Asian Development Bank
RAP joined with the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the United States Agency for International Development, the World Resources Institute, and the International Energy Agency to sponsor the Asia-Pacific Dialogue on Clean Energy Governance and Regulation, held June 21-22, 2010 in Manila. The conference brought together policymakers, regulators, private sector representatives, academics, civil society representatives and other energy experts to share experiences, policies and practices on clean energy regulation and governance. More than 100 people attended the conference, representing at least 14 countries. RAP’s Wayne Shirley gave this presentation on effective resource planning, and Rick Weston offered this overview on decoupling. They also moderated panel discussions on market structure, energy efficiency and renewables, and the integration of intermittent resources in system operations. (See coverage of the conference on Finchannel.com). In its consulting capacity with the ADB, RAP has prepared regulatory policy papers and educational materials for ADB staff, and provided peer review for other papers and publications. RAP also was instrumental in working with the ADB to finance the first energy efficiency power plant in China.