The meeting focused on the pricing of electricity transit, clean coal technology and sustainable energy. The Energy Charter Secretariat and CDC Energiya presented a draft study on the pricing of electricity transit developed under the Secretariat's Fellowship Programme. The speaker from Vattenfall Europe shared his company’s experience with clean coal technologies, including carbon capture and storage, as well as other technologies aimed at minimising the energy industry's harmful environmental effects.
The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs presented its 'Energy+' international energy and climate initiative launched in support of the UN Initiative 'Sustainable Energy for All'. The Energy+ initiative aims to ensure access to sustainable energy for all and limit greenhouse gas emissions through the use of renewables and energy efficiency. Country presentations made by delegates provided up-to-date information on their governments' energy efficiency and renewable policies, programmes and projects. Speakers from India and the SAARC Energy Centre stressed the importance of regional energy cooperation between the Central and South Asia regions.
At the close of the event, delegates adopted a Declaration paving the way for future cooperation within the Task Force in various fields of interest to the region.
Welcome Speeches and Opening Remarks
Mr. Sergei Katyshev on behalf of Mr. Bakhytzhan Dzhaksaliyev
Vice-Minister of Industry and New Technologies, Kazakhstan
H.E. Mr. Ole Johan Bjørnøy
Ambassador of Norway to Kazakhstan
Amb. Urban Rusnák
Secretary General, Energy Charter Secretariat
Session 1. Electricity Transit Issues in Central Asia
Mr. Khamidulla Shamsiev (in Russian)
MDirector, CDC "Energiya"
Mr. Ronald Rost (in English)
Head of Department, Vattenfall Europe
Session 2. Sustainable Energy for All
Amb. Olav Berstad (in Russian)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway
Ms. Sarin Abado (in English)
Mr. Durga Nath Raina (in English)
Mr. Askerbek Kuanyshbaev (in Russian)
Mr. Elmar Dyikanov (in Russian)
Ministry of Energy and Industry, Kyrgyzstan
Mr. Batsaikhan Lundaajantsan
Ministry of Energy, Mongolia
Mr. Hilal A. Raza (in English)
SAARC Energy Centre
Mr. Farkhod Bilolov (in English)
Ministry of Energy and Industry, Tajikistan
Mr. Rizo Ostonov (in Russian)
Adoption of the Declaration and Concluding Remarks