Conference and Exhibition
30 October - 1 November 2019
Sands Expo and Convention Centre
Marina Bay Sands

Session Synopsis

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Opening Ceremony

30 October 2019, Wednesday
08:00 - 09:00
  • Registration

09:00 - 09:10
  • Welcome Address by Er Edwin Khew

    Chairman, Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS)

09:10 - 09:20
  • Address by Guest of Honour

09:20 - 09:45
  • Announcements and Address

09:45 - 10:00
  • Opening Keynote 

  • Coffee Break

Clean Energy Leader's Dialogue

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

30 October 2019, Wednesday
10.30 - 10:45
  • Keynote 1

10.45 - 11.00
  • Keynote 2

11:00 - 11:15
  • Keynote 3

11:15 - 11:30
  • Keynote 4

11.30 - 12.30
  • Energy systems for the Future

    The energy system that evolved during the last century has largely achieved its primary goal of enabling substantial economic growth. However, the energy system of the future must deliver safe secure and reliable energy at an affordable rate and ensure that the environmental impact and carbon production is minimal if not completely eliminated to address the climate change.


    This panel will discuss the role of decentralisation, decarbonisation and digitalisation in the energy system of the future. How will the existing energy players like utilities, oil & gas companies adapt and collaborate with renewables and also integrate digital technologies like IOT, blockchain and Artificial intelligence to optimise the systems. Panellists will bring their rich experiences of working on strategic issues to this panel and also share what is and what is not working on the ground.

12:45 - 14:00
  • Lunch

Driving Clean Energy Transitions in Asia

This session in its first staging will try to join the dots on the growth thus far in the arena of clean energy for Asia and what are the technology and policy barriers to scale up. The discussions and presentations will shine a light on projects, policies and markets that are growing at an accelerating rate and what lessons can be learnt and adapted in the other markets. 

30 October 2019, Wednesday
14:00 - 14:30
  • Keynote 5

14:30 - 14:50
  • Keynote 6

14:50 - 15:10
  • Keynote 7

15:10 - 15:30
  • Keynote 8

15:30 - 15:50
  • Keynote 9

15:50 - 16:50
  • Opportunities and Challenges in Clean Energy Transition

    Southeast Asian countries are beginning to transform the way energy is produced and consumed in order to transition to a low carbon, sustainable economy. But the journey has been a bumpy one and the region has overall been slower to adopt clean and low carbon technologies largely due to an ongoing dependency on coal. 


    Despite similar challenges of policies and finance some markets are deploying clean energy in a fast and systematic fashion while some are not. This panel will share experiences and case studies of what is working and how can it be scaled across geographies.

16:50 - 17:10
  • Highlights of technological progress with solar PV cells and modules

    Solar photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules continue to develop rapidly, with increasing efficiencies and reducing cost ($/W). This talk describes recent global technological progress with industrially relevant solar cells and modules, covering both crystalline silicon and thin-film PV technologies. Since the costs of the solar cells and modules as a proportion of the costs of complete PV systems continue to fall, a premium is placed on cell efficiency as this reduces the balance of system (BOS) cost ($/W) of PV systems. Thus, cost-effective high-efficiency solar cells such as heterojunction (HJ) and passivated-contact silicon solar cells (for example SERIS’ 23% efficient monoPolyTM passivated-contact technology) have enormous market potential. The talk will also present the latest developments with building-integrated PV (BIPV) technologies.

17:10 - 17:30
  • Floating Solar: The 3rd Pillar of the PV Industry

    Floating Solar is a young GW and bn$ scale industry, with resource potential deep into the TW range. It is embraced around the world for it's strong fundamentals, yet it is Asia that stepped up first to drive its early industry growth. This talk will examine the global opportunity posed by Floating PV from 4 different perspectives: First; we join the technologist's perspective, to see new possibilities, fresh cost reduction potential and unfamiliar challenges. Next, we take the industrial ecosystem view, where existing and new participants mix and opportunities emerge between. Third; we explore roles in high renewable penetration scenarios, particularly when paired with existing hydroelectric plants. Finally, we share the perspective of a corporate off-taker sourcing renewable energy in Asia and globally.


    This talk will provide an overview window into some of the topics that will be discussed in more breadth and depth during the International Floating Solar Symposium (IFSS) which is held as part of the ACES conference week.

  • End of Programme

18:00 onwards
  • SIEW Networking Reception

Unlocking Solar Capital Asia & Financial Summit

Solar energy in Asia has been developing faster than anywhere else in the world, however, the challenge to obtain access to capital remains. In the 2019 edition, by joining forces with the Asia Clean Energy Summit, we aim to bring together all relevant investors, financiers, solar developers, IPPs, EPCs and other solar stakeholders to discuss bankable PV projects in the region.

31 October 2019, Thursday
09:00 - 09:30
  • Welcome Remarks 

    Introducing the conference, its stakeholders and objectives

09:30 - 10:00
  • Opening Keynote

    Sustainable Investing: Eye for Impact  

10:00 - 10:30
  • Market Status Update

    Solar development and investment trends in the region

10:30 - 11:00
  • Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:30
  • CEO Fireside Chat

    Views on managing regulators, private PPA's, and merchant solar

11:30 - 12:00
  • Expert Perspective

    Regulatory Hurdles: necessary steps to accelerate solar development

12:00 - 12:30
  • Panel

    Project Development 2.0

12:45 - 14:00
  • Lunch

14:00 - 14:30
  • Market Status Update

    Market Analysis of Corporate RE in Asia

14:30 - 15:00
  • Case Studies

    Experiences with various PPA Deal structures

15:00 - 15:45
  • Inside the Room

    Structuring and Financing a Corporate PPA 

15:45 - 16:15
  • Coffee Break

16:15 - 16:45
  • Panel Discussion

    Finance Innovation

    • Flipping the coin?
    • Involving local banks
    • Innovative financing instruments
16:45 - 17:15
  • Deep Dive Discussion

    Solutions for Scalable Independency

    • stability of the grid
    • energy storage update
    • intermittant power systems
17:15 - 17:45
  • Closing Keynote

    Inspiration for the Future Impact

18:00 onwards
  • SIEW Networking

Digital Transformation of Energy

The key drivers for transforming the energy systems remains as decarbonisation, decentralisation and digitalisation. ACES will cover all these three areas across its various programs. The digitalization track in particular looks at the energy systems as they are now with all its challenges and how the digital technologies will focus on optimisation, and seamless integration. With the advent of faster communication networks like 5G the conference will look at new possibilities and applications for the energy systems.

Session Synopsis to be updated soon.

Wind Energy Conference

Some of fastest growing economies in the world are in Asia. Renewable energy such as wind energy are now increasingly being adopted by emerging economies as they are now not only a cheaper source of energy but also more sustainable. A renewable energy-based economy offers unique opportunities for economic growth and prosperity. The Wind Energy Conference is aimed at bringing together industry leaders to present and discuss the trends, challenges and opportunities for this industry. The conference includes sessions on General Outlook & Trends, Policy & Regulatory, Offshore Wind, Finance & Risk.

31 October 2019, Thursday
08:30 - 09:00
  • Registration

09:00 - 09:15
  • Opening Remarks


    Welcome address by Global Wind Energy Council


    Welcome address by International Renewable Energy Agency

09:15 - 09:30
  • Global Wind Energy Development Status and why South East Asia is the Missing Piece for Asia’s Energy Transition

    This Keynote presentation sets the scene for the wind conference by focusing on wind energy’s global successes and future prospects, as well as the challenges in South East Asia and the fundamental reasons why SEA is one of the last regions to embrace the global energy transition that is already taking place in the majority of Asia-and worldwide.

09:30 - 10:30
  • High Level Government Panel

    This panel intends to invite the energy authorities of the major countries in South East Asia: Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines and Indonesia, to talk about the regulatory challenges for wind deployment in each country, as well as some other common regional challenges and enablers for higher penetration of wind energy in the electricity system.  

10:30 - 11:00
  • Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:20
  • Building a Strong Wind Industry in Asia: What Can the Wind Industry Bring to the Region and What are the Barriers Blocking this Potential

    This Keynote presentation sets the scene for the CEO panel discussion on some of the industry’s perspectives on the state-of-play in South East Asia. It also focuses on showing the audience, both government and private sector, on the potential benefits wind sector can bring to the region while analyzing the reasons why massive scale of investment in the wind industry is not yet happening in the SEA region.

11:20 - 12:30
  • CEO panel: How to Scale Up the Huge Potential of Wind Development in the South East Asia Region

    This panel intends to invite the CEOs of the major industry players in the region, including developers, OEMs and large regional service providers. The audience will have the opportunity to listen to the CEOs perspectives on how they see the energy transitions in the world and in the SEA region, as well as wind development’s potential and benefits that could be brought in the region.

12:30 - 14:00
  • Lunch and networking

14:00 - 14:20
  • How to Channel the Funding Needed to Scale-up Renewable Development in the Region

    This Keynote presentation sets the scene for the finance panel discussion on the challenges of finance in the region. It will analyze the barriers for large-scale investments to be channeled in to the region as a whole and also for each country respectively.

14:20 - 15:45
  • Finance Panel: How to scale-up the Financing of Wind Power Projects in South East Asia

    This panel intends to invite the major investors in the region to engage in dialogue with major industry players in the region, including developers and OEMs. The focus would be on to bridging the gaps between investors and industry players on the requirements for necessary renewable investment in the region.

15:45 - 16:15
  • Coffee Break

16:15 - 17:15
  • Pushing the Boundaries with the Latest Wind Technologies: Bigger Turbines, Longer Blades, Higher Tower, Lower Wind Speeds, Deeper and Further into the Sea

    Wind Energy has innovated and progressed drastically in the past 10 years. The industry is pushing the boundaries with improved efficiency and technologies, which are capturing wind resources that were previously thought to be non-exploitable. What are the latest technological trends and how are they being adopted by the industry? There will be four presentation line-up to show the latest wind technologies in both onshore and offshore wind industry.


17:15 - 18:00
  • Beyond the Boundaries: Where can the wind industry go if we are integrated with the latest technologies in Digitalization, Internet of Things (IOT) and with other RE technologies?

    This session intends to bring together technologies that are being integrated, but not happening in a large-scale fashion yet or not yet integrated with the wind sector, such as digitalisation, storage, and hybridising with other renewable energy sources. There will be a 3 presentations line-up to introduce these technologies and their potential for increasing the penetration rate of wind energy in the electricity system.

International Floating Solar Symposium

Floating Solar is unlocking 400,000km2 - 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.

Session Synopsis to be updated soon.

Asia Forum for Climate and Clean Energy Financing

The Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN) is joining with the Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS) to hold the Asia Forum for Climate and Clean Energy Financing (AFCCEF) as part of Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW). 

The AFCCEF event will be held in conjunction with the Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore’s Asia Clean Energy Summit on Friday 1 November 2019.  AFCCEF is a regional investor forum organized annually by the Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN), a global network of finance and energy experts focused on scaling up investment into clean energy.  Each year, the AFCCEF event showcases promising entrepreneurs working on innovative clean energy and climate change mitigation/adaptation projects in Asia. As a part of its mission to bridge the gap between entrepreneurs and investors, PFAN provides free business coaching and investment facilitation to entrepreneurs and then presents the investment-ready projects to investors. AFCCEFF will showcase 10 projects covering a range of innovative clean energy technologies and business models. The PFAN network is hosted by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), with its Secretariat in Vienna, Austria.  To learn more about PFAN and its services, please visit:

PFAN at the Asia Clean Energy Summit (ACES): PFAN is joining specially with SEAS in 2019 to hold the AFCCEF event. AFCCEF is one of three investor-focused events that will take place during ACES 2019: Financial Summit and the PowerACE Competition on Thursday 31 October, and the Asia Forum on Climate and Clean Energy Financing (AFCCEF) on Friday 1 November.

ACES 2019 participants will have an opportunity to participate in AFCCEF, but prior registration is a must! Click here for registration.

ACES Exhibition

ACES exhibition provides a market place for local and regional clean energy companies to connect with buyers and investors. The exhibition complements the conference by providing an avenue for participants to learn about the latest developments in technologies, maintain on-going relationships with existing customers and conclude interactions that maximise sales.

Session Synopsis to be updated soon.