Project Title

APEC Workshop Furthering University Collaboration to Support Data Gathering and Analysis in Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, and Energy Resiliency 

Project Year

2021   

Project Number

EWG 12 2021A 

Project Session

Session 2   

Project Type

Standard 

Project Status

Project in Implementation   
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Project No.

EWG 12 2021A 

Project Title

APEC Workshop Furthering University Collaboration to Support Data Gathering and Analysis in Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, and Energy Resiliency 

Project Status

Project in Implementation 

Publication (if any)

 

Fund Account

APEC Support Fund 

Sub-fund

ASF: Energy Efficiency, Low Carbon and Resiliency Measures (EELCER) 

Project Year

2021 

Project Session

Session 2 

APEC Funding

100,000 

Co-funding Amount

45,000 

Total Project Value

145,000 

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)

United States 

Co-Sponsoring Economies

Australia; Canada; Hong Kong, China; Chinese Taipei; Thailand 

Expected Start Date

01/04/2022 

Expected Completion Date

30/11/2022 

Project Proponent Name 1

Kathleen Purvis-Roberts 

Job Title 1

Professor of Chemistry & Environmental Science 

Organization 1

Scripps College 

Postal Address 1

Not Applicable 

Telephone 1

(1-909) 6079782 

Fax 1

Not Applicable 

Email 1

kpurvis@kecksci.claremont.edu 

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

Kathleen Purvis-Roberts 

Project Summary

The EWG, its expert groups, and task forces are working on projects with ambitious targets and goals that require extensive data collection and analysis. Faculty at universities in APEC economies can help with these projects. A virtual workshop was held in June 2021 (EWG 06 2019A), involving policymakers and faculty from 17 different economies and researchers from APSEC and APERC to discuss potential collaborative projects. Projects were identified around 1) policy and technology of distributed energy systems utilizing renewable energy (RE); 2) analysis of RE and energy efficiency in the built environment; and 3) installation of RE in rural communities. The 3-day in person workshop will take place in Thailand during the 3rd quarter of 2022 and will bring together APEC members, faculty, and research institutes to 1) assess ongoing projects and share results; 2) incorporate economic analysis into projects, and 3) identify ideas for new projects aimed toward the energy resiliency strategic priority objectives and APEC goals.

Relevance

Relevance – Region: The EWG and its subfora have identified strategic goals to increase the implementation of renewable energy in the region, increase energy efficiency, and strengthen regional energy security and resiliency, to name a few. In addition, APEC has two aspirational goals endorsed by APEC Ministers and Leaders to 1) double the share of renewables in the APEC energy mix by 2030 and to 2) to reduce APEC’s energy intensity by 45% from 2005 levels by 2035. All of these projects require data gathering and synthesis, and Universities in APEC economies can provide additional capacity for this work through research projects and teaching. The faculty and students would benefit from the ability to access and work with real-world data while the EWG would benefit from having university students working on projects that directly relate to the information needed to achieve its goals.

Among the issues identified at our previous workshop (June 2021), the lack of real energy data in building and transportation sectors at the urban scale is shared by most participating economies.  This is particularly the case for developing economies in the tropical region of the Asia-Pacific.  While hot and humid climates are challenging for achieving the energy efficiency goals, strong sunlight and abundant daylight offer great opportunities for the renewable energy targets.  Most of these economies are also faced with poor public transport, air pollution, and growing urban and ageing populations.  In addition, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, new work patterns and lifestyles will impact the energy use in building and transportation sectors, affecting future energy policies and energy resiliency. 

Thus, in this current project we will address the above issues by focusing on project ideas identified from the last workshop listed below. We will review relevant information and develop a tool for initial data collection; the preliminary result will be available on the project website and presented at the workshop for substantive discussions among the stakeholders.

1)   Assessing Strategies for Reducing Lighting Carbon Footprint in the Tropics

a) Collect and categorise the types of space use and lighting needs in commercial and residential building

b) Review strategies for energy efficient lighting and demand-respond measures for each type

c) Review in particular, the use of daylight in tropics and integrated solar-PV as renewable energy sources for resiliency. 

d)  Review current policies and projects, and identify

e)  Collect data about energy use from lighting and heating/cooling in a representative selection of buildings and model how use of daylighting could impact energy use.

2)   Impact of New Work Patterns and Lifestyles on Energy Use and Resiliency

a) Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the future work patterns and lifestyles will impact the design and energy use of commercial and residential buildings

b)  It will also have an effect on people’s modes of transport and other services such as food delivery

c) Collect data about change in work and lifestyle patterns pre- and post-pandemic and also energy use both in transportation sector and buildings (homes and offices) to analyze to understand how to encourage less energy intensive modes (i.e. public transportation vs. private vehicles) moving forward.

Relevance – Eligibility and Fund Priorities: The project falls within Category of the 2020 APEC Funding Criteria and Guidelines for Accessing the Energy Efficiency, Low Carbon and Energy Resiliency Measures Sub-Fund.  The project directly supports the priorities of the EELCER Sub-fund by addressing energy efficiency challenges in support of the APEC Leaders’ energy intensity reduction goal and doubling of renewable energy. 

Relevance – Capacity Building: This project will support a three-day, in person workshop focusing on capacity-building to continue development of a network of university faculty that provide data gathering and analysis to support EWG’s needs and goals in collaboration with policymakers and researchers from institutes. The workshop will be used to:

1)   Communicate progress of collaborative projects developed during a virtual workshop held in June 2021 (EWG 06 2019A).  These include projects such as Reducing the Lighting Carbon Footprint in the Tropics and Energy Use for New Work Patterns and Lifestyles with the COVID-19 Pandemic. Policymakers, participants from research institutes and faculty members will all be invited to participate in projects and/or provide feedback and input on the data gathering and research direction.

2) Develop ideas for new collaborations. Policymakers can share data needs that they have for developing energy policy, and all participants can discuss ideas for new projects that will fill these data gaps.

3) Incorporate energy resiliency and economic analysis into projects. In our previous workshop, the importance of energy resiliency and economic analysis of projects was discussed. For example, a key part of policymaking is understanding the economic cost of different policy options, so participants will discuss how to include this into current and future research projects.

4) Identify best practices for communicating project results between the EWG policymakers, research institutes, and universities. This is critical for not only sharing research findings, but to also help university faculty understand key data and policy gaps for future research projects.

The workshop will provide networking opportunities for APEC EWG policymakers, faculty members from Universities in APEC economies, and research institutes, especially for information sharing between developed and developing economies. All economies who want to participate are welcome.

Objectives

The project aims to identify and begin to ameliorate data gaps for policymaking in renewable energy, energy efficiency, and energy resiliency by work on current projects around Reducing the Lighting Carbon Footprint in the Tropics and Energy Use and Resiliency for New Work Patterns and Lifestyles with the COVID-19 Pandemic and developing new collaborations and projects between EWG policymakers, research institutes, and university faculty.

Alignment

Alignment - APEC:  In 2011, APEC Leaders encouraged efforts “to reduce APEC’s energy intensity by 45% from 2005 levels by 2035”. The 2014 Leaders’ Declaration specifically recommends that APEC economies “double the share of renewables in the APEC energy mix by 2030”. The project also supports the EWG Strategic Plan for 2019-2023 to “transition to a lower carbon economy through the continued development of cleaner energy sources and technologies, to achieve our individual and regional energy aspirations and goals”.” A key task includes developing “the human resource base” for these skills, which will be done directly with the students at universities in APEC economies. The collaborative research projects that involve university faculty will be done in partnership with their students who either work with them in their research laboratories or are taught by the faculty in their classes. Through working on these real-world projects that involved data collection, analysis, and modelling, university students in the APEC region will learn more about the implementation of renewable energy, energy efficiency, and energy resiliency and encourage the implementation of clean energy in the region. Furthermore, the research and courses done by students will encourage “an increase in the use of new and renewable energy technologies in the APEC region through the fostering of a common understanding of region renewable energy technology issues.” Again, a key task is to “develop the human resource base” to develop technical skills “in the area of clean energy development.” 

Alignment – Forum: This project will directly support the EWG’s 2019-2023 Strategic Plan goal of contributing to dissemination of low-carbon towns and/or improvement of energy efficiency and/or accelerating deployment of clean energy. These goals will be pursued through building a network of university faculty from APEC economies who will work on collaborative projects around data gathering and analysis based on input from policymakers and research institutes to support.

TILF/ASF Justification

Not Applicable.

Beneficiaries and Outputs

Outputs: 

1. 3-day Workshop (APEC Workshop Furthering University Collaboration to Support Data Gathering and Analysis in Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, and Energy Resiliency): The primary output from this project is to bring together EWG policymakers, APERC, APSEC and university faculty in APEC economies for discussion of energy data gathering and analysis around August 2022. During this workshop, we will build on a virtual workshop that took place in June 2021 (EWG 06 2019A) and the workshop will be held in Bangkok, Thailand. The purpose of the workshop is to discuss data gaps and needs for information energy policy in the region and continue development of collaborative projects between faculty and policymakers to forward the energy goals of both the EWG and APEC, especially around Reducing the Lighting Carbon Footprint in the Tropics and the Impact of New Work Patterns and Lifestyles on Energy Use and Resiliency. These collaborative projects will be worked on by university students under the mentorship of the university faculty.

A tentative agenda includes:

Day 1

Session I

Overview of Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, and Energy Resiliency in the APEC Region

(1 speaker to provide general introduction to major ideas)

Session II

General Data Needs for Making Energy Policy (3-4 speakers discuss different aspects of data gaps)

Session III

Specific Case Studies (1 speaker for each topic to frame topic)

a)   Reducing lighting carbon footprint in the Tropics

b)   Impact of New Work Patterns and Lifestyles on Energy Use and Resiliency

Break out groups for each topic to allow workshop participants to discuss further ideas of needs in data gathering and analysis. 

Session IV

Policy maker needs for data from case studies in Session III (3 policymakers each discuss one topic area)

a)   Reducing lighting carbon footprint in the Tropics

b)   Impact of New Work Patterns and Lifestyles on Energy Use and Resiliency

Break out session for workshop participants to talk about data needs for policymakers and potential   solutions to gaps in data analysis and collection.

Day 2

Session V

Gender Issues Related to the Energy Sector, Including Collection of Data (1 speaker)

Session VI

Faculty/student presentations about how working with data on energy projects has impacted education and developed interest for students in pursuing clean energy work.

a)   Lighting carbon footprint

b)   New work patterns and lifestyles

c)     Group discussion

Visit to KMUTT Bangkhuntien Campus: This eco-friendly campus includes mangrove forests and a renewable energy park with a pilot Green Building. This will provide an opportunity for workshop participants to observe renewable energy and green building examples in the tropics.

Day 3

Session VIII

Overview of current collaborative projects and how they address data needs in APEC region (3 speakers, one on each topic)

a)   Lighting Carbon Footprint

b)   Impact of New Work Patterns and Lifestyles on Energy Use

c)   Distributed Energy Systems and Renewable Energy: Policies and Techno-Economic Factors

Break out groups based on interest for workshop participants to provide input on projects and also join projects they are interested in.

Session VIII

Development of new ideas for collaborative projects between policymakers, research institutes, and university faculty members in the APEC Region (Moderator led)

Break out groups to discuss new ideas amongst workshop participants.

Session IX

Discussion of policy recommendations for APEC economies to address based on workshop topics (moderator led)

a)    Prioritization of data gaps in renewable energy, energy efficiency, and energy resiliency and recommendations for how to fulfil these needs

b)    Summary of policy implications of Lighting Carbon Footprint and New Work Patterns and         Lifestyles projects

c)    Identification of key projects to work on based on needs across the APEC region that will benefit  the most economies

Workshop presenters will be from both developing and developed APEC economies and will focus on the needs of the developing economies. APEC member representatives will be encouraged to invite policymakers, decision-makers, faculty from universities, and researchers from developing economies who will potentially benefit from this workshop (see Beneficiaries below).

2. Summary Report of Workshop Outcomes: The Project Overseer will develop a summary of the workshop outcomes and ideas for priority next steps, based on the needs of workshop attendees. The summary report will also include policy recommendations on the most pressing data gaps in renewable energy, energy efficiency, and energy resiliency and how to fulfill those data needs to reach EWG and APEC Energy Goals, based on the presentations and discussions during the workshop. The report will include initial findings from the projects we are currently working on around Reducing the Lighting Carbon Footprint in the Tropics and the Impact of New Work Patterns and Lifestyles on Energy Use and Resiliency and will be approximately 40-50 pages long.

The summary report will tentatively consist of the following chapters and will be a guide for policymakers and participants in the workshop:

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Key Outputs from projects, including

a) Assessing Strategies for Reducing Lighting Carbon Footprint in the Tropics

b) Impact of New Work Patterns and Lifestyles on Energy Use and Resiliency

Chapter 3: Key Outcomes and Comparison with Workshop Objectives

Chapter 4: Summary of Content Presented at the Workshop

Chapter 5: Policy recommendations for

a) Data gaps in renewable energy, energy efficiency, and energy resiliency

b) Reducing Carbon Footprint in the Tropics and Impact of New Work Patterns and Lifestyles Projects

Chapter 6: Conclusions and Next Steps

Chapter 7: References

Chapter 8: Appendices and Associated Materials

3. Development of Collaborative Projects: The main project output will be development of a collaborative group of university faculty, energy policymakers, and research institutes, such as APERC and APSEC to work on research projects around energy data collection and analysis that will benefit the APEC region

Outcomes:

1) Enhanced cooperation: This project is expected to enhance cooperation between energy policymakers, university faculty, APERC, and APSEC as they work together on the goals endorsed by APEC Ministries and Leaders to 1) double the share of renewables in the APEC energy mix by 2030 and to 2) to reduce APEC’s energy intensity by 45% from 2005 levels by 2035. In addition, this project will encourage cooperation to work on the EWG’s 2019-2023 Strategic Plan goal of contributing to dissemination of low-carbon towns and/or improvement of energy efficiency and/or accelerating deployment of clean energy.

2) Continued Development of Collaborative Research Projects: Continue developing collaborative projects that were identified during the workshop in June 2021 (EWG 06 2019 A) and add economic analysis into these projects. These include projects such as Reducing the Lighting Carbon Footprint and Energy Use and Resiliency for New Work Patterns and Lifestyles with the COVID-19 Pandemic. Policymakers, participants from research institutes and faculty members will all be invited to participate in projects and/or provide feedback and input on the data gathering and research direction.

3) In addition, new projects will be identified that are most beneficial for policymakers, prioritizing projects that focus on energy resiliency. Policymakers can share data needs that they have for developing energy policy, and all participants can discuss ideas for new projects that will fill these data gaps. A discussion of additional analyses to be included in collaborative projects, such as economic analysis, will be included.

4) Educational Enrichment of Students: This will enhance the education and training of students within APEC economies by developing their technical skills through learning how to work with real-world data and communicate their findings to policymakers through working on their professor’s research projects in class and/or research labs. University students will work collaboratively with their faculty members on these collaborative projects.

5) Policy recommendations to the EWG: Workshop participants will identify policy recommendations for data gaps in renewable energy, energy efficiency, and energy efficiency and also for the projects discussed in detail during the workshop about Reducing the Carbon Footprint in the Tropics and the Impact of New Work Patterns and Lifestyles on Energy Use and Energy Resiliency, based on the presentations and discussions during the workshop.

All of these outcomes will be assessed with two surveys, one directly after the workshop and another 12 months later to measure whether there is enhanced collaboration, progress on collaborative research, enrichment of university students, and potential use of the policy recommendations developed during the workshop. The results of these surveys will be used to inform future collaborative projects and initiatives, and will also be reported back to workshop participants for their input on these future endeavors.

Beneficiaries: Project beneficiaries are expected to be key government officials involved in decision-making on energy development, and relevant environmental and regulatory issues; and institutes and academia involved in the scientific study of energy systems, energy efficiency, and energy resiliency.

Energy policymakers will benefit from the ability to identify key energy data collection and analysis they need to make science-based energy policy, and have that analysis done by university faculty with their students. The faculty and students at the universities will have the opportunity to work with real-world data that they would not normally have access to, and work on projects that will actually make a difference in the APEC region. This will help develop the human resource base in the region and provide additional technical skills to university students during their education.

We will make sure that there is gender balance when inviting workshop speakers and participants.

Dissemination

The presentations made at the workshop, along with the written summary on the results of the workshop, will be broadly distributed among APEC EWG and other participants, including international experts attending the workshop through a project website. The project website has already been developed by the contractor and hosted at their university for our previous project. The project website will continue to be maintained through self-funding after this workshop is completed, as it has after the first workshop that we organized. The Summary Report from the workshop will be posted electronically on the EWG and APEC websites (according to the relevant policies and processes for APEC publications) and shared among EWG expert groups. The results of the workshop may be shared more broadly with other fora that work on higher education/policy collaborations, including posting the results or a summary of the workshop on their respective websites as well. This workshop will also serve as the basis for future APEC discussions involving faculty to policymaker collaboration. This is a model that could benefit many areas of study outside of the EWG as well.

The workshop summary will comply with APEC Publications Guidelines, Intellectual Property Policy and Logo Guidelines.

Gender

Our previous workshop had 29% women as speakers and 27% women participants. We will increase our target to:

Targets

Female Participants (%)

50%

Female Speakers/Experts (%)

50%

Referring to the Guide on Gender Criteria for APEC Project Proposals in the Guidebook on APEC Projects, please tick the pillar or pillars that this project supports, in promoting women’s economic empowerment:

5 Pillars (you may tick more than one)

1

Access to Capital and Assets

2

Access to Markets

3

Skills, Capacity Building, and Health

X

4

Leadership, Voice and Agency

X

5

Innovation and Technology

X

Women will be directly and actively involved in the project. There is high participation of women in the EGNRET already. The workshop organizers will be careful to include women speakers and participants in the workshop, such as inviting Professor Norasikin Ahmad Ludin from the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia who is leading a project on distributed energy with participants of our previous workshop (EWG 06 2019A). The organizers will also encourage women to be involved during the preparatory stage and actual workshop activities. Invitations sent to EWG will take due consideration of gender concerns by encouraging the suggestion and nomination of female speakers and participants.

In addition, the project proponents will ensure that the evaluation forms to be distributed at the end of the workshop will include information on gender for disaggregating data for project assessment and will help in evaluation of specific responses of women and men. This data will be included in the completion report to the Secretariat at the end of the project.

Work Plan

Time

Tasks

Deliverables

June 2021 – September 2021

Submit the Concept Note followed by a full project proposal to APEC for consideration and approval.  Financial support will be sought from the APEC Support Fund

Concept Note followed by full Project Proposal

April 2022

 Select project consultant

Project consultant is under contract

May-June 2022

The USA and co-sponsoring economies will draft the workshop agenda and circulate it to other member economies for comment.  The USA will incorporate the comments and finalize the agenda to reflect all interests by stakeholders

Workshop Agenda.

June-July 2022

The USA and co-sponsoring economies will work with the Secretariat to invite speakers and participants from relevant APEC agencies and interested stakeholders

Send out General Information Circular (GIC).

Invite Speakers and Participants

August 2022

Implementation of the 3-day Workshop

Workshop implemented

August 2022

Submitting post-event evaluation (survey) in order to monitor how all the intended Outcomes are achieved.

Post-event evaluation

September 2022

Upon conclusion of the Workshop, the USA will work with co-sponsors, speakers, and other participants to draft a summary report to the EWG and identify other appropriate outlets for further dissemination.

Submit Summary Report of the Workshop to the Secretariat for review, and to EWG for endorsement 

Develop and distribute workshop summary

1 October 2022

Submit APEC Project Monitoring Report to the APEC Secretariat

Monitoring Report

30 November 2022

Project Completion

31 January 2023

Within 2 months from project end date: the drafting, endorsement and submission of the Completion Report and all supporting documents to the Secretariat

Project completion report

6-12 months after project completion

Participation in the Long-Term Evaluation of APEC Projects conducted by the Secretariat, as required by all APEC funded projects.

August 2023

Submitting second post-event survey to monitor if outcomes have been achieved

Second post-event evaluation

Risks

We expect a fairly low level of risk for this project, the largest is that due to the COVID situation, we might have to do an online workshop instead of in person. We are prepared to do move online if the health and safety situation at the time requires this. The main risk is ensuring that we attract a good number of targeted officials, experts, and faculty in the room for the workshop, given the location and the timing it might be challenging for some officials to attend. In order to mitigate this risk, the project overseers will actively reach out to targeted speakers and participants well in advance of the workshop and will also work with EWG delegates and representatives to identify the most appropriate representatives in each of the economies. The invitation will also be issued well in advance to ensure sufficient time for participants and speakers to plan for attendance at the event. An additional risk is ensuring that the right participants attend the workshop. In order to mitigate this risk, the invitation letter will include information on the appropriate participants.

While it might not be possible, the project overseer will explore possible remote participation in addition to in person (a hybrid approach) and at the very least, ensure all presentations are circulated to the broader group.

Monitoring and Evaluation

Outcome

Measure of Success

Number of experts engaged

Target goal of 5 experts engaged in the workshop

Number of attending economies

Target goal of 17 APEC economies attending the workshop

Number of travel eligible economies

Target goal of 8 travel eligible economies attending the workshop

Enhanced cooperation amongst EWG policymakers, university faculty from APEC economies, and research institutes

Policymakers and faculty from at least 12 APEC economies and participants from research institutes, such as APERC and APSEC, attend the workshop (35-45 people total) and 35% women.

Continued development of current research projects

At least two of the projects developed from previous workshop (EWG 06 2019A) continue and incorporate economic analysis into project

Development of new collaborative project concepts

The development of two new collaborative project concepts, at least one that focuses on energy resiliency

Education enrichment of students

In the end-of-workshop survey, a question will be included to learn about student involvement in the collaborative projects.

Increased participation of women (50% of speakers and 50% of participants)

The end-of-workshop survey will collect information on gender to be able to quantitatively see if we reached our goal for gender diversity.

Project report number of pages

Target of 40-50 pages for project report.


Linkages

This project builds upon EWG project (EWG 06 2019A) University Collaboration to Support Data Gathering and Analysis in Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, which was a virtual meeting in June 2021. Ideas for collaborative projects were developed and will be worked on in the upcoming year. This new project will allow faculty, policymakers, researchers from institutes to meet in person to evaluate ongoing projects, develop new projects, and incorporate ideas of energy resiliency and economic analysis into current projects.

In addition, there could be potential linkages between the APEC Human Resources Development Working Group (HRDWG) and their Education Network, as they work on issues of education in APEC economies.

This project aligns with the Education Strategy 2016-2030, in particular for Objective 1, Action 2: “promotion of cross-border education, academic mobility and individual pathways within and across education levels.” This was developed from the 2015 Leaders’ Statement with the goal to “improve human capital development and our goals to improve people-to-people connectivity and continue the promotion of cross-border cooperation in education engagement.” In addition, this project supports the goal of Objective 2, Action 2: “promotion of Science, Technology, and Innovation in education and pedagogical practices.” Connecting faculty members in Science, Technology, and Engineering with APEC policy makers will enhance student education across borders and connect them to other people within the APEC region.

Sustainability

The project is expected to have significant, long-term impact on APEC-member economies even after project completion.  The data gathering and analysis capacity related to energy policy in the region will be greatly enhanced by the development of a group of faculty/policy-maker/APERC/APSEC collaborations. The project will build on and strengthen existing APEC work; specifically, the EWG Strategic Plan 2019-2023 to increase the implementation of clean energy in the region, increase energy efficiency, and strengthen regional energy security. In addition, this aligns with Leaders goals to double the share of renewable energy in the APEC energy mix by 2030 and reduce APEC’s energy intensity by 45% from 2005 levels by 2035.

As collaborative projects are developed and implemented, the PO will share best practices and results with workshop attendees so that additional projects can be developed. The PO will hold video conferences for interested members of the EWG, APERC, APSEC, and faculty members to discuss the projects that have been done, and potential additional projects that can be developed in the future, especially with respect to energy resiliency.

Project Overseers

The Project Overseer is Kathleen Purvis-Roberts, a Professor of Chemistry and Environmental Science at Scripps College for the past 20 years. She has taught a variety of project-based courses focused on energy efficiency and renewable energy, in addition to collaborative courses with faculty at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, the University of the Philippines Diliman, and King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi. She was a Jefferson Science Fellow at the United States Department of State and worked on energy policy issues with the EWG as a Foreign Affairs Officer in the Office of Economic Policy, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs. During this time, she oversaw an APEC EWG workshop (EWG 02 2017A) Trainings in Renewable Energy Best-Practices: Procurement, Contracts, Lifecycle Cost Analyses, and Risk Mitigation to Mobilize Private Investment. She is also PO for the initial workshop that led to this project (EWG 06 2019A) University Collaboration to Support Data Gathering and Analysis in Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. She has published 30 peer-reviewed, scientific articles and has co-authored three chemistry textbooks. She has also been the Principal Investigator (PI) or co-PI on thirteen different research grants.

Professor Purvis-Roberts’ earned her Ph.D. from Princeton University in Physical Chemistry with a certificate in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy from the Woodrow Wilson School of International and Public Affairs. She has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry as well.

Cost Efficiency

Not Applicable.

Drawdown Timetable

Not Applicable.

Direct Labour

A consultant, Professor Chanyaporn Bstieler from King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, will be engaged to help organize and identify speakers for the workshop, help run the workshop, and participate in the development and completion of the summary report.  APEC funding for this task is estimated at $19,000.

King Mongkut’s University Technology Thonburi (KMUTT) will be contracted to provide support to the PO for the project (the PO has no conflict of interest with Dr. Bstieler or KMUTT).  KMUTT is a leading technical university in Thailand, with the main campus in Bangkok.  The university has committed to achieving sustainability goals and promoting energy efficiency, renewable energy, and resiliency in Thailand.  They are selected for their expertise and contribution to Thailand’s energy policies and other national strategies to achieve the energy efficiency and renewable energy targets.  They have networks with other universities and energy agencies in Thailand and Asia-Pacific, and experiences in organising APEC’s workshops successfully.   

Dr. Chanyaporn BSTIELER, Director of Lighting Research and Innovation Centre, KMUTT who will lead the workshop, has a Ph.D. in Architecture (Light and Lighting) from the University College London.  She has 18 years of teaching and leading key research projects in energy efficient lighting and demand-side measures.   In collaboration with other universities in Thailand and the Asia-Pacific, she has played an important role in promoting lighting education and lighting best-practices in the region.  

KMUTT will be contracted for 278 hours of work to:

1.    Prepare materials relating to the collaborative projects (defined at the past workshop) for the workshop:

a.       Review studies on the changing work patterns in the Asia-Pacific;

b.       Summarise the potential impacts on the energy use and resiliency in building and transportation sectors;

c.       Conduct an initial survey on strategies for energy efficient lighting and renewable energy in the building sector, particularly for the tropics (daylight is renewable energy); and

d.       Review the effectiveness of each strategy and prepare for the economic assessment at the workshop

2.  Organise the workshop in Bangkok and a-half day visit to KMUTT’s green energy demonstration site. 

3.   Invite speakers and participants and advise them on travel arrangement and reimbursement.

4.   Participate in the workshop in note taking, moderating a group discussion, and rapporteur roles.

5.   Draft with the PO: a) a Workshop Report and b) a 2-page summary for participants.

No

Specific Task

No. of Hours Per Task

Hourly Rate (USD)

Total

(USD)

1

Review literatures and policies relevant to the collaborative projects

40

80

3,200

2

Conduct an initial survey and prepare materials for the workshop

30

80

2,400

3

Organise the workshop venue, a field trip, and the agenda

24

50

1,200

4

Assist the PO on invitations and follow-up on speakers and participants submission of materials

60

50

3,000

5

Assist the PO on conducting the workshop (i.e. moderating a group discussion) and summary

30

80

2,400

6

Update the project website

24

50

1,200

7

Assist the PO on drafting and finalising the workshop final report and a two-page summary

70

80

5,600

Total:

278

19,000


Waivers

Not Applicable.

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No 
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Project Title

Project Status

Publication (if any)

Fund Account

Sub-fund

Project Year

Project Session

APEC Funding

Co-funding Amount

Total Project Value

Sponsoring Forum

Topics

Committee

Other Fora Involved

Other Non-APEC Stakeholders Involved

Proposing Economy(ies)

Co-Sponsoring Economies

Expected Start Date

Expected Completion Date

Project Proponent Name 1

Job Title 1

Organization 1

Postal Address 1

Telephone 1

Fax 1

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