Conference and Exhibition
31 October - 2 November 2018
Sands Expo and Convention Centre
Marina Bay Sands

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Clean Energy Leaders' Dialogue

The Clean Energy Leaders Dialogue is a high-level forum bringing together leaders in the regional solar and renewables space. The dialogue witnesses top utility leaders, PV manufacturers, developers and policy professionals exchanging best practices, while debating trends and solutions in the clean energy industry.

10:30 - 10:45
  • Keynote 1

10:45 - 11:00
  • Keynote 2
    An Overview of Energy Transformation Towards A Low Carbon Economy

11:00 - 11:50
  • Panel Discussion 1

    As countries strive towards the United Nations sustainable development goal #7 to ensure access to afforadable, reliable and sustainable energy for all, there may be no one size fits all. A diversified energy portfolio with a focus on decarbonisation will be the way forward.

    The session will cover:
    - Transitions in global energy markets - Policies and Initiatives
    - Distributed generation
    - Diversified Energy mix
    - Role of renewables like wind & solar; What does a modern utility look like today?

11:50 - 12:05
  • Keynote 2
    Energy Systems in Smart Cities

12:05 - 12:55
  • Panel Discussion 2

    Digital technologies play an important role in the energy sector with smart grids and smart metering systems, smart home appliances, smart charging solutions for electric vehicles and smart cities.

    The development of smart cities and the transformation occurring in the energy industry have much in common. Both developments are rooted in rapid technology innovation. There are also shared drivers related to the advancement of the clean energy agenda, the possibilities offered by distributed energy resources and the digitisation of energy products and services.

    Topics that will be covered are:
    - Opportunities in digital energy in smart cities
    - Block Chain and its impact on energy systems
    - Energy Storage
    - Big Data and IOT
    - Electric Vehicles
    - Smart Grids

  • Lunch

Solarising Singapore and Asia

Given Singapore's strategic location in the Asian Sunbelt and the high cost of electricity, there has been a growing interest in solar PV over the years. The announcement of the SolarNova programme by the government, with a proposed 350 MW installed on government buildings by 2020, has made Singapore an attractive market for both local and international solar companies and financial institutions.

14:00 - 14:15
  • Opening Keynote: Overview of Singapore's Solar Landscape and Industry Development Efforts

14:15 - 14:30
  • Solar Projects in Singapore

14:30 - 14:45
  • Keynote 3

14:45 - 15:30
  • Panel Discussion 3

    Changing Landscape in Singapore

    Given Singapore’s strategic location in the Asian Sunbelt and the high cost of electricity, there has been a growing interest in solar PV over the years. Singapore is on the path of 2 GW of solar by 2025 without subsidies.* There is an established & mature ecosystem with research institutions,financial hub and innovative testbeds like flloating solar. This makes Singapore an attractive market for both local and international solar companies and financial institutions.

    This session brings the adopters of solar technology together with companies providing technologies and solutions as well case studies of successful implementation and latest innovations in this space.

    The session will cover:
    - Policies and regulatory environment in Singapore
    - Open electricity market
    - Reliability value chain of solar
    - Testing of modules
    - Tradeable instruments for global renewables
    - Market and investment outlook for Floating Solar
    - Success story of adopting renewable energy

15:30 - 16:00
  • Tea Break

16:00 - 16:15
  • Keynote 4

16:15 - 17:00
  • Panel Discussion 4

    Exploring Growth Markets in Asia

    Asia is expected to be the fastest growing market for clean energy in the world with xxx billion expected investments. The expected clean energy boom will not be without challenges and opportunities.This session will bring together clean energy experts, policy makers and companies from Singapore and Asia to explore strategic deployment opportunities in growth markets in the region like Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia & Malaysia.

    The session will:
    - Provide a regulatory overview of the most up-to-date policies and government support for RE industry in these countries
    - Case Studies
    - Challenges & opportunities

18:00 Onwards
  • SIEW Networking

Unlocking Solar Capital: Asia & Financial Summit

The Unlocking Solar Capital - Asia & Financial Summit will be focused on, but not limited to, solar PV project financing, bankability, risk mitigation instruments, and innovation in Asia. Our speakers will expand on a variety of trending topics that are crucial to the success of off-grid and on-grid solar PV projects on a regional and country-specific basis.

09:00 - 09:15
  • Opening Remarks
    Welcome Remarks by SEAS & Solarplaza

09:15 - 09:30
  • Welcome Remarks
    Welcome Remarks by Track Sponsor

09:30 - 10:00
  • Keynote 1
    Asia from the Global Perspective

10:00 - 10:30
  • Keynote 1.1
    Regional Overview: What has Changed in Asia Since Last Year?

10:30 - 11:00
  • Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:45
  • Panel Discussion 1

    Transition Towards Market Parity
    Roadmap Towards Market Parity in Southeast Asia

11:45 - 12:30
  • Panel Discussion 2

    Structuring a Bankable PPA & Risk Mitigation For Solar PV
    Structuring a Bankable PPA

12:30 - 13:00
  • Keynote 2
    Risk Mitigation Instruments for Solar PV projects

13:00 - 14:00
  • Lunch

14:00 - 14:45
  • Panel Discussion 3

    Innovative Project Financing
    Capital Sources for Project Financing in Asia

14:45 - 15:30
  • Panel Discussion 4
    Innovative Financing Solutions for Asia

15:30 - 16:00
  • Coffee Break

16:00 - 16:45
  • Panel Discussion 5

    Innovation in Off-Grid Technology

16:45 - 17:00
  • Closing Remarks

18:00 Onwards
  • SIEW Networking

09:00 - 09:15
  • Opening Remarks
    Opening by Track Sponsor

09:15 - 10:00
  • Keynote 3

    Solar + Storage Projects in Asia
    Financing Solar + Storage Applications in On-Grid and Off-Grid Segments

10:00 - 10:30
  • Keynote 4
    Rural Electrification Policy, How Fast Can We Move Forward?

10:30 - 11:00
  • Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:45
  • Panel Discussion 6

    Future of Renewable Energy in Asia
    Grid Readiness, Hybrid Models & Floating Solar

11:45 - 12:30
  • Panel Discussion 7

    Distribution and Financing Round Tables
    Country Round Tables - An In-Depth Look at the Hurdles and Opportunities for Each Country in Southeast Asia

12:30 - 13:00
  • Closing Remarks
    Closing Keynote

13:00 - 14:00
  • Lunch

14:00 - 17:00
  • Meetings
    Pre-arranged 1-on-1 Meetings

18:00 Onwards
  • SIEW Networking

Digital Transformation of Energy

Internet of Things (IoT) is the next generation of the internet. It is a global system of IP-connected computer networks, sensors, actuators, machines, and devices. Merging the physical world with the virtual world of the internet and with software enables companies and consumers to create new services that are founded on web-based business models. The energy world of today is moving towards decentralization and digitalization. Power generation from huge numbers of renewable energy systems and virtual power plants needs to be fed into distribution networks. This session looks into how to optimise and benefit from an instrumented, interconnected and intelligent energy system. 

14:00 - 14:10
  • Opening Keynote

14:10 - 14:25
  • Keynote 1

    Asia's Energy Transition
    Clean, Smart and Flexible: Imagining the Energy Grid of the Future
    - Transforming from a centralized generation design to a decentralized network: Creating IoT-enabled smart grid models
    - Integrating utility operating systems (OT) with enterprise IT
    - Enabling the connection and participation of customers, services, and new technologies
    - How to successfully integrate distributed energy resources (DER) using renewables to the future grid: Automated operations, cybersecurity standards, smart metering, communication technology for monitoring and control

14:25 - 14:40
  • Keynote 1.2

    Decentralization of Energy Grids – Are Microgrids the Future?
    - Ensuring sustainable, local energy production: How to facilitate microgrid development for utilities, commercial and industrial facilities, and prosumers?
    - Driving reliability, availability, resiliency, and robustness of smart microgrids
    - What is the impact of decentralization on utilities’ operation?

14:40 - 15:30
  • Panel Discussion 1

    Asia’s Energy Transition: Low Carbon Digital Innovations, New Customer-Focused Services
    - Overhauling the existing grid to incorporate more renewable energy sources: What are the new business models and operations practices that utilities need to develop?
    - What are the challenges and related solutions for achieving interoperability in smart grids?
    - Sectoral coupling to drive renewable energy integration and grid flexibility: What is the potential? What technologies are needed to enable sectoral coupling?
    - Network monitoring and automation: Implementing smart monitoring for automated operations, integration of utilities’ operating systems with enterprise IT systems
    - The changing expectations of customers, commercial players and policymakers and the impact on how the grid is developed, planned, operated and secured: What are the services that should be offered?

15:30 - 16:00
  • Coffee Break

16:00 - 16:15
  • Keynote 2.1

    Smart grid applications
    Energy Storage: New Applications for the Future Grid
    - What are the use cases for grid-connected energy storage to provide ancillary grid services?
    - Reducing the cost of peak demand with ancillary services: Adjusting to keep supply and demand balanced at the correct frequency and voltage
    - Ensuring enhanced power system operation and performance with increased return on investment

    • Load leveling
    • Peak shaving
    • Capacity firming
    • Frequency regulation
    • Power quality
    • Spinning reserve

16:15 - 16:30
  • Keynote 2.2

    How to Successfully Integrate E-Mobility with Renewable Energy Systems
    - Developing user-friendly integration of electric vehicles to smart grids
    - What are the innovations available to create this connected energy infrastructure?
    - Overcoming challenges in rolling out e-mobility: developing and financing charging infrastructure, energy supply, use of intermittent renewable energy, transmission network design in handling peak loads, interoperability of smart charging services

16:30 - 16:45
  • Keynote 2.3

    Capitalizing on the Expanded Role of Blockchain in Decentralized and Networked Grids
    - Enabling the ‘internet of electricity’ through improved grid management and secure transactions
    - Expanding deployment of smart grids, minigrids and peer-to-peer energy trading
    - What are the challenges ahead to implement blockchain on a large scale?

16:45 - 17:35
  • Panel Discussion 2

    Protecting the Digital Grid from Cybersecurity Attacks
    - How well prepared is the renewable energy industry against cybersecurity attacks?
    - How can we approach cybersecurity for digitalized energy grids and the Internet of Things?
    - Addressing the protection of smart grid devices and infrastructure: How can creating standards overcome this important challenge of security?
    - What are examples for secure grid structures and security solutions?

17:35 - 17:45
  • Closing Remarks

18:00 Onwards
  • SIEW Networking

PV Asia Scientific Conference

The PV Asia Scientific Conference provides an excellent platform for the world's PV experts and scientists to showcase the latest developments in solar energy technologies. The conference programme encompasses a wide scope of PV technologies, ranging from PV cells, modules, systems, quality assurance and characterisation to smart grid technologies.

Asian Conference on Energy, Power and Transportation Electrification (ACEPT)

The third Asian Conference on Energy, Power and Transportation Electrification (ACEPT) will collaborate with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) to bring together world leading experts who will discuss emerging topics on energy, power, and transportation electrification.

International Floating Solar Symposium (IFSS)

Floating Solar is unlocking 400,000km- and thereby a new TW-scale opportunity for photovoltaics - on freshwater reservoirs alone. It addresses the water-energy - nexus with evaporation savings and complementary hydropower, and offers paths to ultra-low balance of systems (BOS) cost. Thus it is seen, respectively, as a critical piece for continuing the exponential growth of solar, reaching high renewable penetration, and extending the cost learning curve of PV as a whole.