Renewable Energy

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IIEC’s Experience in Renewable Energy
 

At a Glance:

This century has reached a critical juncture in energy use and climate change. As the planet’s average temperature rises, the frequency and scale of extreme weather events increases, and non-renewable resources become increasingly scarce, the importance of changing international energy trends has never been so clear. IIEC is committed to bringing about major change in the types and sources of energy we use. Renewable Energy (RE) provides an opportunity to deliver clean energy at a low cost, while reducing the emission of greenhouse gases (GHGs). IIEC has a long history of success and demonstrated expertise in implementing RE projects, and bringing these resources to scale.

Our Experience:

RE applications in developing countries are mainly off-grid or rural electrification. IIEC has implemented projects on solar photovoltaic, biomass and biodiesel for power production in Cambodia, India and the Philippines. Thermal power from renewable sources can often be cost competitive with fossil fuel in industrial process. We have been helping to guide the industrial transition to solar thermal and biogas from industrial waste in food and beverage industry in India and Thailand. Our expertise ranges from policy planning, project feasibility study, technical and financial assessment, to innovative financing schemes for RE projects. Read more...

The Challenge:

The complex issues facing our global energy landscape require dynamic solutions. Although recent decades have seen major advances in research and development in the field of clean and Renewable Energy (RE), we are now faced with the challenge of integrating and mainstreaming these opportunities into the international market. Lack of funding to develop enabling policies, raise awareness and address knowledge gaps creates barriers to RE project implementation in developing countries. With knowledge and experience in mapping RE projects, policies and funding mechanisms, IIEC is at the forefront of helping create a sustainable energy future.

IIEC’s experience in this key activity, categorized by country is listed below:

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Project Title
Renewable Energy Promotion and Awareness - Cambodia

Region

Asia

Service Area

Renewable Energy; Communication & Outreach

Project Title

Renewable Energy Promotion and Awareness

Country

Cambodia

Client

Rural Electrification Fund (REF), Cambodia

Project Funding Agency

The World Bank

Project Duration

Start Date

May 2008

Scheduled Completion

January 2012

Project Description and summary of services

The main objective of the Renewable Energy Promotion and Awareness Project is to raise the awareness of Renewable Energy among key stakeholders in the Cambodia’s renewable rural electrification industry to the level required for the REF to be effective, and thus to stimulate new investments in renewable rural electrification in Cambodia. The Project aims to assess the level of awareness and technical capacity among REF stakeholders and to design and implement activities to This technical assistance will assist and facilitate promotion of renewable energy based rural electrification projects for potential funding by the REF. The Project consists of 2 main tasks as follows:

  • Task 1: Assessment of Awareness of Renewable Energy. Assess and analyze the awareness of Renewable Energy (RE) in the public and private sectors, educational program, and existing NGO programs.
  • Task 2: Develop and Implement Promotional Programs and Activities. Define methodologies and programs/activities to raise awareness and educate REF’s stakeholders and the public at large

Contact for more information

Sommai Phon-Amnuaisuk (sphonamnuaisuk@iiec.org)


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IIEC conducted Database Training for REF staff in Phnom Penh

 

IIEC provided a range of a conceptual design, development and dissemination of video presentations, t-shirts, calendar, bags, brochures, TV and radio spots, workshop and on-site events in rural villages.

 

Video Presentation on Solar Home System in Cambodia
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A presentation on solar home system is 5 minutes with English Subtitle, on February 15, 2012, at 11:45 PM (Phnom Penh time).

 

Television Spot on Solar Home Systems for Rural Villages in Cambodia
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A TV spot on solar home system is 32 seconds, broadcasted on CTN, launched on January 17, 2012, at 9:30 PM (Phnom Penh time).

 

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On-site event in Kampong Speu, November 20, 2011

 

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On-site event in Siemreap, December 9, 2011

 

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On-site event in Prehvihear, December 12, 2011

 

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On-site event in Mondolkiri Province, December 13, 2011

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India TOP LINK
Project Title
Productive use of Methane in Indian Dairies - India

Region

Asia

Service Area

Climate Change

Project Title

Productive use of Methane in Indian Dairies - India

Country

India

Client

USAID – Global Development Alliance and dairies in India

Project Funding Agency

USAID – GDA

Project Duration

Start Date

Oct 2006

Scheduled Completion

Oct 2009

Project Description and Summary of Services

 

 

 

 

 

IIEC, in partnership with the leading co-operative and private sector dairies in India evaluated the opportunities resulting in to closed loop thermal and electrical systems around the electricity generation.

Project structuring activities include site surveys, designing the electricity generating systems, plant set-up assistance and monitoring and verification of the methane and resulting greenhouse gas savings.

The project goals of this project:

  • Evaluate methane capture opportunities in the dairy industry leading to close loop methane capture and utilization systems involving electricity generation and thermal systems
  • Demonstrate technologies to improve methane yield and electricity generating engines
  • Assist Indian dairy sector define the “Methane to Markets” program benchmarking performance of wastewater treatment and productive use of methane

Services Provided:

  • Technical support to dairies in project design and developing carbon capture methodologies
  • Design of a nationwide dairy industry methane capture program

Contact for more information

iiecmumbai@iiec.org

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Assessment of the Potential to Capture Methane from Distillery and Winery Waste in India

Region

Asia

Service Area

Distributed Generation and Climate Change

Project Title

Assessment of the Potential to Capture Methane from Distillery and Winery Waste in India

Country

India

Client

USEPA

Project Funding Agency

USEPA

Project Duration

Start Date

May 2008

Scheduled Completion

October 2009

Project Description and Summary of Services

 

 

 

 

 

Under this project, IIEC will complete a market assessment study of the distillery and wineries industry. The study will focus on the wastewater treatment equipment and processes and the methane capture potential from the sector. During this phase, IIEC will initiate grouping of the process experts with the industry leaders in order to define a longer-term collaboration for evolving Indian AgStar program for distilleries and wineries.
IIEC project team will map the wastewater treatment technologies relevant to Indian distilleries and wineries vis-à-vis the international best practices.
IIEC will assess the feasibility and options to develop an institutional home that is credible from the perspective of partnership between financial institutions, distillery/winery owners and their associations and government departments responsible for monitoring of wastewater discharge.
IIEC will define capacity building modules targeted at bio-methanation and related processes to be conducted by other institutions in India. 
IIEC has already compiled the database of distilleries and wineries in the country and has circulated a detailed and comprehensive questionnaire seeking details of the wastewater treatment practices and methods. Background information on both the industries has been researched and analyzed. Very shortly project site visits are being planned by the IIEC team to meet with some of the industry leaders to appraise them on the Indian AgStar program and also understand the information and data needs for the curriculum design of the capacity building and training programs.

 

Contact for more information

B .Anil Kumar Program Manager ( akumar@iiec.org )

 

 

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Philippines TOP LINK
Project Title
GEF/UNDP/DOE Philippine Green Energy Rating Program (Renewable Energy)

Region

Asia

Service Area

Energy Efficiency; Distributed Generation & RE; Market Transformation

Project Title

GEF/UNDP/DOE Philippine Green Energy Rating Program

Country

Philippines

Client

Department of Energy

Project Funding Agency

United Nations Development Programme

Project Duration

Start Date

May 2004

Scheduled Completion

August 2007

Project Description and Summary of Services

 

 

 

 

 

The Green Energy Rating Program (Green E) was designed to rate and recognize outstanding renewable energy projects implemented in the country based on objective environmental criteria. It served as a mechanism to award and provide incentives to project developers and end-users that gave significant and active participation in successful RE projects. Green-E was among the promotional programs that were developed under the Philippine Capacity Building to Remove Barriers to Renewable Energy Development (CBRED) Project.

IIEC idesigned the whole program and  conducted a pilot test of the design by end of 2004. The design included  (1) the development of the criteria, rating scheme, operating guidelines, monitoring and evaluation protocols, (2) assistance in the identification and training of the members of the Verification Committee, (3) financial plan and (4) program promotions strategy

Contact for more information

iiecmanila@iiec.org

 

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Green Independent Power Production Project

Region

Asia

Service Area

Distributed Generation & Renewable Energy (RE)

Project Title

Green Independent Power Production Project

Country

Philippines

Client

Rockefeller Brothers Fund

Project Funding Agency

Rockefeller Brothers Fund

Project Duration

Start Date

Jan 2001

Scheduled Completion

Dec 2002

Project Description and Summary of Services

 

 

 

 

 

The Green IPP concept promoted by IIEC consisted of a package of multiple renewable energy and energy efficiency resources whose combined load characteristics would match the electric utility baseload requirements and provide the economically and environmentally lowest cost solution.

During the first year of the grant, IIEC engaged in networking, collaborative and promotional activities with several local and regional organizations. It was  during this period that the site of the pilot study, the Province of Negros Occidental in the Philippines, was selected. During the second year,  IIEC and its local partners undertook resource assessments, social preparations and pre-feasibility studies of the major components of the Green IPP project.  IIEC conducted the pre-feasibility studies of the two main project components namely: sugarcane bagasse-fired cogeneration and energy efficient lighting program for the local electric utility.

Services Provides:

  • Renewable energy resource assessment
  • Feasibility study on bagasse cogeneration in 3 sugar mills
  • DSM Assessment in three distribution utilities in Negros Occidental

Contact for more information

iiecmanila@iiec.org

 

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Energy Production from Biomass in a Philippine Rural Community - Philippines

Region

Asia

Service Area

Renewable Energy

Project Title

Energy Production from Biomass in a Philippine Rural Community

Country

Philippines

Client

CRL Energy Ltd

Project Funding Agency

New Zealand Agency for International Development

Project Duration

Start Date

July 2005

Scheduled Completion

July 2007

Project Description and Summary of Services

 

 

 

 

 

The objective of the project is to conduct a pre-feasibility study that determines the availability of biomass materials and assess their energy potential for use as fuel to a proposed biomass power plant in Panukulan, Polillio Island, Quezon Province. Currently, the energy supply in the island is limited and the biomass power plant is seen to fill in the gaps.

Premised on an overarching goal of poverty alleviation, the project includes an assessment of downstream livelihood applications of biomass energy in the agricultural and fishing sector. Examples of livelihood applications identified are rice mill, mini coconut oil mill, and ice making and cold storage facilities.

Services Provided:

- Biomass resource assessment
- Demand and supply studies
- Biomass energy engineering studies
- Enterprise Development and Business Planning
- Life-cycle cost analysis

Contact for more information

iiecmanila@iiec.org

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Green Independent Power Aggregator - Philippines

Region

Asia

Service Area

Renewable Energy

Project Title

Green Independent Power Aggregator

Country

Philippines

Client

International Finance Corporation

Project Funding Agency

Energy Sector Management Program (ESMAP)

Project Duration

Start Date

Sep 2005

Scheduled Completion

Aug 2006

Project Description and Summary of Services

 

 

 

 

 

This project is designs and pilot-tests a business model for aggregation that will provide opportunities for distributed renewable generators (e.g. wind, solar, biomass, and geothermal) in the Negros region in the Philippines to integrate and create a hybrid system to overcome each other’s seasonality and intermittency and match the base load requirements of electric utilities. The business model for power aggregation is designed in the context of the recent policy and business environment that governs the electricity market in the Philippines. It is particularly developed in view of engaging the distributed renewable generators to actively participate in the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market as a trading participant. Therefore, several consultations and workshop involving the distributed renewable and non-renewable generators, the National Transmission Company, the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market, and the electric utilities in the Negros region serve an integral part of the project.

 

Services Provided:

- Resource assessment
- Policy review of the electric power industry
- Business planning and strategy formulation
- Consultations and workshop with the power industry stakeholders, renewable and non renewable distributed generators

Contact for more information

iiecmanila@iiec.org

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Regional & Global TOP LINK
Project Title
Resource Assessment for Methane Capture Programs - India, Philippines, Viet Name and Thailand

Region

Asia

Service Area

Renewable Energy

Project Title

Resource Assessment for Methane Capture Programs

Country

India, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand

Client

US Environment Protection Agency and PA Consulting

Project Funding Agency

US Environment Protection Agency

Project Duration

Start Date

March 2008

Scheduled Completion

March 2008

Project Description and Summary of Services

 

 

 

 

 

The project is a part of international methane to markets partnership. USEPA has engaged IIEC directly in India and through PA Consulting in Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand to come up with macro-level potential of methane capture initiatives from agriculture sector. Methane being a highly potent greenhouse gas poses higher threat towards climate change. Project activities are expected to result in several replicable programs in the countries where IIEC will complete the resource assessments.

Contact for more information

Anil Kumar (akumar@iiec.org)

 

 

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Renewable Best Practices in Developing Countries

Region

Asia

Service Area

Distributed Generation & Renewable Energy (RE)

Project Title

Renewable Best Practices in Developing Countries

Country

Regional

Client

 

Project Funding Agency

 

Project Duration

Start Date

 

Scheduled Completion

 

Project Description and Summary of Services

 

 

 

 

 

IIEC initiated this  project  on international “Best Practices” (and worst practices) in the areas of policy, programs and institutional development as part of the North-South dialogue. The goal was to create a framework for a debate about the necessary and sufficient conditions for increasing the market share of renewable and efficiency (R&E) technologies.

The study  evaluated the best practices in the areas of policies, programs, institutional development in both developing and developed economies  to ascertain whether there were lessons to be learned from both successes and failures. The study  looked at a sample of the best practices in a variety of countries, such as Brazil, India, the Philippines, South Africa and Thailand. It  evaluated individual policies, programs and institutions as well as instances where they were best integrated for a successful transition to greater RE use. It also focused on several thematic tracks: policy frameworks, technical integration (e.g., hybrid systems), institutional development (including finance), and program designs. Finally there was a review of those nations where the integration of multiple approaches  resulted in the most sustainable market penetration of RE systems.

Contact for more information

 

 

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Green Independent Power Producers (IPPs) for Southeast Asia

Region

Asia

Service Area

Distributed Generation & Renewable Energy (RE)

Project Title

Green Independent Power Producers (IPPs) for Southeast Asia

Country

Regional – Southeast Asia

Client

Greenpeace International

Project Funding Agency

 

Project Duration

Start Date

 

Scheduled Completion

 

Project Description and Summary of Services

 

 

 

 

 

The Green IPP project explored the concept of procuring renewable energy and energy-efficient resources as an alternative to conventional coal-fired power plants in Southeast Asia.

This project considered a hypothetical 150-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant and compared it to 150 MW worth of resources supplied by renewable energy and energy efficiency. In developing the concept, IIEC used a hypothetical mix of renewable energy and energy efficiency measures while taking into consideration the cost of each and resource availability in the region. IIEC compared the following parameters in the study: costs including externalities, finance and transaction costs, and employment effects. The project provided information on financing mechanisms for independent power projects, as well as sources of financing for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in Southeast Asia. It also  recommended a policy framework to support renewable energy and energy efficiency in a restructured utility environment

Contact for more information

 

 

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Sustainable Energy in the Mekong Region

Region

Asia

Service Area

Training & Capacity Building; Renewable Energy

Project Title

Sustainable Energy in the Mekong Region

Country

Regional

Client

Council in Renewable Energy

Project Funding Agency

ADB

Project Duration

Start Date

 

Scheduled Completion

 

Project Description and Summary of Services

 

 

 

 

 

IIEC focused on capacity-building for CORE (Council on Renewable Energy) because it comprised of the same government officials and policymakers that the Asian Development Bank (ADB) dealt with, and because CORE could conduct technical studies and implement projects with the ADB.

IIEC’s accomplishments in relation to this capacity-building project included: (1) obtaining CORE's first institutional funding; (2) CORE’s adoption of market-based methods of renewable energy dissemination in lieu of traditional methods; and (3) helping CORE establish connections in the international renewables community.

Contact for more information

 

 

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Village Power Database for Indonesia and the Philippines

Region

Asia

Service Area

Distributed Generation & Renewable Energy (RE)

Project Title

Village Power Database for Indonesia and the Philippines

Country

Indonesia and the Philippines

Client

 

Project Funding Agency

 

Project Duration

Start Date

 

Scheduled Completion

 

Project Description and Summary of Services

 

 

 

 

 

This project involved collecting case-study information on renewable energy projects for rural application in Indonesia and the Philippines. IIEC gathered for each country 10 case studies of various technologies (micro-hydro, PV, wind) which were then input into a searchable, online database maintained by NREL.

Contact for more information

 

 

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Thailand TOP LINK
Project Title
Thailand Renewable Energy Policy Study

Region

Asia

Service Area

Distributed Generation & Renewable Energy (RE)

Project Title

Thailand Renewable Energy Policy Study

Country

Thailand

Client

Ramboll

Project Funding Agency

 

Project Duration

Start Date

 

Scheduled Completion

 

Project Description and Summary of Services

 

 

 

 

 

The project crafted a renewable energy policy for the Thai government in order to promote grid-connected renewables.

IIEC provided data for an international review of renewable energy policies and their ramifications. Based on this review and its experience on renewables in Asia, IIEC provided recommendations on policies for grid-connected, distributed, and off-grid renewables. In addition to discussing the need for fiscal incentives, such as production incentives or renewables set-asides, IIEC discussed the role of the ENCON Fund and made suggestions for projects that would help overcome some of the non-fiscal barriers that renewables faced in Thailand. The project final report summarized the project team’s work which included revisions to the Small Power Producers Program and quantification of environmental externalities.

Contact for more information

 

 

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Photovoltaic Standardization, Certification, and Labelling for Thailand

Region

Asia

Service Area

Renewable Energy

Project Title

Photovoltaic Standardization, Certification, and Labelling for Thailand

Country

Thailand

Client

European Commission

Project Funding Agency

European Commission

Project Duration

Start Date

Oct 2006

Scheduled Completion

Jul 2007

Project Description and Summary of Services

 

 

 

 

 

The objective of the project is to introduce a quality structure for solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, components and installations in Thailand on the basis of the Global Approval Program for Photovoltaics (PV GAP). PV GAP incorporates a number of international PV standards.

The project organised a national level seminar for all stakeholders of the Thai PV industry including informative site visits. The project also produced a short and medium term action plan which served as a permanent PV quality structure in Thailand on the basis of European know-how. Thus the promotion of the use of internationally recognized European-based standards and quality management process in design, fabrication, installation, sales, and services of PV components and systems in Thailand.

Contact for more information

iiecbangkok@iiec.org

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Market Development for Solar Thermal Applications in Thailand (Renewable Energy)

Region

Asia

Service Area

Renewable Energy & Market Transformation

Project Title

Market Development for Solar Thermal Applications in Thailand

Country

Thailand

Client

European Commission

Project Funding Agency

European Commission

Project Duration

Start Date

Apr 2006

Scheduled Completion

Mar 2007

Project Description and Summary of Services

 

 

 

 

 

To remove the informational barrier and other unidentified barriers that are hindering the development of solar thermal application in selected industrial and commercial sub-sectors in Thailand e.g. food, textile industry as well as in hospital and hotel and in central hot water systems of multi-storey buildings. In Thailand, solar thermal is typically perceived as the technology for residential applications and thus most energy policy makers, industry and end-users, particularly SMEs are not well aware of its potential. The project identifies all related technical and non-technical barriers through detailed situation analysis and develops a set of solutions, guidelines, measures, and recommendations.

 

Services Provided:

- Industry and commercial sub-sector review
- Supply chain analysis
- Policy review
- Market survey and site visits
- Conduct of training workshop

Contact for more information

iiecbangkok@iiec.org

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Policy Research for the Promotion of R&D in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in Thailand

Region

Asia

Service Area

Renewable Energy

Project Title

Policy Research for the Promotion of R&D in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in Thailand

Country

Thailand

Client

The Joint Graduate School of Energy and Environment (JGSEE)

Project Funding Agency

Thai Research Fund (TRF)

Project Duration

Start Date

Aug 2005

Scheduled Completion

Feb 2006

Project Description and Summary of Services

 

 

 

 

 

The project is designed to provide information, analysis and policy recommendations to support decision-making on policies and programs that support and promote increased implementation of RE and EE technologies and options. Special emphasis were given to support for R&D on RE&EE technologies that would assist the government to meet its ambitious targets set by the government for RE and EE.

Contact for more information

iiecbangkok@iiec.org

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