PROJECT NO 6
V one) Project seeking APEC fundingˇ@ Progress
Reportˇ@ Evaluation Report
(Tick V one) (ˇ@ ) Operational Account (ˇ@ ) TILF
Special Account ( V ) Self-funded
(To be filled in by Secretariat)ˇ@
received by Secretariat:
/ Not late
of Committee/Working Group:
Energy Working Group (EWG)
Earthquake Response Cooperation Program for
Energy Supply Systems (Phase 2)
APEC Member:Chinese Taipei
Overseer: Name, Title and Organizationˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@(M)
Chao-Yih Chen, Ph. D.
Energy Commission, Ministry of Economic Affairs
13 Fl., 2, Fu-Hsing N. Road
Cost of Proposal (US$)
being sought from APEC Central Fund (US$):
(US$) $0.00 ($250,000 self-funded by Chinese Taipei)
of Project: V seminar/symposium ˇ@ short-term
training course ˇ@V survey or analysis and research
ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ V database/website ˇ@others (Please specify)
start date: 1 January 2002
end date: 31 December 2002
establish a cooperative contingency mechanism
among the APEC member economies for energy supply
provide the opportunity for APEC member economies
to share their experiences in both
preventing the collapse of energy supply systems
during earthquakes and rebuilding these systems
Phase 1 of the Program focuses on experience
sharing among participants. While at Phase 2,
Program will emphasize on more technical and
regulatory aspects as the first step to enhance
participantsˇ¦ capabilities in earthquake disaster
management on energy supply systems.
of Project Overseer:
written confirmation acceptable for email submission)
of Committee Chair/WG Lead Shepherd:
written confirmation acceptable for email submission)ˇ@Date:
Name of project.
Response Cooperation Program for Energy Supply Systems
Name of the working group or committee taking responsibility
for the project and the dissemination of its results.
Describe briefly how you will measure your results (in
the short and longer term) to know if your project has
been successful. (You must provide detailed assessment
measures in paragraph 19)
results of the project will be measured by the final
opinion of the project steering committee members
and the responses of the participants of a seminar
that will be held in summer 2002. In addition, the
number of visitors of the Internet website and the
degree of participation of the online discussion forum
will be useful means as well.
How, briefly, this project responds to the priorities
set by APEC Leaders and Ministers, as evidenced by parts
of the APEC Action Agenda including Action Program,
work plan, vision statement, and policy statement that
relate to this project.
In April 2000, EWG 19 endorsed the cooperation initiative
to address earthquake preventive and response measures
for energy supply systems, noting that the program
development should consider the existing APEC framework
for emergency preparedness. The initiative was also
included in the APEC Energy Ministers Declaration
on May 12, 2000. In response to above consideration,
a 3- year Implementation Program was drafted to meet
the objectives of the initiative, and currently the
Phase 1 of the Program is in progress.
In 1998, APEC Ministers endorsed the ˇ§APEC Framework
for Capacity Building Initiatives on Emergency Preparedness.ˇ¨
The purpose is to enhance preventive and responsive
measures for natural disasters through improved information
sharing and capacity building among APEC member economies.
The framework specifies that APEC activities and projects
should complement the structures and procedures of
existing organizations that are active in the area
of emergency preparedness.
For applications under the TILF Special Account: How
briefly this project contributes to APEC Trade and Investment
Liberalisation and Facilitation (e.g. relevance to specific
parts of the Osaka Action Agenda).
The kinds of institutions in member economies intended
to benefit from the results of the project. Highlight
the direct benefits to the institutions, the types of
business in member economies which will benefit from
the results of the project and what the
direct benefits are.
response institutions, energy departments in governments,
energy suppliers, and other energy related organizations
of APEC member economies would benefit from this project.
From the results of the project, those organizations
will obtain comprehensive information in earthquake
emergency response of energy supply systems, including
response systems, regulations and guidelines, etc.
In addition, the cooperation mechanism will allow
member economies obtain effective assistance from
each other whenever needed.
How the participation of the business/private sector
and non-governmental institutions has been sought or
will be sought. Illustrate how the business/private
sector has been involved in the planning and delivery
of the project and whether any other APEC fora have
been consulted. (*)
private energy suppliers play an important role in
the whole earthquake response system of energy infrastructure,
the project will actively encourage and promote participation
of the private sector and non-governmental organizations
at the seminar.
How this project will add ˇ§APEC valueˇ¨ (as to the potential
benefits of implementing projects) in the context of
other work that might have been done elsewhere in the
same field. (*)
the sharing of information and experiences and the
process of mutual assistance, all APEC member economies
will strengthen their capacity to prepare for earthquake
disasters and to carry out rescue and restoration
efforts. Overall, it will lessen the damages to energy
systems from earthquakes and increase energy supply
security in the region.
An indication of how the project might contribute to
related projects or activities in APEC or elsewhere.
currently only Industrial Science and Technology,
Marine Resources Conservation, Telecommunications,
and Transportation Working Groups have provided information
to Capacity Building Initiative on Emergency Preparedness,
the project will contribute to the Initiative in energy
Describe the deliverables of the project and demonstrate
how they will meet the needs of the targeted beneficiaries.
The prime deliverable from Phase 2 of this Program
will be a Report on Energy Infrastructure Earthquake
Resistence Guidelines and Regulations of APEC Economies.
The project will also deliver a seminar at which the
participants from APEC member economies will present
guidelines and regulations aiming to reduce the impacts
of earthquakes on energy infrastructure, as well as
best practices on postearthquake investigation and
The proceedings of the seminar will be published and
widely distributed within the APEC region.