The objective of this competence centre is to analyse the scope for Green IPPs in Southeast Asia from a technological point of view, focusing partly on renewable energy technologies and partly on resource potentials.
Data will be compiled on existing renewable energy technologies and plant designs in Europe and Southeast Asia and suitable future designs identified for Southeast Asia. In addition, an evaluation is carried out of Southeast Asia�s potential resources for renewable energy supply with special emphasis on applicability for independent power generation and covering both energy and human resources. Both data compilations and resource assessments are to be based on existing studies. A key issue in this connection is the transferability of experiences between the European and Southeast Asian regions, given the differences with regard to topics such as climate, availability of qualified maintenance staff and the relation to the electric grid (grid-connection or stand-alone projects).
A principal objective of this work is to transfer knowledge from Europeans market players and researchers to the corresponding Southeast Asian organisations and institutions.
The competence centre is envisaged to focus on wind power, biomass power and heating generation (based combustion and digestion) and small hydro plants whereas geothermal and photovoltaic power production may be added at a later stage.
RISOE and UPSL are the two partners working on this competence centre. RISOE focuses on Europe, while UPSL does the same for South East Asia.