Asian Development Bank Quantum Leap in Wind Conference


Overcoming Challenges and Building Momentum in Asia

ADB Headquarters, Manila, 20-21 June 2011




This event is part of the 6th Asia Clean Energy Forum 2011 and will bring together participants from different regions of Asia and the Pacific involved in wind power development to discuss the current status with a close examination of the challenges in ADB’s Member Countries. The first day is dedicated to country presentations on wind power development, identifying current installed capacity, targets, and plans, while highlighting supporting regulations and fiscal incentives already in place. A follow on publication on the country wind profiles will be done in collaboration with GWEC and USAID/SARI Energy to be released later this year. The second day will tackle major hurdles encountered in project development, while identifying areas for improvement, and recommending possible solutions.


20 June 2011 Monday (Day 1) Program: Wind Energy Status in Asia





Master of ceremony

Ninfa Bito, ADB

1:30 - 1:45

Welcome Remarks

Bindu Lohani, Vice President (Finance & Admin.), ADB

1:45 - 2:00

Introduction and Objectives

Xianbin Yao, Director General, RSDD, ADB

2:00 – 2:15

Keynote Address:  Overview of Global and Asia Pacific Wind Market

Steve Sawyer , Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC)

2:15 - 3:30

Country Wind Energy Status: Session 1



(1)     Mongolia

B. Byambasaikhan, Advisor to MOE


(2)     Philippines

Jose Layug, Undersecretary,  Department of Energy


(3)     Thailand

Ruangdet Panduang, Director, Wind Energy, Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency


(4)     Bangladesh

Md. Fazlur Rahman, Managing Director, Pan Asia Power Services, Ltd.


(5)     Sri Lanka

Athwel Sugathapala, Director General, Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority


4:00 – 5:00

Country Wind Energy Status: Session 2



(6)     Pacific Islands

Hasmukh Patel, CEO, Fiji Electricity Authority


(7)   Pakistan

Imtiaz Hussain Qazi, Secretary and Zargham Eshaq Khan, Joint Secretary (Power), Ministry of Power and Water


(8)     Central and West Asia Wind Resource Maps and Potential

Mark Allington, ICFI


5:00 – 5:30

Country Wind Energy Status: Session 3- The two large countries in Asia


(9)     India

GM Pillai, Director General, WISE India


(10)Peoples Republic of China

Hu Runqing, Energy Research Institute, NDRC, China


Summary and Closing Remarks Day 1

Yongping Zhai, Director, SARD, ADB



21 June 2011 Tuesday Morning Program: Sharing Lessons and Best Practices


Plenary Session Topics



Master of ceremony

Ninfa Bito, ADB

9:00 – 9:10

Session Moderator and Introduction

S. Chander

Chair, Energy CoP, ADB

9:10 - 9:20

Welcome Remarks – Day 2

Philip Erquiaga


9:20 - 9:30

Summary of Day 1, Program Overview and Morning Plenary session introduction

Jitendra (Jitu) Shah Advisor, RSDD, ADB

9:30 - 9:50

(1) Energy Security, Renewables and Role of Wind

Governments and energy planners are looking to supplement base load power. The presentation will discuss the role of RE & energy diversity in achieving energy security and specifically what it means for Wind Energy in Asia. Q & A

Hisashi Hoshi

Director, Japan Institute of Energy Economics, Japan

9:50 – 10:10

(2) Policy Prescription for a Quantum Leap in Wind in Asia
Government policies play a pivotal role in amount of wind energy installations. This session will discuss:  Which policies are effective? What policies are unique to Asia? What is the role of Government? Q & A

Jannik Termansen
VP Government Relations,
Vestas, Singapore

10:10 - 10:30

(3) Why Policy Alone is Not Enough for Developers
Even with favorable policies, RE development does not take off as planned in many countries. Several factors influence developers and investors. This session will discuss: Needs of developers and investors in wind farms, and needs of investors in local supply chain and local manufacturing. Q & A

Ramon Terrones
Area Sales Manager,

10:30 - 10:50

(4) Money, Money Everywhere - Why Can't I Get My Project Financed?
The session will discuss:  Cases wherein ample financing is available but developers are unable to access; Approaches to leveraging private finance. Q & A

Sung Woo Kim,
Head Sustainability,
SAMJONG KPMG Advisory, S. Korea



11:30- 12:30

Four Parallel Breakout Sessions for the Topics discussed in Plenary


(1) Energy Security and Role of Wind

What are Governments plans for energy security?

(2)Policy Prescription
What are effective government policies to increase wind/RE development?

(3)Why Policy is Not Enough
What are key factors considered by developers?

(4) Money Money Everywhere

What are the hurdles for project financing?


Ashok Bhargava

Director, EARD



Shruti Shukla, Director, GWEC

Chintan Shah

VP and Head SBD Suzlon


Jesse O. Ang

Resident Representative - Philippines,

International Finance Corporation


Cindy Tiangco Energy Specialist, CWRD,  ADB

AS Karanth, V.P, DEIF India (Wind Power Technology)

Anthony Maxwell
Energy Specialist,


Siddhartha Shah

Senior Investment Specialist, PSOD, ADB



21 June 2011 Tuesday Afternoon Program: Sharing Lessons and Best Practices


Plenary Session Topics


2:00 – 2:10

Afternoon Session Moderator and Introduction

Rehan Kausar

Senior Infrastructure Specialist, ADB

2:10 - 2:30

(5) Designing Effective Incentives
Which incentives work? Which do not? This session will discuss pros and cons of different incentives; focus will be on FITs and lessons from successes and failures. Q&A

GM Pillai
Director General, WISE India

2:30 -2:50

(6) Importance of Supporting Infrastructure and Other Factors
 Aside from a viable wind resource, project siting must consider: Availability of supporting infrastructure such as grid, roads, and ports; constraints like airspace obstruction, radar interference, environmentally sensitive areas, and ruggedness of terrain.  This session will discuss factors related to wind project siting. Q & A

Soren Karkov
Director Clean Energy, DNV

2:50 - 3:10

(7) Role of Institutions and Regional Cooperation
Capacity, Institutions and Regional cooperation are necessary to scale up development of wind power. Suppliers' proximity to markets, availability of transmission, and mapping of resources can be planned at the regional level. Institutions can help facilitate these activities. Q & A

Chunhua Li
Deputy GM, GoldWind

3:10 - 3:30

(8) Banking on Wind –Resource Assessment
Good quality and reliable wind resource measurement is important to improve project viability and help secure financing. Methods to derive quality wind assessments will be discussed. Q & A.

Graham Slack

Manager Pacific Region, GL Garrad Hassan



4:00 - 5:00

Four Parallel Breakout Sessions for the Topics discussed in Plenary


(5) Designing Effective Incentives
Discuss FITs and other incentives that could be effective in each country

(6) Project Siting
Discuss how best to provide supporting infrastructures and policies/guidance on managing project siting constraints.

(7) Role of Institutions
Which institutions should be involved? How can regional cooperation help?

(8) Banking on Wind
What does it take to produce a good quality and reliable wind resource assessment? What do financiers want?


Rimtaig Lee

Korea Chairman, Wind Energy Industry Association and Jae-Ho Yoo, Deputy Director Ministry of Knowledge Economy Korea

Mads-Peter Holk Poulsen, Manager APAC, Siemens

Grayson Heffner IEA and ADB Institution expert

Philip Napier-Moore
Lead Energy Advisor
Mott MacDonald and Pramod Jain, President,  Innovative Wind Energy



Shaanti Kapila

Energy Specialist, E4All, ADB

Mukhtor Khamudkhanov Senior Energy Specialist, SARD, ADB

Amit Dalal, Tetratech

Peter Hayes

Senior Climate Specialist, CWRD, ADB

5:00 - 5:50

Moderator for the Summary Session:



Summary Presentation (5 minutes each) and Q & A

Pradeep Tharakan Climate Change Specialist, SERD, ADB

8 sessions moderators

5:50 - 6:00

Closing Remarks

Pil Bae Song, ADB

File attachments: 
PDF icon QLW2 Day1 1. Mongolia Wind by Mr. B. Byambasaikhan.pdf1.31 MB
PDF icon QLW2 Day1 2. Philippines Wind by Mr. Jose Layug, Jr..pdf1.59 MB
PDF icon QLW2 Day1 3. Thailand Wind by Mr. Ruangdet Panduang.pdf1.57 MB
PDF icon QLW2 Day1 4. Bangladesh Wind by Mr. Fazlur Rahman.pdf5.02 MB
PDF icon QLW2 Day1 5. Sri Lanka Wind by Mr. Thusitha Sugathapala.pdf345.26 KB
PDF icon QLW2 Day1 6. Fiji Wind by Mr. Hasmukh Patel.pdf518.04 KB
PDF icon QLW2 Day1 7. Pakistan Wind by Mr. Khaqan Hassan Najeeb.pdf2.15 MB
PDF icon QLW2 Day1 9. India Wind by Mr. GM Pillai.pdf3.13 MB
PDF icon QLW2 Day1 10. China Wind by Ms. Hu Runqing.pdf5.9 MB
PDF icon QLW2 Day1 Keynote - Global Wind Power Update by Mr. Steve Sawyer.pdf2.27 MB
PDF icon QLW2 Day2 1. What Can Wind Do for Energy Security by Mr. Hisashi Hoshi.pdf1.8 MB
PDF icon QLW2 Day2 2. Policy Prescription for a QLW by Mr. Jannik Termansen.pdf1.01 MB
PDF icon QLW2 Day2 3. Why Policy Alone is Not Enough by Mr. Ramon Terrones.pdf373 KB
PDF icon QLW2 Day2 4. Money, Money Everywhere by Mr. Seongwoo Kim.pdf488.08 KB
PDF icon QLW2 Day2 5. Designing Effective Incentives by Mr. GM Pillai.pdf1.52 MB
PDF icon QLW2 Day2 6. Project Siting by Mr. Soren Karkov.pdf3.24 MB
PDF icon QLW2 Day2 7. Institutions and Regional Cooperation by Mr. Chunhua Li.pdf2.35 MB
PDF icon QLW2 Day2 8. Banking on Wind - Resource Assessment by Mr. Graham Slack.pdf1.94 MB
PDF icon QLW2 Day2 B2 Policy Prescription by Ms. Shruti Shukla.pdf2.23 MB
PDF icon QLW2 Day2 B4 Money, Money Everywhere by Mr. Jesse Ang.pdf1.13 MB
PDF icon QLW2 Day2 B6 Project Siting by Mr. Mads-Peter Holk Poulsen.pdf975.13 KB
PDF icon QLW2 Day2 B2 Summary by Mr AS Karanth.pdf17.69 KB
PDF icon QLW2 Day2 B3 Summary by Mr. Anthony Maxwell.pdf8.57 KB
PDF icon QLW2 Day2 B4 Summary by Mr. Sid Shah.pdf90.36 KB
PDF icon QLW2 Day2 B5 Summary by Ms. Shaanti Kapila.pdf8.76 KB
PDF icon QLW2 Day2 B8 Summary by Mr. Pramod Jain and Mr. Peter Hayes.pdf10.78 KB