Bangkok Nov. 2, 2002 SolarQuest® iNet News Service
The e7 team for the Bhutan Micro Hydropower CDM Pilot Project met to plan its feasibility study mission on Saturday, November 2, in Bangkok. The team began by reviewing literature "Treading the Middle Path to Sustainable Development," anticipating travel to Bhutan, the country whose goal is Gross National Happiness.
|e7 team reviews Bhutan travel literature
|Photo: Ron Swenson
After reviewing and revising the mission schedule, team members presented information about their respective areas of expertise and discussed site visit requirements.
This map shows the village of Chendebji in relationship to Thimphu, the national capital and Trongsa, the nearest town where the mission team will be staying during the site survey. To the west of Chendebji is Rukubji, where a 40 kw micro Hydro plant is in operation.
|Takao Shiraishi, Member of the e7 Steering Committee, and General Manager, Corporate Planning, Office of Corporate Planning, The Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc., Osaka, Japan|
|Christian Matossian, Project Advisor, e7 Secretariat, Montreal |
|Serge Trussart, Senior Environmental Advisor, Hydro Quebec, Montreal, Canada|
Environmental and SocioEconomic aspects of the project
Dominique Delbecque, Projects Manager, International Prospects Unit-e7, Presidency and General Management, Electricité de France
|Jun Aoyama, Manager, Hydro Power Group, Power System Division, Kansai|
Koshi Nakagawa, Manager, International Network Group, Corporate Planning Department, Kansai
|Takashi Tada, Manager, Overseas Hydropower Development Group, Civil Engineering and Architecture Department, Kansai|
Civil Engineering for Hydro Project, site feasibility assessment
|Toru Yamanaka, Senior Manager, Environmental Planning, Office of Environmental Considerations, Kansai|
Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism ("CDM") issues
|Ron Swenson, Chairman and Chief Technology Officer, EcoSage Corporation|
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