Engineering & Consultancy

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Capacity Building

GSES core ethos is capacity building. GSES believes that sustainable industry needs both an institutional level quality framework as well as a competent, well trained work force. GSES has been capacity building for over 25 years by creating the structures necessary for industry to grow and ensuring that, at an individual level, these structures are understood and accepted.

Proven Track Record

GSES was the first to offer technician level training for the Australian Solar Power Industry in 1992. GSES also worked with the industry association at that time, what is now the Clean Energy Council, to develop the accreditation scheme that is currently used. GSES worked with the Office of the Renewable Energy Regulator (ORER), what is now the Clean Energy Regulator, to help develop the inspection scheme which underpins the industry installation quality standards.

Since 2008, GSES has been part of the Industry Reference Group for developing national electrical training packages on behalf of the Australian Skills Quality Association (ASQA) to ensure Units of Competency and Skill Sets are relevant and accurate for the industry (GSES was the committee chair for 6 years).

World-Wide Expertise

Internationally, GSES joined the Institute for Sustainable Power (ISP) in 2000 and undertook projects to develop and introduce quality training frameworks to the ASEAN region (Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Philippines, Brunei, Cambodia, Myanmar [Burma], Laos). The work done for ISP to create training frameworks was leveraged by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) and forms the basis for the training framework used in the United States of America.

In 2010, GSES helped the Pacific Island Countries (PICs) form the Sustainable Energy Industry Association of the Pacific Islands (SEIAPI) and GSES currently acts as the Secretariat for this association.

GSES helped the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) create a technician certification program which saw the development of a regional certification body, the development of manuals in both English and French to conduct certification examinations and aligned local training center curricula to the newly developed Job Task Assessments (JTA) which sets the standard for installation practices.

GSES developed the Quality Assurance Framework for the Ugandan Rural Electrification Agency (REA) solar home systems to support the Uganda Energy Credit Capitalisation Company (UECCC) managed loan facility.

In addition to the above, GSES has conducted capacity building activities in over 40 countries.

Core activities of GSES India

  • Development of quality assurance framework for products and services
  • Institutional capacity building
  • Training need analysis and curriculum development
  • Development Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), reference manual and guidelines
  • Development of training materials

Related Projects of GSES India

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UNDP Cambodia

Technical support for increased adoption and utilization of solar water pumping (SWP) solutions in the agriculture sector in Cambodia.

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IFC (The World Bank Group)

Implementation support to PNG Power Ltd. for grid connected rooftop PV programme of Papua New Guinea.

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REA Uganda/ World Bank

Development of Quality Assurance Framework to ensure quality of component based off grid and hybrid solar PV systems for Rural Electrification Agency Uganda in association with GSES Australia.

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World Bank

Preparation of state specific Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for installation of small grid connected rooftop PV systems.

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Smart Power India

Preparation of Solar PV Minigrid Systems Design, Installation and O&M Guidelines – A Handbook for Engineers & Developers.

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MSEDCL/ Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation

Developing a framework for institutionalizing a hands-on, ‘state-of-the-art’ training center at Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd. (MDEDCL).

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Mercy Corps Afghanistan

Training materials (WIM) development for level 1 to level 4 technicians on solar photovoltaic systems installation and maintenance.

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IFC (WB)

Training need analysis, training module development and delivering training to PNG Power engineers and inspectors for grid connected rooftop PV systems design, installation and inspection.

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CPI/ USICEF

Preparation of Grid-connected Rooftop PV (GRPV) Systems Design & Installation Guidelines (Standard operating procedure for design and installation grid connected rooftop PV systems in India).

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UNHCR

Development of solar pumping operational guidelines and decision making tool to guide step-by-step assessment, design, operation and maintenance of solar water pumping systems in refugee operations.

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Climate Parliament

Preparation of Renewable Energy Toolkit for Indian Legislators on Local Area Development.

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GIZ

Providing technical support and training to NEPED (Nagaland Empowerment of People through Energy Development) development of pico-hydro and hydraulic ram pump projects.

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Nexant Inc under PACE- D program of USAID

Consultant for Development of training modules on grid connected rooftop PV for Utility Engineers.

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Nexant Inc under PACE- D program of USAID

Consultant for Development of training modules on grid connected rooftop PV for Entrepreneurs.

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CLEAN

Preparation of Capacity Building Module for solar micro-grid technicians in India.

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UNDP

Preparation of a Compendium and Policy Brief for senior Indian Government officers on Energy Security and Climate Change.

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UNDP

 Development of Curriculum and providing Training to Trainers on Solar Water Heating System Installation and Maintenance.