Hosted by the Asia LEDS Partnership and Energy Working Group of the LEDS Global Partnership
Session 2: Assessing Renewable Energy Potential Using the Geospatial Toolkit (GsT): Applications in Vietnam’s Thanh Hoa Province
Date: April 21, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM Indochina Time (ICT)
Jon Duckworth, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Donna Heimiller, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Khanh Nguyen, USAID Low Emission Asian Development (LEAD) Program Country Coordinator
Sandra Khananusit, Asia LEDS Partnership Secretariat
Alexander Ochs, LEDS GP Energy Working Group
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This webinar will include an overview and demonstration of the desktop-based Geospatial Toolkit and the web-based Enterprise Geospatial Toolkit. Participants will also learn how the Geospatial Toolkit was used in Vietnam to support the development of Thanh Hoa’s Green Growth Initiative.
The Geospatial Toolkit is a desktop-based application produced for individual countries or regions that allows data visualization and guided geospatial analysis of high-level renewable energy development issues (wind, solar, and/or biomass depending on data availability). The Geospatial Toolkit is designed for use by non-geospatial professionals, but also provides access to the geospatial layers for more advanced analysis. Geospatial Toolkits have been produced for several countries/regions in Asia, and around the world.
The Geospatial Toolkit is recognized as a valuable tool providing decision makers with the ability to visualize the renewable energy resources relative to their infrastructure and conduct guided, quantitative analysis of high-level renewable energy resource potential under different scenarios. It can be used to identify areas with large amounts of renewable energy resource potential and/or few barriers to development, allowing more efficient targeting of detailed site analysis needs. The desktop version of the Toolkit is an open-source application, packaged with public data to allow widespread access to the application. Recently a web-based version, the Enterprise Geospatial Toolkit, has been developed, improving access to more spatially and temporally detailed datasets for analysis within the application and externally, improving performance, and providing access to enhanced analysis capabilities.
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