Caption: Participants being taken through the seminar by facilitators.
PAPUA New Guinea’s Climate Change and Development Authority (CCDA) is hosting a 10-day seminar in Port Moresby to build the capacity of government agencies who deal with energy data.
The seminar which started on Monday (Mar 6) is being run the Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre (APERC) and will provide training on energy data collection and processing and energy model building, using the econometrics approach and electricity supply investment planning.
This energy data is important for the PNG for the purpose of calculating PNGs’ emissions from the energy sector which is essential for CCDA and also for producing an energy outlook for the country which will be done by APERC.
The primary objective of APERC is to foster understanding amongst APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) economics of global, regional and domestic energy demand and supply trends, energy infrastructure development, energy regulatory reform and related policy issues in view of the regional prosperity.
APERC advocates rational energy policy formulation and enhances capacity building in energy research in the region, following the APECs’ Non-binding Energy Policy Principles for furthering energy security, economic growth and environmental quality in an effort to implement their mission.
The energy statistics and modeling seminar will train officers from government agencies including the departments of Petroleum and Energy, State Enterprise and National Planning & Monitoring, PNG Power Limited, the Independent Consumer & Competition Commission, the National Statistics Office, Customs PNG and CCDA.