Natural Resources Canada invites you to participate in a 90-minute webinar on Energy Storage for Islands and Small Island Developing States (SIDS). Key speakers will include policy and technical experts from the World Bank, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and representatives from islands and SIDS. Discussion will highlight lessons learned, case studies and technology advancements in energy storage and its application in islands communities from SIDS.
Improving access to and the integration of clean and renewable energy systems is a global concern. During Canada’s Joint G7 Ministerial Meeting in 2018, members agreed that clean and resilient energy technologies and systems, as well as nature-based solutions, are an essential part of increasing the overall energy resiliency. This webinar will bring together members and partners from diverse international programs and government organizations to share best practices and lessons learned.
Mallika Nanduri Bhatt
Director General of Policy & Planning for Innovation & Energy Technology at NRCan
Fernando De Sisternes
Energy Specialist, World Bank Group
Paul graduated with a PhD in Nuclear Physics from the UK’s University of Southampton before taking on technology policy roles in the UK Home Office and Department for Transport. For 10 years Paul led on Energy Innovation Policy & Strategy in the UK’s Department of Energy & Climate Change and the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. From Autumn 2015 onwards Paul led UK engagement with the Mission Innovation initiative and later became Head of Mission Innovation’s Secretariat.
Innovation & Technology Strategy lead, IRENA
Jeppe Mikel Jensen
Project Coordinator, Clean Energy for European Union Islands
In this role, Devon has oversight of the Energy Programme, which is tasked with the identification of common policies and strategies for transforming the energy sector within the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). This transformation requires a shift in a majority of the energy systems within the region from their current states of inefficiency and over‑dependence on imported fossil sources, which exposes them to the uncertainties and volatilities of mostly expensive global oil prices, to a state of greater efficiency and high penetration of indigenous renewable sources. In particular, the Energy Programme promotes a transition to energy systems that favour sustainable and clean energy production, as well as efficient delivery and use, which simultaneously provides legal certainty for investors and improved predictability in price and supply for users.
Programme Manager of Energy and Head of the Energy Unit at the Caribbean Community Secretariat
Transmission And Distribution Manager at Central Electricity Board Mauritiusa