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Background

Countries in South Asia have made ambitious targets towards net zero emissions to address climate change. Accelerating the energy transition calls for enhancing flexibility in energy systems and pushing boundaries to increase the penetration of renewables to meet these targets. Countries in South Asia and other regions are at different stages in developing flexible solutions to help accelerate uptake of the best combinations of technologies to help manage grids, balance different infrastructure requirements, and improve overall market design systems operation.

This will require countries, among others, establish suitable policies and an enabling environment as well as mobilize public and private capital to increase uptake of flexible energy systems and integrate more variable renewable energy into the grid.

Objectives

The main objective of this session is to share experiences and knowledge relevant for South Asian countries to develop more flexible and resilient energy systems through solutions that can accelerate uptake of the best combinations of technologies and concessional financing to help manage grids, balance different infrastructure requirements, and improve overall energy system operation.

AGENDA

Time (Manila) Activities
2:00 - 2:05 p.m. Welcome Remarks

  • Kaoru Ogino, Officer-in-Charge, South Asia Energy Division, ADB
2:05 - 2:15 p.m. Keynote Speech

  • Dr. Ajay Mathur, Director General, International Solar Alliance
2:15 - 3:00 p.m. Presentations

  • Anvesha Thakker, Partner & lead -Renewable energy, Energy Transition Co-Lead: Global Decarbonization Hub, KPMG India
  • Shim Jong Myoung, Senior Manager, Energy Solution Team, Global Business Management Department, KEPCO, Republic of Korea
  • Ahmed Ali, Director General, Energy Department , Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Technology (MOECCT), Maldives
  • Madhusudhan Adhikari, Executive Director, Alternative Energy Promotion Center, Nepal
3:00 - 3:25 p.m. Moderated Q&A
Moderator: Jiwan Acharya, Principal Energy Specialist, ADB
3:25 - 3:30 p.m. Closing

  • Jiwan Acharaya, Principal Energy Specialist ADB

About the Organizer

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is committed to achieving a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific, while sustaining its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty. It assists its members and partners by providing loans, technical assistance, grants, and equity investments to promote social and economic development.

Point of Contact

Jiwan Acharya
ADB
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