Back to CESC

Trends in Micro-grids and Smart Grids to Scale Up Solar PV in the Pacific

16 July 2019 to 17 July 2019

PRIF logoThe Clean Energy Solutions Center is partnering with the Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility (PRIF) to support the region’s development of mini-grid and smart-grid infrastructure. As governments and utilities in the Pacific Islands work to integrate more renewable energy into their electricity grids, smart grid technologies and micro-grids are emerging as important tools to modernize their energy systems, reduce energy losses, increase energy access and build resiliency.

This webinar explored challenges and opportunities from the increasing number of micro-grids and smart grid technologies being deployed in the Pacific. Policy, finance and technical opportunities were discussed in support of governments, utilities and energy professionals to advance progress towards their ambitious targets for renewable energy and energy access. Presentations were followed by an interactive question and answer session with the audience.


  • Samuel Booth, Project Manager, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Kamleshwar Khelawan, Senior Energy Specialist, World Bank
  • Gavin Pereira, Sustainable Energy Advisor, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
  • Tim Reber, Project Manager, National Renewable Energy Laboratory