Project Title

Regulatory/Market Settings to Support Greater Electrical Energy Storage Development for Sustainable and Socially Responsible Electricity Sector C02 Emissions Reductions in APEC Economies 

Project Year

2022   

Project Number

EWG 03 2022A 

Project Session

Session 1   

Project Type

Standard 

Project Status

Project in Implementation   
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Project No.

EWG 03 2022A 

Project Title

Regulatory/Market Settings to Support Greater Electrical Energy Storage Development for Sustainable and Socially Responsible Electricity Sector C02 Emissions Reductions in APEC Economies 

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

2022 

Project Session

Session 1 

APEC Funding

57,000 

Co-funding Amount

49,992 

Total Project Value

106,992 

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)

Australia 

Co-Sponsoring Economies

Hong Kong, China; Japan; Malaysia; New Zealand; Chinese Taipei; United States; Viet Nam 

Expected Start Date

01/09/2022 

Expected Completion Date

31/12/2023 

Project Proponent Name 1

Jamie Pittock 

Job Title 1

Professor 

Organization 1

The Australian National University 

Postal Address 1

Not Applicable 

Telephone 1

(61-2) 61255563 

Fax 1

Not Applicable 

Email 1

Jamie.Pittock@anu.edu.au 

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

Jamie Pittock 

Project Summary

This project will examine existing market settings in three of the six APEC economies that previously volunteered for the Peer Review on Low Carbon Energy Policies (PRLCE) project (Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, and Thailand). The purpose of this project/study is to determine market setting suitability in each economy for encouraging the use of pumped storage hydropower (PSH) and other electrical energy storage (EES) technologies, in order to facilitate a transition to zero or low carbon electricity grids. Building on the PRLCE project, this project will develop economy specific options to fill EES market setting information gaps, as well as recommendations for adjustments to market settings for the purposes of encouraging investment in EES. An Australian expert EES team will work closely with the APEC ERTF team and government energy experts from each economy. Academics and NGO experts will also review/confirm project findings.

Project recommendations will support all APEC economies in their transition to zero/low carbon electricity grids.

Relevance

Relevance - Issues: This project addresses the APEC-wide (and global) issue of reducing electricity sector carbon emissions in a socially and environmentally responsible manner. The project will focus on three volunteer PRLCE APEC economies, with outputs being relevant for the whole APEC region.

Eligibility and Fund Priorities: 

a. Energy intensity: Excess electricity from renewable generators can be stored rather than dumped

b. Share of renewables: EES supports the uptake of renewables as the energy can be stored for use when it is needed

c. Energy resiliency: EES covers both short and long-term energy storage, enabling electricity systems to continue to provide power even when generators are offline due to natural or man-made disasters

d. Access to affordable energy: EES allows cheaply produced electricity to be stored for later use

e. Capacity building: Work closely with government experts and other key stakeholders on EES market settings, to ensure that they are able to follow-up and make market setting changes within their economies.

f. Funding priorities: This project builds on work done under the PRLCE project, and also follows on from the 2019 approved APEC workshop on the use of pumped storage hydropower (PSH) to enable greater renewable energy use and reliable electricity supply.

Capacity Building: The project is designed to have an expert EES team work in close collaboration with government energy experts and other key stakeholders. Their close involvement in the project will build their EES capacity and knowledge, and these experts and stakeholders will use the project outputs to develop/improve EES policies and plans and to fill EES related information gaps highlighted through the project.

Objectives

This project seeks to assist APEC economies (in particular Papua New Guinea, Malaysia and Thailand) to establish domestic market settings that will encourage investment in Electrical Energy Storage (EES), which will be needed to support the transition to zero/low carbon electricity grids. Delivery of the project outcomes will support APEC economies to work towards zero/low carbon electricity grids in the longer term and as part of their Paris commitments.



Alignment

Alignment to APEC: Aligns to 2014 APEC statement on doubling aggregate share of renewables in the APEC energy mix by 2030 by encouraging investment in electrical energy storage (EES), which will ensure security of electricity supply in APEC economies (with primary renewable energy sources (e.g. wind and solar) being weather dependent).

Aligns to 2011 APEC statement on energy resiliency as EES allows electricity to continue to be distributed even when man made or natural disasters damage generators.

Alignment to Forum: The project aligns with the two main components of the Energy Working Group’s mission:

(i) to ensure security of electricity supply:

Installation of EES directly supports energy security, by providing back-up power supply in cases of generators going offline, or during transmission disruptions. For example, on 28th September 2016 the Australian state of South Australia faced 6 hours of widespread blackout that stemmed from damage to transmission infrastructure. Subsequently, to help avoid future similar electricity supply disruptions, South Australia invested in a large grid-scale battery.

(ii) to lower the carbon intensity of energy supply:

Addressing climate change requires a rapid transition to low carbon energy technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. At the same time, the falling cost of renewable energy generation from solar and wind is driving an increasing and decentralized deployment of these technologies. Most APEC economies have policy targets for a substantial increase in renewable energy generation, with the three target economies for this project (Papua New Guinea, Malaysia and Thailand) all having made commitments at Paris in 2015. Added to these commitments, the cheapest electricity generation technology is solar-based generation, with the three target economies all having abundant solar access. However, solar-based systems generate power only when the sun is shining, and thus, development of EES in Papua New Guinea, Thailand and Malaysia is needed to support their transition to low-carbon electricity grids that will be predominantly powered by variable renewable energy sources such as solar. Further, APEC economies more generally will need EES to be developed as their electricity generation systems transition to variable renewable energy generators.

TILF/ASF Justification

Not Applicable.

Beneficiaries and Outputs

Outputs: This project has six outputs, as follows:

a) Three Virtual Truthing Workshops, 4 hours each. One workshop will be held with each of the target economies (Papua New Guinea, Malaysia and Thailand). Participants will include key energy experts from government and civil society. The purpose of the three virtual truthing workshops will be to validate and extend the findings in the draft technical report (that will be shared with participants prior to the workshops), with an emphasis on economy specific elements.

b) Main Project Workshop (virtual, 8 hours over two days). Participants will be the key energy experts involved in the three virtual truthing workshops, plus energy experts from other APEC economies. The purpose of the workshop will be to further discuss and refine the contents of the draft technical report, and for key stakeholders to provide feedback and inputs on the draft options for changes that could be made to EES market settings in the three target economies.

c) An APEC Technical Report (approx.. 50 pages) that will incorporate feedback from discussions during the project workshops. The target audience for the APEC technical report will be project participants and APEC energy experts. The APEC technical report will include the following elements:

i.  An assessment of current electricity sector market settings in each of Papua New Guinea, Malaysia and Thailand,

ii. Highlights of good practice relating to EES market settings in APEC economies,

iii. Information needs/gaps to fill in order to inform further EES investment in Papua New Guinea, Malaysia and Thailand,

iv. Economy specific options for changes that could be made to EES market settings in Papua New Guinea, Malaysia and Thailand, to encourage additional EES investment.

v. Report on workshops – The purpose is as a record of the workshop discussions/recommendations. The target audience will be parties who would like to see the evidence behind the project recommendations (e.g. related to options for changes to EES related market settings).

d) An APEC Policy Brief (2 – 3 pages). APEC decision-makers and government leaders, particularly from the target economies, will be the target audience. The APEC policy brief will summarize key opportunities and lessons from the project, to enhance energy policies and electricity supply through the use of EES. The brief will be distributed through the APEC Energy Working Group and shared with workshop participants. The APEC policy brief will be published online in accordance with APEC guidelines.

Outcomes: 

a) Energy sector policy makers in PNG, Malaysia and Thailand have a clear picture available of the current status of EES related market settings in their economies.

b) Energy sector policy makers in PNG, Malaysia and Thailand have clear information available on good practices on EES related market settings among APEC economies.

c) Energy sector policy-makers in PNG, Malaysia and Thailand are given a set of clear set of economy specific options for changes in their economy’s market settings in order to encourage investment in EES.

d) Energy sector policy makers in PNG, Malaysia and Thailand are aware of any information gaps/needs that should be filled to inform further EES investments.

e) Energy sector policy makers across the APEC region have access to case-studies of how to adjust and modify EES-related market settings to encourage investment in EES.

Beneficiaries: 

a) Primary project beneficiaries are expected to be key government officials from Thailand, Papua New Guinea and Malaysia, who are involved in decision-making on energy development, and relevant environmental, social and regulatory issues. These primary project beneficiaries are expected to include those with expertise in social impacts of energy development projects, including expertise in potential impacts on women, children and other vulnerable groups.

Secondary project beneficiaries are expected to be (a) energy sector managers; (b) institutes and academia involved in economic and policy analysis of energy sector change and security of supply; and (c) the hydropower industry, including those with expertise on gender impacts of energy management.

International financial institutions (IFIs) that support energy investments (e.g. International Finance Corporation (IFC), Asian Development Bank (ADB), Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)) will also be invited to participate in project workshops and are expected to be beneficiaries.

Tertiary project beneficiaries are expected to include government energy officials from APEC economies as one of the project outcomes is that Energy sector policy makers across the APEC region have access to case-studies of how to adjust and modify EES-related market settings to encourage investment in EES.

b) Energy policymakers across APEC, and from Papua New Guinea, Malaysia and Thailand in particular, will benefit from up-to-date information on current and emerging opportunities for sustainable development of EES to increase grid resilience and support the transition to zero/low carbon electricity grids. They will benefit from capacity building and improved understanding of EES issues, particularly in relation to market settings.

The finance and energy sectors will be better placed to identify new opportunities for EES deployment.  Environmental organizations will better understand the opportunities to manage their desire for greater use of renewable energy together with electricity storage. The public will benefit through improved sustainability and resilience of electricity supply and increased environmental sustainability over the long-term. Everyone will benefit by identifying ways of deploying more renewable energy and improving reliability of electricity supplies to support our economies with lower social and environmental costs.

Dissemination

The project written outputs will be disseminated as follows:

a) The APEC technical report will include full detail of project findings and lessons across four areas as described under project outputs. Target Audience: project participants and APEC energy experts. Dissemination: The APEC technical report will be shared with project participants, and will be published electronically on the APEC website.

b) The APEC policy brief will summarize key opportunities and lessons from the project in order to enhance energy policies and electricity supply through the use of EES. Target Audience: APEC decision-makers and government leaders, particularly from the target economies. The brief will be distributed through the APEC Energy Working Group and shared with workshop participants. Dissemination: The APEC policy brief is intended for electronic publication on the APEC website in accordance with APEC guidelines.

Gender

Targets

Female Participants (%)

In our dialogue with APEC economy agencies, we shall encourage them to include female representatives. In support of our effort to include women, we will attempt to include a critical mass of at least 30% of participants as women

Female Speakers/Experts (%)

We have a target of having at least two of the four expert speakers (excluding contractor and PO) be female (50%). The PO is male, and the contractor may be male or female. The PO will actively encourage female candidates to apply, however the best contractor is the one that will be selected for the role.

PO is committed to collecting sex disaggregated data for all speakers and participants (not only those funded by APEC) at the project event. This data will be included when submitting a Completion Report to the Secretariat upon completion of the project, as well as providing guidance to future POs on their own gender parity targets’.

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:

No.

5 Pillars (you may tick more than one)

Explanation of how your project addresses the pillar

1

Access to Capital and Assets

X

A key element of this project is the inclusion of a (female) social sustainability expert, who will review all project products and outputs to ensure that women, children and other vulnerable groups will not be disadvantaged by implementation of the project recommendations. For example, in general terms, this expert will review proposed market setting adjustments to ensure that they will not result in additional resettlement of vulnerable populations.

2

Access to Markets

3

Skills, Capacity Building, and Health

Inclusion of a target of 30% women participants at the project workshops will help to build capacity of women in the energy sector.
Consideration of gender issues in energy supply and consumption will be included in project events

4

Leadership, Voice and Agency

X

This project will include a female social and environmental sustainability expert who will be a key presenter at project workshops. In addition, we target having at least one other female expert presenter.

The project will aim to have a minimum of 30% of female workshop participants to ensure that women’s voices are heard. The workshop facilitator will actively seek to gather the input of female participants.

5

Innovation and Technology


Work Plan



Timeline

Tasks

Deliverables

Sep 2022

Project kick-off

Project team meeting, allocation of tasks and timelines

Sep – Oct 2022

Procurement and contracting process to engage contractor

Request for Proposal, Contract signed with contractor, including acceptance of all of APEC’s Standard Conditions

Nov 2022 – Jan 2023

A desktop-based assessment of:

a)    Existing EES related market settings;

b)    EES-related information needs in each case-study economy;

c)    Good EES market settings practice among APEC economies

Draft technical report

Nov – Dec 2022

Develop list of key energy sector stakeholders in the three case-study economies

List of names and contact details for key energy market stakeholders in Papua New Guinea, Malaysia and Thailand

Jan – Feb 2023

Share draft technical report with key energy sector stakeholders

Draft technical report shared electronically

Feb – Mar 2023

Three (3) virtual truthing workshops (intend to record for note taking purposes)

3 x workshop agendas

3 x workshop participant/speaker lists

3 x workshop evaluations (using participant feedback surveys)

1 x combined workshop report

1st Apr 2023

Submission of the APEC Project Monitoring Report

Annual Monitoring Report

Apr 2023

Draft and disseminate General Information Circular 8 weeks prior to main project workshop, including main project workshop agenda, list of speakers, connection details and nomination form

General Information Circular

Main project workshop agenda, list of speakers, connection details, nomination form

Apr – May 2023

Revisions to draft technical report based on inputs and feedback from truthing workshops

Develop draft options for economy specific market settings adjustments to encourage investment in EES

Revised draft technical report for Papua New Guinea, Malaysia and Thailand, incorporating draft market settings adjustment recommendations

Jun 2023

Main project workshop (virtual) to discuss findings and for any final input and feedback from stakeholders; (intend to record for note-taking purposes)

1 x workshop agenda

1 x workshop participant/speaker list

1 x workshop evaluation (using participant feedback survey)

1 x workshop report

Jul – Aug 2023

Incorporate feedback and inputs from main project workshop into revised APEC technical report

APEC technical report

Aug 2023

Prepare APEC policy brief, distilling key messages from APEC technical report

APEC policy brief

Sep – Oct 2023

Finalization of all project reports and deliverables

Final revision and editing of project deliverables (APEC technical report, including report on workshops, as well as the APEC policy brief)

30 Oct 2023

Submission of completed APEC technical report to APEC Secretariat, inclusive of:

(i) assessment of current electricity sector market settings in each target economy,

(ii) highlights of good practice relating to EES market settings in APEC economies,

(iii) economy specific information needs/gaps to fill in order to inform further EES investment,

(iv) economy specific options for changes that could be made to EES market settings to encourage additional EES investment.

(v) Report on project workshops

APEC technical report, including report on workshops

30 Oct 2023

Submission to APEC Secretariat of APEC Policy Brief that distills key messages from APEC technical report.

APEC Policy Brief

Nov – Dec 2023

Responding to feedback from APEC on APEC technical report (that includes report on workshops)

APEC technical report, including report on workshops

28 Feb 2024

Submit the APEC Project Completion Report and supporting documents to the Secretariat

APEC Project Completion Report

Apr 2024

Survey of energy sector policy makers re: EES market settings and related information gaps/needs

Report on level of change in understandings of EES market settings among decision-makers

6 – 12 months after completion

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

Risks

This project has few risks as it is focused on a technology that meets urgent economic needs, offers multiple benefits, is relatively uncontentious, and draws on expertise from a broad range of APEC economies. Adequate participation from experts and representatives of APEC economies will be secured through early planning and networking. By selecting virtual workshops, costs are minimized along with the risk of travel restrictions delaying the project.

The project risks that do exist are detailed in the table below:

No.

Risk

How will it be managed?

1

Economies not applying knowledge learned or adopting recommendations from the project

The project consultant and leaders in the field will be chosen as speakers, because they have ongoing research in the area, they will serve as the basis of a network for engaging with the project participants after the completion of the project.

2

Due to the proposed production of multiple information products, there is a risk of delays

a) contracting a number of the tasks to a reputable consultant who can draw on a number of support personnel to produce deliverables on time, and

b) as a backup, to draw on research assistance from The Australian National University.

3

Key energy sector experts unavailable for workshops

Early planning and networking will be used to ensure that workshops are run at a time suitable for key stakeholders.
In the case where key government officials from particular economies cannot be available, a nominate representative or suitably qualified and networked academic from that economy could take their place.

4

Technical failures mean that meetings are not recorded

Notes will be taken during meetings, with the recordings available as a backup to verify particular exchanges

5

Lack of good quality internet connections interrupt workshops

a) ensure a variety of key stakeholders from each economy are involved so that if some have a disrupted meeting experience, others are able to share and discuss, and

b) pretest the meeting platform prior to workshops to ensure that the opportunity for unexpected interruptions is minimized


Monitoring and Evaluation

Evaluation Focus

Indicators

Target Goals

Evaluation Method

Reporting Method

Outputs

1.   Workshops

1.    No. of participants (excl. speakers/ experts)

30

Event Attendance List

Report on Workshops;

Completion Report

2.    % of participating men/women (excl. speakers/experts)

At least 30% female participants as women

Event Attendance List

Report on Workshops;

Completion Report

3.    No. of speakers/
experts engaged

4, excluding PO and contractor

Event Attendance List

Report on Workshops;

Completion Report

4.    % of speakers/
experts (men/women)

50/50, excluding PO & contractor

Event Attendance List

Report on Workshops;

Completion Report

5.    No. of attending economies

15 economies across the 4 virtual workshops

Event Attendance List

Report on Workshops;

Completion Report

6.    Feedback from workshop participants

Relevant agencies participated and 50% of participants reported that content was useful, and intend to use project outputs to inform domestic EES market setting policy

Workshop evaluations, using post-event participant surveys

Report on Workshops;

Completion Report

7.    Content developed and deployed

31 Jul 2023

Certification by PO

Report on Workshops;

Completion Report

2.      APEC Technical Report

1.    No. of pages

50 pages

Certification by PO

Email to the Secretariat;

Completion Report

2.    Submission to the Secretariat

30 Oct 2023

Submission to the Secretariat

Email to the Secretariat;

Completion Report

Out-comes

1.    Energy sector policy makers in PNG, Malaysia and Thailand have a clear picture available of the current status of EES related market settings in their economies.

1.    Energy sector policy makers report improved understanding of EES market settings status

20% of participants (policy makers) report improved understanding of EES market settings status

Tracking economies six months after project completion

Report to the Program Director

2.    Energy sector policy makers in PNG, Malaysia and Thailand are aware of any information gaps/needs that should be filled to inform further EES investments

1.      Energy sector policy makers report improved understanding of information gaps and needs relating to EES market settings

20% of participants (policy makers) report improved understanding of information gaps and needs relating to EES market settings

Tracking economies six months after event

Report to the Program Director

3.  Energy sector policy makers in PNG, Malaysia and Thailand have clear information available on good practices on EES related market settings among APEC economies.

1.   Published section of APEC technical report on good EES practices among APEC economies.

2.   APEC policy brief

Nov 2023

Review of APEC technical report & APEC policy brief 

APEC Technical Report

APEC Policy brief;

Completion Report

4. Energy sector policy-makers in PNG, Malaysia and Thailand have access to a clear set of economy specific options for changes in their economy’s market settings in order to encourage investment in EES.

1.      Published section of APEC technical report on options for changes to EES related market settings.

Nov 2023

Included in the APEC technical report

APEC technical report ;

Completion Report

5.  Energy sector policy makers across the APEC region have access to case-studies of how to adjust and modify EES-related market settings to encourage investment in EES.

1.      Published APEC technical report (section on good EES practices among APEC economies).

Nov 2023

Included in the APEC technical report

APEC technical report ;

Completion Report


Linkages

This project builds on previous APEC projects including the PRLCE project and the APEC workshop on the use of pumped storage hydropower (PSH) to enable greater renewable energy use and reliable electricity supply. As an output, the earlier PSH project recommended that a further regulatory and market settings APEC project be run in order to summarize the types of market setting that encourage energy storage, identify good practices in APEC economies and recommend priorities for filling information gaps.

With its focus on environmental and social sustainability, this project will promote cross-fora collaboration, particularly with the Environmental Experts Meeting, the Gender Focal Point Network, Group of Friends on Disability, and the Policy Partnership on Women and the Economy.

The project will work closely with the APEC ERTF, government energy experts, NGO personnel with a background and interest in energy and sustainability, academics, as well as with representatives from vulnerable groups such as women and girls, those living with disabilities, the elderly, and minority ethnic groups.

Sustainability

The project is expected to have significant, long-term impact on APEC-member economies even after project completion. Through greater deployment of EES technology, APEC economies will have opportunities to add more renewable energy generation, lower peak power prices, increase the reliability of electricity supply, and facilitate energy trading between neighboring economies. The project will build on, and strengthen, existing APEC work; specifically (i) the PRLCE projects conducted in Thailand, Papua New Guinea and Malaysia, (ii) the APEC workshop on the use of pumped storage hydropower (PSH) to enable greater renewable energy use and reliable electricity supply, and (iii) the EWG Strategic Plan including building the capacity of APEC members to strengthen domestic and regional energy security and lower the carbon intensity of energy supply and use across the region.

APEC Member Economies are expected to continuously carry forward the results and lessons of the project after its completion, since the reports from the workshops will consolidate information on best practices and technical expertise from both public and private sectors, and will serve as a reference for capacity building activities. To maximize the benefits of the project, ongoing networking may be undertaken among participants from APEC Member Economies. The project consultant, PO and expert speakers (as individuals with ongoing research in the area) will serve as the basis of a network for engaging with the project participants after the completion of the project.

The APEC technical report will be published on the APEC website, along with the APEC policy brief, thus making the key findings available to APEC economies and other interested parties.

Following project completion, as a self-funded activity, ANU also proposes to develop an academic journal paper on EES market settings in the three target economies in order to summarize and further communicate the work undertaken during the project. This academic publication will be subject to APEC copyright requirements, and the project team will liaise with the Secretariat regarding permission to publish the paper. It is intended the publication is open-access, which will further ensure that the public interest knowledge generated in the project is available for those who may use it. 

Details on measuring progress on achieving project outcomes are detailed in the monitoring and evaluation section.

Project Overseers

The project will be overseen by Professor Jamie Pittock (BSc, Monash; PhD, ANU) of the Fenner School of Environment and Society at The Australian National University.

Jamie worked for sustainability organisations in Australia and internationally from 1989-2007, including as Director of WWF’s Global Freshwater Programme from 2001-2007. He has served on a number of government advisory bodies, including two task forces of the China Council on International Cooperation on Environment and Development, and committees advising the Australian Minister for the Environment. Jamie’s research from 2007 has focused on better governance of the interlinked issues of water management, energy and food supply, responding to climate change and conserving biological diversity. Jamie directs research programs on irrigation in Africa, hydropower and food production in the Mekong region, and sustainable water management in the Murray-Darling Basin. From 2010–2013 he was Program Leader, Australia and United States’ Climate, Energy and Water for the US Studies Centre and the ANU Water Initiative. Jamie is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is Director of the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists and the World Commission on Protected Areas, serves on the Advisory Board of the public fund of Water Stewardship Asia-Pacific, and chairs the Eminent Scientists Group of WWF Australia. Jamie is an editor of Regional Environmental Change, Frontiers - Freshwater Science, and Ecosystem Services.

Jamie has previously worked on APEC projects: He was the project overseer for the (2019 approved) APEC workshop on the use of pumped storage hydropower (PSH) to enable greater renewable energy use and reliable electricity supply, EWG 09 2019A.

Cost Efficiency

Not Applicable.

Drawdown Timetable

Not Applicable.

Direct Labour

Table 1: Estimated contractor time requirements

Item

Estimated Input Required

Research and analysis

1. Work with Australia National University (ANU) to research and review the status of market settings related to EES in the three target economies, as well as researching evidence of good EES market settings practice across all APEC economies.

The output of the research will be a 50-page draft technical report covering the following:

a)     An assessment of the status of EES-related market settings in each of the three target economies (Papua New Guinea, Thailand, Malaysia);

b)     An analysis of EES related information gaps and needs in the three target economies, and

c)     Good EES market settings practice across APEC economies

2. Present research and analysis outlined above at the project workshops

3. Work with the ANU to incorporate inputs from workshops into the background paper, including conducting an analysis of economy specific options for changes that could be made to EES market settings in Papua New Guinea; Malaysia and Thailand, to encourage additional EES investment. The output of this research (including (1) above) will be the APEC technical report based on the draft technical report, and incorporating feedback and inputs from project workshops, and comprising the following elements:

a)   An assessment of current electricity sector market settings in each of Papua New Guinea, Malaysia and Thailand,

b)   Highlights of good practice relating to EES market settings in APEC economies,

c)   Information needs/gaps to fill in order to inform further EES investment in Papua New Guinea, Malaysia and Thailand,

d)   Economy specific options for changes that could be made to EES market settings in Papua New Guinea, Malaysia and Thailand, to encourage additional EES investment.

4. Work with the ANU to prepare an APEC policy brief that distills the key messages from the APEC technical report, with a particular emphasis on options for changes that could be made to EES market settings in the three target economies.

180 hours @ $80/hour

5 hours @ $80/hour

80 hours @ $80/hour

30 hours @ $80/hour

Workshops

Work with ANU to organise and run 4 online workshops, including to:

a)     Organise and pre-test meeting platform;

b)     Select online workshop dates;

c)     Prepare GIC for main workshop;

d)     Oversee invitations for speakers (~4) and participants (~30) with the APEC Secretariat;

e)     Record workshops;

f)      Participate in workshops as the rapporteur;

g)     Conduct post-workshop participant surveys.

Workshop follow-up

Following the workshops, the contractor will:

a)   Conduct post-workshop evaluations incorporating participant survey responses;

b)   Prepare a report for the 4 workshops, comprising:

         i.       Purpose of workshops;

        ii.       Participant feedback;

       iii.       Synergies with other APEC activities;

      iv.       Workshop proceedings, including summaries of plenary discussions;

       v.       Conclusions and next steps.

190 hours @ $40/hour

80 hours @ $40/hour

Total Estimated Research Input Required:

295 Hours

Total Estimated Workshop Logistics Input Required:

270 Hours


Waivers

Not Applicable.

Are there any supporting document attached?

No 
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