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Clean Energy Ministerial 5 (CEM5)

12–13 May 2014, Seoul, Korea

CEM Side Events

The fifth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM5) meeting in Seoul will include several CEM side events that will engage and inform university students about the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM), advance efficient off-grid appliances, recognize global award winners, and raise overall awareness about the CEM and its work.

Model CEM

The first-ever Model CEM will take place on Monday, 12 May, concurrent with the ministerial meeting. At this special forum, which is patterned on the Model UN, university students who have been selected to represent each of the CEM member countries will present the current status of clean energy development in their country, discuss possible measures to strengthen international cooperation, and adopt a “Joint Declaration on Creating a Clean Energy Society.” The students will present the Joint Declaration to the full meeting of ministers and delegates at the end of the day. The goal of this new event is to encourage the next generation of clean energy leaders, raise awareness of the CEM, and strengthen global cooperation on clean energy.

Off-Grid PlugFest

A first-of-its-kind off-grid appliance and clean energy system “PlugFest” will be held on Tuesday, 13 May. Organized by the CEM’s Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP) initiative,  the event will bring together low-voltage DC appliance manufacturers, off-grid solar home system (SHS) companies, and other energy access professionals to share best practices and to test appliance-system interoperability—a key challenge facing the off-grid clean energy access market. DC appliance manufacturers, SHS companies, and DC mini- or micro-grid developers are invited to attend. For queries and sponsorship opportunities, contact

Awards Ceremony

At the end of the first day (12 May), from 17:30 to 18:30, an award ceremony will take place to recognize the winners of the ISGAN Award of Excellence, the SEAD Global Efficiency Medal competition for displays, and the Global LEAP Off-Grid TV and Lighting Awards. Members of the press are invited and encouraged to attend this awards ceremony.

ISGAN Award of Excellence: Consumer Engagement & Empowerment
The International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN) and the Global Smart Grid Federation (GSGF) will announce the winners of the inaugural ISGAN Award of Excellence, which recognizes excellence in smart grid projects around the world. This year’s awards will highlight top consumer engagement and empowerment efforts—which are a critical element of smart grid implementation.

SEAD Global Efficiency Medals: Display Awards
The Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) Initiative will recognize the winners of its Global Efficiency Medal competition for the world’s most energy-efficient computer monitors. The Global Efficiency Medal competition is the first effort to identify the most energy-efficient computer monitors on the market around the world today.

Global LEAP Awards: Outstanding Off-Grid TV and Lighting Awards

Global LEAP will announce the winners of its competitions for the highest quality, most energy-efficient off-grid televisions and off-grid LED lighting appliances. The Global LEAP Outstanding Off-Grid Product Awards support self-sustaining commercial markets for off-grid energy products by identifying and promoting the most energy-efficient, affordable, highest-quality appliances.

For more information or queries about any of these events, please refer to the event-specific contact information shown, or contact the CEM Secretariat:

Clean Energy Ministerial Secretariat