Convened by the International Renewable Energy Agency, Centre for Renewable Energy and Power Systems, Arctic Remote Energy Network Academy, Hawaii Natural Energy Institute.
IPS Connect will include a one day professional development course, immersing delegates in an accelerated project development scenario. Delegates will be teamed to navigate a real life IPS case study, facilitated by industry mentors, concept guidance and technical toolkits. A full day hack-a-thon will follow, exposing delegates to a range of lean start-up, rapid problem solving methodologies. Applied across a range of delegate supplied problem statements by expert facilitators.
Sunday 14 October
1800 Welcome Drinks
Monday 15 October
0830 Welcoming Remarks
Session 1: Renewable Energy Development – Technical Definition and Project Planning
0845 Analysis of project development cycles for an isolated renewable power system Simon Benmarraze, IRENA
0900 Bankability review of major components of an isolated renewable power system Simon Benmarraze, IRENA
0930 Measurement of project data, project planning. Data collection Checklist Walk Through Simon Benmarraze, IRENA
Session 2: Renewable Energy Development – Project Evaluation – Regional Case Studies
1015 Group photo and Coffee Break
1045 Development of project performance models Simon Benmarraze, IRENA
1130 Introduction to Selected Regional Case Studies and Teams Simon Benmarraze (IRENA), George Roe (ACEP), James Hamilton (CREPS)
1145 Interactive Project Evaluation Walk Through Simon Benmarraze (IRENA), George Roe (ACEP), James Hamilton (CREPS)
Session 3: Renewable Energy Development – Project Structuring
1345 Project Evaluation Walk Through, continued… Simon Benmarraze (IRENA), George Roe (ACEP), James Hamilton (CREPS)
1445 Navigating the investors and lenders requirements: Contractual agreements and risk management review Simon Benmarraze (IRENA), George Roe (ACEP), James Hamilton (CREPS)
1545 Coffee Break
1600 Preparing investment proposals with tools and templates from the IRENA Project Navigator Simon Benmarraze, IRENA
1650 Bankability Checklist Walk Through & Close Simon Benmarraze, IRENA
1900 Professional Development Course Dinner
Tuesday 16 October
H4X® Problem Curation Workshop
JOIN IPS CONNECT AND BMNT for a day-long deep dive in problem curation with an introduction to hypothesis testing and the H4X® Innovation Pipeline. Learn how to identify the right problem to solve, explore the problem from all angles, and put together an interview plan .
Our one-day H4X® Problem Curation workshop is a crash-course in problem discovery, analysis and validation, that leverages our proven innovation pipeline methodology.
What you’ll learn
How to source problems within your organisation
How to determine what constitutes a “good” problem
How to test your assumptions around a problem
How to design a plan to validate your problem
0900 Introduction and welcome remarks David Gonzalez, BMNT
0930 Why we’re here and what we hope to accomplish David Gonzalez, BMNT
1000 H4X® Innovation Pipeline Explainer David Gonzalez, BMNT
1045 Problem Curation Primer David Gonzalez, BMNT
1100 Problem Curation Workshop David Gonzalez, BMNT
1300 Introduction to Beneficiary Discovery David Gonzalez, BMNT
1330 Interview Recruiting Plan Development Exercise David Gonzalez, BMNT
1415 Mission Model Canvas Explainer David Gonzalez, BMNT
1445 Mission Model Canvas Generator Exercise David Gonzalez, BMNT
1545 Review + Discussion
1645 Happy Hour
DAY 1 Wednesday 17 October TECHNICAL WORKSHOP & TRADITIONAL LAHAINA LU’AU
0820 Open from Workshop Chair Professor Michael Negnevitsky, UTAS
0830 Official Welcome Alan Arakawa – Mayor, County of Hawaii
1350 Hawaii’s IGP Planning Program Colton Ching, HECO
1410 Smart Grid Programs Leon Roose, Hawaii Natural Energy Institute
1430 Demand Side Management & Grid Services Jennie Potter, Hawaii Natural Energy Institute
1450 Economics and Market Perspectives Frederick Redell, County of Maui, Major’s Office of Economic Development
1510 Moderator: Gwen Holdmann
1530 Afternoon Tea
1600 Workshop Day 1 Close
1730 Old Lahaina Lu’ua | Hula and Feast
Lei Greeting Traditional Pa’ina Ahiahi Meal
DAY 2 Thursday 18 October MAUI TOUR & TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE
Take the opportunity to connect with other participants while you experience the natural beauty and breathtaking scenery of Maui. Tour includes a coastal drive down the Hana Hwy, with VIP access to a number of Maui renewable and storage projects.
VIP Facility Access Including:
9:00 – 1:00 Auwahi Wind Farm and Storage Tour The 21MW wind Auwahi wind farm was completed in December 2012, bringing Hawaii closer to its goal of increasing its use of renewable energy. An important component of the project is an 11-MW grid battery system.
2:00 – 3:30 Kuia Solar Farm Tour Maui’s first utility scale solar project, the 2.87MW Kuia Solar Farm, commissioned in 2018.
3:30 – 6:00 Maui Brewery Co. and Battery Tour Maui Brewery Company is a leader in embedded generation, battery energy storage and microgrid architectures. The company satisfies all of its power requirements via an innovative solar, thermal, torage and diesel generator generation portfolio. It is also the largest and most awarded brewery in the State.
DAY 3 Friday 19 October TECHNICAL WORKSHOP
EMERGENT ENERGY FUTURES
0820 Day 1 recap and house keeping
Session 4: International Projects
0830 The World Green City Worajit Setthapun, Chiang Mai Rajabhat University
1610 Sustainable Biodiesel Bob King, Pacific Biodiesel
1630 Start-up Innovation Jordan Little, Elemental Excelerator
1650 Global Energy Transition: IRENA Innovation Week
1710 Moderator: Fred Redell
1730 Workshop Close
Isolated Power System Connect provides a unique opportunity for industry, academia and international experts working in the field of remote area power supply and isolated power systems to connect, discuss and share their ideas, present results, reflect on past experiences and discuss future projects.