This program is provisional and will be updated as planning proceeds, please check this page regularly.
Times may change in the final program.

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Professional Development Course

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

0800
Registration

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)

1245
Lunch

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

Agenda

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

1030
Break

1045
Problem Curation Primer
David Gonzalez, BMNT

1100
Problem Curation Workshop
David Gonzalez, BMNT

1200
Lunch

1300
Introduction to Beneficiary Discovery
David Gonzalez, BMNT

1330
Interview Recruiting Plan Development Exercise
David Gonzalez, BMNT

1400
Break

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

LESSONS LEARNT

0800
Registration

0820
Open from Workshop Chair

Professor Michael Negnevitsky, UTAS

0830
Official Welcome

Alan Arakawa – Mayor, County of Hawaii

Session 1: Australian Projects

0840
Flinders Island Hybrid Energy Hub – PRESENTATION SLIDES
Ray Massie, Hydro Tasmania

International Keynote

0900
IPP’s and micro-grid development
Simon Gamble, Enernet Global

1000
Isles of Scilly, Smart Energy Islands – PRESENTATION SLIDES
John Whybrow, Hitachi Europe

Q&A Session

1020
Moderator: James Hamilton

1040
Morning Tea and Networking

Session 2: North American Projects

1110
Alaska Hybrid Diesel Application – PRESENTATION SLIDES
Gwen Holdmann, Alaska Centre for Energy and Power

1130
KWP2, Kaheawa, Maui
Sriram Emani, Younicos

1150
Molokai Case Study – PRESENTATION SLIDES
Chris Reynolds, Maui Electric

Q&A Session

1210
Moderator: Richard Rocheleau

1230
Lunch

Session 3: Hawaii Initiatives

1330
Policy, Challenges and Opportunity – PRESENTATION SLIDES
Richard Rocheleau, Hawaii Natural Energy Institute

1350
Hawaii’s IGP Planning Program
Colton Ching, HECO

1410
Smart Grid Programs – PRESENTATION SLIDES
Leon Roose, Hawaii Natural Energy Institute

1430
Demand Side Management & Grid Services
Jennie Potter, Hawaii Natural Energy Institute

1450
Economics and Market Perspectives – PRESENTATION SLIDES
Frederick Redell, County of Maui, Major’s Office of Economic Development

Q&A Session

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 – PRESENTATION SLIDES – PART 1PART 2PART 3
Worajit Setthapun, Chiang Mai Rajabhat University

International Keynote

0850
Emerging Micro-Grid Technologies – PRESENTATION SLIDES
Gooi Hoay Beng, Renewable Energy Integration Demonstrator

0950
Microgrid Co-ordination & Control – PRESENTATION SLIDES

Chris Pye, ComAp

Q&A Session

1010
Moderator: Richard Rocheleau

1030
Morning Tea and Networking

Session 5: Island Nations

1100
Renewable Ready Pacific Projects

Andrew Daka, Pacific Power Association

1120
Small, Strong and Resilient Islands
Simon Benmarraze, International Renewable Energy Agency

1140
FSM Energy Sector Master Plan – PRESENTATION SLIDES
Julia McDonald, ITP

1200
Yap renewable energy development project – PRESENTATION SLIDES
James Mason, Entura

Q&A Session

1220
Moderator: Ray Massie

1240
Lunch and Networking 

Session 6: Emerging Technology and Policy

1340
Aklavik Variable Speed Diesel – PRESENTATION SLIDES

Paul Pauze, Innovus Power

1400
Beyond JUMP Smart MauiPRESENTATION SLIDES
Fumitoshi Emura, Hitachi & Yuichi Kado, Kyoto Institute of Technology

1420
Optimizing Storage Design – PRESENTATION SLIDES

Peter Lilienthal, Homer Energy

1440
Strategy, Implementations & Economics – PRESENTATION SLIDES
Stephen Schiller, Schiller Consulting

Q&A Session

1500
Moderator: Simon Gamble

1520
Afternoon Tea and Networking

Session 7: Entrepreneurial Innovation 

1550
King Island Low Load Diesel Pilot – PRESENTATION SLIDES
James Hamilton, Centre for Renewable Energy and Power Systems

1610
Sustainable Biodiesel – PRESENTATION SLIDES
Bob King, Pacific Biodiesel

1630
Start-up Innovation – PRESENTATION SLIDES
Jordan Little, Elemental Excelerator

1650
Global Energy Transition: IRENA Innovation Week

Q&A Session

1710
Moderator: Fred Redell

1730
Workshop Close