Session 2.1: Integrating Low-Carbon Technologies to Accelerate the Energy Transition

May 29th, 2022

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This session will include speakers and panelists covering a range of low-carbon approaches and topics, including carbon capture and storage in oil & gas operations, development of a clean hydrogen hub in Australia, mini-grid development in Ppua New Guinea, energy efficiency in Bangladesh, and a Japanese-led clean energy initiative for ASEAN.

Track Chair: David Morgado, Senior Energy Specialist, ADB
Moderator: Kelly Hewitt, Principal Energy Specialist, ADB

Program

Time (Manila) Activities
02:00 - 02:05 p.m. Introduction to the Session

  • David Morgado, ACEF Track 2 Chair
02:05 - 02:10 p.m. Introduction to Speakers and Panelists

  • Kelly Hewitt Session 2.1 Moderator
2:10 - 2:38 p.m. Presentations (7 minutes per speaker)

    Japan's contribution to accelerating the deployment of cleaner energy and low carbon technology in the ASEAN region through Cleaner Energy Future Initiative of ASEAN (CEFIA)

  • Koji Takahashi, Deputy Director Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (Japan)
    GIS analysis as a tool to spur market development in PNG

  • Garrick Lee, Off-grid Lead, USAID PNG Electrification Partnership
  • Mini-grid development in Papua New Guinea (PNG) is at a nascent stage but has shown some recent momentum via the development of the PNG Off-grid Regulations (to be adopted in the near future), inclusion in the National Electrification Rollout Plan, and recent investments by USAID and DFAT, among others. The USAID-PNG Electrification Partnership (USAID-PEP) is helping market participants understand opportunities for mini-grid development through GIS and market analysis exploring the viability of mini-grids across the entire country. The GIS analysis includes geolocated population data, socioeconomic data, energy resource information, and electrical grid data. Users can gain hyperlocal insights into the number of households and potential energy demand at a village level at any location in PNG. USAID-PEP has already collaborated with several stakeholders to use this GIS as well as a market assessment to inform potential investments, and will present the capability, use cases, and early lessons learned from this work.

    Carbon Capture Storage and Asia Pacific's Pursuit of Low Carbon Economy

  • Li Ping Yu, General Manager Deal Execution Asia Pacific, Shell
    Energy Efficiency & Conservation Through Low-Cost Financing in Bangladesh

  • Shah Zulfiqar Haider, Technical Adviser Mitsubishi Research Institute
2:38 - 3:15 p.m. Panel Discussion

  • Garrick Lee, Off-grid Lead, USAID PNG Electrification Partnership
  • Li Ping Yu, General Manager Deal Execution Asia Pacific, Shell
  • Shah Zulfiqar Haider, Technical Adviser Mitsubishi Research Institute
  • Session Moderator: Kelly Hewitt
3:15 - 3:25 p.m. Q&A from the Audience

  • Kelly Hewitt, Session Moderator
3:25 - 3:30 p.m. Closing/Wrap-up

  • Kelly Hewitt, Session Moderator