Sustainable Electricity System for Asia, November 2013

Theme Electricity system – generation, transmission, distribution, market reform
Title Sustainable Energy Training: Electricity generation and supply – challenges and opportunities for Asia
Dates 25-29 November 2013
Venue Bangkok, Thailand
Language English (no interpretation in other languages)
Deadline 30 September 2013
Participating countries Selected Asian countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, China PR, India, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam

The training will explore the key aspects related to a national electricity market reform, provide best practice examples from around the world and introduce methods for developing energy sector transformation strategies. Leading experts from the IEA and other institutions will present recent developments from Asia including national achievement, as well as regional infrastructure and market programmes.

By invitation only: official invitations have been sent to each national energy ministry to nominate 1 internal candidate, and to selected power utility companies also to nominate 1 candidate, each. Please enquire internally about receiving a nomination.

The deadline for submitting nominations is 30 September 2013.

Countries that are members of the Asian Productivity Organization (APO) need to submit the nomination to the National Productivity Organization (NPO) in the country – click here for contact details. All other countries need to submit the nominations directly to the IEA by e-mail to

In both cases, nominations need to be submitted using the Registration Form.

Candidates need to be in a middle to senior level position in their institution with around 10 years of relevant work experience. A good level of English and/or Spanish language is required in order to benefit from the course. 

Read detailed project description (for APO member countries) here

Fees, costs and financial assistance

Attending the training sessions is FREE of charge.

All selected candidates will be offered funding (round trip economy flight, accommodation and per diem).
Contact NPO contact details; IEA contact: Ms Alison McLatchie
Group size 40 people


Course Programme (summary)



Sunday 24 November

All day

Arrival of participants

Monday 25 November


  • Registration, launch, welcome speeches
  • Regional perspectives on electricity systems and sustainability



  • Electricity sector – market reform and liberalization, prices and subsidies, investment climate, roadmapping
  • Discussions and short exercises


Tuesday 26 November



  • Electricity generation – new capacity, best available technology (BAT), energy efficiency, the role of natural gas, fuel switching
  • Discussions and short exercises



  • Electricity grids – interconnection, transmission & distribution, vertical integration, smart grids
  • Discussions and exercises


Wednesday 27 November



  • Electricity grids (continued)
  • Discussions and short exercises



  • Site visit – energy project (e.g. power plant / dispatch centre / rural electrification scheme)


Thursday 28 November



  • Renewable power – policy and market issues; economic opportunities, hydropower and other renewable technologies
  • Grid integration of variable renewables – technical and market opportunities and challenges



  • Main exercise – in small groups


Friday 29 November



  • Main exercise – group presentations and plenary
  • Sustainable cities – meeting the challenge of rapid power demand growth



  • Closing remarks by the organisers and Awarding of certificates
  • Departure of participants (around 4pm)


Event organizers and sponsors

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