CLDP to Conduct Renewable and Thermal Power Purchase Agreements Workshop in Sri Lanka

March 22, 2017 - March 24, 2017
Renewable and Thermal PPAs - Group photo Sri Lanka

CLDP lead a 3-day workshop on Renewable and Thermal Power Purchase Agreements on March 22-24 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.  It was the second energy workshop that CLDP conducted in Sri Lanka and was part of a larger regional program on integration of the power sector.  The workshop focused on developing transparency of the tendering process, standardization of power purchase agreements, and mitigating risks in power projects.

Over 35 Sri Lankan government officials from various ministries attended the 3-day workshop, including Ministry of Power & Renewable, Ministry of Petroleum Resources Development, Ceylon Electricity Board, Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka, Ministry of Finance, and Ceylon Petroleum Corporation. CLDP and its experts from an international law firm and a South African Independent Power Purchase Office provided a discussion platform to build a consensus as to how best implement Sri Lanka’s new power procurement guidelines and integrate new forms of energy production into Sri Lanka’s existing power market. Sri Lanka’s Public Utilities Company recently completed guidelines for the competitive tendering of power projects as part of the unbundling of Sri Lanka’s electricity and energy sector.

Upcoming Programs

February 21, 2018 - March 24, 2018

On February 21-22, 2018, CLDP held a workshop in cooperation with the World Trade Organization (WTO) Institute for Training and Technical Cooperation (ITTC) for officials from the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.  The workshop was held at the WTO Secretariat on the margins of the meetings of the Committee for Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) measures and the Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT).   At the workshop, the Afghan officials discussed with U.S. and WTO experts the procedural and substantive requirements of the WTO SPS and TBT Agreements, and methods for effective engagement in SPS and TBT Committees.  WTO experts also presented on the online tools made available to WTO members by the Secretariat to facilitate timely notifications. 

Following the workshops, the Afghan officials participated in the WTO SPS and TBT Committees, ensuring that Afghanistan has a more active role on issues critical to Afghanistan's trade sector, and provides answers to questions posed by SPS Committee members. 

March 11, 2018 - March 18, 2018

CLDP in Action

February 27, 2018 - March 2, 2018

CLDP together with its institutional partner Extractive Resources Governance Program (ERGP) at the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy, co-hosted a workshop of 13 officials from Pakistan on Establishing an Effective and Independent Regulator in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. 

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