IRENA Innovation Day in Thailand

04 September 2019 |Bangkok, Thailand


 

IRENA Innovation Days: Solutions for a renewable-powered future

IRENA’s Innovation Days will take place in different regions around the world and aim to connect experts and policy makers. This new series of events will showcase emerging innovations and inspire and inform the broader and faster uptake of innovative solutions that can help deliver a renewable-powered future. Innovation Days build on IRENA’s biennial Innovation Week events but will focus on the particular needs and experiences of countries in the region. The first Innovation Day was held in Uruguay in July 2019.

IRENA Innovation Day: Thailand, 4th September 2019

IRENA Innovation Day: Thailand took place on the 4th of September 2019 as an official part of the ASEAN Energy Business Forum, which runs in parallel to the ASEAN Energy Ministers Meeting. It focused on countries in the South East Asian region but was open to attendees from all IRENA countries. The gathering was organised in partnership with the Ministry of Energy of Thailand.

IRENA Innovation Day: Thailand focused on innovative solutions for the reliable integration of variable renewable energy in power systems and showcased innovations in digital technologies (blockchain, artificial intelligence, etc.), the impact of novel business models (aggregators, peer-to-peer trading, etc.), the role of energy storage or the potential of hydrogen. The complementarities of the biofuels and the electrification of transport, including EVs, to decarbonise the transport sector were also explored.

The event brought together a diverse mix of policy makers and innovative companies from across the region, as well as from further afield. IRENA Innovation Day: Thailand offered the countries and companies in the region the opportunity to showcase successes, to highlight challenges, to learn from each other’s experience and to explore how innovative solutions can help meet national energy system’s needs. For countries and companies from outside the region, the event provided the opportunity to meet key region actors, to showcase work and to learn from the experience of countries in the region.  

Discussions at the event drew on the experiences of governments and innovative companies in the region as well as on the global insights captured in IRENA’s Innovation landscape for a renewable-powered future” 2019 report.

Venue

The event took place at the Athenee Hotel in Bangkok.

Attendees

Attendance was by invitation only. If you have questions about the event, please contact us at innovationday@irena.org.