European Renewable Energy Training

06.10.17 AHK News

In order to promote and create more awareness on renewable energy solutions in the Philippines, GPCCI hosted the European Renewable Energy Training at SMX Convention Centre in Metro Manila from the 27th of September until the 29th of September 2017.

80 participants learned and interactively discussed various solutions in different fields and disciplines - from technology solutions to financing aspects and criteria. Experts from the industry presented applications and overviews on solar rooftop installations, battery storage & utility scale solutions, as well as bioenergy fundamentals and financing and viability methods. Resource persons were experts from the industry such as Mr Venkatesh Sarda from autarsys GmbH, Mr. Hendrik Bohne from Conergy, Mr Helmut Muche FFE Solutions, Marcello Barbato EnviTec Biogas and Holger Schenk Solar Philippines. Presenting the finance aspect were experts like  Ms. Arlene Orencia from the Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific (ADFIAP) about the different Green Financing Opportunities for Renewable Energy, the Environmental Due Diligence, the Initial Environmental Examination (IEE) and the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). Other resource speakers were Mr. Noel Verdote from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) Mr. Silver Navarro a known RE Finance expert from the Philippines.

The German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GPCCI) has been developing and implementing capacity-building training programmes in the field of renewable energy since 2012.  GPCCI wishes to continue these efforts to serve as a bridge offering solutions to the Philippines’ growing market and demand. Please stay tuned for similar trainings, workshops and conferences on the subject matter.