The RescoManager team has been invited to hold a workshop on RescoManager and the use of the RESCO model for rural electrification at the "Segundo Congreso Internacional de Energías Renovables" (Second International Congress on Renewable Energy) organised by the Polytechnic University of Durango.
The government of the state of Durango would like to provide electricity to remote rural communities and the workshop is expected to train students at the Polytechnic University on the use of the tool with the potential aim of establishing a RESCO at the university to be un by its students.
A two day workshop on RescoManager will take place in Nadi, Fiji Islands on May 16th-17th 2013 with attendants from Cook islands, Fiji, Kiribati, PNG, Samoa, Solomons, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.
The workshop will be carried out by Marc Torra Griso. Its main aim is to work out an implementation strategy with those countries willing to have RescoManager assisting them in their rural electrification programmes.
During the workshop there will representatives from the following donor agencies: The Secretariat of the Pacific Communities (SPC), Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and United Nations development Programme (UNDP).
A five day workshop funded by PIGGAREP is expected to take place in Nukuálofa, Tonga. During the workshop the RescoManager.org team will train participants in the implementation and use of the software, and participants will have an opportunity to contribute with their inputs, so that they can be added to the final version 3.1. to be launched in late July 2010.
RescoManager.org has signed a contract with SPREP (South Pacific Renewable Energy Programme) with funding from PIGGAREP (UNDP & GEF) for programming version 3.1. This will be the first version in open source ready for wide deployment. The software will be ready for downloading from the RescoManager.org website by end July 2010.
The RescoManager.org teammembers will be presenting version 3.0 during the “Workshop on the Sustainable Management of Solar Photovoltaic Systems, Tonga: 12-16 October 2009”
The objective of the workshop is to promote the sustainable management of solar photovoltaic systems through learning from the experiences in the PREFACE and from other solar photovoltaic programmes in the region.
Participants are expected from most of the Pacific Island Countries (PICs).
RescoManager.org has signed a contract with the Solar Energy Company Ltd of Kiribati, with funding from United Nations Development Programme for financing the programming of version 3.0.