Experiences from developing and using technology

ADB Experience in Technology Road Maps
Presentation for the TEC expert
meeting on Technology Road Maps
Dr. Xuedu Lu
25 March 2013
Bonn, Germnay
ADB projects with Road Map components
 Smart-grid technology (China)
 Carbon Capture and Storage (China)
 Carbon Capture and Storage (South East Asia: Indonesia,
Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam)
 Wind power development (Mongolia, Philippines, Sri
Lanka and Viet Nam)
 Under consideration: (i) smart-grid technology in India
and (ii) Energy Efficiency roadmaps in South Asian
Road Map projects in more detail
 China: Developing Smart Grid Technology for
Efficient Utilization of RE
• Designed to help state grid corporation develop
smart grid technology
• Effectively an assessment of technologies/options
• Piloting day-ahead wind power forecasting systems
• Basis for investment in smart grids
Road Map projects in more detail
 China: Road Map for CCS Demonstration and
• Comprehensive road map for the realization of two
large-scale integrated CCS demonstration projects in the
• Components: techno-economic feasibility assessment;
technical standards and pathways for applying oxy-fuel
combustion technology; prototype model; business
models for early stage projects; policy, regulatory and
incentive framework
Road Map projects in more detail
 Determining Potential for CCS in SE Asia
• Analysis of potential for CCS
• Road map for CCS demonstration projects
• To be followed by national TA project in countries
with potential and willingness to commit resources
for a demonstration or pilot project
• Examine technical aspects
• Prefeasibility studies for pilot projects
• Initial geological investigations for storage
• Enabling environment
Road Map projects in more detail
 Quantum Leap in Wind Power Development in Asia and the
• Mongolia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Viet Nam
• Not a technology road map but a wind power
development road map to facilitate public-private
• Quantification of wind resources potential
• Identification of viable wind projects
• Pre-feasibility studies
• Business and finance models to make bankable projects
• Improved knowledge and capacity
Characteristics of ADB supported Road Maps
 Investment focus: road map as tool to assess
feasibility, develop business and financial models for
bankable projects and prepare for investment
 Used in case of promising low carbon technologies that
are: complex to roll out, and/or capital intensive,
and/or need extensive government support
 Road Map components/tools: multi-step analysis,
enabling conditions framework, resource assessments,
pre-feasibility studies, technical standards, business
and finance models, capacity building, identification of
investment/pilot projects.
Before developing a TRM, to be clear:
 Criteria to develop TRM (necessity and feasibility):
long term (strategic) objective, complexity, readiness
(available resources) (human, finance and others),…
 Difference of TRM from other RMs: development
 Level of TRM: global, national, sector, entity
When developing a TRM:
 Have support from all relevant players
 Close cooperation between scientific community
and business community: no gap between the two
groups, to ensure TRM be a road to achieve target.
 Define clearly: objectives, means to achieve goals,
timetable, risk management, milestones, deliveries.
 Final goal: develop and commercialization of
TRM and technology transfer/investment:
 Will provide a clear picture for technology
 Will draw early attention and engagement by
 More opportunities to be commercialized/invested.
Thank you for your attention.

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