DNV GL’s Chief Group Development Officer David Walker addressed conditions for scaling and improving energy solutions to make a stronger impact on energy system and emissions at the Vienna Energy Forum 2017.
During the talk, Mr. Walker discussed the importance of working with developing countries to remove barriers and build capacity on the ground. DNV GL is a strategic partner of the CTCN and is involved in providing knowledge sharing and technical assistance services in the area of technology transfer for energy efficient and climate resilient development.
Together, the CTCN and DNV GL are currently supporting the development of market studies for energy efficient household appliances across southern Africa, which will lead to the creation of a set of common standards. This effort aims to reduce cost, open wider markets, and reduce energy consumption as well as emissions in the region. Another service that can help scaling innovation is ensuring that a technology will perform per specification, and that it can deliver returns under local conditions. When such risks have been sufficiently reduced, it is possible to mobilize finance and involve both development banks and private finance.