Conference: Renewable energy in your community

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Sustainable Energy Academy 2017

American University of Armenia
November 25, 12.00-16.30

The Wrap-Up Conference of the Sustainable Energy Academy 2017, dedicated to the theme “Renewable Energy in Your Community,” included a number of thought provoking and informative speakers as well as presentation of project proposals developed by the 2017 participants of the Academy. See Agenda of the Wrap-Up Conference below. You can also download the presentations and watch the videos of the speakers and the project proposals.





12:00-14:00 Session 1

Welcome remarks

– Alen Amirkhanian, Director, AUA Acopian Center for the Environment (video)
– Tamara Antidze, Programme Coordinator, Heinrich Boell Foundation South Caucasus Regional Office (video)

The present situation in Armenia in the field of sustainable energy

– Erik GrigoryanFirst Deputy Minister, Ministry of Nature Protection (video)
– Diana Harutyunyan, Expert on Climate Change Issues, Programme Manager at UNDP Armenia (presentation), (video)
– Astghine Pasoyan, Executive Director, Foundation to Save Energy (presentation), ( video)
– Tigran Sargsyan, Head of Development and Investment Programs Department, Yerevan Municipality (presentation), (video)
– Tamara Babayan, Senior Sustainable Energy Expert (presentation), (video)

The role of decentralized energy generation during the energy transition towards renewable energy in Germany

– Dr. Andreas Wieg, Head of the National Office for Energy Cooperatives at the German Cooperative and Raiffeisen Confederation (presentation), (video)

14:30-15:30 Session 2

Projects poster presentations by Sustainable Energy Academy 2017 participants (video), (project posters). (Moderator: Astghine Pasoyan)

15:30-16:30 Session 3

Q&A session: Needs of communities and their role in Armenia’s energy transition (video). (Moderator: Alen Amirkhanian)

Find the conference photos here.
Download the conference agenda (pdf).