Dr Romeo Pacudan

romeo.pacudan@ubd.edu.bn

Associate Professor, Institute of Policy Studies

               

Dr. Romeo Pacudan is the Interim Chief Executive Officer of the Brunei National Energy Research Institute (BNERI), a policy think tank focusing on national and regional energy sector issues. Concurrently, he is an Associate Professor in Energy Policy and Management at the Institute of Policy Studies, Universiti Brunei Darussalam. He is leading BNERI’s strategic and technical research activities on power sector policy and regulation, sustainable energies, energy cooperation and market integration.

He has more than 20 years of work experience in the energy sector, has been engaged on a number of energy projects as electricity/energy economist, policy, regulatory and planning expert and has also worked on various assignments from various governments, the private sector and international organizations such as the Asian Development Bank, World Bank, German International Cooperation, French Agency for Development, USAID, UN organizations, EU and other European bilateral/multilateral financing institutions.

Prior to joining BNERI, he has worked as Senior Energy Advisor at the German International Cooperation (GIZ) in Eschborn, Germany; Senior Energy Expert at Lahmeyer International GmbH in Bad Vilbel, Germany; Senior Energy and Climate Change Expert at the Risoe National Laboratory in Roskilde, Denmark; Senior Energy Policy Expert at the Civil Engineering Foundation-International Institute for Energy Conservation in Bangkok, Thailand, and Assistant Professor in Energy Program at the Asian Institute of Technology also in Bangkok, Thailand.

Romeo Pacudan has a doctorate degree in Applied Economics (specializing in Energy Economics) from the Université Grenoble-Alpes, in Grenoble, France and master of engineering in Energy Technology from the Asian Institute of Technology in Bangkok, Thailand. He is one of the researchers recognized to contribute to the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 2007.

EDUCATION

Université Grenoble Alpes: Saint-Martin-d'Heres, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France 1992-09-01 to 1996-09-01 | PhD Applied Economics (Energy Economics) (Université Grenoble Alpes Faculté d'Économie)

Asian Institute of Technology: Bangkok, Thailand 1989-01-01 to 1990-08-01 | Master of Engineering (Energy Technology)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Energy/Electricity Economics, Regulation, Planning and Policy
Renewable Energy
Energy Efficiency
Climate Change
Energy/Power Sector Reforms
Energy/Electricity Pricing
Energy Security

FUTURE PROJECTS

Tariff Reforms and Energy Poverty Implications


Applications Invited

Deployment of Low-Carbon Energy and Transport Technologies: Policy Options and Implications for Brunei Darussalam


Applications Invited

Energy Management Road Map


Applications Invited

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

1. Romeo Pacudan, 2018. Feed-in tariff vs incentivized self-consumption: Options for residential solar PV policy in Brunei Darussalam
Renewable Energy, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2018.01.102
2. Romeo Pacudan, 2018. The economics of net metering policy in the Philippines, International Energy Journal 18 (2018) 283-296. http://www.rericjournal.ait.ac.th/index.php/reric/article/view/1813
3. Romeo Pacudan, 2018. The economics of residential solar PV deployment in Southeast Asia: From feed-in tariff to incentivized self-consumption policy frameworks. Proceedings of the 41st International Conference of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE), 10-13 June 2018. Groningen, the Netherlands. https://www.iaee.org/proceedings/article/15160.
4. Shigeru Kimura, Romeo Pacudan, Phoumin Han, 2017. Development of the Eco Town Model in the ASEAN Region through Adoption of Energy-Efficient Building Technologies, Sustainable Transport, and Smart Grids, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), 2017 | book
5. Romeo Pacudan, 2016. Implications of applying solar industry best practice resource estimation on project financing, Energy Policy, 2016. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301421516300611
6. Pacudan, Romeo Road, 2016. Map for Power Market Integration in the Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines (BIMP) Region, in Li, Y. and S. Kimura (eds), Achieving an Integrated Electricity Market in Southeast Asia: Addressing the Economic, Technical, Institutional, and Geo-political Barriers. Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia. 2016 | book-chapter.
7. Pacudan, Romeo, 2014. Electricity Price Impacts of Feed-in Tariff Policies: The Cases of Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand, in Han, P. Energy Market Integration in East Asia: Energy Trade, Cross Border Electricity, and Price Mechanism. 2014 | book-chapter.

TOP PUBLICATIONS

1. R Pacudan, E de Guzman, Impact of energy efficiency policy to productive efficiency of electricity distribution industry in the Philippines. Energy Economics 24 (1), 41-54, 2002.
2. MK Lee, JV Fenhann, K Halsnæs, R Pacudan, A Olhoff, CDM information and guidebook, Risø National Laboratory, UNEP Risø Centre, 2003.
3. RE Rotoras, T Lefevre, RB Pacudan, Marginal transmission pricing and supplemental cost allocation method: A case of Philippines, Electric Power Systems Research 63 (3), 213-227, 2002.
4. JM Christensen, F Denton, A Garg, SM Kamel, R Pacudan, E Usher, Changing climates. The role of renewable energy in a carbon-constrained world, Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century, 2006.
5. R Pacudan, The Clean Development Mechanism: new instrument in financing renewable energy technologies, Renewable Energies for Central Asia Countries: Economic, Environmental and Social Impacts, Springer, Dordrech.

GRANT DETAILS

1. Deployment of Low-Carbon Energy and Transport Technologies: Policy Options and Implications for Brunei Darussalam Universiti Brunei Darussalam (Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei) 2018-03 to 2018-12 | Grant
2. Electricity Tariff Reform and Implications on Energy Poverty Economic and Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (Jakarta, Indonesia) 2017-12 to 2018-10 | Contract
3. Brunei Darussalam Nationally Determined Contribution Energy and Industry Department at the Prime Minister's Office (Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei) 2016-12 to 2018-12 | Contract
4. Brunei Darussalam Second National Communication to the UNFCCC Energy and Industry Department at the Prime Minister's Office (Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei) 2016-04 to 2017-11 | Contract
5. Development of the Eco Town Model in the ASEAN Region through Adoption of Energy-Efficient Building Technologies, Sustainable Transport, and Smart Grids Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (Jakarta, Asia, Indonesia) 2015-12 to 2016-12 | Contract
Contract: RPR_FY2015_No.20
6. Development of Levelized Cost of Electricity of Renewable Technologies (Solar PV, Biomass and Small Hydropower) in ASEAN Member States ASEAN Centre for Energy (Jakarta, Asia, Indonesia) 2015-11 to 2016-12 | Contract
Contract: 11/15/035-MOU/XI/2015
7. Road Map for Power Market Integration in the Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines (BIMP) Region Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (Jakarta, Southeast Asia, Indonesia) 2015-11 to 2016-12 | Contract
Contract: RPR_FY2015_No.16_Chapter 2
8. Capacity Building on National Communication and National GHG Inventory for Brunei Darussalam Ministry of Development (Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei) 2015-07 to 2016-04 | Contract
9. Financing Solar PV Projects: Energy Production Risk Reduction and Debt Capacity Improvement Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (Jakarta, Asia, Indonesia) 2014-12 to 2015-12 | Contract
Contract: RPR_FY2014_No.27_Chapter_10
10. Electricity Price Impacts of Feed-in Tariff Policies: The Cases of Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (Jakarta, Asia, Indonesia) 2013-11 to 2014-12 | Contract
Contract: RPR_FY2013_No.29_Chapter_11

Industry, Institute, or Organisation Collaboration

1. Chair, Energy Research Institute Network (ERIN)

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Selected (last 10 years)
1. Name of assignment or project: Temburong Microgrid Study and RE Technical Studies
Year: 2013-present
Location: Brunei Darussalam
Client: Energy Department at the Prime Minister’s Office
2. Name of assignment or project: Myanmar Off-grid Rural Electrification Programme
Year: 2018-2020
Location: Myanmar
Client: KfW German Development Bank/Gopa-Intec GmbH
3. Name of assignment or project: Renewable Power Planning, Policy and Tariff Impact Studies
Year: 2013-present
Location: Brunei Darussalam
Client: Energy Department at the Prime Minister’s Office
4. Name of assignment or project: ADB TA 7679: Promoting Renewable Energy, Clean Fuels and Energy Efficiency in the Greater Mekong Subregion
Year: 2011-2013
Location: GMS countries (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, PR China, Thailand, Vietnam)
Client: Asian Development Bank/Lahmeyer International GmbH (Germany)
5. Name of assignment or project: Implications of Applying Solar PV Industry
Year: 2015-2016
Location: Brunei Darussalam/Indonesia
Client: Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)
6. Name of assignment or project: Asian Development Bank: TA 7826 BAN: Renewable Energy and Climate Change Support
Year: 2011-2012
Location: Bangladesh
Client: Asian Development Bank/eGen Consultants
7. Name of assignment or project: Asian Development Bank: TA 7242 Bangladesh Preparing the Power System Efficiency Improvement Project
Year: 2010-2011
Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Client: Asian Development Bank/e.Gen Consultants (Bangladesh)
8. Name of assignment or project: Large-Scale Solar Power Yield Analysis
Year: 2010-2011
Location: Germany/Italy/France/Thailand
Client: UNEP-KfW GEF/Private Companies/Lahmeyer International GmbH (Germany)
9. Name of assignment or project: Asian Development Bank: Sri Lanka Green Power Development and Energy Efficiency Improvement Program.
Year: 2016
Location: Sri Lanka
Client: Asian Development Bank/eGen Consultants
10. Name of assignment or project: Asian Development Bank: TA-8818 PAK: Power Transmission Enhancement Investment Program II-1 Project Preparation for MFF and Tranche 1
Year: 2015-2016
Location: Paksitan
Client: Asian Development Bank/eGen Consultants
11. Name of assignment or project: Asian Development Bank: Bangladesh Power System Expansion and Efficiency Improvement Investment Program – Loan 2016
Year: 2016
Location: Bangladesh
Client: Asian Development Bank/eGen Consultants
12. Name of assignment or project: Asian Development Bank: Bangladesh Power System Expansion and Efficiency Improvement Investment Program – Tranche 3
Year: 2015
Location: Bangladesh
Client: Asian Development Bank/eGen Consultants
13. Name of assignment or project: Pre-Feasibility Study on Land Neutral Photovoltaic Power Plants in Kerala, India
Year: 2015
Location: Kerala, India
Client: KfW German Development Bank/ intec - GOPA International Energy Consultants GmbH
14. Name of assignment or project: Asian Development Bank: PPTA 7889 BAN: Power System Efficiency Improvement Phase 2
Year: 2012
Location: Bangladesh
Client: Asian Development Bank/eGen Consultants
15. Name of assignment or project: National Communication and National GHG Inventory for Brunei Darussalam
Year: 2015-2016
Location: Brunei Darussalam
Client: Ministry of Development and Energy and Industry Department, Prime Minister’s Office
16. Name of assignment or project: Asian Development Bank: TA 6501 (REG): Expanding the Implementation of the Energy Efficiency Initiative in DMCs
Year: 2011
Location: Philippines
Client: Asian Development Bank (Philippines)
18. Name of assignment or project: Strategic Environmental Assessment for Lao PDR Renewable Energy Strategy
Year: 2010
Location: Lao PDR
Client: Lao PDR Ministry of Energy and Mines/Finnish Consulting Group (Finland)
19. Name of assignment or project: TA 6289 Core Environment Program: Vietnam Power Development Plan VII Strategic Environmental Assessment
Year: 2010
Location: Vietnam, Thailand
Client: ADB/GMS Environmental Operations Centre (Thailand)
20. Name of assignment or project: World Bank: Global Partnership for Output-Based Aid/ Philippines: Output-Based Aid for Energy Access – Issues and Options
Year: 2011
Location: Philippines and Thailand
Client: World Bank – Philippine Department of Energy/Economic Consulting Associates (UK)
21. Name of assignment or project: Study on Barrier Removal through Resource Assessment and Regulation of Renewable Energy
Year: 2006-2007
Location: Germany, Jordan
Client: World Bank-GEF/Jordan Ministry of Energy and Mineral Energy Resources/ Lahmeyer International GmbH (Germany)
22. Name of assignment or project: Renewable Energy Strategy and Action Plan
Year: 2006-2007
Location: Germany, Yemen
Client: World Bank-GEF/Yemen Ministry of Electricity/Lahmeyer International GmbH (Germany)
23. Name of assignment or project: ADB: Review of Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariff in the Philippines
Year: 2010
Location: Manila, Philippines
Client: Asian Development Bank
24. Name of assignment or project: CDM Validation of 80 MW Caparispisan and Balaoi Wind Energy Project
Year: 2010
Location: Manila, Philippines
Client: Northern Luzon UPC Asia Corporation ERM Certification and Validation Services
25. Name of assignment or project: Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Programme
Year: 2008 – 2009
Location: Pakistan
Client: German International Cooperation (GIZ) (Germany)

SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, or ACADEMIC BENEFITS

1. Peer Reviewer Scopus-Indexed Journals
i) Certificate of Outstanding Contribution. April 2018. Solar Energy Journal. Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
ii) Certificate of Reviewing. March 2018. Energy Policy Journal. Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
iii) Certificate of Reviewing. February 2018. Solar Energy Journal. Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.