“The group has been useful in sharing knowledge and best practices across the region, i.e. existing studies and advisory approaches that have proven successful in project implementation. One of the success stories are the ASEAN RE Guidelines which have been adopted in several countries across the region based on an approach originally developed in India.”

- Markus Wypior, Deputy Director of the Indo-German Energy Programme

Renewable Energy (RE)

The TUEWAS Renewable Energy, composed of Rural Energy Subgroup and Grid-connected RE Subgroup, allows networking, information and knowledge exchange and establishes a forum of discussion among peers. Moreover, this WG leverages synergies through joined and coordinated activities between GIZ projects in Asia to strengthen the engagement in the renewable energy sector in this region. The exchange among members of the WG contributes to business development and project acquisition. The WG is divided into 2 subgroups focusing on off-grid RES (Rural Energy Subgroup) and on-grid RES (Grid-connected RE Subgroup).

Issues/Topics

Rural Energy Subgroup:

  • Rural electrification
  • Pico PV/micro hydro
  • Mini/micro-grids
  • Solar-powered irrigation
Grid-connected RE Subgroup:

  • Power market design / reform
  • Grid integration of vRE, grid expansion planning, smart grids, flexibilization of the power system, RE promotion policy

KNOWLEDGE PRODUCTS/INNOVATIONS

Partner for a Sustainable Energy Future in the Philippines

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The RE Guideline aims to document the existing permits and steps involved in the implementation of SPV projects in Malaysia in an easy-to-use and concise format. The Guideline provides an overview of the various steps involved and approvals requried from concerned departmetns or authorities. The RE Guideline proivdes a means to improve, strengthen and further the developmemnt of SPV in Malaysia. The RE Guideline intends to support the deployment of Solar PV from presently installed capacity of 263.94 MR under FiT.

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The RE Guideline aims to document the existing permits and steps involved in the implementation of SPV projects in Malaysia in an easy-to-use and concise format. The Guideline provides an overview of the various steps involved and approvals required from concerned departments or authorities. The RE Guideline proivdes a means to improve, strengthen and futher the devleopment of SPV in Malaysia.

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Scarcity of electricity coupled with the increasing unreliability of monsoon rains and prevalentcostly diesel pumping systems pose an economic risk to small and marginal farmers. A complex set of factors including global warming, competitive land use and lack of basic infrastructure is creating new challenges for India’s vast agrarian population. The ever increasing mismatch between demand and supply of energy, and electricity in particular, is posing challenges especially to farmers in remote areas. This coupled with the increasing unreliability of monsoon rains is forcing farmers to look at alternate fuels such as diesel for running irrigation pump sets. Currently, India uses 12 million gridbased (electric) and 9 million diesel irrigation pump sets (C-STEP 2010). However, the high operational cost of diesel pump sets forces farmers to practice deficit irrigation of crops,

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Contact Details

Markus Wypior

 

Markus Wypior

 

Markus Wypior holds a degree as an economist from the University of Bonn, Germany. He has been working in various industrial and development co-operation projects in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, South Asia and South East Asia. Mr. Wypior joined GIZ in 2003 as a regional manager in the Asia-Pacific department responsible for energy and environment projects. From 2005 - 2010 he was seconded to India for the implementation of the National CFC Consumption Phase-out Plan and the National CTC Phase-out Plan under the Montreal Protocol on Substances that deplete the Ozone Layer.

From 2012 – 2015 he headed the support office of the Indo-German Energy Forum in New Delhi. At present, he is the Deputy Director of the Indo-German Energy Programme (IGEN) and heads the IGEN Green Energy Corridor Project on large scale grid integration of renewable energy.

 

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