With the exception of large hydro, Central Asia has a significant untapped potential for both energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy deployment. This conference aims at raising awareness on the sustainable energy policy developments and investment plans in Central Asia, as well as the subsequent business opportunities that are arising in the region. It will be represented by senior government representatives, major international financing institutions active in the region, recognised international organisations with extensive expertise in sustainable energy, and European companies active in the region. This conference will therefore provide a valuable platform to build direct business-to-business contacts and to promote energy investment, trade and cooperation between Europe and Central Asian countries.
David Lecoque, ARE Policy and Business Development Officer will be speaking at the ‘Deploying Sustainable Energy Projects’ session on the topic of 'Energising Rural Areas: Off- and Mini-grid Solutions'.