This session will include discussions and debate on topics such as solar-diesel hybrid systems in the Philippines; new business models for solar rooftop PV for SMEs (small businesses) and the residential sector in India; novel off-grid business models in Indonesia; renewable energy auctions can accelerate the uptake of renewable energy, and the resulting benefits to local communities; and citizen-driven renewable energy investment in South Korea, for a more-inclusive energy transition.
Track Chair: Cindy Cisneros Tiangco, Principal Energy Specialist, Energy Division, Pacific Department
Moderator: Emma Veve, Deputy Director General, Pacific Department
|2:00 - 2:05 p.m.||Introduction to the Session
|2:05 - 2:10 p.m.||Introduction to Speakers and Panelists
|2:10 - 2:50 p.m.||Presentations (10 minutes per speaker)
Energy is just one of the problems among the several challenges rural and marginalized communities in the Philippines are facing. However, Renewable Energy such as solar is a good entry point to have series of joint community initiatives with the community locals and multi-sectoral partnerships geared towards sustainable community development.
Last miles electrification for rural areas in archipelagic countries bear the most challenge to electrify, as they are scattered, usually low-demand and uncertain in growth. In the case of Indonesia, the complexity adds as the task often pinned to PLN as a state-owned utility and rely to their network extension. Low participation of private sectors to take part in providing electricity for off-grid and rural areas are one of the factors as the implication of current challenging legal and regulatory set up. UK-Indonesia MENTARI Program analyses three possible new business models namely Joint Cooperation Contract, Regional Owned Enterprises-Private Partnership and Micro-IPP, including legal and regulatory gap, enabler, and opportunities. An alternative financing mechanism, contract for difference concept, is proposed to facilitate the financing gaps. As take away, direct subsidy to customer with auction and proper business model within the fits of government and PLN will enable services commercially to the marginalized area.
|2:50 - 3:15 p.m.||Panel Discussion
|3:15 - 3:25 p.m.||Q&A from the Audience
|3:25 - 3:30 p.m.||Closing/Wrap-up