Global Workshop on Clean Energy Development: Establishing a Foundation for Low Carbon Energy Systems


The Global Workshop on Clean Energy Development will focus on how developing countries can integrate low carbon generation resources into their systems given financial constraints.  This activity will be a four and a half day workshop including site visits.  Participants will gain understanding of the integrated resource planning process used by electric utilities to plan supply and demand resources to meet future capacity needs for their customers.  In particular, they will look at the following low carbon generation options:  renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy conservation and demand side management.  This workshop will assist participants in formulating plans to address the growing demand for energy services while meeting the ever stringent financial, environmental and reliability requirements.

This program is targeted toward energy policy makers, utilities and regulators.  They will meet with their U.S. peers and experts from utilities and other energy organizations to learn policies and techniques for the planning and implementation of low carbon generation.   The site visits will allow the participants to observe the methodologies and technologies discussed during the workshop.


Participating Organizations

  • Baltimore Gas & Electric
  • Edison Electric Institute
  • Export-Import Bank of the United States
  • ICF International
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, LLP
  • Maryland Energy Administration
  • Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
  • Rappahannock Regional Solid Waste Management Board
  • The Cadmus Group
  • United Nations Foundation
  • U.S. Agency for International Development
  • Wellford Energy Group




  • Ms. Evelyn Schottlaender  Epelboim

International Cooperation Advisor for the Dir.


  • Ms. Fanny Paola Gomez Castillo

Consultant of Climate Change

Management and Engineering Technologies International (METI)


  • Mr. Julian Despradel

Coordinator Renewable Energies

Comision Nacional de Energie  (CNE)


  • Mr. Orlando Altamirano

Regional Energy/Environment Spec.

USAID/El Salvador


  • Mr. Julius Kwame Kpekpena

Director of Engineering

Electricity Company of Ghana, Ltd.


  • Mr. Edi Sartono

Directorate of Energy Conservation

DG New, Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation.  

Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources

  • Mr. Zulher Bin Usman Yahya

Riau Province Head of Plantation Office

Ministry of Agriculture

  • Ms. Aurelia Micko

Deputy Director, Environment Office



  • Ms. Norma Álvarez Girard

Directora de Área

Dirección General de Electricidad y Energías Renovables

Comisión Reguladora de Energía

  • Ms. Hilda Garza Villarreal

Jefe de Departamento

Dirreción General de Electricidad y Energías Renovables

Comisión Reguladora de Energía


  • Mr. Elijah Chizamusoka Sichone

Executive Secretary

Regional Energy Regulator of Southern Africa (RERA)