TTI – Energy Project Descriptions

Mexico Solar Power Development Reverse Trade Mission

Duration: Early December 2013

Locations: Washington, DC; Phoenix, AZ; and Southern California

T/TI Energy was the IQC contractor for the Mexico: Solar Power Development Reverse Trade Mission. The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) hosted a delegation of government officials and industry representatives from Mexico on a visit to the United States. The visit provided an opportunity for the public and private sector delegates to become familiar with advancements in solar power generation in the United States, meet with U.S. industry and regulatory leaders, and learn about innovative U.S. solar power technologies and best practices related to the effective development, expansion, and management of solar power generation.

T/TI Team members include: Lynne Gallagher, Christopher Freitas, Lee Goldberg, and Joel Edwards.

Pakistan: Feasibility Study for the Beaconhouse Schools Solar Photovoltaic Power Systems

Duration: 15 months (2011-2012)

The objectives of this U.S. Trade and Development Agency funded Feasibility Study were to identify practical photovoltaic designs, demonstrate whether the concept is economically viable, and develop a baseline design that can be adapted to other schools in the system. The Beaconhouse Schools Systems (BSS) can use this to procure and install a Test array, provide documentation to support the BSS in filing for permits and electricity tariff, and use in negotiations for a Power Purchase Agreement and Interconnect Agreement with distribution and transmission utilities.

During 2011-2012, T/TI Energy designed the test array, trained and supported the installation, designed the Concept Model for ten sites, conducted energy audits, evaluated performance for six months, and developed documentation and guidance on regulatory, economic, financial analysis, and developed the Implementation Plan for the ten pilot sites. The demo site solar PV was installed in September 2011 with impressive production figures of over 65% of load through March 2012. The project demonstrated the feasibility of the concept, and T/TI gave a series of recommendations to BSS on technical, regulatory, and financial options that would optimize the benefits.

T/TI Team members include: Lynne Gallagher, Sergiu Manic, Christopher Freitas, Michael Biddison, Carol Weis, Kousay Said, Henry Gentenaar, John Gerlich, and Lee Goldberg.

Lighting Africa: Off-Grid Lighting Value Chain and distribution channels analysis and country profiles

Duration: 6 months (2008-2009)

Countries: Ghana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia

T/TI Energy was contracted by IFC’s Lighting Africa program to undertake a comprehensive research of the energy sector in five selected African countries (Ghana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia). We developed a comprehensive database of the existing and potential distributors of modern off-grid lighting products in those countries.

Our local Ethiopian team identified and interviewed the key government officials, non-governmental organizations, private companies and the existing and potential distributors of off-grid lighting products. Based on the findings, we developed a country profile with a detailed analysis of the energy sector, including both traditional and alternative energy, current grid coverage and expansion plans, and existing and planned government policies, laws and regulations. We also documented the plans to provide incentives and support for importing and distributing off-grid and other alternative renewable energy technologies and lighting products. T/TI identified and described the government policy barriers and presented the strategies to overcome those. We suggested steps to develop the off-grid markets to the fullest potential and ways to secure financing.

T/TI Team members include: Lynne Gallagher, Dr. Lishan Adam, James Wafula, Wycliffe Musungu, Richard Masika, Franco Muleya, and Mawuli Tse.

Management Training for the Iraqi Ministry of Oil

Duration: October 2005 – November 2007

Telecom/Telematique, Inc. was awarded a contract by U.S. Trade and Development Agency to organize and conduct management courses and study tours for the Iraqi Ministry of Oil in 2006.

The Management program offered seven courses in Jordan, Egypt, the U.S, and in Iraq for 300 middle and senior managers from the Ministry and the Northern Oil Company (NOC) and Southern Oil Company (SOC). Two Study Tours for ten senior managers each were conducted in the U.S. during June 2006. T/TI collaborated with U.S. industry and universities to conduct this important program to share with Iraqi’s oil and gas industry business management practices that will advance the development of the sector. Industry partners contributed to Study Tours and courses, providing experts, case studies, simulations, and course materials.

Four of the courses were repeated in Sulaimania, Iraq for management specialists during August and September 2006. T/TI organized and implemented the distance learning and e-learning program in Iraq for conducting these four management courses.

The second year of the program measured and evaluated the impact of the training program of seven courses and two Study Tours. The Final Report also recommended an expanded program and on-going education and training for Iraq’s oil and gas industry

T/TI designed and managed a public web site (www.iraqoiltraining.com) and an internal web site, which contains all of the following digitized course materials for use by the Iraqi trainees in each course and the profiles and evaluations of each trainee:

  1. Project Execution, Operations and Management, Instructor: James Cudjoe, Techbeam, Telecom/Telematique, Inc.
  2. Procurement Management, Supply Chain Management, Cost Management, Instructor: Mark Michalski.
  3. Leadership Skills Development: Team Building and Team Management, Instructor: Bill Lewis, Extension Management, Inc.
  4. International Petroleum Business Management Workshop, Instructor: Dave Donohue and Maher Habbal, IHRDC.
  5. International Petroleum Transactions, Instructor: Owen Anderson, University of Oklahoma School of Law.
  6. Managing Legal/Regulatory, Commercial Business Relationships, Instructor: James Rayis, Sokolow, Carreras, Lemoine & Partners, LLP.
  7. Accounting and Finance in Oil and Gas, Instructor: Dr. Mimi Alciatore, University of Houston and Dr. Dennis Adams, University of Houston.

T/TI Team members include: Lynne Gallagher, Sergiu Manic, Dr. Faiz Alawy, and Jafaar Al-Hasani.

Technical Training for the Iraqi Ministry of Oil

Duration: October 2005 – November 2007

Telecom/Telematique, Inc. was awarded a contract by U.S. Trade and Development Agency to organize and conduct technical/engineering courses and study tours for the Iraqi Ministry of Oil in 2006.

The Technical and Engineering program offered nine courses in Amman and Iraq for 330 engineers and technical specialists from the Ministry and Northern Oil Company and Southern Oil Company. Two Study Tours for ten senior engineers and technical experts each were conducted in the U.S. during July 2006. Telecom/Telematique, Inc. collaborated with U.S. industry and universities in conducting this important program to share with Iraqi’s oil and gas industry the knowledge, technology, and business management practices that will advance the development of the sector. Industry partners contributed to Study Tours and courses, providing experts, case studies, simulations, and course materials.

Four of the courses were repeated in Sulaimania, Iraq for technical specialists during August and September 2006. Telecom/Telematique, Inc. organized and implemented the distance learning and e-learning program in Iraq for conducting these four engineering courses.

The second year of the program measured and evaluated the impact of the training program of nine courses and two Study Tours. The Final Report also recommended an expanded program and on-going education and training for Iraq’s oil and gas industry.

T/TI designed and managed a public web site (www.iraqoiltraining.com) and an internal web site, which contains all of the following digitized course materials for use by the Iraqi trainees in each course and the profiles and evaluations of each trainee:

  1. Well Logging, Instructor: Gary Batcheller.
  2. Petroleum Refining, Instructor: Miguel Bagajewicz, University of Oklahoma.
  3. Drilling Engineering and Well Completion, Instructor: Ali Ghalambor, University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
  4. Production Engineering and Stimulation, Instructor: Ali Ghalambor, University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
  5. Distribution-Supply chain, Instructor: Jonathan Kwan.
  6. Pipeline Operations – Risk Based Management, Instructor: Dr. Peter Anselmo and Dr. William Lyons, New Mexico Tech.
  7. Gas Processing, Instructor: Miguel Bagajewicz, University of Oklahoma.
  8. Reservoir Engineering I – Well Test Analysis, Instructor: Djebbar Tiab, University of Oklahoma.
  9. Reservoir Engineering II – Reserves, Instructor: Djebbar Tiab, University of Oklahoma.
  10. Drilling for MSI by Gary Batcheller (T/TI), Instructor: Thomas Easterly.
  11. Chemical Treatment for MSI by Mark Bassham (T/TI), Instructor: Mark Bassham

T/TI Team members include: Lynne Gallagher, Sergiu Manic, Dr. Faiz Alawy, and Jafaar Al-Hasani.

Regional Central Asia Eco-Energy Alliance (EEA)

Duration: 2005-2007

Countries: Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

During 2005-07, T/TI worked with the U.S. Department of State and Embassies of the Central Asian countries of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan to create a regional Eco-Energy Alliance (EEA). This organization is a multi-national association of institutions, government agencies, SMEs, NGOs and research institutes working in the area of renewable and off-grid technologies. EEA is becoming a key contact point in Central Asia for distributors, SMEs, product developers, users of sustainable energy projects offering scientific, business and financial expertise in clean energy and off-grid technologies

T/TI helped identify and invite new members of the EEA from Central Asia and the U.S. The key members of EEA came to U.S. in 2006 for a two-week Study Tour to learn about renewable and off-grid technologies, policies and regulations established to promote the use of such technologies in the U.S. and to meet with U.S. manufacturers and distributors. T/TI helped develop the Study Tour program, arranged for meetings with representatives of the U.S. companies manufacturing off-grid products with interests in the markets of Central Asia. We visited and established relationships with the U.S. National Renewable Lab. T/TI developed four countries profiles for the U.S. companies and arranged meetings with EEA members and the Study Tour delegates.

T/TI Team members include: Lynne Gallagher, Darya Bournasheva, Henry Gentenaar, and Sergiu Manic.

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