Future Energy Forum @ Astana EXPO-2017

Astana EXPO-2017
Future Energy Forum

29 June – 5 September 2017 Astana, Kazakhstan
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Conference 914–15/08/2017

Renewable Energy and Quality of Life

More than 1.2 billion people are still without access to electricity, leaving them isolated and impoverished.

Renewable and sustainable energy supplies play a pivotal role in the future of sustainable development, and are as crucial to the alleviation of poverty and the promotion of human well-being as they are to economic growth and development. By providing decentralized off-grid energy solutions for those in need, renewable energy fits squarely into the social-economic-environmental triangle of sustainable development.

Day 1
Day 2

Session 110:00 AMHall 2

Welcome and Opening Plenary Session

Mr Thomas Fohgrub

Session 210:15 AMHall 2

The RE & Quality of Life Conference – Objectives

Impulse speech

The agenda is comprised of keynotes and impulse speeches, panel discussions, workshops and elevator pitches of innovative CleanTech enterprises. The findings and outcomes of the conference will be documented in the EXPO Future Energy Forum’s flagship publication – the Astana EXPO-2017 Manifesto of Values and Principles.

Mr Andrew Reynolds

Session 310:50 AMHall 2

Energy and Quality of Life

Keynote

Mr Andrew Reynolds Dr Ute Collier

Session 411:20 AMHall 2

Climate Innovation

Keynote

Mr Andrew Reynolds Mr Rahul Bansal

Session 511:50 AMHall 2

RE in Migration, Management and Governance

Keynote

Mr Andrew Reynolds Ms Eva Mach

Session 601:30 PMHall 2

Social Inclusion of RE initiatives & Quality of Life

Panel discussion

Introducing renewable energy technologies as a sustainable and cost-effective alternative to energy poverty or centralized energy supply based on conventional fuels requires business models that benefit the consumers as well as the energy providers. Knowledge of decentralized distribution of energy services, business models that benefit everyone and financing mechanisms that support rural populations is essential for correct implementation and overcoming initial hurdles often associated to new technologies.

Moderated by Andrew Reynolds (SEAS, University of Virginia), a panel comprised of four experienced experts who have implemented socially inclusive business models and understand the challenges of business design and implementation will exchange their views on how to ensure a socially inclusive scaling of renewable energy technologies in developing and emerging economies.

Guiding questions:

What are the challenges of designing business models that are socially inclusive?

Social inclusion at its best? / Social inclusion gone wrong?

Which are the challenges of ownership and do they interfere with principles of SE4All?

Mr Andrew Reynolds Dr Binny Prabhakar Mr Eric Reynolds Ms Claire Baker Mr Maurice Parets

Session 701:30 PMHall 4a

Building a Wind Turbine for Less Than $30 to Power Household Electric Appliances (Part I)

Workshop

The workshop is conducted by Daniel Connell, a renewable energy and open source technology designer. For the last eight years he has been setting up collaborative project spaces and giving practical making workshops all over the world. He will demonstrate how to build a simple, low cost vertical axis wind turbine using $20-30 worth of easily sourced local recycled materials and basic hand tools. It's an easy process, no previous experience is necessary. The turbine is powerful, rooftop-scale, sturdy, safe, quiet, and efficient. Information will be provided on how to mount and attach applications for producing electricity, irrigation, air conditioning, refrigeration, and other uses.

The build process, with details on materials and tools, is documented in full on his website. Additionally, there is an online community for questions and support in building and installing your own turbine.

The workshop will also include a presentation and discussion on off-grid living, low-tech alternative infrastructure, open source hardware, and his recent building project through India. All tools and materials are provided and the workshop gives the audience the possibility to build a three-vane turbine on site.

Mr Daniel Connell

Session 803:30 PMHall 2

Impacts to Quality of Life by the first Kilowatts

Panel discussion

As accessible energy is the special focus of this conference, the panel will emphasize the vast impact that energy access for rural communities can achieve. The importance of just enough energy to charge a phone, provide lighting or deliver telecommunications access is easily underestimated in industrialized nations where an abundance of services depending on energy is omnipresent. This panelists of renewable energy experts with specific field implementation experience will share their insights, experiences and perspectives on the importance of energy access for all.

Guiding questions:

How did your activities improve the quality of lives of the energy consumers?

Which aspects of quality of life seem most important to you in lieu of your achievements?

Did you experience any consequences that jeopardize improving the quality of lives?

Mr Jens Jaeger Mr Tony Nyagah Ms Judith Walker Mr Andreas Dreisiebner Ms Olivia Euba Dr Linda Davis

Session 903:30 PMHall 4a

Building a Wind Turbine for Less Than $30 to Power Household Electric Appliances (Part II)

Workshop

The workshop is conducted by Daniel Connell, a renewable energy and open source technology designer. For the last eight years he has been setting up collaborative project spaces and giving practical making workshops all over the world. He will demonstrate how to build a simple, low cost vertical axis wind
turbine using $20-30 worth of easily sourced local recycled materials and basic hand tools. It's an easy process, no previous experience is necessary. The turbine is powerful, rooftop-scale, sturdy, safe, quiet, and efficient. Information will be provided on how to mount and attach applications for producing electricity, irrigation, air conditioning, refrigeration, and other uses.

Mr Daniel Connell

Session 1003:30 PMHall 4b

Quality of Life and How RE Lead to Improvements, Including Lessons Learned from Practitioners

World café

More than 12 CEOs that have successfully implemented RE technologies across the globe have committed to contributing to the Renewable Energy and Quality of Life conference. With their unique, first hand perspectives, they will expand on the numerous opportunities/challenges related to distributing and scaling RE technologies for the enhancement of quality of life in developing and emerging countries.

By means of this world café, they are encouraged to collaborate and document their findings in order to formulate values and principles that can be a common denominator for a successful path towards a sustainable future and energy for all.

Mr Andrew Reynolds Ms Marit Berchner

Session 1105:30 PMHall 4b

Presentation & Discussion of World Café Results

Conclusion day 1

Mr Andrew Reynolds

Session 1209:45 AMHall 2

Welcome and Opening

Mr Andrew Reynolds

Session 1310:00 AMHall 2

Renewable Energy, Innovation & Quality of Life

Impulse speeches

Mr Yasuhiko Kamakura: RE & Decent Jobs

Mr Monirul Islam: Solar Home System: Illuminates Millions of Homes in Bangladesh

Mr Martin Schmid: Environment, Productive Use & QOL

Ms Marit Berchner: The Energy & Water Nexus

Mr Jens Jaeger: Rural Electrification Initiatives: Improving QOL

Mr Andrew Reynolds Mr Yasuhiko Kamakura Mr Monirul Islam Mr Martin Schmid Ms Marit Berchner Mr Jens Jaeger

Session 1410:00 AMHall 4a

Planning and Design of Energy Microgrids

Workshop

The workshop will give an overview of various options for the configuration and sizing of decentralized energy resources in an energy microgrid supplying electric energy as well as heating/cooling. Using practical examples and a sophisticated simulation tool, the advantages and disadvantages of different microgrid configurations under various constraints (technological, economic, environmental) will be evaluated and demonstrated. Among others, participants of the workshop will learn:

Which are the main components of a microgrid (e.g. for energy production, energy storage, smart control),

How the composition and scheduling/control of individual microgrid components affects overall performance of the microgrid, and

Which solutions promise the best results with respect to various, potentially conflicting, objectives (e.g. highest ROI, lowest carbon emissions, best quality of service, etc.)

Mr Thomas Vögele

Session 1510:00 AMFoyer

Technology Forum

Exhibition

The purpose of the technology forum is to spotlight the conference speakers’ promising and innovative Renewable Energy solutions. The Forum of perspectives allows the visitor to quickly get an understanding of all the technology providers that comprise the agenda of this conference. The exhibitors will explain their approach to the interested visitor who quickly understands the spectrum of the diverse renewable energy solutions at hand. The Forum of perspectives is the perfect opportunity for networking and make lasting connections amongst participants, the audience and visitors of the conference.

Session 1601:00 PMHall 2

RE Technology Forum

The purpose of the technology forum is to spotlight the conference speakers’ promising and innovative Renewable Energy solutions. The Forum of perspectives allows the visitor to quickly get an understanding of all the technology providers that comprise the agenda of this conference. The exhibitors will explain their approach to the interested visitor who quickly understands the spectrum of the diverse renewable energy solutions at hand. The Forum of perspectives is the perfect opportunity for networking and make lasting connections amongst participants, the audience and visitors of the conference.

Mr Andrew Reynolds Mr Harrison Leaf Mr Tony Nyagah Mr Eric Reynolds Ms Amber Bloomer Mr Thomas Rieger Mr Maurice Parets Mr Pavel Popov Mr Andreas Dreisiebner

Session 1701:00 PMHall 4a

RE As a Tool in Conflict & Crisis Settings & the PREC

Workshop

This session will discuss the role of energy usage in humanitarian, conflict and crisis-risk settings, and the potential for renewable energy transitions to generate both cost-savings and building blocks for peace. Current practice in most humanitarian and peacekeeping missions relies heavily on diesel generators in off-grid settings, due to the lack of existing local energy infrastructure. Transitioning to renewable energy in such missions offers multiple potential benefits, including cost-savings and the creation of long-lasting clean energy infrastructure in energy poor regions. The widespread adoption of renewable energy has yet to take hold in such settings, in part because of short-term humanitarian funding cycles and the absence of appropriate financing or credit mechanisms. The Peace Renewable Energy Credit (PREC) is a new financing mechanism that aims to address these problems by creating a new variant of existing environmental attribute markets (such as Renewable Energy Credits, or RECs) to conflict and crisis risk settings. The PREC aims to bridge existing clients and investors in environmental attribute markets with humanitarian or peacekeeping missions in conflict risk, climate vulnerable settings in order to facilitate and encourage the development of new renewable energy projects.

The workshop will discuss these dynamics in greater detail, and explore some of the challenges and potential solutions around the management and scalability of PREC-eligible and supported projects. This discussion points include:

Where would the PREC be applied? How big is the market? Defining the countries and regions in the conflict/climate change/energy poverty bulls eye

How to define the “P” in PREC? How can renewable energy support “peace” in these settings?

How to ensure local benefits: new energy access, cheap electricity, capacity building and jobs;

What other solutions or models exist to help facilitate this clean energy transition?

Mr Sherwin Das Mr David Mozersky

Session 1802:50 PMHall 2

RE Technology Forum

The purpose of the technology forum is to spotlight the conference speakers’ promising and innovative Renewable Energy solutions. The Forum of perspectives allows the visitor to quickly get an understanding of all the technology providers that comprise the agenda of this conference. The exhibitors will explain their approach to the interested visitor who quickly understands the spectrum of the diverse renewable energy solutions at hand. The Forum of perspectives is the perfect opportunity for networking and make lasting connections amongst participants, the audience and visitors of the conference.

Mr Andrew Reynolds Ms Judith Walker Mr Sven Leinardi Mr Jay Toups Mr Benjamin David

Session 1903:45 PMHall 2

Outlook and Key Findings

Conclusion day 2

Closing the conference, Andrew Reynolds offers key findings and presents the continuing work on the Astana EXPO-2017 Manifesto of Values and Principles.

Mr Andrew Reynolds
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Steering Committee

The Steering Committee is a network of high-profile international climate leaders and experts representing politics and science. Their expertise and know-how provides valuable support and advice during the conference development and drafting of the Astana EXPO-2017 Manifesto of Values and Principles. Along with performing quality control, the Steering Committee acts as the highest international level of decision-making regarding the Manifesto, directing both its strategic orientation and the drafting process.

The Future Energy Forum of Astana EXPO-2017 marks a new and pioneering chapter in the story of global discussions on dealing with climate change and new energies.

Being the host of Astana EXPO-2017, Kazakhstan is at the forefront of future energy development. The Future Energy Forum is designed to inform, inspire and innovate, to foster participation and exchange, and to actively create a global platform for a global future of renewable energy.

Attendees include high-level government representatives, international agencies, leading scientists and academics, NGOs, visionaries and leaders, innovators in industry and engineering, and other key players and stakeholders in the energy sector.

  • Promote international exchange, discussion and innovation about the present and future of sustainable energy and development
  • Promote clean energy economies and a green lifestyle
  • Develop international partnerships in economics, science, industry and technology
  • Promote the exchange of best practices in the area of sustainable development and clean energy
  • Create an innovation platform for the green industry in Kazakhstan
  • Accelerate the transition to a green economy and attract investment for innovative projects