Workshop Series: Energy Resilience in Pacific Island Countries

Resilience in an energy system can be defined as its ability to resist, absorb, accommodate, adapt to, transform and recover from shocks and stresses. Energy resilience in the Asia-Pacific region is shaped by dynamics relating to energy security, transitions, reliability and recent disasters, such as coastal flooding, volcanic eruptions, cyclones and COVID-19.

These are FREE events. 

This online, interactive workshop series will open up dialogue on energy resilience focusing on the experience of Pacific Island Countries, as well as exchange experiences with other regions. Case studies will include Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Tuvalu and Tokelau, as well as drawing experience from Australia and a range of other countries. The aim of the series is to jointly identify research priorities for increasing energy resilience using grid and off-grid renewable energy in Pacific Island Countries. The three workshops will focus on: 

  1. Planning and investing in more resilient energy systems (15:30-17:30 AEST, Tues 1 Dec 2020
  1. Energy resilience and the political economy of off-grid solar (15:30-17:00 AEST, Wed 2 Dec 2020

Community energy resilience strategies in response to disasters (15:30-17:00 AEST, Thurs 3 Dec 2020)

The series is co-organised by the University of New South Wales, the University of the South Pacific and Loughborough University, and we welcome participants from the Asia-Pacific Solar Research ConferenceUrban Resilience Asia Pacific Conference and Geographic Information for Disaster Management Conference.