Asian Development Bank Quantum Leap in Wind Conference 2012

Third Quantum Leap in Wind Workshop

Accelerating Wind Development in Asia & the Pacific

ADB Headquarters, Manila, 4-5 June 2012


 This event is part of the 7th Asia Clean Energy Forum 2012 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 was dedicated to six case-studies of wind projects in Asia.  The second day was 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. The second day also featured a panel discussion on topics of interest to wind projects.


Monday June 4, 2012 (Day 1) Program

Wind Energy Project Development Training:

Theory vs Practice Through Case Studies in Asia






9:00 - 9:05

Welcome Remarks

Pil-Bae Song, Senior Advisor and Energy Practice Leader, ADB

9:05 - 9:15

Introduction and Objectives

Jitendra (Jitu) Shah, Advisor, ADB

9:15 – 10:30

Brief introduction to the six case-studies of wind projects


  Case Study 1. Sri Lanka Manjula Perera, CEO, Wind Force
  Case Study 2. Mongolia Sukhbaatar Tsegmid, Senior Advisor, Newcom LLC
  Case Study 3. Philippines Poch Ambrosio, Corporate Secretary, NorthWind Power Development Corporation
  Case Study 4. Pakistan Jens Olsen, CEO, Nordex China
  Case Study 5. India S.Lakshmanan, Director-Technical, Windward Tech
  Case Study 6. Thailand Phil Napier-Moore, Lead Energy Advisor, Mott MacDonald

11:00 - 11:45

Case Studies: Lifecycle of a Wind Project

Moderator: Pramod Jain, President, Innovative Wind Energy, Inc., USA

11:45 - 1:00

Case Studies: Wind Resource Assessment

 Moderator: Arvinder Singh, International Sales Account Manager for Asia Pacific region, NRG Systems

2:00 - 3:00

Case Studies: Wind Turbine Generators

 Moderator: Ramon Terrones, Gamesa

3:00 - 4:00

Case Studies: Wind Project Siting, Connectivity and Contracts

 Moderator: Rajendra Kharul, WISE

4:30 - 5:15 Financial Model for Wind Projects Moderators: Dana Younger, Chief Renewable Energy Specialist, IFC and Siddhartha Shah, Senior Investment Specialist, ADB

5:15 – 6:00

Profitability and Lessons Learned

 Moderator: Steve Sawyer, Secretary General, GWEC



Tuesday June 5, 2012 (Day 2) Program

What will it take to accelerate wind development in Asia?




 9:00 - 9:15 Welcome Remarks Woochong Um, Deputy Director General, RSDD, ADB

9:15 – 9:30

Keynote address: "Renewable Energy Develoment in Asia and the Role of Wind"

Anthony June, Director SEEN, ADB

9:30 - 10:10

Country Updates (Session 1): What will it take to accelerate wind development in your country?

Moderator: Priyantha Wijayatunga, Senior Energy Specialist, SAEN, ADB



J. Osgonbaatar, Director of Renweable Energy Center



Jose Layug, Undersecretary, Department of Energy

  Sri Lanka

Noel Priyantha, Chief Engineer (Renweable Energy), CEB



Pham Thuy Dzung, New and Renewable Energy Department

10:30 - 12:30

Country Updates (Session 2):What will it take to accelerate wind development in your country?   
   Bangladesh Selim Uddin, Senior Asst. Secretary, Power Division MPEMR
   Thailand Twarath Sutabutrm, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Energy 
   Pakistan Mohammed Azim Hashimi, PRM, ADB 
   Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste Marcos dos Santos, Director General, Secretary of State for Energy Policy
   Fiji Hasmukh Patel, CEO, Fiji Electric Authority
   Afghanistan Mohamed Shafi Sharifi, Professor, Kabul University 
   India Rajendra Kharul, Joint Director and Head (Wind Power), World Institute of Sustainable Energy (WISE)
   People's Republic of China Liming Qiao, China Director, GWEC 
2:00 - 2:45 

Panel Discussion:

An exercise in wind roadmap development for Afghanistan

Asad Aleem, Energy Specialist, ADB

Mohsin Amin, Head of Engineering, PMO, DABS, Afghanistan

Vince Perez, Chairman, Merritt Energy

 2:45 - 3:30

Panel Discussion:

Wind Resource Assessment and its role in roadmap development

Toby Barber, regional Manager, GL Garrad Hassan

Pramod Jain, President, Innovative Wind Energy, Inc., USA

Felicisimo Ople, MD, WESTechnology

Knud Hedeager, COO, Alternergy

 4:00 - 4:45

Panel Discussion:


Sungwoo Kim, Regional Head of Climate Change and Sustainability in Asia Pacific, KPMG

Hannah Kaplan, Senior Market Development Manager, GE Energy

Robert Lockhard, Young Professional PSOD, ADB

 4:45 - 5:30

Panel Discussion:

Technology and Infrastructure

Ramon Terrones, Regional Director Asia Pacific, Gamesa Corporation 

Gil Opina, Sales Manager, Siemens Wind Power

Pramod Jain, President, Innovative Wind Energy, Inc., USA

 5:30 - 6:00  Summary and Closing Remarks S. Chander, Director General, RSDD, ADB 


 Thursday June 7, 2012 Asian Clean Energy Forum Program


 2:00 - 3:30 Pictures of the QLW Workshop  
  Summary of two-day workshop  
  Global Wind Market & GWEC/IRENA Policy Project Update Steve Sawyer, Secretary General, Global Wind Energy Council
  Opportunities and Challenges of Wind Development in Asia Pramod Jain, President, Innovative Wind Energy, Inc.
  Third Quantum Leap in Wind Workshop: What will it take to accelerate wind development in Asia? Jitu Shah, Advisor, Asian Development Bank