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Upcoming GrIPP-Net Event

You are Invited!

ASEM Green IPP Network Second Regional Workshop

"Renewable energy sources in SEA
European Experiences and Perspectives under new Market Conditions"

27 - 28 March 2003; Copenhagen, Denmark

Preliminary Program

Day 1

Registration and Opening program

Session 1: Green IPP Opportunities in Europe: IET, JI and CDM

Session 2: Experiences of European players in SEA

Session 3: Business opportunities and market conditions in SEA

Session 4: European perspectives (on wind, etc.)

Day 2

Site visit (wind farms in Denmark)

For further information, please contact: Mr. Kaj Joergensen, Risoe National Laboratory, Denmark (e-mail: ) or Mr. Dominik Moest, IIP, Germany (e-mail: ).


Calendar of Events

Power-Gen India & Central Asia (Conference)
14 - 16 January 2003; Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India

The Second Regional Conference on Energy Technology Towards a Clean Environment (RCETCE)
12-14 February 2003, Phuket, Thailand

CLEAN 2003 - India International Clean Energy Expo 2003
20 - 23 February 2003; Bangalore, India

COGEN Europe Annual Conference 2003 "Cogeneration - the Path towards Growth" | 03 - 04 April 2003; Brussels

SE Asia Forum on GHG Market Mechanisms and Sustainable Development (Forum)
08 - 10 April 2003, ADB, Manila, Philippines

Asia Wind Power Conference and Exhibition
17 - 19 April 2003; Beijing, China


In the News

Germany Approves Second Offshore Wind Project

German maritime planning authority BSH has approved a second North Sea wind farm, Butendieck, in a further move to boost the offshore wind energy sector. Already the world�s leading onshore wind energy producer with 10,000 MW of capacity, Germany has plans to add 25,000 MW to offshore capacity by 2030 from a current zero. Buerger Windpark Butendieck GmbH of Husum received permission to build 80 turbines (of three MW each). The park will be in a zone with water depths of 20 metres 34 km off the northwest German coast near Denmark and owned by a pool of private investors.

Source: Reuters via PlanetArk, 19 December 2002

Philippine Plant to Use Renewable Fuel

The Central Negros Power Corp. (CNPC) plan to convert its 50-MW coal-fired power plant in Pulupandan in Negros Occidental into a renewable power project. CNPC and Central Negros Electric Cooperative (CENECO) will sign a memorandum of agreement (MOA) to explore the use of indigenous sources of energy as an alternative fuel for the Pulupandan power plant project.

CENECO and CNPC have an existing power supply purchase agreement for a 50-MW supply of electricity. CNPC would conduct, at its own expense, a thorough study on the various renewable energy resources in Negros Occidental, particularly on wind and biomass replacement of coal as fuel for the power plant. The study, expected to be completed in 12 to 15 months from the date of the signing of the MOA, will be submitted to CENECO.

Source: Manila Times, 17 December 2002

Denmark to Fund Philippine Wind Plant

Denmark is to fund the establishment of a commercial wind power plant in the Philippines, which is striving to become Asia�s largest user of wind to generate electricity. Construction of the 25-MW plant in the northern province of Ilocos Norte will begin in 2003 and will be completed in 2004, according to the Department of Energy (DOE). It will be the first commercial wind plant to be established in the Philippines through a $25-million funding from the Danish International Development Agency. The plant will be built and operated by Danish firm Northwind Power Development, which is to sell the electricity to a local distributor at rates below that of traditional power plants.

Source: AFP via Business Day,11 December 2002

Aklan NGO Develops Coco Shell-powered Electric Generator

Sustainable Rural Enterprise (SRE), a non-government organization based in Kalibo, Aklan, Philippines, will work with US-based Community Power Corp. (CPC) in developing a modular biomass power system called Biomax. Biomax is powered by raw coconut shells and can generate 15 kW up to 4 MW of electricity and 30 kW of heat. The first prototype is now being used in Kalibo while a second one is being developed at CPC in Colorado, USA and will be deployed in Ibajay, Aklan, before the end of 2002 or early 2003. The Biomax system powers production equipment including a grinder, sieving drum, decorticator, small power tools, lights and a computer by using local shell residues. Previously, majority of coconut husks were either burned or left to rot, generating pollution and greenhouse gases. The waste heat from the Biomax can also be used for drying crops such as rice, copra, mangoes, fish, etc.

Source: The Philippine Star, 15 November 2002

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