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  • ISGAN | 2012.10.09 17:45 | Hit 4487

    Dear Smart Grid colleagues,

    Please accept this reminder to the upcoming event focusing on capturing the Asian perspective on Smart Grid Deployments for the IEA’s How2Guide for Smart Grids in Distribution Networks. If you are not personally able to attend the event, we would welcome recommendations from your respective organisations.

    Additional logistical information is included following workshop information below.

    Best regards,

    David Elzinga
    International Energy Agency
    email: david.elzinga@iea.org
    T: +33 (0)1 40 57 6693
    F: +33 (0)1 40 57 6509


    Invitation to the Smart Grids Training and How2Guide for Smart Grids in Distribution Networks development workshop to be held at the ADB Headquarters in Manila, Philippines – 22 October to 25 October 2012: 

    Find attached the following documents:

    (1) Invitation letter to participate in the forthcoming “Smart Grids Technology Training and How2Guide for Smart Grids in Distribution Networks” development workshop (Manila, Philippines, 22-24 September 2012, hosted in collaboration with the Asian Development Bank (ADB));

    (2) Draft Agenda for Smart Grid and Wind energy events.

    (3) “How2Guide for Smart Grids in Distribution Networks” project summary, containing background information.

    To confirm attendance, please respond to this invitation by October 5 to Marie-Laetitia Gourdin (marie-laetitia.gourdin@iea.org ) and Charity Torregosa (ctorregosa@adb.org ).

    The smart grid focused event will be followed by a training on the Grid integration of variable renewables (GIVAR) and the first development workshop for the “How2Guide for Wind Energy” project (running 24-25 October 2012). I would encourage you to also join these sessions. I would happy to provide further details on this event at your request.

    Please note the Manila workshop is the third regional development workshop for the H2G for Smart Grids in Distribution Networks, with subsequent development workshops planned for Sub-Saharan Africa (Durban, hosted by South African National Energy Development Institute in Q1 2013).

    Logistical Information:

    Arrival in Manila
    Upon arrival in Manila at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA)or at the Centennial Airport (Terminal 2), please proceed to the taxi queue outside the arrival area.

    Accredited transfer services on a pre-paid coupon may be taken from the airport to Ortigas Center (where ADB is located) for a rate of Philippine Peso (PhP) 700 (about US$17.00 at exchange rate of PhP 41.40=US$1.00 as of 5 October 2012). Accredited NAIA metered taxis (an alternative to prepaid coupon taxis) generally fetch lower rates than pre-paid transfer services. 

    Hotels in the Vicinity of ADB
    Provided as separate document.

    Access to ADB
    Registered participants will be required to present valid photo identification (passport, driver's license etc.) in order to receive their ADB-issued building access ID. Participants must then proceed to ADB's Auditorium at the Special Facilities Block to receive their Forum-specific ID. Both IDs must be worn at all times while inside ADB premises. These will be valid throughout the duration specified by participants in their online registration and will allow them to enter/exit ADB Headquarters through any of its gates.

    Departure from Manila
    On your departure from Manila, you are advised to confirm ahead of time with the hotel desk regarding your transfer arrangement to the airport or you can take regular taxi to go to the airport. Please prepare PhP750 or its dollar equivalent (about US$17) for payment of international terminal fee. Due to occasional heavy traffic between Ortigas Center and the airport, it is advisable to leave for the airport at least 3 hours before your flight departure.

    Philippines Country Information
    Please check here<http://www.dfa.gov.ph/main/index.php/consular-services/visa> for information about visa requirements of the Philippines. For information about the local weather, currency, transport, business hours, and more visit: http://www.philippinetourism.us<http://www.philippinetourism.us/>

    For other concerns, contact the ctorregosa@adb.org<mailto:ctorregosa@adb.org>