Course on Regulation and Sustainable Energy in Developing Countries - Session 4
Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - 15:48
This is the 3rd session of the Course on Regulation and Sustainable Energy in Developing Countries.
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This session is devoted to the design of feed-in tariff schemes for the large-scale dissemination of on-grid renewable energy technologies in developing countries. This is the continuation of lesson 3.
The session 4 gives an in-depth view on the concrete implementation of feed-in tariff laws, with the presentation of case studies of successful and less effective feed-in tariff laws and also an overview of on-going implementation of feed-in tariff laws, presenting notably the examples of Germany, Spain, France, the UK, Malaysia, Kenya, Mauritius, Ecuador, Ontario (Canada), Vermont (US), etc.
About the speakers
Dr. des. David Jacobs is Director of Renewable Energy at the consulting firm IFOK GmbH, where he focuses on renewable energy policy in Germany, Europe and the developing world. He was engaged as a consultant for feed-in tariffs and other support instruments in a number of countries, including Vietnam, Taiwan, Turkey, the UK, India, Nigeria, Malaysia, Ghana and Kenya. Dr. Jacobs has given seminars on renewable energy policy design for political decision makers in Malaysia, Azerbaijan and Nigeria. Previously, he consulted to the World Bank, UNEP, the Inter-American Development Bank, the OSCE, the German Bundestag, the German wind energy association BWE and a number of research institutes. Dr. Jacobs has an academic background in International Business and Cultural Studies and is lecturer at the Environmental Policy Research Centre in Berlin (FFU, Freie Universität Berlin). For his PhD project he analyzed the historic development of feed-in tariff schemes in Germany, France and Spain. He is co-author of “The Feed-in Tariff Handbook” (Powering the Green Economy, Earthscan) and a large number of other publications on support instruments for renewable electricity.
Wilson Rickerson is the CEO of Meister Consultants Group (MCG - a subsidiary of IFOK and subcontractor for this project), an international consultancy focusing on renewable energy and climate policy. Mr. Rickerson is an expert on international renewable energy design and has conducted policy analyses in numerous jurisdictions around the world, including Indonesia, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, and Ecuador. He recently worked with Deutsche Bank Climate Change Advisors to develop the Global Energy Transfer Feed-in Tariff (GET FiT) concept in response to a request from the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Group on Energy and Climate Change. As part of the project, the MCG team analyzed how international climate finance mechanisms could support existing FITs in developing countries, and conducted outreach to over 100 international stakeholders. Mr. Rickerson also led the development of the global semiconductor industry association’s (SEMI) renewable energy policy position paper, and is currently developing a rate setting methodology with the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory based on surveys of international renewable energy rate setting approaches. In the US, Mr. Rickerson has supported renewable energy policy proceedings in Hawaii, California, and Vermont. He has also worked on renewable energy projects sponsored by the Heinrich Böll Foundation, Windustry, the World Future Council, and others. Prior to his work in renewable energy, Mr. Rickerson worked in the field of international development, supporting overseas projects in Ghana, Jamaica, and the West Bank. He holds a Masters in Energy and Environmental Policy from the University of Delaware and a B.A. in International Relations from the College of William and Mary.