Session 1.2: NDC and Integrated Energy Transition Support Programs

May 29th, 2022

This session will begin with a presentation on the dire state of oceanic health and the importance of approaches such as regenerative marine aquaculture, cultivation and preservation of mangroves and reefs, and ocean-based renewable energy. This will be followed by a presentation on the market for battery storage and ancillary services in the Philippines; an energy transition “to-do” list for Indonesia; and a panel discussion covering “low-hanging fruit” approaches to achieving sustainable development goals and NDCs; and the potential for a packaged microgrid approach in the Philippines.

Track Chair: Dr. Han Duo, Director, Duo Energy
Moderator: Dr.Romeo Pacudan, Technical Director, Ricardo Energy & Environment


Time (Manila) Activities
2:00 - 2:05 p.m. Opening Remarks/Scene Setter

  • Dr. Sungsup Ra, Chief Sector Officer, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management Division, Asian Development Bank
2:05 - 2:10 p.m. Introduction to Speakers and Panelists

  • Dr.Romeo Pacudan, Session 1.2 Moderator
2:10 - 2:42 p.m. Presentations (8 minutes per speaker)

    We Live on Planet Sea

  • Dan Millison, Manager, Transcendergy LLC
  • If we don't save the ocean, we won't save the planet. We know how to save the ocean, but we are at more than 13 years behind schedule with respect to investing in ocean health. Governments with Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs) need to prioritize SDG 14 above all other SDGs and lead development of projects which will crowd in private sector investment.

    Policy Enhancements for the Participation of Battery and Other Energy Storage Systems in the Electricity Market

  • Clares Loren Jalocon, Head Corporate Planning and Communications, Philippine Electricity Market Corporation
  • Introducing enhancements in the treatment in the energy market of battery and other energy storage systems (ESS) is geared towards maintaining the benefits of integrating renewable energy resources in the spot market, which include reduced market prices and an ample level of energy supply.
    The policy recommendations include protocols for ESS to contribute in ensuring the grid’s security and addressing the intermittency of variable renewable energy resources, and mechanisms that facilitate the effective monitoring of ESS compliance to the market rules.

    SDG/NDC target acquisition - "Low-hanging fruit"

  • Dan Renner, COB,Engine EcoPhils, Inc.
  • Sit tight and wait for technology that cannot be 100% implemented for some decades down the road while we let the current levels of pollution continue, slowly but gradually abated ~ Or ~ use the natural resources and technologies we have ~effectively~ right now while working on cleaner technologies for the future and reduce pollution greatly within a decade.

    Nationwide Microgrid Program, Off-grid packaged solutions in the Philippines

  • Antonio Ver, Co-chairman & CEO, Energies PH, Inc
2:40 - 3:15 p.m. Panel Discussion

  • Dan Millison, Manager,Transcendergy LLC
  • Clares Loren Jalocon, Head Corporate Planning and, Philippine Electricity Market Corporation
  • Maria Fritzie Vergel, Philippines Country Manager, Southeast Asia Energy Transition Partnership (ETP)
  • Dan Renner, COB,Engine EcoPhils, Inc.
  • Antonio Ver, Co-chairman & CEO, Energies PH, Inc.
  • Dr.Romeo Pacudan, Session Moderator
3:15 - 3:25 p.m. Q&A from the Audience

  • Dr.Romeo Pacudan, Session Moderator
3:25 - 3:30 p.m. Closing/Wrap-up

  • Dr.Romeo Pacudan, Session Moderator