Astana EXPO 2017 is a platform for debate and discovery enabling insights, introductions and decisions that shape peoples future, challenge the status quo and change their thinking. It is a unique global meeting place that brings business, policy and technology together to put people at the heart of sustainable energy debate. Pavilions and thematic court devoted to different aspects of Future Energy. Astana EXPO 2017 is going to be the largest global showcase in 2017. Apart from daily show marathon, musical events, the organizers plan to carry out large-scale cultural and educational program. Over 3000 event will be held during 93 exhibition days.
Astana Expo 2017 will be held in Astana, Kazakhstan from June 10 – September 2017 under the theme, “Future Energy.” The site, a 25 hectares (66 Acres) site is centrally located in Astana to host the first event of its kind in Central Asia.
Astana Expo 2017 is conceived as an extensive, integral project that addresses the fascinating topic of energy from several perspectives, allowing for it to be contemplated as a determining factor in how societies and everyday life function.
In order for Saint Lucia to achieve its energy efficiency goals, some form of energy storage has to adopt. With the increasing use of intermittent renewable energy sources such as Solar and Wind, storage will be necessary in order to maximize the use of RE while allowing the electric grid to remain reliable. Making Renewable Energy dispatch able through storage will allow St. Lucia to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels for electricity. The display will show possible storage solutions for Saint Lucia. It will focus on some of the more conventional storage systems.
But it will also show that the country is open to new storage technologies.
Combined Display/ 100% Renewables Display
This display will combine all the aforementioned displays and show the possibility of a 100% renewable Saint Lucia. Combining Geothermal, Wind, Solar, Energy Efficiency and Storage to form a grand map that visitors can appreciate as a Green Saint Lucia. “Not Just our vegetation, but in the way we build, the way we move, the way we think and the way we live” (possible end credit to final display.) Destination Marketing: This display will showcase Saint Lucia as a destination presenting the islands’ products, services and culture within the National Pavilion. The stand will include literature, samples of products and an interactive experience into Saint Lucia’s history, culture and economy.
Saint Lucia is currently in the process of updating its regulatory and policy framework within the energy sector to facilitate a gradual transition away from fossil fuel based energy generation towards the use of renewable energy.
Legislation and regulations including the Electricity supply services bill and the energy efficiency bill are currently being drafted in order to facilitate the country’s transition towards renewable energy and independent power producers. In this regard, the government has set a goal of thirty-five percent (35%) of the national energy demand supplied by renewables by 2020. A national target of reducing energy consumption in the public sector by twenty (20) percent 2020 has also been established.
The push towards renewable energy and energy efficiency in Saint Lucia can be seen as a significant economic opportunity for provider of products and services in the energy sector. The main objectives of Saint Lucia’s participation are to:
Research/Assessment of market opportunities: