Past Events

Start: 01-Aug-2016
End: 05-Aug-2016

SECOE - Solar Roadmap Workshop for Policy Makers


Course background

Utility electric grids are facing major transformation from traditional networks supplied by large-scale centralised conventional power plants. They must now accommodate growing levels of widely distributed, small scale and non-dispatchable renewable energy generators. It is vital for stakeholders to understand the benefits and challenges of increasing grid-interactive solar penetration levels.

This course will comprehensively discuss the technical, policy & commercial aspects of integrating solar energy in the grid. Case studies will illustrate the impact of solar energy, which is subject to sunshine variability and intermittency. The course includes a site visit to a large rooftop solar plant.

Participants will learn the basic technical and commercial operating mechanisms of electricity grids, and appreciate how grid-interactive solar energy changes these dynamics. They will explore ways to increase solar energy’s share of electricity demand, without destabilising the grid. This knowledge will help them assess vested interests and concerns of relevant parties, whether they work for renewable energy developers, investors, the utility, regulators or policy makers.

Participants will work in teams to draft and present national strategies for solar energy in their respective home countries.

Course Outcome

On 01 – 05 August 2016, the Centre is proposing a workshop on Solar Roadmap workshop for Policy Makers, which looks at:

  • Introduction to climate change and the need for renewable energy
  • Grid dynamics - regulations, supply contracts, spinning reserve, demand response, forecasting for intermittency, smart grids and integrating storage.
  • Solar system quality, due diligence on key component suppliers and contractors
  • Capability development
  • Financing for solar energy
  • Establishing coherent national solar policies


The Sustainable Energy Centre of Excellence, launched in March 2015, aims to build technical capacity in the Asian region and to develop markets for the private sector to develop viable and bankable RE & EE projects in the Developing Member Countries of the ADB. The main work streams identified focuses on Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, and Energy Access as well as the Asian Clean Energy Summit. The overall objective is to accelerate public private partnerships as well as increase the bankability of RE & EE projects.

The Centre of Excellence serves as a hub for the region and a focal point for policy makers, technology providers, project developers, and financiers to discuss, collaborate and establish correct policies for each country to ensure the ease of implementing RE in the various countries in Asia by bringing thought leaders as well as implementers in the area of renewable energy together for structured programs, trainings, roundtables as well as high level policy and technology dialogues. The Centre aims to bridge the gaps and provide a neutral learning environment in Singapore to participants from all over Asia-Pacific supported by the ADB and IE Singapore. The centre is managed by Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore.

Who should Attend

Professionals from regulatory and policy making bodies, government agencies, financiers and insurers, project developers and investors, consultants and legal advisors.

Extra Information

Course Fee:  $1.200.00 (SEAS members), $1,800.00 (Non SEAS members)

Contact Information

Ms Tina Seah, OR Ms Azlyn,,sg Tel:6338 8578

Address Information

Pan Pacific Hotel, Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039595

Module Title Start Date End Date
SECOE - Solar Roadmap Workshop for Policy Makers 01-Aug-2016 08:00:00 05-Aug-2016 17:00:00