ADFIAP, RENAC conducts energy efficiency seminar

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ADFIAP and the Renewables Academy (RENAC) AG, a Berlin-based training and consulting firm on renewables energy, conducted the “Green Banking Blended Learning Face-to-Face Seminar: Financing Energy Efficiency Projects in the Philippines” on October 25-27, 2017 at the New World Hotel in Makati City in Metro Manila. The event was attended by fourteen (14) participants from various energy service companies (ESCOs), development and commercial banks, national government agencies and graduate students.

The 3-day face-to-face seminar is part of the 8-week on-line programme on energy efficiency which covered topics on the role and complexity of energy efficiency finance in the Philippines; energy management systems and energy auditing; energy service companies: scope of works, business models and financial viability; loan procedures and monitoring in EE finance; international climate funds: structures, access possibilities, requirements and conditions; technical and economic potential of EE industry; political and economic framework conditions for EE in the Philippines; and environment financial assessment.

This certificate course is under the RENAC-ADFIAP partnership project called “Green Banking: Capacity Building on Green Energy and Climate Finance” which was launched on January 26, 2016 in Manila will be completed in 2018 and is supported by the German International Climate Change Initiative (IKI) and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB).

The “Green Banking Project” aims to support financial institutions in building up new business lines for financing renewable energy and energy efficiency projects and to make use of internationally-provided climate finance instruments. The programme is complementary to RENAC´s CapREG (Capacity Development on Renewable Energy and Grid Integration) project. The project is scholarship-based and offers different kinds of training, both online and face to face (F2F); Green Finance Specialist educational degree; Delegation Tours and B2B Meetings in Germany; and Train-the-Trainer Seminars at RENAC’s Training Centre in Berlin. This multi-country project is scholarship-based for professionals in India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines.

The resource persons of the seminar were: Mr. Rudolf H. Hennes, Principal Technical Expert Energy at KfW Development Bank; Mr. Silver Navarro, Jr., Renewable Energy Consultant; Mr Henning Harke, RENAC; and Mr. Noel Verdote, Operations Officer of the Sustainable Energy Finance Program of the World Bank – International Finance Corporation (IFC), Manila Office.

For more details about the this 3-day programme and the RENAC Green Banking Project, please email the ADFIAP Secretariat at inquiries@adfiap.org

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