Capacity-building activities

We bridge the knowledge gap by bringing together our member experts with decision-makers and practitioners to build skills in the sustainable electricity sector.

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  • Africa
  • Cameroon
  • Developing Technical Skills

Regional conference in Yaoundé, Cameroon focusing on developing skills to accelerate renewable energy deployment in Central Africa. This workshop was organized with the support of the Ministry of Water and Energy of Cameroon.

  • Oceania
  • Pacific Islands
  • Developing Technical Skills

These workshops trained engineers and managers from Pacific Island utilities in the installation, operation and maintenance of grid-connected renewable energy systems.

  • Africa
  • Senegal
  • Building PPP Expertise

High-level conference on how public-private financing mechanisms can increase access to sustainable, affordable, and reliable electricity that can accelerate regional social and economic development in Western Africa.

  • Middle East and North Africa
  • Morocco
  • Strengthening Institutional Capacities

A roundtable discussion on the key role of electricity in successfully implementing the Paris Agreement.

  • Canada
  • Strengthening Institutional Capacities

A panel discussion on the challenges utilities face in developing electric transportation and electric vehicle infrastructure.

  • France
  • Strengthening Institutional Capacities

A high-level panel discussion on the electricity industry’s role in achieving climate and energy goals.

  • Africa
  • Ghana
  • Building PPP Expertise

High-level conference discussing concrete ways to promote effective public-private partnerships for sustainable electricity development in African countries

  • Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Brazil
  • Building PPP Expertise

High-level workshop to discuss how to create incentives for innovation, especially in the area of energy storage technologies to accelerate energy access and the deployment of renewables in Latin America

  • Asia
  • India
  • Building PPP Expertise

High-level conference with expert views and discussions on best practices and concrete ways to promote effective PPPs in India and Asia.

  • Middle East and North Africa
  • Algeria
  • Strengthening Institutional Capacities

Workshop aimed to develop solutions to different issues related to renewable energy, energy efficiency, waste management and recycling for Algeria and countries of the sub-Mediterranean region

  • Oceania
  • Pacific Islands
  • Developing Technical Skills

These workshops built tariff structure development skills to accelerate sustainable development and renewable energies on the Pacific Islands.

  • Africa
  • Zimbabwe, South Africa
  • Strengthening Institutional Capacities

A two-workshop series where we reevaluated strategies to attract power investments in Southern Africa and reduce risks in national electrification roll-out programs, and where we reviewed national country electrification plans’ status to identify how they can successfully be implemented.

  • Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Argentina
  • Building PPP Expertise

Workshop designed to discuss concrete ways and means to promote effective PPPs to scale up renewable energy project development in Latin America

  • Eastern Europe and Central Asia
  • Poland
  • Strengthening Institutional Capacities

A roundtable discussion on successful strategies for PPP development in the sustainable electricity sector.

  • Eastern Europe and Central Asia
  • Serbia
  • Building PPP Expertise

High-level workshop on how to create efficient PPPs that support sustainable electricity and energy efficiency projects in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

  • Asia
  • Nepal
  • Developing Technical Skills

Supporting Nepal’s wind energy development by building local skills in planning, developing and implementing wind energy sector projects in the country.

  • Eastern Europe and Central Asia
  • Russia
  • Strengthening Institutional Capacities

Workshop to discuss best practices for the successful development of sustainable large hydropower projects and its role in mitigating climate change, ensuring security of supply, enhancing social and environmental mitigation measures, and stimulating local regional development.

  • Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Chile
  • Strengthening Institutional Capacities

Two workshops on the financing of sustainable electrification projects in Latin America, helping power companies and financial institutions better recognize the regulation of low carbon electricity in the region while helping regulators understand how risk is evaluated when electricity sector investment decisions are made.

  • Africa
  • Benin, Kenya
  • Strengthening Institutional Capacities

Two workshops aimed at transferring business-oriented expertise for the financing of sustainable rural electrification projects and identifying how to increase investments for advanced power technologies in Africa.

  • Oceania
  • Pacific Islands
  • Developing Technical Skills

These workshops trained managers, engineers and technicians from Pacific Island utilities in energy efficiency improvement and demand-side management.

  • Africa
  • Egypt, Ethiopia, Republic of Congo
  • Developing Technical Skills

A series of seminars to strengthen the capacity of relevant policy, institutional, regulatory and technical frameworks in Africa to support regional electricity cooperation and integration, with the overall goal to increase access to electricity and security of supply.

  • Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Brazil
  • Strengthening Institutional Capacities

Workshop to discuss best practices for the successful development of sustainable large hydropower projects and its role in mitigating climate change, ensuring security of supply, enhancing social and environmental mitigation measures, and stimulating local regional development.

  • Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Brazil
  • Developing Technical Skills

We supported a technical E3 (economic, energy, and environmental) assessment of a manufacturing plant in Manaus, Brazil, identifying possible energy, waste, and productivity savings for the manufacturer.

  • Oceania
  • Pacific Islands
  • Developing Technical Skills

These workshops trained managers and engineers from Pacific Island utilities in the installation, operation and maintenance of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) systems.

  • Eastern Europe and Central Asia
  • Canada, Switzerland
  • Strengthening Institutional Capacities

Workshops aimed at transferring business-oriented expertise on how to foster investment in cleaner electricity production in emerging economies in the region.

  • Oceania
  • Pacific Islands
  • Developing Technical Skills

These workshops trained engineers and managers from Pacific Island utilities in demand-side management to promote energy conservation and reduce both CO2 emissions and imported fuel costs.

  • Asia
  • Thailand
  • Strengthening Institutional Capacities

A high-level conference aimed at transferring business-oriented expertise for the financing of sustainable electrification projects and identifying how to increase investments for advanced power technologies in South and Southeast Asia.

  • Asia
  • Indonesia
  • Strengthening Institutional Capacities

Workshop on renewable energy development in Indonesia, sharing field experience and lessons learned from projects implemented over the past decade.

  • Oceania
  • Pacific Islands
  • Developing Technical Skills

These workshops trained engineers and technicians from Pacific Island utilities in the implementation of grid-connected and standalone solar PV systems.

  • Africa
  • USA, Germany (targeting African and Asian utilities)
  • Developing Technical Skills

Two workshops featuring site visits to share our technical expertise on improving the efficiency and environmental performance of power plants to reduce emissions, targeting engineers and technical staff from coal-fired power plants in African and Asian countries.

  • Africa
  • Kenya, Cameroon
  • Strengthening Institutional Capacities

A series of workshops focused on identifying the main challenges of rural electrification and determine effective approaches and best practices to address them, as well as the institutional frameworks needed to support rural electrification in general.

  • Oceania
  • Pacific Islands
  • Developing Technical Skills

These workshops trained engineers and technicians from Pacific Island utilities in the development of microhydro, wind, and solar photovoltaic (PV) sites.

  • Asia
  • Thailand
  • Strengthening Institutional Capacities

A series of workshops focused on identifying the main challenges of rural electrification and determine effective approaches and best practices to address them, as well as the institutional frameworks needed to support rural electrification in general.

  • Middle East and North Africa
  • Lebanon
  • Developing Technical Skills

We provided technical assistance to rehabilitate the Zouk Power plant, improving its electricity generation efficiency and its environmental performance.

  • Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Ecuador, Nicaragua
  • Strengthening Institutional Capacities

Two workshops designed to help the Nicaraguan and Ecuadorian governments effectively participate in the CDM process by undertaking electricity sector projects consistent with their countries’ own sustainable development goals.

  • Eastern Europe and Central Asia
  • Tajikistan
  • Developing Technical Skills

We provided emergency technical assistance to the city of Dushanbe in determining its immediate rehabilitation needs of its electricity distribution network after unexpected overload and damage due to changing climate conditions.

  • Asia
  • Thailand
  • Developing Technical Skills

Through a series of workshops and technical site visits, we supported the skills development of the Thai government’s environmental agencies and national utility, in order to successfully meet air quality standards and targets for the power sector.

  • Asia
  • Bangladesh
  • Developing Technical Skills

Two workshops developed at the request of the Dhaka Electric Supply Company and the Power Grid Company of Bangladesh to strengthen the efficiency of their management units to improve the overall performance of their transmission and distribution systems and in turn foster the sustainable development of the power sector of Bangladesh.

  • Africa
  • South Africa
  • Developing Technical Skills

We shared our expertise in implementing demand-side management (DSM) programs at a large scale, focusing on the methods used to monitor and evaluate DSM programs and their financing to help a South African utility implement its own DSM programs in a more comprehensive and far-reaching way.

  • Middle East and North Africa
  • Egypt
  • Developing Technical Skills

We provided technical assistance to the Hydropower Plants Executive Authority (HPPEA) and the New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) in Egypt in environmental assessments for pumped storage technology and the development/operation of solar thermodynamic plants.

  • Africa
  • South Africa
  • Developing Technical Skills

Providing assistance to Southern African Power Pool (SAPP) utilities in drafting of environmental guiding principles and how to train environmental practitioners and develop environmental impact assessment (EIA) guidelines for transmission lines, hydropower projects, and thermal generation.

  • Asia
  • Bhutan
  • Developing Technical Skills

Responding to a request for technical assistance from the Bhutanese government, we organized a five-day workshop to help their Division of Power strengthen and increase their institutional and resource management capacities while successfully restructuring and undergoing corporatization.

  • Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Mexico
  • Developing Technical Skills

We delivered a course on the environmental and social considerations for the selection of power line projects to assist utilities in building a robust environmental assessment methodology for electric transmission lines.

  • Asia
  • Thailand
  • Developing Technical Skills

We helped environmental agencies in Thailand develop and strengthen their environmental and social management skills to meet their power sector targets.

  • Africa
  • South Africa
  • Developing Technical Skills

A workshop targeting Southern African Power Pool (SAPP) utilities focused on promoting sound environmental management in the electricity sector in the Southern African region and improving environmental management capacities within the companies.

  • Asia
  • China
  • Developing Technical Skills

Workshop to build skills of utility managers on how to develop and manage environmental impact assessment (EIA) studies for thermal power plants in China.

  • Middle East and North Africa
  • Jordan
  • Developing Technical Skills

Technical assistance to develop a demand-side management (DSM) plan, defining the most suitable programs for immediate implementation and raising DSM awareness, interest, and participation among appropriate stakeholders

  • Asia
  • Malaysia, Thailand
  • Developing Technical Skills

A series of workshops aimed at assisting electricity project developers in mastering Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) techniques and models for a range of major electricity projects.

  • Middle East and North Africa
  • Egypt, Syria, Tunisia
  • Developing Technical Skills

A series of workshops aimed at assisting electricity project developers in mastering Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) techniques and models for a range of major electricity projects.

  • Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Mexico, Paraguay
  • Developing Technical Skills

A series of workshops aimed at assisting electricity project developers in mastering Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) techniques and models for a range of major electricity projects.

  • Asia
  • India
  • Developing Technical Skills

Provided technical assistance to strengthen the environmental and social capabilities of the NTPC in order to respect both the objectives set by the Government of India for the power sector, as well as those developed in NTPC’s own Environmental Action Plan.

  • Asia
  • China
  • Developing Technical Skills

Sharing knowledge and giving technical assistance to Chinese utilities in developing demand-side management programs through workshops and technical site visits.

  • Eastern Europe and Central Asia
  • Georgia
  • Strengthening Institutional Capacities

A seminar to discuss the most important challenges and opportunities that arise when developing a national regulatory framework and tariffs.

  • Middle East and North Africa
  • Jordan
  • Developing Technical Skills

Provided environmental training and technical assistance to Jordan's national utility to assess the effectiveness of its existing environmental management practices, identify potential environmental impacts at its thermal power stations, and draft an Environmental Management System (EMS) plan.

  • Eastern Europe and Central Asia
  • Georgia
  • Developing Technical Skills

We provided technical assistance to the Georgian authorities to inspect the Enguri Dam and to identify priority areas for immediate remedial work

  • Asia
  • Mongolia
  • Developing Technical Skills

Helped the rehabilitation of obsolete thermal plants in Mongolia by providing technical assistance to the national power utility.

  • Asia
  • China
  • Developing Technical Skills

In collaboration with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), we developed a comprehensive seminar on clean coal technology focusing on the complete coal cycle, with detailed discussions on pre-combustion, combustion and post-combustion technologies.

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