Thematic Track Session 1.1

Renewable Energy for Power

Some countries are blessed with significant renewable energy resources and with considerable potential to be developed. Yet private sector participation and financing remains limited, and large, complex projects can take a long time to materialize. How can governments accelerate private sector investments in renewable energy capacity in the power sector? What are the challenges, opportunities and key policies needed to facilitate project approvals? How can renewable energy resources be shared across borders?

This session will explore the latest developments, challenges, and transformative efforts in renewable energy across Asia. Participants will gain a deep understanding of regulatory bottlenecks and renewable energy procurement mechanisms in Southeast Asia, including Thailand's Utility Green Tariff and Vietnam's pilot of a Direct Power Purchase Agreement. The session will also highlight the increasing share of renewable energy in Central Asia and South Korea, and efforts by these countries to overcome limitations in their domestic energy resources. The session will also include a presentation on the collaborative “IKI JET initiative”, a dynamic platform aimed at driving a sustainable shift from coal to renewable energy in countries such as Chile, Colombia, South Africa, Mongolia, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Thailand.


2:00 - 2:05 p.m.

Introduction from Moderator

Moderator: Xeniya Rogan, Senior Investment Specialist, ADB (PSOD)

2:05 - 2:55 p.m.


Solar Guarantee Project

Seung Duck Kim, Senior Energy Specialist, ADB Sectors Group, ADB

Terje Pilskog, CEO, SCATEC

Regulatory Barriers to Corporate Clean Energy Procurement in Southeast Asia

Madura Watanagase, Manager, Competitive Procurement, USAID Southeast Asia Smart Power

Accelerating Sustainable Transformation: The Innovation Regions for a Just Energy Transition (IKI JET) Initiative

Suchart Charles Klaikaew, Senior Energy Advisor, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Increasing Renewables for the Energy Transition in Central Asia

Bayan Abylkairova, Deputy Chief of Party, The USAID Power Central Asia/Tetra Tech

Innovative Policies for Accelerating the Clean Energy Transition: Renewable Energy Solutions in Korea

Kyung Wan Rho, General Manager / Team Leader, Korea Energy Agency (KEA)

2:55 - 3:25 p.m.

Panel Discussion and Q&A

3:25 - 3:30 p.m.



Terje Pilskog

Terje Pilskog

CEO, Scatec

Suchart Charles Klaikaew

Suchart Charles Klaikaew

Senior Energy Advisor, Innovation Regions For A Just Energy Transition, (JET-CR) Interregional Platform, GIZ

Bayan Abylkairova

Bayan Abylkairova

Deputy Chief of Party, USAID Power Central Asia Project, implemented by Tetra Tech/p>

Kyung Wan Rho

Kyung Wan Rho

Deputy Chief of Party, USAID Power Central Asia Project, implemented by Tetra Tech/p>