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Energy Transition: A Challenging Perspective for the Pacific Islands and Coastal Areas

From November 26, 2014 until November 28, 2014
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ENERGY TRANSITION SEMINAR 3

A Challenging Perspective for the Pacific Islands and Coastal Areas

November 26-28, 2014 | Nouméa, New Caledonia

Co-organized by FPTPEC and SPC (Secretariat of the Pacific Community)

 

 

PROGRAM AGENDA

(Venue: SPC Headquarters, Nouméa, New Caledonia)

 

   DAY ONE | Wednesday, November 26th

0830-0900

Welcome remarks

  • Cameron Diver, Deputy Director, SPC
  • Dominique Chu Van, Chair, FPTPEC New Caledonia
  • Philippe Gomes, Chairman, ENERCAL
  • Vincent Bouvier,High Commissioner in New Caledonia
   

0900-0930

Introduction to the seminar - Lessons from Victoria and Santiago seminars and from the PECC General Meeting: The way forward for developing renewable energies to improve the energy mix in favor of energy transition in the Pacific Islands and coastal areas

  • Henri Boyé, Climate and Energy Coordinator, Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, France, FPTPEC

   

Session 1: Policies for renewable energies in the Pacific islands and coastal areas

Session Chair: Dominique Chu Van, Chair of FPTPEC New Caledonia

0930-1000

Mapping of energy policies for energy transition in the Pacific islands - What role for renewable energy in the energy mix? 

   

1000-1030

Renewable energy in the Pacific islands and its storage - Availability, cost today and at the 2020/2030 horizon (photovoltaic, onshore and offshore wind, renewable marine energies)

   

1030-1100

Coffee break
   

1100-1130

IRENA’s role in islands’ transitions to renewable energy

   

1130-1200

Energy transition in Vanuatu

   
1200 - 1330
Lunch
   

Session 2: Technological challenges: Energy storage and efficiency, integration to existing networks

Session Chair: Cameron Diver, Deputy Director, SPC

 

1330-1415

Integration of renewable energies into the grid: TSO vision in New Caledonia and in French OCTs – associated problems and potential solutions

   

1415-1445

Hybrid renewable energy production system and connection to existing network

  • Marc Rivard, Vergnet SA, Frnce
   

1445-1515

Integration of renewable energies into the grid: Intermittent availability, storage, available technologies and costs (from a recently published study for the Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy of France)

   

1515-1545

Coffee break

   
1545-1615

 Island smart grid project on Maui - JUMPSmartMaui

   
1615-1645

Solutions towards energy autonomy: Development of renewables, smart grids approach and storage in small islands

Case study of fuel saving: Isle of Pine, a smart island?

Pegase Project: La Reunion/ El Hiero Island

   

  DAY TWO | Thursday, November 27th

Session 3: Towards greater energy efficiency in coastal areas and Pacific islands

Session Chair: Chris Campbell, Executive Director, Marine Renewables Canada

 

0900-0930

Deep ocean water: A catalyst for economic development, food, water and energy security

   

0930-1000

Geothermal resources development issues in the PIC

   

1000-1030

Coffee break

   

1030-1100

Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC): Potentials for energy recovery on low-temperature heat source in New Caledonia

   

1100-1130

Marine Renewable Energy (MRE) in French Polynesia, existing operations - (i.e. ORC in the Brando Island and Bora Bora) and potential for MRE to meet the local demand

   

Session 4: Energy transition policies in the Asia-Pacific

Session Chair: Henri Boyé, Climate and Energy Coordinator, Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, France, FPTPEC

 

1330-1400

How do cities make energy transition? A lesson from Seoul

   

1400-1430

Development plans for renewable energy for a smooth energy transition - the Japanese model

   

1430-1500

A Canadian policy for new and renewable energies

   

1500-1530

Australia's energy policy in a Pacific context: Current policy and future prospects

   
1530-1600 Coffee break
   
1600-1630

Summary of recommendations

  • All session chairs
   

1630-1700

Concluding session: Wrap up and follow-up

  • Dominique Chu Van, Chair of FPTPEC New Caledonia
  • Henri Boyè, Climate and Energy Coordinator, Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, France, FPTPEC

 

 

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