There is a strong political will in many countries of the world to increase the use of renewable energy sources in energy supply due to growing environmental issues.
Mainly in the European Union, measures have been taken to promote renewable energy projects. Special policy actions aiming at fostering renewable energy projects have been implemented. In Asia the use of renewable energy is not so advanced as in Europe.
To transfer experiences made in the European power markets on success factors and market potentials of renewable energy projects to Southeast Asia, this project sets up a thematic network on Green IIPs (Independent Power Producers) that focuses on renewable energy projects linking researchers, industry representatives, policy makers and NGOs from Europe and Southeast Asia. Within the scope of this project a Green IPP is defined as an investor-initiated, grid-connected, non-utility power producer applying renewable energy technologies.
The technologies considered within this network project are wind, biomass combustion, biomass digestion and small hydro power plants.