ACEF 2016 Registration is Now Open
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Dear Clean Energy Colleague,
Preparations for ACEF 2016 are well under way, and we are working to make this year’s Forum a cutting-edge knowledge exchange experience for all attendees. We have a few important announcements to help you get ready:
  1. Registration for ACEF 2016 is now open. Click here for details and the registration form.
  2. Deep Dive Workshops and Technical Seminars. We will feature these events at the beginning of ACEF week, on Monday 6 June and Tuesday 7 June.
ACEF Registration Announcement
Registration for participation in ACEF 2016 is now open. Participants can register for the Main Forum from 8 to 10 June or for any of the individual days of the Forum. Participants can also register free of charge for pre-forum events on 6 and 7 June, including the Energy-for-All Investor Forum; the Deep Dive Workshops; and the Technical Seminars. Details on the individual workshops and seminars are available in the Agenda section of our website here.

Please note that ACEF speakers will have their registration fees waived. If you are responding to our Call for Abstracts, and your attendance is contingent upon a speaking slot, we recommend waiting to register until after you receive notification about whether your abstract was accepted, which will happen in mid-April.  

More details and the registration form can be found here.

Deep Dive Workshops and Technical Seminars
ACEF this year will once again feature Deep Dive Workshops (DDWs), and we have introduced a variation, which we call Technical Seminars on Monday and Tuesday of ACEF week. The main forum will be on Wednesday through Friday, and will be a larger discussion, including plenaries, sessions in 4 thematic tracks, and a knowledge networking session to encourage cross fertilization among ACEF participants.  

The DDWs provide a chance for in-depth discussion around specific topics or challenges, over the course of a half-day or full-day workshop. The DDWs can take the form of in-depth working discussions, interactive panels, training sessions, and other exciting formats. Technical Seminars are typically shorter in duration (90 minutes or half a day) and are focused less on brainstorming and problem solving, and more on sharing information on important technical issues and developments in the clean energy and climate field.

The ACEF Steering Committee has received proposals from a number of partner organizations to host Deep Dive Workshops and Technical Seminars, and we are delighted to have finalized a line-up with a total of 18 pre-forum events. Below is the full list of DDWs and Technical Seminars:

Day 1 - Monday 6 June
Title: Wind Power: Accelerating Deployments in Emerging Wind Markets
Organizers: ADB Quantum Leap in Wind

Title: Deep Dive Workshop on Green Energy Finance
Organizers: Renewables Academy (RENAC) / Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific (ADFIAP)

Title: Carbon Capture and Storage – Current Status and Opportunities / Way Forward
Organizers: ADB

Title: Mapping the Future: Energizing Data-driven Policy Making and Investment in Renewable Power
Organizers: US Agency for International Development (USAID) and National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Title: How Corporate Demand for Renewable Energy Can Support Renewable Energy Markets in Asia.
Organizers: World Resources Institute

Title: E4ALL Pilot Projects on Mini-grid: Lessons Learned
Organizers: ADB Energy for All Initiative

Title: Reaching the Last Mile in Energy Access; Gender Approaches in Action
Organizers: Energia, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, World Bank

Title: Demonstrating Thailand’s Organizational GHG Reporting Program and Online Reporting Registry
Organizers: USAID Low Emissions Asian Development (LEAD) / ICF International

Title: Powering ASEAN: Can the Nordic Model Work?
Organizers: ASEAN Studies Center

Day 2 - Tuesday 7 June
Title: Scaling up Clean Energy: Early Actions to Facilitate Integration of Variable Renewable Energy into Existing Power Systems
Organizers: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), US Agency for International Development (USAID), National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Clean Energy Solutions Center

Title: Energy Efficiency
Organizers: Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency and Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL)

Title: Deep Dive Workshop on Waste-to-Energy
Organizers: ADB Waste to Energy Working Group

Title: Practical Actions for Accelerating Energy Efficiency: Finance, Policy, and Public-Private Partnerships
Organizers: Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency / Energy Efficiency Services Limited

Title: Powering the Tiger: The Status and Future of Renewable Energy in South East Asia.
Organizers: Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

Title: Scaling Clean Technologies: What it Really Takes / How Accelerators are Building Tomorrow’s Cleantech Leaders
Organizers: ADB Asia-Pacific Climate Technology Finance Center; California Clean Energy Fund (CalCEF)

Title: RE Online Marketplace - Addressing Inefficiencies
Organizers: ACO Investment

Title: How the HOMER® Pro Software Can Improve the Design and Development of Clean and Sustainable Energy Projects
Organizers: Homer Energy

Title: Renewable Energy and Role of Modern Grid in Meeting Rural and Urban Electricity Demand
Organizers: Embassy of Canada in Manila

A summary of the DDWs and Technical Seminars at ACEF 2016 can be viewed here.
Priyantha Wijayatunga
Asian Development Bank
Peter du Pont
Climate Change Team Lead
USAID Regional Development Mission Asia
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