Events

Smart Grid Technologies and Implications for Inclusive Development in Sri Lanka

2
03 April 2018 to 04 April 2018

Developed as part of a series of training programs by the Melbourne School of Engineering for ADB, this learning program aimed to further improve and update the technical expertise of ADB’s executing and implementing agencies, partner organizations, and staff on the integration of high-level technology for inclusive energy solutions with a focus on enhancing gender equality and social inclusion results and benefits. It provided scope for a dynamic learning exchange taking off from the examples and experiences of Sri Lanka.

Venue: 
Galle
Sri Lanka
ADB Organizer: 
South Asia Department
Partner Organization: 
University of Melbourne
Event Coordinator: 
Topics: 
Energy,
Gender Equity,
Social Development and Protection
https://k-learn.adb.org/sites/default/files/course/2018/Program_Inclusive%20Energy%20Solutions%203-4%20April%202018.pdf
Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
03 Apr 2018 Opening Ceremony Welcome Remarks Sri Widowati
03 Apr 2018 Opening Remarks Dr. B. M. S. Batagoda
03 Apr 2018 Additional Remarks Priyantha Wijayatunga
03 Apr 2018 Forum Objectives Francesco Tornieri
03 Apr 2018 Session Video Opening Session on Smart Grid Technologies and Implications for Inclusive Development in Sri Lanka
How can smart grid technologies and systems contribute to reducing poverty, addressing social inclusion, and improving gender equality and...
Sri Widowati, B.M.S. Batagoda, Priyantha Wijayatunga, Francesco Tornieri
03 Apr 2018 Keynote Address What is Smart Grid? What are the Social Risks, Benefits, Opportunities?
From classical to current power systems to smart grid, the transition between energy systems entails challenges but also provides opportunities...
Pierluigi Mancarella
03 Apr 2018 Session Video What is Smart Grid? What are the Social Risks, Benefits, and Opportunities?
How can the global energy trilemma or quadlemma be solved? How can energy that is sustainable, reliable and secure, and affordable be delivered...
Pierluigi Mancarella
03 Apr 2018 Session 1 - Smart Grid Applications in Developing Countries Narendra de Silva, Ronald Comester, Harsha Wickramasinghe, Susumu Yoneoka
03 Apr 2018 Session Video Smart Grid Applications in Developing Countries
The evolution of smart grid is context specific as it varies between geographic regions and countries. This session outlines some of the ...
Narendra De Silva, Ronald Comester, Harsha Wickramasinghe, Susumu Yoneoka
03 Apr 2018 Session 2 - Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Energy Linkages: Policies, Strategies, and Practices Gender and Social Inclusion Energy Linkages: Policies, Strategies, and Practices
Initiatives undertaken by ADB's South Asia Department to mainstream gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) in energy programs and projects...
Francesco Tornieri
03 Apr 2018 Session Video Gender and Social Inclusion Energy Linkages: Policies, Strategies, and Practices
Learn about the Institutional policies, strategies, and practices that aim to contribute to inclusive development and the gender equality...
Francesco Tornieri
03 Apr 2018 Session 3 - Energy Technology Innovation in South Asia: Implications for Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Energy Technology Innovation in South Asia: Implications for Gender Equality and Social Inclusion
While Asia’s low-carbon energy transition is well underway with the development of smart grids, social inequity is emerging among other challenges...
Reihana Mohideen
03 Apr 2018 Session Video Energy Technology Innovation in South Asia: Implications for Gender Equality and Social Inclusion
How can gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) be integrated into electricity systems modelling with a rural electrification focus? ...
Reihana Mohideen
03 Apr 2018 Session 4 - Research and Development for Smart Grid Innovation Smart Grid Innovation: The "Other" Network R&D
Global internet usage and network connectivity is increasing electric consumption and taxing power systems.  Professor...
Iven Mareels
03 Apr 2018 Session 4 - Research and Development for Smart Grid Innovation Research and Development for Smart Grid Innovation
The University of Moratuwa is exploring smart grid techology applications to bring affordable electricity in Sri Lanka. Uyadanga...
Udayanga Hemapala
03 Apr 2018 Session 4 - Research and Development for Smart Grid Innovation Flexibility Services in the Future Smart Grid
Transformative changes in the power sector demand flexibility services for system planning and operation. This presentation shares research...
Janaka Ekanayake
03 Apr 2018 Session Video Research and Development for Smart Grid Innovation
Research and development is an important aspect of smart grid innovation and development. In this session, researchers from leading universities...
Iven Mareels, Udayanga Hemapala, Janaka Ekanayake
03 Apr 2018 Session 5 - Sri Lanka Case Studies: Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Integrated Energy Projects and Impacts ADB Energy Sector Portfolio in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is home to 21 million people, many of whom live in remote villages and mountainous terrain. It has 5.97 million connections and...
Ranishka Wimalasena
03 Apr 2018 Session 5 - Sri Lanka Case Studies: Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Integrated Energy Projects and Impacts Sri Lanka's Approach to 100% Household Electrification​
Mobile phone services provided immediate solutions to bringing affordable power connections to Sri Lanka's households​. Sulakshana...
Sulakshana Jayawardena
03 Apr 2018 Session 5 - Sri Lanka Case Studies: Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Integrated Energy Projects and Impacts Gender and Social Inclusion in Energy for Catalyzing Change in Rural Areas
Addressing gender issues in the energy sector can help catalyze change in Sri Lanka's rural communities. Professor Anoja Wickramasinghe...
Anoja Wickramasinghe
03 Apr 2018 Session Video Sri Lanka Case Studies: Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Integrated Energy Projects and Impacts
Learn about ADB’s energy sector portfolio in Sri Lanka. Read good practice examples that address poverty and gender equality and social inclusion...
Ranishka Wimalasena, Sulakshana Jayawardena, Anoja Wickramasinghe
03 Apr 2018 Summary of Day 1
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
04 Apr 2018 Keynote Address Energy Transition in Asia: Leapfrogging Development
With over 400 million people without access to electricity and modern fuels, energy poverty persists in Asia. To assist the region leapfrog...
Priyantha Wijayatunga
04 Apr 2018 Session 6 - Smart Grid Methodologies and Models to Address Affordability, Sustainability, and System Reliability and Resilience Smart Grid Methodologies and Models to Address Affordability, Sustainability, and System Reliability and Resilience
Energy supply is optimal when it addresses the energy trilemma: sustainability, reliability and security, and affordability. Smart grid technologies...
Pierluigi Mancarella
04 Apr 2018 Session Video Smart Grid Methodologies and Models to Address Affordability, Sustainability, and System Reliability and Resilience
What are the tools necessary to develop pathways to facilitate an orderly transition from the old grid to smarter grids and low-carbon systems...
Pierluigi Mancarella
04 Apr 2018 Session 7 - India Case Studies: Transition to Smart Grid Overview of Indian Power Sector and Opportunities for Promoting Social Inclusion in Indian Power Sector
India is the third largest electricity consumer in the world after the People’s Republic of China and the United States. The electricity ...
Pradeep Perera
04 Apr 2018 Session 7 - India Case Studies: Transition to Smart Grid India Case Studies - Transition to Smart Grid
Gender mainstreaming in India’s energy projects yields many benefits for women. ADB projects, particularly activities under its Smart Grid...
Prabhjot Khan
04 Apr 2018 Session 7 - India Case Studies: Transition to Smart Grid Smart Grid Developments in India
India aims to make its power sector secure, adaptive, sustainable, and digitally enabled. It established the National Smart Grid Mission ...
Atul Bali
04 Apr 2018 Session 7 - India Case Studies: Transition to Smart Grid Implementation of Rural Electrification Program in Meghalaya
Universal access to energy could be challenging but is certainly possible. Learn about the initiative of India in bridging the urban-rural...
Tippor Roy Pdah
04 Apr 2018 Session Video India Case Studies: Transition to Smart Grid
Read about the energy sector in India and how its development is supported by ADB’s portfolio. Learn about mainstreamed interventions on ...
Pradeep Perera, Prabhjot Khan, Atul Bali, Tippor Roy Pdah
04 Apr 2018 Session 8 - Smart Grid, Smart Workforce, and Capacity Development Education and Skills Development for More Women in Tech Jobs
Women are generally doing great in schools. But how come their labor market participation remains relatively low? This presentation looks...
Gi Soon Song
04 Apr 2018 Session 8 - Smart Grid, Smart Workforce, and Capacity Development The Smart Grid, the Smart Workforce, and Capacity Development: Meeting the Challenges
The electricity grid is increasing in complexity. In the coming years, there might be a need for more spatial diversity or there could be...
Iven Mareels
04 Apr 2018 Session 8 - Smart Grid, Smart Workforce, and Capacity Development Presentation Thusitha Sugathapala
04 Apr 2018 Session Video Smart Grid, Smart Workforce, and Capacity Development
The number of jobs in the renewable energy industry worldwide is growing and studies indicate that much of this employment is shifting to...
Gi Soon Song, Iven Mareels, Thusitha Sugathapala
04 Apr 2018 Session 9 - Asia Pacific Case Studies: Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Integrated Energy Initiatives and Impacts Helal Uddin, Rudra Prasad Khanal, Rajan Kadel, Cinderella Tiangco, Aruna Kumuduni Wanniachchi Kankanamalage
04 Apr 2018 Session Video Asia Pacific Case Studies: Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Integrated Energy Initiatives and Impacts
In this session, a range of examples from the energy and power industry in Asia is presented, and projects and programs where social inclusion...
Helal Uddin, Rudra Prasad Khanal, Rajan Kadel, Cinderella Tiangco, Aruna Kumuduni Wanniachchi Kankanamalage
04 Apr 2018 Session 10 - Demand Side Management and the Prosumer: What, Who, and the Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Implications Sri Lanka's Experience on Demand Side Management
Evolving from simple to complex, the progression of demand side management in Sri Lanka is on par with the energy market. To achieve sustainable...
Thusitha Sugathapala
04 Apr 2018 Session 10 - Demand Side Management and the Prosumer: What, Who, and the Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Implications The University of Melbourne as a Prosumer: The Parkville Virtual Power Plant
Prosumerism is a scalable concept that will geuninely replace conventional power plants for the provision of reliability as a solution to...
Pierluigi Mancarella
04 Apr 2018 Session 10 - Demand Side Management and the Prosumer: What, Who, and the Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Implications Demand Side Management and the Prosumer: What, Who, and the Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Implications
Improving the uptake of energy efficiency and demand side management policies and programs requires a better understanding of the human aspect...
Reihana Mohideen
04 Apr 2018 Session Video Demand Side Management and the Prosumer: What, Who, and the Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Implications
Enter the prosumer, as smart grid will bring in a new paradigm of active distribution that can dramatically change the roles of consumers...
Thusitha Sugathapala, Pierluigi Mancarella, Reihana Mohideen
04 Apr 2018 Session 11 - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers: Perspectives on Technology, Society, and Ethics Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers: Perspectives on Technology, Society, and Ethics
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) aims to advance technology for the benefit of humanity. This presentation provides...
Greg Adamson
04 Apr 2018 Session Video Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers: Perspectives on Technology, Society, and Ethics
One of the objectives of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is to ensure that technology is harmoniously and sustainably...
Greg Adamson
04 Apr 2018 Closing Session Ways Forward