Southeast Asia Regional Training Programme on Renewable Energy Resource Assessment and Mapping

28 – 30 September 2015 |Davao, Philippines

A three-day training programme was co-organized by IRENA, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia (UNESCAP), APCTT and the Technology Application Promotion Institute (TAPI), with support from the government of Japan and the Department of Science and Technology, Republic of Philippines. The objectives for the training programme were:

  • to provide training on various methodologies, tools and techniques for solar and wind energy resource assessments that are developed by IRENA and other international organizations that are readily available for estimating the national renewable energy potential;
  • to understand the inter-relationships between renewable energy resource availability with policy areas such as energy subsidies, skills development, infrastructure planning and national climate change policy and learn from regional policy best practices;
  • to enhance knowledge of key regional stakeholders on regional and global initiatives on renewable energy resource assessments from regional/international organizations such as IRENA;
  • to share regional experiences, successes, challenges and best practices on renewable energy resource assessments and preparing resource assessment maps;
  • to create a pool of trainers in solar and wind resource assessments who could further disseminate the trainings in their respective countries.

As part of this event, IRENA delivered the Global Atlas training module to energy planners and policy makers in Southeast Asia. This training, which is a corollary of prior editions in Egypt, Peru and Tanzania, focused on providing practical insight to the process of designing policy instruments with informed resource measurements and assessments. The training featured sessions where participants undertook a preliminary zoning exercise to identify potential high resource areas in their countries, using maps of solar and wind resources in the Global Atlas. Other context relevant data layers, such as protected areas, elevation, transmission network, and population density, were used to find favourable areas that combine promising resources with technical feasibility. The yields estimated from the physical resource (wind speeds/solar irradiation) for these favourable areas were then used to estimate the levelised cost of electricity (LCOE), which in turn formed the basis for proposals on possible policy pathways.


Economic Value Tool (.xlsm file)

Introductory Day Presentations (.rar file)

Technical Training Day 1 Presentations (.rar file)

Technical Training Day 2 Presentations (.rar file)