PETRAD is a non-profit Norwegian government foundation established in 1989 to facilitate knowledge and experience transfer about petroleum management, administration and technology between managers and experts in governments and national oil companies. The foundation organises tailored programmes and activities on a wide range of topics relating to the management of petroleum resources. Lasting from one day to 10 weeks, these programmes are staged in Norway and abroad.
All PETRAD’s courses and seminars have a practical focus. Training needs assessments (TNAs) and assistance with Institutional development are also offered by the foundation. PETRAD draws on key personnel and lecturers from the whole Norwegian and international petroleum industry. These people have considerable experience from senior managerial and technical positions in government, operating, engineering and service companies, consultancies, R&D institutions and universities. Over 300 courses and seminars have been staged by PETRAD, attracting more than 10 000 participants from 90 countries. As part of the the Norwegian oil and gas competence network, the foundation draws on a set of highly-experienced specialists for its portfolio of seminars and courses.
ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE)
On the 4th of January 1999, the commitments, responsibilities, liabilities, and assets of the 10-year long ASEAN-EC Energy Management Training and research Centre (AEEMTRC) were handed over to the ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE) in a simple ceremony held at the new ACE Headquarters in Kuningan, Jakarta, Indonesia. ACE is an intergovernmental organization established by Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. It is guided by Governing Council composed of the Senior Officials on energy of the ASEAN countries and a representative from the ASEAN Secretariat. Core funding is provided by an Energy Endowment Fund established from equal contributions of the ten member countries and managed by a private fund manager. As host country, Indonesia provides Headquarter facilities and other amenities at the ACE building in the compound of the Directorate-General for Electricity and Energy Development of the Indonesia Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources.
The Centre is envisioned to be a catalyst for the economic growth and development of the ASEAN region by initiating, coordinating and facilitating regional as well as joint and collective activities on energy. To realize this vision, the Centre will accelerate the integration of energy strategies within ASEAN by providing relevant information state-of-the-art technology and expertise to ensure that over the long term, necessary energy development policies and programmes are in harmony with the economic growth and the environmental sustainability of the region.
Since its establishment, ACE has been instrumental in preparing the ASEAN Plan of Action for Energy Cooperation 1999-2004, a plan that is assiduously implemented by ASEAN's specialist organizations in the field of energy. ACE facilitates and coordinates the work of these specialist organizations, including the Forum of Heads of ASEAN Power Utilities/Authorities (HAPUA), the ASEAN Council on Petroleum (ASCOPE), the ASEAN Forum on Coal (AFOC), the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Sub-sector Network (EE&C-SSN) and the New and Renewable Sources of Energy Subsector Network (NRSE-SSN). The major programmes under this plan are:
ASEAN Power Grid;
- Trans-ASEAN Gas Pipeline;
- Coal and Clean Coal Technology Promotion;
- Energy Efficiency and Conservation Promotion;
- New and renewable Energy Development; and
- Energy Policy and environmental Analysis.
The Centre as a catalyst for the economic growth and development of the ASEAN region by initiating, coordinating and facilitating regional as well as joint and collective activities on energy.
The ASEAN Centre for Energy will accelerate the integration of energy strategies within ASEAN by providing relevant information state-of-the-art technology and expertise to ensure that over the long term, necessary energy development policies and programs are in harmony wilth the economic growth and the environmental sustainability of the region.
- To establish the Centre as a regional institution of excellence in the initiation, coordination and facilitation of ASEAN programmes in energy.
- To strengthen the region's capability in addressing global and regional issues in energy by enhancing the coordination of energy strategies of the ASEAN Member Countries.
- To facilitate intra-regional trade in energy through the establishment of interconnecting arrangements for electricity and natural gas within ASEAN such as the proposed Power Grid and Trans-ASEAN Gas Pipeline.
- To promote ASEAN cooperation in energy efficiency and conservation as effective mechanisms for demand-side management.
- To promote the development of new and renewable energy resources in the ASEAN as an instrument towards sustainable energy development in the ASEAN Member Countries over the long term.
- To serve as an energy information network and exchange centre at both regional and global scales.
- To enhance the development of ASEAN expertise in energy development and management.
- To promote private sector investment and participation in energy activities of the region.
- Maintain a competent human resource complement
- Establish an effective and efficient organisation
- Ensure sound fiscal management of the Centre
- Pursue externally funded projects
- Facilitate regular high-level policy dialogues
- Establish nodal networking
- Institutionalize information networking
- Pursue energy interconnection
- Pursue sustainable energy development
The IEA (not to be confused with the IAEA in Vienna!) acts as energy policy advisor for the governments of its 28 member countries and beyond to promote reliable, affordable and clean energy for the world’s consumers. It was founded during the oil crisis of 1973-74, with a mandate to coordinate measures in times of oil supply emergencies. This is still a core mission of the agency. In 2005, when devastation to oil production and refining infrastructure in the Gulf of Mexico by Hurricane Katrina became known, in 24 hours the IEA made 60 million barrels of emergency oil available to the market. The IEA stood ready to take further measures as the Gulf Coast was pounded a second time (Hurricane Rita). This was the second time in its history that the IEA has activated the collective emergency response mechanisms of member countries to respond to international energy market crises.
With the evolution of the energy markets, the IEA mandate has broadened. It now focuses well beyond oil crisis management. Energy efficiency, climate protection, energy technology collaboration and sharing its accumulated energy policy experience with the rest of the world have become core Agency objectives. In July 2005, the G8 leaders at the Gleneagles summit asked the IEA to provide advice on strategies for a clean, secure and sustainable energy future. The IEA meets this evolving mandate through the activities of its offices and intensified international collaboration.
With a staff of around 220, mainly energy professionals from its 28 member countries, the IEA conducts a broad programme of energy research, data collection and analysis, extensive publications and public dissemination of the latest energy policy analysis and good practices. IEA publications are known world-wide for their objectivity.
The Forum of Heads of ASEAN Power Utilities/ Authorities (HAPUA) operate as a separate independent organization composed of all the parties.
The forum of HAPUA Consist of the Electric Supply Industry (ESI) in the ASEAN countries, other than manufactures and vendors.
Members of HAPUA and the Heads of Delegations
|Brunei Darussalam||Department of Electrical Services, Ministry of Development|
|Cambodia||Electricité du Cambodge|
|Indonesia||PT PLN (Persero)|
|Laos||Electricité du Laos|
|Myanmar||Department of Electric Power|
|Malaysia||Tenaga Nasional Berhad|
|Philippines||National Power Corporation|
|Singapore||Singapore Power Ltd.|
|Thailand||Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand|
|Vietnam||Electricity of Vietnam|
The ASEAN Secretariat’s vision is that by 2015, it will be the nerve centre of a strong and confident ASEAN Community that is globally respected for acting in full compliance with its Charter and in the best interest of its people.
The ASEAN Secretariat’s mission is to initiate, facilitate and coordinate ASEAN stakeholder collaboration in realising the purposes and principles of ASEAN as reflected in the ASEAN Charter.
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