2nd International Off-grid Renewable Energy Conference and Exhibition
16-17 June 2014 – Manila, Philippines
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) will co-organise the 2nd International Off-grid Renewable Energy Conference and Exhibition (IOREC) in Manila, Philippines on the 16-17 of June 2014.
Following the success of its first edition in Accra, Ghana, in 2012, IOREC will expand its role as a global platform that promotes dialogue between stakeholders, in particular the public and private sector, in promoting off-grid renewable energy deployment to extend electricity access in rural and peri-urban areas.
The Conference will convene a large number of key stakeholders from across the off-grid renewable energy value chain, including representatives from rural electrification agencies, ministries in charge of renewable energy development, the private sector, academia, financing institutions and international organisations.
The conference will be a crucial opportunity to:
1. Gain insights into the current status of electricity access in the region and gather perspectives from different stakeholders working towards improving access to modern energy services.
2. Discuss the key barriers faced by various stakeholders to scale up off-grid renewable energy deployment in the region.
3. Identify solutions to overcome existing barriers leveraging on the cross regional experience of participants at the conference.
4. Share best practices and lessons learnt about design and implementation of enabling policies, innovative financing solutions and tailor-made renewable energy systems.
In parallel with the Conference, the Alliance for Rural Electrification will organise an Exhibition, to give the private sector the opportunity to further present its products and projects, and offer stakeholders ample networking opportunities.
The conference will mark the beginning of the Asia Clean Energy Forum 2014, a key regional gathering of key players in the clean energy sector, which will be held until the 20 June 2014 at the ADB headquarters.
More details on the programme and how to register for the conference and exhibit will be made available soon.
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA):
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is an intergovernmental organisation that supports countries in their transition to a sustainable energy future, and serves as the principal platform for international cooperation, a centre of excellence, and a repository of policy, technology, resource and financial knowledge on renewable energy. IRENA promotes the widespread adoption and sustainable use of all forms of renewable energy, including bioenergy, geothermal, hydropower, ocean, solar and wind energy in the pursuit of sustainable development, energy access, energy security and low carbon economic growth and prosperity.
Asian Development Bank (ADB):
ADB, based in Manila, is dedicated to reducing poverty in Asia and the Pacific through inclusive economic growth, environmentally sustainable growth and regional integration. Established in 1966, it is owned by 67 members- 48 from the region.
Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE):
The reference business association in the world focusing on the promotion and the development of off-grid stand-alone and mini-grid renewable energy solutions for rural electrification in developing countries. As of today are comprised around 75 members, including many market leaders.