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Developing RES and Attracting FDI

Energy Week Central Asia & Mongolia 2021

The virtual event brings together authorities and energy companies from UzbekistanKazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Mongolia as well as international financial institutions and major multinational investors, EPC and consultancy firms for a dialogue aimed at fostering the deployment of renewable energy in the region and attracting foreign direct investment.

Solar PV

The region has enormous solar potential coupled with the favourable conditions. Uzbekistan aims to deploy 5 GW of PV by 2030 and is realising solar programs mandated by the Government to IFIs, such as the ADB 1 GW solar program (Sherabad I & Sherabad II) and the IFC Scaling Solar Program (Scaling Solar 1, 2 & 3).

Wind Energy

Wind energy has the greatest potential among all RES in some countries of the region. By mid-2020, there were 22 WPPs in operation with a total capacity of 383.9 MW in Kazakhstan as well as many projects in the pipeline. The technical potential for wind power in Mongolia was estimated by NREL to be in excess of 1TW.

Hydropower

By hydro resources, Tajikistan is ranked top in Central Asia and eight in the world, with approximately 220 terawatt-hours technically recoverable resources. In Kyrgyzstan, the hydropower potential is estimated at 142.5 billion kWh, which is currently only used by 10%. Uzbekistan is to develop 3.8 GW by 2030.

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AMONG SPEAKERS

Nurdin Kozhogulov
Deputy Minister of Energy and Industry of Kyrgyz Republic
Javohirlal Muzaffari
Еxecutive director, Tajinvest
Yernar Bilyalov
Member of the Board of Directors, Solar Power Association of Qazaqstan
Alibek Abdrakhmanov
Senior Investment Specialist, ADB
Kostis Geropoulos
Energy & Russian Affairs Editor, New Europe
Sukhbaatar Tsegmid
CEO, Clean Energy
Xeniya Rogan
Senior Investment Specialist, ADB
Vadim Sinitsa
Principal Banker, EBRD
Ton Nijensteen
Senior Investment Officer, Renewable Energy Dept, FMO
Alex Campbell
Head of Research and Policy, IHA
Juan-Pablo Martinez-Molina Mercado
Investment Specialist, ADB
Umid Aripdjanov
Partner, Centil Law Firm
Syrymbet Idrissov
Sales Manager for Central Asia and Mongolia, Jinko Solar
Tornike Chincharauli
Regional Sales/Operations Manager Central Asia, PHOTOMATE
Ulrike Therhaag
Global Technical Director, Bureau Veritas
Khasan Khasanov
Head of Department of Perspective Development and Investment Attraction, Uzbekgidroenergo
Salavat Sadyrakunov
Head of Department of Perspective Development and Capital Construction, Electric Stations (Kyrgyzstan)
Eleonora Kazakova
Chair, Renewable Energy Association of Kyrgyzstan
Bahtiyor Eshchanov
Management Development Institute of Singapore in Tashkent
Aliya Salimzhuarova
Renewable Energy Project Manager, Kazakh Invest
Ravshan Adilov
Partner, Centil Law Firm
Ramziya Muborakshoeva
Regional Head of Resource Mobilization, Pamir Energy
Dr. Romanas Savickas
Senior Advisor, UNEP-DTU Partnership, Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency
Diyaz Baiseitov
Country coordinator, PFAN Kazakhstan
Amina Kadyrzhanova
Sustainability Specialist, IHA

PROGRAMME

OPENING REMARKS

10 minutes

SESSION 1. CENTRAL ASIA OUTLOOK: RES POLICIES FOR THE ENERGY TRANSITION

What are the expectations with regard to the share of renewables in the total electricity generation of each country by 2030? What reforms are being implemented by each country to foster or further scale up renewable energy deployment? What is the position of individual countries in the face of the energy transition and how do they attract investors in global competition? What support schemes are there at the moment?

1.5 hours

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION 1. MONGOLIA OUTLOOK

Which policy and regulatory choices are promising to accelerate renewable energy deployment while the rapidly growing population in the cities creates a need for energy that cannot keep pace with demands? The country’s combined wind and solar power potential is estimated to be equivalent to 2,600 GW of installed capacity. The government’s target is a share of renewable energy in total installed capacity of 20% by 2023 and 30% by 2030 as announced in the State Policy on Energy, 2015–2030.

30 minutes

SESSION 2. FINANCING RENEWABLE ENERGY

What are the most suitable support schemes for the countries of the region? How to overcome uncertainty about the “right” level of support for renewables and the concern that countries may be “overpaying”? How to scale up renewable energy investments in the countries? How important are (long term) PPA-tariffs for renewables from an economic, regulatory, environmental, social, and sustainability (global) perspective? Renewable energy auctions: expectations vs. reality. How can competitive tenders strengthen the case for renewables in the region?

1.5 hours

HAPPY HOUR. ROLL THE DICE

Join us for the "Roll the Dice" icebreaker. We will assign a question to each of the numbers on a dice. Then, will roll the dice and see what everyone says. Get ready for both personality questions, such as, “If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?" as well as professional ones, such as "Which RES technologies will dominate in the future?”

1 hour

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION 2. 125 MW BATTERY STORAGE SYSTEM IN MONGOLIA

The country’s first utility-scale advanced BESS with a capacity of 125 MW/160 MWh is being financed by ADB. The BESS plant will be owned and operated by the national transmission company. How will the project reach the goals of decarbonizing the energy sector, strengthening the energy supply reliability, and supporting private sector investment?

30 minutes

SESSION 3. SOLAR ENERGY

The region aims to deploy significant PV capacity by 2030. What are the most promising projects? Status update: Scaling Solar 3, Sherabad II, projects based on bilateral contracts in Uzbekistan, Sainshand Solar Power Park, Kazakhstan Solar auctions. Solar PV technologies for the region.

1.5 hours

SESSION 4. WIND ENERGY

Wind energy has great potential in Central Asia & Mongolia. In Kazakhstan, there were 22 WPPs in operation with a total capacity of 383.9 MW. Uzbekistan aims to deploy up to 3GW of wind generation in the next 10 years. With large areas of Class I and Class II wind, the technical potential for wind power in Mongolia was estimated by NREL in 2001 to be in excess of 1TW. Project status update: 100 MW wind power project in Karakalpakstan region of Uzbekistan, projects based on bilateral contracts with ACWA Power and Masdar Clean Energy, Zhanatas 100 MW wind farm in Kazakhstan. Technology showcases for wind energy.

1.5 hours

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION 3. HYDROGEN DEVELOPMENTS IN UZBEKISTAN

The Ministry of Energy of Uzbekistan, ACWA Power and Air Products signed a strategic framework agreement to develop hydrogen research programmes and projects. Will Uzbekistan be entering the market soon?

30 minutes

DISCUSSION 1. POST-PANDEMIC SUPPLY CHAIN RESILIENCE IN WIND AND SOLAR

Join us for an informal discussion on post-pandemic industry resilience. Bottlenecks, cancellations, and delays in project completion. What are the new challenges and how to overcome them? How will the issues COVID-19 revealed transform supply chains?

1 hour

SESSION 5. LARGE HYDROPOWER

The region has great potential to benefit from investing in hydropower capacity and a number of large-scale projects have been revealed. Large hydropower status update and investment opportunities:
Mongolia: Erdeneburen hydropower project, 90 MW; Eg Hydro Power Plant, 315 MW
Kyrgyzstan: Upper-Naryn cascade of HPPs, 237,7 MW; Kambar-Ata-1 HPP, 1860 MW; Suusamyr-Kokomeren cascade of HPPs, 1305 MW; Kazarman cascade of HPPs, 1160 MW; Sary-Jaz cascade of HPPs, 1100 MW
Tajikistan: Rogun HPP, 3,600 MW; Modernisation of Nurek HPP, 3,000 MW; Modernisation of Golovnaya HPP, 240 MW; Modernisation of Qairokkum HPP, 127 MW. Innovations in hydropower development technologies to assist with the region’s demand.

1.5 hours

WORKSHOP. MITIGATION MEASURES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL IMPACT

Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines for hydropower. Implications of climate change and climate resilience strategies. Collaboration in the development of hydropower potential at the regional scale to maximize water, energy, and climate services.

30 minutes

SESSION 6. SMALL HYDRO

The transformative potential of SHP and the best practices. Status update and investment opportunities: Kyrgyzstan’s small HPPs, 95 MW; Uzbekistan’s Sustainable Hydropower Project. Efficient and reliable solutions.

1.5 hours

HAPPY HOUR. WHAT’S YOUR STORY?

Take your networking experience to the next level! Learn about the experiences that have shaped the community professionally, turning points that have tested them. Take turns telling what you have done before and perhaps what you are looking for next.

1 hour

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