Project Title

Support Offshore Wind Deployment and Grid Connection in APEC Region 

Project Year

2021   

Project Number

EWG 06 2021A 

Project Session

Session 1   

Project Type

Standard 

Project Status

Completed Project   
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Project No.

EWG 06 2021A 

Project Title

Support Offshore Wind Deployment and Grid Connection in APEC Region 

Project Status

Completed Project 

Publication (if any)

 

Fund Account

APEC Support Fund 

Sub-fund

ASF: Energy Efficiency and Low Carbon Measures (EELCM) 

Project Year

2021 

Project Session

Session 1 

APEC Funding

65,520 

Co-funding Amount

15,245 

Total Project Value

80,765 

Sponsoring Forum

Energy Working Group (EWG) 

Topics

Energy 

Committee

SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation (SCE) 

Other Fora Involved

 

Other Non-APEC Stakeholders Involved

 

Proposing Economy(ies)

China 

Co-Sponsoring Economies

Hong Kong, China; Indonesia; Korea; Singapore; Thailand 

Expected Start Date

01/11/2021 

Expected Completion Date

31/12/2022 

Project Proponent Name 1

Ma Jinlong 

Job Title 1

Professor 

Organization 1

Tianjing University 

Postal Address 1

Not Applicable 

Telephone 1

(86-22) 27400847 

Fax 1

Not Applicable 

Email 1

jinlong_ma@tju.edu.cn 

Project Proponent Name 2

Not Applicable 

Job Title 2

Not Applicable 

Organization 2

Not Applicable 

Postal Address 2

Not Applicable 

Telephone 2

Not Applicable 

Fax 2

Not Applicable 

Email 2

Not Applicable 

Declaration

Ma Jinlong 

Project Summary

The average annual growth rate of offshore wind (OSW) energy in the APEC region reached 36% in 2017-2019, exceeding the global average of 17%. However, there are still gaps in order to substantially tap the OSW potentials. This project aims to explore innovative approaches for OSW deployment and grid connection in the APEC region that will facilitate accelerating renewable energy (RE) development and support achieving the RE doubling goal. Through review and stakeholder consultation and investigation, the project will analyze regulatory framework, planning mechanism, project financing, construction and operation practice, power grid connection, and electricity market mechanism for keeping up OSW development among APEC economies. The performance of OSW development and deployment during the COVID-19 pandemic will be assessed to enhance its resilience under crisis. Best practices will be synthesized, along with policy and technical recommendations for OSW development in the region. Through the project implementation, APEC economies will be updated with the latest development so to effectively promote OSW development in the region.

Relevance

Relevance – Region: The average annual growth rate of offshore wind energy (OSW) in the APEC region reached 36% in 2017-2019, exceeding the global average of 17%. Compared with other renewable resources and other regions like Europe, OSW is still at a relatively early stage of development in the APEC region. Jointly innovative and creative capability improvement on the OSW development planning, deployment, power grid connection and grid enhancement, operation of OSW farms will benefit related APEC economies in a collaborative and sustainable way, unleashing the potentials of OSW resources, contributing to the formation of low carbon energy systems of APEC economies, and supporting to achieve the goal of doubling the share of renewables in the APEC primary energy mix from 2010 level by 2030.

Relevance – Eligibility and Fund Priorities: The project responds directly to Rank 2 of the APEC Funding criteria as it supports the APEC Strategy for Strengthening Quality Growth through the works related to Promotion of Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Low Carbon Technology. This project directly supports the APEC Leaders’ Growth Strategy, which aims to promote renewable energy development, specifically OSW, in related member economies. Therefore, the project supports the funding priorities of the nominated Sub-Fund.

Relevance – Capacity Building: With great potentials, the pace of harnessing OSW power resources has lagged behind onshore wind. The process of shifting from fossil fuels into renewables will be accelerated in both developed and developing economies by promoting the applications of OSW. This project aims to improve jointly innovative and creative capability on OSW development among related APEC economies, including both developed and developing member economies.

A research report on policy and relevant technical recommendations for OSW development is to be produced and shared among APEC member economies. The penetration of innovation and technology, effective regulatory and policy supports mechanism will be outlined, and best project development and operation practices will be introduced.

Objectives

The project is to review and analyze the experience of OSW power development and synthesize recommendations to accelerate OSW development in the APEC region. More specifically, the objective of the project consists of:

a) Review relevant policies and development plans, and planning mechanisms. 

b) Analyze the challenges, barriers, and opportunities for OSW project investment.

c)  Support OSW grid integration.

d) Provide recommendations on policies and technical solutions to promoting OSW in the APEC region.

e) To build up relevant capacity, the project will disseminate the knowledge on innovative approaches, best regulatory and policy framework, and market mechanism for supporting OSW development among the key stakeholders in APEC economies, including government authorities, financing institutions, power utilities and project developers.

Alignment

Alignment - APEC: 

a) The project supports the 2017 APEC priorities of “Fostering Sustainable Innovative and Inclusive Growth” and “Deepening Regional Economic Integration”, which had reached a high consensus on the 1st APEC SOM1 2017.

b)  The project contributes to achieving the goal of doubling the share of renewables in the APEC energy mix from 2010 by 2030 (endorsed by the APEC Leaders Meeting in Beijing in 2014). 

Alignment – Forum: This project aligns well with the EWG strategic plan (2019-2023) in pursuing sustainable and resilient energy development, strengthening energy security, and promoting cleaner energy sources and usage.

The successful completion of the project can accelerate the renewable energy technology development and deployment through applications of OSW and facilitate the exchange of best practices on OSW technologies, policies, and wind farm grid and market integration among APEC member economies.

TILF/ASF Justification

Not Applicable.

Beneficiaries and Outputs

Outputs: The project outputs include the Research Work, the Project Workshop, Project Report and Information and Dissemination as outlined below.

1)  Research Work

The method of the Research Work includes information and data gathering, literature review, stakeholder consultation, case study, and synthesis and assessment. The main target APEC economies of the research include China; Korea; Japan; Chinese Taipei; Viet Nam and the US.

Research Task 1: Information and data gathering

a)  Policies, regulations, and incentives for OSW development in related member economies.

b) Related institutional framework, planning mechanism and project development procedure.

c)  Development plans for OSW

d)  Grid connection requirements

The information and data gathering will be through related member economies, information available on public domains, industrial associations and during the Project Workshop.

Research Task 2: Synthesis and assessment

a) Review and assess of the current practice: policy support, incentives, planning practices, grid connection technologies and grid reinforcement for wind farm operation and electricity market integration.

b)   Analyse technical issues on OSW grid connection

c)   Identify key drives, barriers and barrier-removal analysis for OSW development.

d)   Comparative analysis to assess the development of OSW

Research Task 3: Analysis and case study

a)  Case study on OSW power project from selected APEC economies, including project development and wind farm operation

b)  The OSW plant grid connection

c)  Power grid enhancements

d)  Best practices analysis

2)  The Project Workshop

The purpose of the Project Workshop is to engage renewable energy experts, government officials and industrial sectors (technology and OSW power equipment suppliers) to discuss the current technology development and industry supply chain, project development and plant operations in the APEC region. The workshop forms a platform for capacity building, sharing knowledge and enhancing collaboration on OSW power development in the region.

The attention will be given on how to make the outcomes of the discussions at the Project Workshop applicable to the participants’ home economies by assigning the breakouts by the specific issues and the stage of maturity of the renewable energy market in their respective home economies.

When the delegates from the private sector are invited to attend the Project Workshop, the APEC Non-Member Participation Process will be followed. PO will apply for approval by the EWG before the Project Workshop.

It is expected that the Project Workshop will be fully virtual. It is planned that the Project Work would have two sessions, each with about 3 hours. The indicative Workshop Agenda is given as below. Detailed agenda, including delivery format and speakers’ details, will be submitted for review 4 months before the Workshop. General Information Circular (GIC) with the final Workshop agenda to invite participants will be sent 2 months before the Workshop. The indicative Project Workshop is given as below. 

Indicative Project Workshop Agenda

1.  Project Workshop opening

a)  Remark by the EWG representative

b)  Remark by the Tianjin University representative

2.  Session 1: Understanding the Context and the Development of OSW Power

a) Presentations on OSW power cases from selected APEC economies

           i.     OSW resources and potentials 

          ii.     policy, regulatory framework, planning mechanism

         iii.     Incentives and project financing affect the pace of the development

b) Panel Discussion with Participation from Attendants of the Workshop

         i.     Key technical issues of OSW power installation and grid connection

        ii.     Challenges faced for OSW project development: changes on subsidies and the impacts

       iii.     Optimization of construction and operation of OSW power

3.     Session 2: OSW Project Development and Operation

a)   Presentations by industrial sector representative of the OSW sector

              i.   Manufacturer on supply chain and costs of technology

             ii.   Grid operator on effective absorbing wind power from OSW plants

           iii.   Project developer and investor on project development and financing

           iv.   Building more effective electricity market mechanism supporting OSW development

b)   Group discussion on supporting OSW development

i)  Support the OSW development for the economies at different stages of maturity of the renewable energy market

4.   Presentation and discussion on the draft Project Report

5.   The Project Workshop closing

3)  The Project Report

The Project Report will encapsulate the key finding of the Research Work as well as the Workshop. The Project Report will be a reference supporting OSW deployment and grid connection in the APEC region.

The main contents of the report cover research outcomes on regulatory framework, planning mechanism, project financing, plan construction and operation, grid connection, and electricity market mechanism for supporting OSW development and plant operation among the selected APEC economies. Selected case studies will be included.

The target audiences of the Project Report include government policy makers, the industrial sector, project developers, both in APEC developing and developed member economies. Recommendations on policies and technical solutions to promoting OSW in APEC region will be provided.

The expected page length of the Project Report is 80. PO will ensure that the APEC Publication Guidelines and the APEC Branding Manual for the Project Report are followed when preparing the Project Report. The indicative outline of the Project Report is given as below.

The Indicative outline of the Project Report

Executive Summary

Table of Contents

List of Tables

List of Figures

List of Abbreviations

1.     Introduction

2.     Energy sector of the target economies

     i.   Structure of energy supply

    ii.   Renewable energy and climate change policies and targets

  iii.   Offshore wind power development policy and targets

  iv.   Supporting mechanism for offshore wind project development

3.     Procedure for formulating an offshore wind development plan

     i.   Institutions and responsibility

    ii.   Plant approval procedures

  iii.   Planning mechanism

4.     OSW power plant grid connection and plant operation

     i.   Regulatory framework

    ii.   Technology choice for OSW grid connection

  iii.   Plant operation and maintenance

  iv.   Power grid reinforcement

5.     OSW plant electricity market integration

     i.   Participation in the electricity market

    ii.   Participation in ancillary services 

  iii.   Curtailment

6.     Summary and recommendations

7.     References

Outcomes: 

The project outcomes, namely impacts, changes and benefits from the project, are summarized as below.  

1) Impacts to APEC: The project directly supports the APEC Leaders’ Growth Strategy, and it will promote renewable energy development. As the result of the project completion,  information on knowledge of OSW  will be broadly disseminated and  best practices shared and promoted in the APEC region.

2) Benefits to member economies: Over the project implementation, capability in the related areas on OSW development among related APEC economies improved.

3) Changes: Compared with other renewable energy resources, OSW is currently at a relatively early stage of development in the APEC region. Through the experience and knowledge from the economies that have successfully developed and implemented the SW projects, the project will provide reference and guidance toward  a better environment for project development, plant operation, and power plant grid integration, and effectively grid absorption of OSW energy in the APEC region.

Beneficiaries: The relevant APEC fora to the project include the APEC Energy Working Group (EWG). It is expected that participants of the project include government officials and project developers.  Users and direct beneficiaries of this project are government policy makers, industrial sector and  project developers, both in APEC developing and developed member economies. The beneficiaries can get in-depth knowledge of the innovative approaches for planning, grid connection, efficient operation, market integration of OSW power. More specifically, 

a) Government officials: capability of relevant policy-making processes improved; best practices shared, project development procedures and planning mechanisms optimized. The target group includes the senior officials at the policy/planning division at the energy ministry/department/authority of the economy, who participate in the Project Workshop. The Project Report will be made accessible to the APEC community that will spill the benefits over other related government officials. 

b) Industrial sector (manufacturers, developers and investors, and power utilities): OSW market understood; technology development followed; project development procedures improved. The target groups include the senior managerial officials at the strategy departments of the manufacturers, energy companies and financing institutions.

Dissemination

The channels of dissemination include the APEC website, APSEC website and social media, and the Project Workshop.  Obeying the APEC Data Privacy policy concerning the personal data of the participants, the project outcomes and presentations made at the Project Workshop will be included in the APEC project database, allowing APEC citizens and beyond access.

The target audience of the project results would be stakeholders working in the fields of OSW project development and operation, including these from relevant government institutions, business and the industry experts of the APEC community who are interested in getting more insights of OSW power technologies and applications.

Following the APEC Publication Guidelines and the APEC Branding Manual for the Project Report preparation, the Project Report will be solely published electronically as APEC publication on APEC official websites. There will be no paper-based publication using APEC funding for this project, echoing the APEC efforts for paperless trading.

There is no intention to sell outputs arising from this project.

Gender

The PO will execute this project in a manner that takes the gender equity issue into serious consideration to ensure the project and the results benefit both women and men, and do not disadvantage women. The PO will actively promote the involvement of women in all activities during different stages of project implementation.

To guarantee that no gender is disadvantaged, the PO will encourage equitable participation by both women and men.  For the research team, and invited speakers and participants of the Project Workshops, females will be encouraged to take the lead role, participate in, and contribute to the relevant activities. For the Project Workshop participants and speakers, PO expected that at least 40% of participants and 30% of speakers are female.

The selection of the consultant will be organized in an unbiased environment irrespective of gender.

Targets

Female Participants (%)

40%

Female Speakers/Experts (%)

30%

It is expected that sex-disaggregated data will be applied for project assessment wherever feasible, including the workshop attendance rate, which is used to monitor and ensure achieving gender balance in the selection of workshop speakers and participants. The PO is committed to collect sex-disaggregated data for all speakers and participants (and not only the APEC funded) from the Project Workshop. This data will be included as part of the submission of the Completion Report to the Secretariat when the project completes and will serve to guide the future POs on their own gender parity targets.

As shown in the following Table, the project supports 4 pillars in promoting women’s economic empowerment.


5 Pillars in promoting women’s economic empowerment  

1

Access to Capital and Assets

2

Access to Markets

3

Skills, Capacity Building, and Health

4

Leadership, Voice and Agency

5

Innovation and Technology

a)  Access to Markets:  The project intends to create an opportunity for women to practice and improve woman’s access to markets of the offshore wind sector through their direct involvement in the Research Work and participation in other project activities, and contribution to the Project Workshop.

b) Skills, Capacity Building, and Health:  The project provides capacity-building opportunities for women through their direct involvement in the Research Work and other project activities and participating in and contributing to the Project Workshop. Through the project execution, the technical and managerial skills can be honed, experience gained, and capacity improved.  

c) Leadership, Voice and Agency: The project intends to create a platform to train and raise women’s leadership and raise the influence of women at the workplace.  For the research team, females will be encouraged to take the lead role and contribute to relevant project activities. For the invited speakers and participants of the Project Workshop, a minimal proportion has been set for females. The Workshop intends to be organized in such way to make more females’ voices heard and thoughts shared over the discussions.

d) Innovation and Technology: The project seeks for innovative solutions in terms of technology development, new policy tools in order to support OSW deployment in the APEC region. The engagement of women in the project help enhances workman the role in Innovation and Technology.

Work Plan



Date

Tasks

Deliverables

Nov 2021

(Expected Started Date)

Proposal submission, revision and finalization

a)   Proposal submission

b)   Proposal adjustment if needed

c)   Proposal approval by BMC

Proposal approval by BMC

Nov – Dec 2021

Project inception

a)     Project team mobilization

b)     Project tasks and timeline to be discussed and refined when necessary, in communication with co-sponsors

c)     Development research programs

Workplan of the project

Scope of the Research Work

Outline of the Project Report

Jan 2022

Contracting

a)     Prepare TOR

b)     Tendering process

c)     Review and assess the proposals received

d)     Finalize contract

Signed contract

Jan – April 2022

Research Task 1

a)     Information gathering from related member economies, literature review and analysis, stakeholder consultation

b)     Research report preparation

Research summary

Draft section of the Project Report

1 Apr 2022

Submit the APEC Project Monitoring Report to the Secretariat

APEC Project Monitoring Report

Apr – Jul 2022

Research Task 2

a)   Case studies

b)   Best practices of project development

c)   Best practice on grid integration

Research summary

Draft section of the Project Report

First half of 2022

Participate in EWG/ENGRET meetings:

a)     Present the progress results

b)     Discuss and receive feedback from member economies

Presentation

Feedback from member economies on the progress and outcomes

Jul - Sep 2022

Research Task 3

a)     Offshore wind project development

b)     Grid connection issues

c)     Network reinforcement issues

d)     Offshore wind power market integration 

e)     Case studies

Research summary

Draft section of the Project Report

Jul – Sep 2022

(Two months before the Project Workshop)

Prepare the Project Workshop

a)     Develop the Project Workshop agenda

b)     Invite the speakers

c)     Invite the participants of the Project Workshop

d)     Prepare General information Circular (GIC)

e)     Send the GIC with confirmed the Project Workshop agenda

General information Circular

Sep 2022

Organize and host the Project Workshop (virtual)

a)     Develop workshop program

b)     Identify speakers and send invitations to participants

c)     Host the Project Workshop and present the Project Report

d)     Economy and case study

e)     Receiving feedback on the draft Project Report

f)      The Workshop Evaluation process

The Project Workshop

Event Attendance List

Feedback received on the draft Project Report

The Workshop Evaluation Form

Apr - Nov 2022

Development of the draft Project Report

Draft Project Report

1 Nov 2022

Submit draft of the Project Report to APEC Secretariat to review and thereafter to EWG to endorse

Draft Final Project Report

Dec 2022

Upload endorsed Project Report to APEC Publication website

Endorsed Project Report

Feb 2023

Submission of the APEC Completion Report and supporting documents to Secretariat

APEC Project Completion Report

Jun 2023

Participation in the Long-Term Evaluation of APEC Projects survey conducted by the APEC Secretariat

Risks

1) For OSW power project implementation in the APEC region, different APEC member economies have different levels of OSW potentials; therefore, not necessarily all member economies will participate in the project in the same level of enthusiasm. The PO plans to focus on the economies with greater potentials of OSW resources.

2) The likely issues in relation to the availability of information of OSW could be mitigated via establishing broad contacts with industrial associations, project developers and other related industry stakeholders.

3) There is a risk that workshops will not attract the expected number of participants. This risk could be managed by using a range of communication channels to promote the Project Workshop, holding it alongside another relevant event, providing adequate notice on the workshop, and assisting with travel expenses for travel-eligible economies if necessary and condition allows for international travels.

4) The knowledge and the recommendations are not being adopted in the home economies. The recommendations developed in the Project Report will pay sufficient attention to specific and relevant to the unique situations of the related APEC member economies. The issue will be actively addressed at the Project Work. PO will make such an arrangement that, toward the end of the workshop, opportunities will be provided for the participants to develop an action plan reflecting the learning from the Workshop, the current and their desired state of their home economies, as well as barriers or potential pitfalls.

5) Possible delay in finalizing the Project Report and uploading the project documents. The PO will ensure the progress of the project implementation, allowing sufficient time to prepare and complete the project tasks and the Project Report, and allow adequate time for the review process. The PO will assign a Project Administrator for project coordination and resources management.  

Monitoring and Evaluation

Evaluation Focus

Indicators

Target Goals

Evaluation Method

Reporting

Outputs

Research Work

Contracted executed

31 Dec 2021

Certification by PO

Contract

% of women of the research team

40%

Event Attendance List

Completion Report

Research scope defined and outline produced 

31 Dec 2021

Certification by PO

Completion Report

Research Task 1

Apr 2022

Certification by PO

Completion Report

Research Task 2

Jul 2022

Certification by PO

Completion Report

Research Task 3

Sep 2022

Certification by PO

Completion Report

Recommendations for OSW development in the APEC economies 

9

Certification by PO

Completion Report

Workshop

Content developed and deployed

31 Aug 2022

Certification by PO

Completion Report

No. of experts/speakers engaged

8

Event Attendance List

Completion Report

No. of attending economies

8

Event Attendance List

Completion Report

No. of participants

80

Event Attendance List

Completion Report

% of participating women

40%

Event Attendance List

Completion Report

Project Report

No. of pages

80

Certification by PO

Email to the Secretariat

Submission to the Secretariat

1 Nov 2021

Submission to the Secretariat

Email to the Secretariat

Outcomes

Raising the policy making efficacy and dissemination of knowledge on OSW development

% of the participants report substantial capacity increase on policy making

70%

Ex-post evaluations

The APEC longer-term evaluation of APEC Projects

% of participants of the Project Workshop report substantial knowledge increase

70%

Ex-post evaluations

The APEC longer-term evaluation of APEC Projects

% of women report substantial knowledge increase

40%

Ex-post evaluations

The APEC longer-term evaluation of APEC Projects

Recommendations made on OSW development

No. of recommendations made

9

Included in the Project Report

Completion Report


Linkages

APEC is the best source of funds for the project in that the project intends to promote renewable energy applications, which is the common objective of all APEC member economies, and the project will help build up capability on OSW energy development and support sustainable development in the APEC region.

Cross fora collaboration within APEC/EWG is expected being with EGNRET, APSEC, EGEE&C etc. The communications with EGNRET will be made regarding the research framework and the outline of the Project Report. The progress and outcome of the project will be reported at EGNRET and EGEE&C meetings as well as the APSEC Sustainable Energy Forum to discuss the issues and receive feedback on the results of the project. The draft Project Report will be sent to EGNRET for comments. For a greater synergy, PO intends to work with other organizations such as The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), IEA, and IRENA, which have  involved in offshore wind resources development and technology applications.

The outcomes of this project will be made available for related organizations and individuals in both APEC and non-APEC economies.

Sustainability

The Project Report is the main outcome of this project, and the research results in regulatory framework, planning mechanism, project financing, construction and operation, grid connection, and electricity market mechanism for supporting OSW development will be a reference for APEC economies, accelerating the OSW power development.

The Project Report will continue to be a reference for related APEC economies after the project completion. In the post-project period, with PO uploading all relevant documents on the APEC project database and APSEC’s website and social media platforms, it is expected that these project resources will act as a sustained capacity-building and resource-sharing base for OSW policy making, technology development, and OSW project development. PO will keep the communication channels and contacts open, and the stakeholders and citizens can access relevant information, propose discussion, and provide more inputs, which could be used to update the project or follow-up study at a later stage when deemed necessary.


Project Overseers

The project will be managed by Prof Jinlong MA of Tianjin University, China.

Prof Jinlong MA has extensive experience in the energy and electricity sector, and at a different stage of his career, held senior managerial and technical positions at international technical advisory and engineering firms (DNV GL, WSP, SMEC), global energy corporation (ENGIE), R&D and academic institutions (CEPRI, AIT). His expertise encompasses energy system planning, renewables, power sector development, energy management and energy efficiency, electricity market, sustainable development, climate changes, and energy transition solutions. He has hands-on experience in most APEC economies’ energy sector, having advised national and local government authorities, private sectors, bilateral development agencies, and regional and international organizations such as EU, AFO, ADB and ACE. Prof Ma has a good understanding of renewable energy development in APEC economies. He is the PO of the on-going APEC self-funded project EWG 04 2020S (Innovative Approaches for Scaling-Up Renewable Energy Deployment in APEC region). His qualifications include PhD in energy economics, Master’s in energy technology and planning, and B. Eng. in electrical engineering.

Other main point of contact of the project is Dr. Yong SUN of Tianjin University, China.

Dr. Yong SUN is a lecturer at Tianjin University. He obtained his PhD in Chemical Engineering from Tianjin University in 2014. He has long been engaged in the research of solar energy utilization technology. He has two years of working experience as an engineer in two companies after obtaining his Master’s degree. After he obtained his PhD degree, he has worked at the school of Architecture at Tianjin University until now and engaged in research on renewable energy building applications and building energy efficiency. Dr. Yong SUN was the PO of APEC funding project EWG 03 2016A and APEC self-funded project EWG 10 2018S.

Cost Efficiency

Not Applicable.

Drawdown Timetable

Not Applicable.

Direct Labour

Short-Term Clerical Fee:

Description of Task

No. of hours

Project management

a)     Administrative support

b)     Tendering processes and communications for contractor selection   

c)     Contract management

d)     Communications with consultants and assistance in progress monitoring of the research Tasks

e)     Support financial management including communications with APEC Secretariat and contractor 

f)      Sorting and filing of research materials and forms

Project workshop permeation and organising :

a)    Communication with event attendees (experts, participants), with APEC Secretariat, EWG Secretariat and EWG Expert Group.

b)    Online meeting platform setting

c)     Liaison with technical services providers and all the Workshop attendees testing the online meeting platform

d)    Logistical support for the Workshop  

e)    Support to conduct workshop survey

Note: Please note the last task proposed, “Format Review and modification of output documents” fall under the Direct Labour (Research) Task 4, “Developing Project Report, including review and proof-reading.”

300 hours

(37.5 days)

300 hours @ $20/hour = $6,000

2.  Contractor (Research):

Description of Task (As proposed by the PO)

No. of hours

Research Task 1:

Information and Data Gathering from related APEC economies (see info and data to be collected as listed in Research Task 2 and 3)

100 hours (12.5 days)

Research Task 2 & 3

The synthesis, assessment, analysis and case study

a)    Review and analysis of stated policy, plans and relevant incentives

b)    Literature review and analysis in related member economies:

i)  Offshore wind project development

ii)  Grid connection issues

iii)  Network reinforcement issues

iv)  Practice and experience analysis of European offshore wind grid connection and network reinforcement

v)  Offshore wind power market integration

vi)  Case studies in related member economies; and

vii)  Practice and experience analysis of European offshore wind power market integration

300 hours (37.5 days)

Research Task 4:

Developing the Project Report, including review and proof-reading

60 hours (7.5 days)

Total

460 hours (57.5 days) @ $80/hour = $36,800


Waivers

Experts: In order to let the workshop participants gain a comprehensive and profound understanding of related OSW technologies and best practices progress both in the APEC region and in Europe, the PO would like to invite experts in the field of not only OSW energy but also these from finance and investment sector from APEC economies and likely from Europe (The global leaders of the OSW technology development and deployment and markets have been in Europe). It is likely that more than 8 expert speakers would be invited.

2) Simultaneous Interpreters:  For the successful Project Workshop, our consideration is that Simultaneous interpretation is an important factor.

Globally, Europe is the pioneer of offshore wind power industry and the largest offshore wind market. The European share in total global offshore wind installations in 2020 is more than 65%, among which, the share of Germany, UK, Belgium, and Netherlands is 22%, 29 %, 6% and 7% respectively. Europe has accumulated rich experience in offshore wind power development, which is an important reference for APEC’s offshore wind power development. Therefore, it is necessary for us to invite experts from Europe to participate in the virtual project workshop to exchange thoughts and share the experience of European offshore wind power development.

As outlined in the proposal, the APEC region is rich in offshore wind energy resources, the average annual growth rate of offshore wind in the region reached 36% in 2017-2020. APEC region’s offshore wind power development is at the key stage of further expansion. China is a very important emerging offshore wind power market. China installed over half of the world’s new offshore wind capacity in 2020, the share of China in total global offshore wind installations in 2020 reached to 28%. China's market and offshore wind industry supply chains are important to facilitate the progress of the offshore wind power technology. Therefore, it has been expected that a range of Chinese experts and officials will be invited to participate in the project workshop. The size of the event necessitates the engagement of the service. In order to facilitate effective communications between Chinese language speaking experts and English language speaking experts, simultaneous interpreters are needed.

The broad benefits of simultaneous interpretation will be to the 21 APEC economies but not just a few, and to the related European economies as well. In addition, Besides China, the direct beneficiaries of Chinese / English simultaneous interpretation cover these in Hong Kong, China; Chinese Taipei and Singapore, which have large proportion of native Chinese speaking population.

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