PAC Workshop: Civil Society in Energy and Grid Planning

REN21 and UN ESCAP are organising a workshop discussing the role of grids in the energy transition, and how civil society can participate in the planning process.

The event will take place on 07 December 2022 at 15h30 ICT at The United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok. The event is also open for online participation. Please register here.

This event is part of the PAC project (Paris Agreement Compatible Scenarios for Energy Infrastructure). For more information about the project and the PAC consortium, please visit:


15:30 – 15:40 Welcome and opening remarks
Mr. Matthew Wittenstein, Chief of Section, Energy Division, UN ESCAP (in person)
Ms. Rana Adib, Executive Director, REN21 (online)

15:40 –15:50 Presentation PAC Project (online)
Mr. Andrzej Ceglarz, Programme Manager – Socio-Energy Systems, RGI

15:50 – 16:00 Presentation Scenarios for decarbonized grid 2050 (in person)
Mr. Seiichiro Kimura, Senior Researcher, REI

16:00 – 16:10 Presentation Asian Green Grids Network (in person)
Ms. Georgie Skipper, Chief Corporate and Government Affairs Officer, Sun Cable

16:10 – 16:20 Presentation Challenges of integrating renewables in the Korean power market
Ms. Ja Hyun Kim, Research Associate, Solutions for our Climate

16:20 – 16:50 Panel discussion on civil society participation in Grid Planning
Moderated by: Ms. Anna Lobanova, Sustainable Energy Expert, ESCAP (in person)

Panel Participants:

  • Mr. Mohammad Hossain, Director General, Power Cell, Bangladesh (in person)
  • Mr. Beni Suryadi, Manager of power, fossil fuel, alternative energy and storage, ACE (in person)
  • Mr. Andrzej Ceglarz, Programme Manager – Socio-Energy Systems, RGI (online)
  • Ms. Mika Ohbayashi, Director, REI (in person)
  • Mr. Samiuela Matakaiongo, Principal Energy Planner, Tonga (in person)

16:50 – 17:00 Insights and wrap up
Ms. Randi Kristiansen, Economic Affairs Officer, UN ESCAP (in person)
Ms. Andrea Wainer, Project Manager, REN21 (in person)