Updates from November 2020
This month, USAID Clean Power Asia RE policy staff and NREL held a call with the Office of the Energy Regulatory Commission (OERC) of Thailand to discuss OERC’s feedback on the technical report on Key Considerations for Adoption of Technical Codes and Standards for Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) in Thailand. Program staff and NREL then worked to finalize the report to submit to OERC at the end of November.
On November 16, USAID Clean Power Asia RE Policy Expert, Thanawat Keereepart, gave a presentation on Distributed Photovoltaics Net-Metering in the Philippines at the Future Energy Show Philippines 2020. The presentation covered distributed photovoltaics (DPV) impact analyses, technical inputs, and virtual trainings conducted in support of and in conjunction with the Philippines’ Department of Energy to promote DPV deployment. In addition, on November 26, he participated as a panelist and presented on Key Disruptive Technology Regulatory Design Overview: Focus on Electric Vehicles (EV) at the webinar, Charging for Zero-Emission Buses: Case of TransJakarta, part of a zero-emission bus webinar series hosted by the C40 Cities Finance Facility.
How we foster supportive policy frameworks
USAID Clean Power supports Lower Mekong countries to improve the enabling environment for grid-connected renewable energy development by analyzing barriers and policy impacts; facilitating the exchange of lessons learned and best practices among Lower Mekong countries and the wider ASEAN community; conducting stakeholder consultations; and developing pilot programs. Activities under three focused themes (Distributed Photovoltaics, Solar Farms, and Resource Complementarity) include technical support for the development or improvement of both policy and incentives and regulations and standards.