Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement are driving governments across Asia to encourage clean energy deployment, power sector modernization, and uptake of novel technologies including smart meters, energy storage, and electric vehicles. Moreover, growing electricity demand (and anticipated growth in electric vehicle deployment) in developing economies puts cleaner electricity at the center of strategies for economic development and emissions reduction. With continued declining costs for wind, solar, storage, and electric vehicle technologies and increasingly ambitious policy targets to combat climate change, policymakers need to understand the acute planning challenges, innovative technology and policy solutions, and costs for transforming their power sector to integrate large shares of variable renewable energy.


  • This DDW will describe the key stages to support clean energy transitions as well as key challenges and solutions for achieving these transitions.
  • Case studies from Thailand and India, among others, will provide the latest information about lessons-learned and emerging best practices for clean energy planning and implementation.


Time (Manila) Activities
10:30-10:35 a.m. Welcome, Learning Objectives and Agenda Overview
Speaker: Steven G. Olive, Ph.D. USAID
10:35-10:50 a.m. Stakeholder Engagement and Ensuring a Just Energy Transition
Role of social dialogue, structural, industrial and labor market policies in energy transition
Speaker: Dr. Patricia "Paty" Romero-Lankao, NREL
10:50-11:55 a.m. Robust Analysis across Energy Systems
High quality data development and collection
Speaker: Galen Maclaurin, NREL

11:15 -11:35 a.m. Implementing Solutions Case Study

India Renewable Energy Management Centers
Speaker: Sunil Kumar Sharma, GIZ

Clean Energy Investment Accelerator for Southeast Asia
Speaker: Marlon Apanada, WRI

11:35 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Panel Q&A and Concluding Remarks
Facilitator: Ilya Chernyakhovskiy, NREL

All Presentation

About Organizers

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential. USAID’s work safeguards this mission and puts countries on a path to pursue clean energy growth and resilient, low-carbon development. Countries around the world are feeling the effects of climate change, from more intense heat waves, droughts, floods and storms to slower-moving changes like ocean acidification. USAID is sharing world-class knowledge, data and tools to ensure countries can predict, prepare for and adapt to change. USAID also helps countries lay the foundations for sustainable growth powered by clean energy and healthy landscapes.

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) focuses on creative answers to today's energy challenges. From breakthroughs in fundamental science to new clean technologies to integrated energy systems that power our lives, NREL researchers are transforming the way the world uses energy. NREL analysis informs policy and investment decisions as energy-efficient and renewable energy technologies advance from concept to commercial application to market penetration. With objective, technology-neutral analysis, NREL aims to increase the understanding of energy policies, markets, resources, technologies, and infrastructure and connections between these and economic, environmental, and security priorities.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) is at the heart of global dialogue on energy, providing authoritative analysis, data, policy recommendations, and real-world solutions to help countries provide secure and sustainable energy for all. The IEA was created in 1974 to help coordinate a collective response to major disruptions in the supply of oil. While oil security this remains a key aspect of our work, the IEA has evolved and expanded significantly since its foundation. Taking an all-fuels, all-technology approach, the IEA recommends policies that enhance the reliability, affordability and sustainability of energy. It examines the full spectrum issues including renewables, oil, gas and coal supply and demand, energy efficiency, clean energy technologies, electricity systems and markets, access to energy, demand-side management, and much more.

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) provides services worldwide in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ has over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment, energy and the environment, and peace and security. GIZ’s diverse expertise is in demand around the globe, with the German Government, European Union institutions, the United Nations and governments of other countries all benefiting from its services. The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is the main commissioning party, but GIZ also works with the private sector, fostering successful interaction between development policy and foreign trade.

The World Resource Institute (WRI) is a global research organization that works with governments, businesses, multilateral institutions and civil society groups to develop practical solutions that improve people’s lives and protect nature. We organize our work around seven global challenges: Food, Forests, Water, Energy, Climate, the Ocean and Cities. We analyze these issues through the lenses of our four Centers of Excellence: Business, Economics, Finance and Governance.

Point of Contact

Ilya Chernyakhovskiy, NREL