On 19 and 20 October 2017, Revelle Group is organizing a new Renewable Energy Hard Talk, this time in Baku, Azerbaijan on New Opportunities for Developing Renewable Energy.
The Hard Talk in Azerbaijan is organized by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) together with the State Agency for Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources, within the scope of the “RE-Uptake” project realized by the German Energy Agency (dena) and supported by the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy. “RE-Uptake” supports know-how transfer on renewable energies within the UNECE region.
Azerbaijan is interested to attract investment to key renewable energy projects to meet its 2020 target of 420 MW new installations, namely in wind (350 MW), solar PV (50 MW) biogas (20 MW). The Hard Talk is important to help prioritize actions needed to unblock the areas of greatest concern to investors.
The Hard Talk on New Opportunities for Developing Renewable Energy in Azerbaijan will aim to:
- Investigate barriers that hinder the full unfolding of Azerbaijan’s renewable energy potential
- Facilitate a multi-stakeholder exchange between policy / decision makers, project developers, investors, technology providers and NGOs
- Point out solutions to improve the investment climate for renewable energies and prioritize next steps by key players in Azerbaijan.
The Hard Talk will gather policy and decision makers, representatives of national and international energy companies (including technology providers, developers), financiers, funds, international organisations and donors .
Renewable Energy Hard Talks is a concept developed by Revelle Group where the particular meetings are envisaged as high-level, high-engagement and high-impact events on the Renewable Energy Sector of the host countries with specific focus on increasing attractiveness for investors. The meetings are coined as ‘Hard Talks’ as top-tier decision makers from the public and private sectors as well as civil society are called to meet around one table. The participants bring their unique perspective of what the problems are and through a sincere dialogue and demonstrable desire to face those problems to reach solutions that will in principle, be acceptable by all parties involved.
For more information about the event and how to participate please read the event flyer .