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Promoting Renewable Energy Certificates and Sustainable Energy Certificates in Thailand The Government of Thailand recognized the need to modify its existing energy policy to become more energy efficient, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote economic development, and establish environmental leadership in the Mekong region. The exchange with India facilitated policy change regarding developing private sector confidence in…
Sharing Experiences for Smart Grid Transformation: Indonesia and Brazil To promote efficiency and transparency in Indonesia’s power transmission and distribution system, senior officials and core technical staff in Indonesia’s power sector sought to exchange ideas with their Brazilian counterparts on conditions for and benefits of adopting smart grid technologies, understanding how smart grid applications work for…
Learning from Successful Experiences in Developing Large Scale Concentrated Solar Power in Morocco and Egypt As China prepared to implement its first-ever concentrated solar power (CSP) project, it wanted to learn from the experiences of other states with existing CSP projects. To that end, China approached the South-South Facility at the World Bank Institute to support a study tour to Egypt and Morocco—two countries with CSP projects that the World Bank…
Expanding Capacity in Central Asian Countries for the Application of New Energy and Power Technologies To provide access to more reliable, sustainable energy and power sources, representatives of five Central Asian countries (Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan) participated in an exchange with India. They learned about the pros and cons of new technologies in the transmission and distribution of power, and how…
Improving Energy Efficiency in Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Public Buildings What was the objective of the South-South exchange? : The often-inefficient energy end-use in Bosnia and Herzegovina indicates a real need for reducing the burden of energy expenses in both public and private sectors. An important energy sector goal of the country is to increase energy efficiency by 9 percent by 2018, and for the public sector to…
Improving Energy Efficiency in Moldova Moldova is highly dependent on energy import, which carries risks in the form of possible disruptions in the supply of energy and negative effects on the country's account balances. Like many other republics of the former Soviet Union, Moldova has suffered from an outdated and deteriorating infrastructure. This causes inefficiencies that further…
Supporting Large Hydropower Project Design and Planning in Tajikistan Although Tajikistan enjoyed impressive economic growth in the first decade of the new millennium, most of the growth was based on good fortune and focused narrowly in a few sectors. Needing a strategy to sustain and diversify growth over the medium to long term, the government of Tajikistan (GOT) began the long process of developing its hydropower…
Bringing Electricity to Rural Communities in Yemen Yemen successfully provides electricity to urban areas, but many rural areas remain underserved. Although the Government of Yemen (GOY) had outlined a rural electrification plan, it lacked clarity on how to create, operate, and supervise the new nationwide Rural Electric Service Provider (RESP) . The GOY also lacked experience starting and…
Achieving Carbon Neutrality in the Maldives by Improving Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Programs As part of its effort to reach carbon neutrality and mitigate against climate change threats, the Government of the Maldives began to modernize its fragmented, inefficient, and carbon-based electricity generation capabilities. While the Maldives realized that better regulation and Renewable Energy and Energy Efficient technologies were needed in…
Supporting Hydropower in Papua New Guinea The Government of Papua New Guinea (PNG) has prioritized tapping renewable energy sources, including hydropower, to increase the share of households with access to electricity from 13 percent to 70 percent by 2030. In 2010, PNG officials began to work with the World Bank to prepare the Energy Sector Development Project (ESDP) to strengthen the…
Operationalizing Energy Efficiency in Morocco Energy consumption is forecast to triple in Morocco as a result of its economic growth and fast urbanization. Especially given its very high reliance on imported energy, the Government of Morocco (GoM) has set ambitious goals to increase energy efficiency.  Cities use a great deal of energy, and as Morocco urbanizes, one area of clear need is for…