RRA and REMAP workshop: Thailand
27 - 30 November 2016
Bangkok, Thailand

IRENA is co-host the RRA and REMAP consultation workshop aimed to develop insights and knowledge through a comprehensive multi-stakeholder consultation. The audience includes governmental officials, the utilities, the regulatory authority, developers and investors of RE projects, development partners, NGOs.

The semi-structured group discussions will revolve around preliminarily identified key energy challenges in Thailand.

International Technology Forum for System Operators and Owners
28 November - 02 December 2016
Flinders Island, Australia

This 5 day Isolated Power Systems Connect technical event is organized by Hydro Tasmania and The University of Tasmania. IRENA will facilitate a session on ‘Planning the operation of grids in small island developing states’ and sponsor the participation of five engineers from power utilities of Member Countries from the Pacific Islands.

See the full event description and agenda (PDF).

Global Renewable Energy Forum 2016
1 December 2016
Bonn, Germany

In light of the adoption and entry into force of the Paris Agreement, the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, Bonn Office, and its partners will convene a one-day expert conference to identify innovative ways to realize a swift transformation towards a low-carbon energy industry. Divided into three modules, the day’s events will cover aspects of renewable energy policy, renewable energy finance, and renewable technology and innovation.

Workshop on Financing for Renewable Energy in Small Island Developing States
1 – 3 December 2016
Nadi, Fiji

Co-organised with Japan’s Ministry of the Environment, the USA’s Departments of Energy and State, the Pacific Community, the Asian Development Bank, and the Green Climate Fund, IRENA will host a three-day workshop on renewable energy finance, in Nadi, Fiji.

Aimed at government officials, public finance institutions, international organisations, utilities, research centres, and other Lighthouse Initiative partners, the workshop will seek updates on the projects identified and discussed in 2015; identify key challenges and barriers in each stage of project development and discuss ways to overcome and prevent them in the future; identify new project opportunities and ideas, and explore practical steps to develop them into bankable proposals; and conduct an in-depth discussion on renewable energy financing that goes beyond the traditional direct funding approach.

Bioenergy from the Forest Sector - Capacity Building Workshop
6 – 8 December 2016
Budapest, Hungary

In partnership with FAO/UNECE, IRENA will run a three-day technical training workshop on renewable energy statistics — with a focus on bioenergy — in Budapest, Hungary. Aimed at forestry and energy statisticians from Europe, particularly East and Southeast Europe, the workshop seeks to improve the availability and quality of the region’s renewable energy statistics.

East and Southeast Asia Renewable Energy Statistics Workshop
12 – 14 December 2016
Bangkok, Thailand

Organized in partnership with APEC, this IRENA four-day technical training workshop on renewable energy statistics will include statisticians from the ASEAN region and China. The workshop, taking place in Bangkok, Thailand, aims to improve the availability and quality of the region’s renewable energy statistics.

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