Technical Programme 2005-2007
Cleaner Fossil Fuel Systems
This Committee worked closely with United States Department of Energy (USDoE) on an ongoing basis to organise workshops in different regions of the world and publishes position papers, fact sheets, etc. on the development, application and effectiveness of cleaner fossil fuel technologies and systems, using electronic communications (including WEC's Global Energy Information System) and other channels to reach the media and the public.
An Interim Report was published for the Rome Congress.
Energy Efficiency Policy Indicators
This Committee has been an ongoing joint project between the World Energy Council and the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME) since 1993. The work is focused on the evaluation of energy efficiency trends around the world and the analysis of the interaction between energy efficiency policies and energy efficiency performance of economies.
A report was published for the Rome Congress.
Performance of Generating Plant
Over the past 30 years, with the support of major electricity companies throughout the world, the ongoing Committee on the Performance of Generating Plant (PGP) has compiled and published availability statistics for power plants worldwide and produced reports analysing advanced techniques and management practices for improving power plant performance.
An Executive Summary of the groups latest conclusions was published for the Rome Congress. A full report will be released shortly.
Financing Renewable Energy Projects
This Task Force focused on the evaluation of the current financing mechanisms for renewable energies, with a view to develop a novel and easily replicable approach, in particular, for rural electrification in developing countries.
Large Grid Energy Reliability
This Task Force has been looking at the power systems failures in the US and Europe which occurred a few years ago. These High Impact Low Probability (HILP) events have a significant societal impact and require specific management processes to minimise their potential damaging effect.