Upcoming Working Groups Activities
“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).
- Rural electrification
- Pico PV/micro hydro
- Solar-powered irrigation
- Power market design / reform
- Grid integration of vRE, grid expansion planning, smart grids, flexibilization of the power system, RE promotion policy
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.