technology demonstration and testing centers to help promote the deployment of these technologies.


    Project Activities

    Networking, Sharing of Technology Demonstration and Experiences on RE Technology

    - Conferences or workshops on PV demonstration results

    - Summer school or training programs on PV technologies


    Outcome and Outputs

    The expected work area outcome includes enhanced knowledge and understanding of the performance of RE technologies under various technical conditions.


    Work area outputs include establishment of a 'network' of RE research and demonstration centers in the EAS region, conferences, seminars as well as published activity results.


    Key results to be reported to EAS ECTF are the following: i) comparative study of PV technologies performance and other technical parameters under various climatic conditions,, ii) results of the solar PV networking and 'summer school' program.​

  • 3. Knowledge Sharing and Renewable Energy Resource MappingOpen or Close

    ​Background

    One of the main barriers to RE technology deployment is the lack of knowledge and information related to appropriate technologies, policy instruments and mechanisms, and RE resources. More advanced EAS countries, in terms of technology deployment, policy interventions and resource mapping, have invested significant resources in knowledge development, and have accumulated skills and information that could be shared with other EAS member countries.


    Objectives

    To facilitate clean energy policy and deployment information sharing, as well as strengthening the capacity of some EAS countries in renewable energy resource mapping in order to generate and refine resource maps that would help investors and governments identify commercially-viable RE power generation projects.


    Project Activities

    Knowledge and Information Sharing and RE Resource Mapping

    - Training on solar mapping tools

    - Training on wind mapping tools


    Outcome and Outputs

    The expected outcome of this work area is increased knowledge and understanding on RE policies and technologies from more advanced EAS countries as well as on RE resource potential, (particularly solar and wind resources), in EAS member countries.


    Work area outputs include regional maps and capacity building activities for some countries on RE resource mapping.


    Work area results to be reported to EAS ECTF include the following: i) results of knowledge center networking as well as f​​acilitation of needs and matching of expertise in the EAS region; ii) compiled national and regional solar and wind energy resource maps, iii) results of resource assessment and mapping training program.​

  • 4. Climate Change Impacts on Hydropower GenerationOpen or Close

    ​Background

    Hydropower represents one of the most important energy resources in a number of EAS countries. Hydropower generation however is threatened with changing climatic conditions due to increasing weather variability and drier climates.  Among EAS countries, the United States has carried out studies and developed methodological tools in assessing impacts of climate change on the energy sector in general as well as specific sectors such as hydropower generation.


    Objectives

    To provide assistance and strengthens the capacity of participating EAS countries in assessing impacts of climate change on both large-scale and small-scale hydropower production facilities.


    Project Activity

    National Studies on Impacts of Climate Change on Hydropower Generation

    - Training on impacts of climate change on energy methodologies


    Outcome and Outputs

    The expected outcome of the activity is increased knowledge, understanding and analytical and modeling skills on the impacts of climate change on hydropower generation, particularly in the ASEAN countries.​


    Activity outputs include transfer of knowledge and methodological tools, country studies and workshops.


    Work area results to be reported to EAS ECTF are the following: i) results of the training on the methodologies to assess climate change impacts on the energy sector, and ii) country studies on potential impacts of climate change on hydropower generation.​

  • 5. Sustainable Hydropower Technology DevelopmentOpen or Close

    ​Background

    Despite the relative importance of hydropower resources in a number of EAS countries, large-scale hydropower development is constrained with environmental issues and concerns. Opportunities however exist for the development of environmentally benign small hydropower power projects particularly run-off river hydropower systems. Small hydropower generation schemes could play an important role in meeting electricity supply requirements as well as in improving energy access of rural population in many developing ASEAN countries. Some EAS countries, particularly the United States, have carried out various R&D activities that advance sustainable renewable energy generation from small hydropower resources, enhance environmental performance of hydropower projects, test innovative, cost-effective technologies for hydropower development, and spur deployment of pumped storage hydropower.


    Objectives

    To facilitate sharing of R&D results and assists in setting research agenda on hydropower technology development in the EAS.


    Project Activity

    Sharing of Small Hydropower Technology R&D Results

    - Workshop on trends and R&D results of small hydropower technologies


    Outcome and Outputs

    The expected outcome of the activity is increased knowledge and understanding on the current trends of research and development related to small hydropower technologies.


    Work area outputs include workshops, published information on R&D results, and defined research agenda to be pursued by EAS member countries.


    Work area results to be reported to EAS ECTF are the following: i) key research activities and results carried out by institutes/centers involved in hydropower research and development in the EAS, ii) analysis of development trends and gaps in hydropower technology development in the EAS with recommendations for future technological research.​