Conference and Exhibition
26 - 28 October 2022
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Conference Programme

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Clean Energy Leaders' Dialogue

Asian governments are accelerating the opportunities for cooperation and collaboration to support the region’s efforts towards achieving the 2050 net zero transition targets. There are major challenges to overcome. $2 trillion infrastructure investments needed over the next decade to enable just SEA’s energy transition and to close the region’s 3-4Gt gap to Paris-aligned annual emissions. This year ACES focuses on the big impact opportunities for a smoother clean energy transition. We profile how regulators, utilities, customers, and urban asset owners are preparing for net zero implementation.  

26 October 2022
9.00 AM - 9.10 AM
  • Opening Address by Chairman, SEAS

    • Edwin Khew
      Edwin Khew Chairman
      Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS)
9.10 AM - 9.40 AM
  • Opening Address by GOH and Industry Announcements

9.40 AM - 9.55 AM
  • Accelerating the deployment of renewable energy across Asia

9.55 AM - 10.10 AM
  • ASEAN pathways to a net-zero emissions power sector by 2050

10.10 AM- 10.40 AM
  • Morning Tea Break & Exhibition Tour

10.40 AM - 10.50 AM
  • Role of financing – Accelerating the net-zero transition

    Only dramatic change of energy sources will ensure that countries and companies hits their net zero targets. This presentation considers how ready ASEAN is to deliver on the net zero vision the most effective pathways for investors .

10.50 AM - 11.35 AM
  • Panel discussion: Cross border clean energy partnerships to support the net-zero target

    ASEAN has abundant renewable resource availability. However, to access it, future power grids will require smart electrification solutions with cross border capabilities. Persuading countries to rely on each other is challenging but the intermittent nature of solar and wind energy also makes it inevitable.

    • Beatrice Buffon
      Beatrice Buffon Group Senior Executive VP, International Division
    • Brandon Chia
      Brandon Chia Managing Director, Southeast Asia & Australia, Sustainable Energy Solutions
      SP Group
    • Frank Phuan
      Frank Phuan Co-Founder & Managing Director
      Sunseap Group Pte Ltd
11.35 AM - 11.45 AM
  • Achieving operational decarbonisation in a carbon intensive industry

    In this session we profile a energy intensive business that is committed to re-setting its energy strategy to meet net zero results. 

11:45 AM - 11:55 AM
  • Unlocking renewable energy supply for Corporate offtakers

11.55 AM - 12.40 PM
  • Panel discussion: Net Zero partnerships – Change in energy use pathways to support net zero ambitions
    Credible decarbonization plans are critical to reducing emissions, scaling up climate solutions and building momentum among stakeholders in the value chain. In this panel we discuss the challenges of making real change by corporates and how this impacts the business model strategy and partnerships they need to build.

    • Fauziah Marzuki
      Fauziah Marzuki Head of Asia Power, Gas & Carbon
    • Eduardo Karlin
      Eduardo Karlin Deputy General Manager, APAC
      Mainstream Renewable Power
    • Yoon Young Kim
      Yoon Young Kim Cluster President of Singapore, Malaysia, and Brunei
      Schneider Electric
    • Lucy Craig
      Lucy Craig Senior VP and Director of Growth
      DNV Energy Systems
    • Si Zhongwu
      Si Zhongwu Deputy General Manager
      Goldwind Asia
12.40 PM - 2.00 PM
  • Lunch

Singapore-IRENA High-Level Forum

The Singapore-IRENA High-level Forum, organised by Energy Market Authority (EMA) and International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in partnership with SEAS, will focus on the role of green energy financing and investments in realising the full potential of end user decarbonisation technologies towards a net-zero future.

Despite the progress in the energy transition , investments in the energy transition continues to remain fragmented and concentrated, with regions such as Southeast Asia and the rest of the Asia-Pacific region (excluding China, Japan, India) accounting for less than 8% of the total global investments. These trends clearly underscores the gaps and disparities in the energy transition which have exposed the risks that emerging countries and regions would find themselves in building critically needed energy projects that are crucial in ensuring energy security and resiliency. This is especially critical for regions such as Southeast Asia in the face of a surge in energy demand and the effects of climate change where plans are underway to accelerate the region’s energy transition and initiatives under the ASEAN Plan of Action for Energy Cooperation (APAEC).

Against this backdrop, Singapore and IRENA will co-host the 2nd- High-level Forum at SIEW 2022 with the theme “Realising Green Energy Financing and Decarbonisation Opportunities for a Net-Zero Future. This Forum provides an opportunity for high level government representatives, financial institutions, development partners and industry leaders, to come together to take stock and identify green financing pathways to strengthen the pathways for end use decarbonisation technologies in the road to net-zero.

26 October 2022
2:00 PM - 2:05 PM
  • Welcome Remarks by Singapore

2:05 PM - 2:10 PM
  • Opening Address

2:10 PM - 2:25 PM
  • IRENA Presentation

2:25 PM - 3:10 PM
  • Session 1 – Scaling Decarbonisation Technologies


    As the world races to average global temperature below 1.5°C from pre-industrial levels, decarbonisation technologies such as green hydrogen represents a game changer for the global energy transition. For it to be meaningfully deploy, there are significant challenges that the international community must work together to overcome. Proactive policy making is needed to strengthen the deployment of these decarbonisation technologies especially in hard-to-abate sectors.


    This session will focus on how the international community can come together to scale and address the challenges and opportunities in forging a low-carbon, resilient energy future together.

    • David Gray
      David Gray Non-Executive Director
      Tokamak Energy
    • Eric Pang
      Eric Pang Director of the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department
      Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China
    • Kaveh Zahedi
      Kaveh Zahedi Deputy Executive Secretary
      United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)
    • Tomas Anker Christensen
      Tomas Anker Christensen Climate Ambassador of Denmark
      Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities
3:10 PM - 3:55 PM
  • Session 2 – Fostering Green Financing Leadership


    Investments in the energy transition continues to remain fragmented and concentrated. For the energy transition to become truly global, access to financing has to widen considerably, with more than USD 115 trillion of investments needed by 2050. Against this backdrop of challenges and opportunities, there is an impetus for both the public and industry leaders to enhance and foster fiscal and non-fiscal incentives and instruments such as carbon markets and carbon credit trading, to support the development bankable clean energy opportunities in for the global energy transition.


    As the world collectively work towards a net-zero future, this session will address how global business leaders, policymakers, and investors can be leaders in bridging the gaps in green energy financing.

3:55 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Closing Remarks

4:00 PM
  • Networking Reception

Solar and Storage

To develop future-proof energy systems, solar + storage developers are harnessing technology and project engineering tailored specifically for flexibility – the problem area for coal fired generators. But to reach net zero, we need solar + storage to develop baseload capabilities. Large-scale solar and wind generation now come in at parity with traditional baseload resources from a pricing standpoint. However, they’re intermittent. Large-scale storage solutions are being developed to over-come this problem. The Solar and Storage track targets the innovators who are redefining the solar + storage strategy. 

27 October 2022
9.00 AM - 9.10 AM
  • Welcome Address  

9.10 AM - 9.25 AM
  • Will Solar and Storage be the game changer for net zero power?

9.25 AM - 9.40 AM
  • Energy storage: the decarbonization accelerator

9.40 AM - 9.55 AM
  • Hybrid solar and the flexible baseload renewable energy strategy    

9.55 AM - 10.55 AM
  • Panel Discussion: Net zero targets driving ASEAN solar and storage investment   

    Reaching the 2050 net zero objective will require adopting a coherent strategy, aiming at integrating renewable technologies and de-risking investments into new C&I energy capabilities.  

    • Demand side management and virtual power-plants

    • Behind the meter solutions

    • Roof-top case-study


    Interactive Poll Questions & Discussions

10.55 AM - 11.10 AM
  • Utility scale energy storage for remote locations

11.10 AM - 11.25 AM
  • Changing role of solar data and energy evaluation services in development and management of solar projects

11.25 AM - 11.40 AM
  • Innovations in floating solar designs to boost energy capacity

11.40 AM - 12.15 PM
  • Panel Discussion: How Asia can boost solar energy capabilities with new technology
    Cities are energy guzzlers. And the ongoing trend towards urbanisation increases this dilemma even more. On the other hand, on-site solar power (e.g., PV on or attached to buildings) and solar deployment near load centres (e.g., PV on data centres or floating solar farms) not only enables renewable energy generation but is also more efficient as it eliminates transmission losses over large distances. What else can mega cities do to harness more solar potentail?



    Interactive Poll Questions & Discussions  

12.15 PM - 12.30 PM
  • High-Fidelity Solar Resource Data for Southeast Asia 

12.30 PM
  • Lunch

Electric Mobility

Reducing emissions from the transportation sector is one of the key ways to combat climate change.Electrifying mobility is propelling new technologies, empowering consumers to take concrete action and also expecting policy makers to pave the way with conducive  

What will The future of electric mobility looklike ?   

In the next 10 years, battery-powered electric motorbikes, cars, buses and ferries will increase demand for electricity and the storage capacity. "behind the meter" solutions will also be part of the energy systems. This convergence will change the roles and business models of existing energy players and create opportunities for new market entrants, such as the real estate sector. Our event focuses on how these e-mobility stakeholders are working together to support the net zero strategy and how our infrastructure will change to reflect electrification of mobility. 

27 October 2022
9.00 AM - 9.10 AM
  • Welcome Address  

9.10 AM - 9.25 AM
  • Scaling up electric mobility

    Is it a technological challenge or consumer mindset myth? EV’s today have a range of 300 kilometres on a full charge but range anxiety and inability to “refuel” easily is often cited as a reason for adoption.

9.25 AM - 9.40 AM
  • Ramping up Charging Infrastructure network

    It is imperative that the continuous expansion and availability of charging infrastructure goes together with the momentum of a country’s plan in transiting to electric vehicles (EVs) for their transport strategy. Ramping up the coverage of the charging points gives users planning options pertaining to their charging schedules. New infrastructure visibility will inevitably enable both existing and potential users to effectively transit into EVs.

9.40 AM - 10.45 AM
  • Panel Discussion: Scaling up E-mobility within the smart nation strategy

     Electric vehicles (EVs) globally are acquiring substantial momentum due to the multiple benefits associated with its utilization. All over the world, EV fleets have been expanding rapidly - driven by policy support, technological enhancements and decreasing battery costs.  Governments are learning towards incorporating EVs into their Smart Nation strategy. As they shift towards innovative ideas and solutions – coupled with concerns over increased pollution and increasing fuel imports – EVs offers a smart, low carbon future that can be integrated seamlessly into their Smart Nation strategy.  


    Interactive Poll Questions & Discussions 

10.45 AM - 11.00 AM
  • Digitalisation as enabler for EV growth and adoption

    Digitalisation enables EV Companies to Accelerate Innovations which will encourages EV growth and adoption. EV adopters will gain more value with digitalisation through their connectivity expectations. Customers’ experience will be greatly enhanced thus providing further growth opportunities. Digitalisation will inevitably enhance drive innovation and experiences for all.  

11.00 AM - 11.15 AM
  • Business Model for EV Eco-system

    Having a clear understanding of the EV value chain - notably its economics - paves the way to develop a sustainable business model within the EV Eco-system. Structuring an appealing yet a manageable, sustainable model will ensure business continuity while tapping into technological innovations and human capabilities alongside the e-mobility journey

11.15 AM - 12.15 PM
  • Panel Discussion: Electric Vehicle Adoption strategies to increase and encourage EV utilization

    While favourable policies and programs are already in place to further accelerate EV adoption, EV adopters -both commercial and end users - will still be considering total cost of ownership, ease of available infrastructure and customers’ experience before making the switch. This panel aims to provide tailored strategies and solutions needed to boost uptake of EV adopters, including potential fleet owners.


    Interactive Poll Questions & Discussions 

12.15 PM - 2.00 PM
  • Lunch

Energy Efficiency

Decarbonisation has become a forerunner in today’s clean energy transition with governments and businesses navigating the challenging pathway to significantly reduce carbon emissions by 2050. While there is increasing consensus on the need for newer and transformative low-carbon technologies, it is also necessary to tap the potential offered by energy efficiency. The energy efficiency track in the ACES 2022 aims to bring together leading experts in policy, technology, and financing to exchange and share their experiences on the opportunities and mechanisms that can be scaled up for implementation. It will also provide a platform for experts and practitioners to present and discuss the recent trends, innovations, and solutions adopted at the national and sectoral levels. 

27 October 2022
2.00 PM - 2.10 PM
  • Welcome Remarks

2.10 PM - 2.25 PM
  • Learnings from Asia – role of energy efficiency as a key driver for decarbonization

    • Prioritising EE as part of the broader decarbonisation / net-zero strategies
    • Status of Asia in terms of policy, financing, and technology maturity
    • Actions required across to scale up implementation
2.25 PM - 2.40 PM
  • Learnings from COP26 

    • Energy efficiency as part of the COP26 commitments  

2.40 PM - 3.45 PM
  • Panel Discussion: Innovative business models for increasing technology deployment and access to financing 

    • Regional / national technology platforms as a route to generate demand for EE technologies  

    • The growing potential for technology platforms to provide routes to financing  

    • Role of governments and private sector to enable designing such a model  



    Interactive poll questions & Discussion  

3.45 PM - 4.00 PM
  • Opportunities for SMEs to tap energy efficiency  

4.00 PM - 4.15 PM
  • Energy-intensive sectors are embracing the change  

    • Case study on innovative cooling solutions in data centres   

4.15 PM - 5.30 PM
  • Panel Discussion: Scaling ambition of businesses– role of corporates in fast tracking energy efficiency implementation

    • Energy efficiency as a priority for SMEs to reduce emissions growth and prepare for possible mitigation risks (carbon tax, carbon pricing, etc.)
    • Motivation for corporates to act (cost reduction, contribute to sectoral & national targets, access to new markets where low-emission products are priority, etc.)
    • Barriers and opportunities


    Interactive poll questions & Discussion  

5.30 PM
  • End of Programme  

Green Hydrogen

Green hydrogen produces zero emissions, and many believe it holds the key to limiting global warming. But the technology is still in its infancy. Generating sufficient quantities of green hydrogen would require a lot more renewable energy than is currently available. Right now, almost all hydrogen is produced using natural gas in a process that generates large amounts of carbon dioxide. While challenges certainly exist in the green hydrogen sector, countries like India are counting on it to get them a target of 50% of renewable energy contribution to energy mix by 2030. This event showcases the progress the green hydrogen strategy is making across ASEAN markets. 

27 October 2022
2.00 PM - 2.10 PM
  • Welcome Remarks

2.10 PM - 2.25 PM
  • Market Dynamics of Hydrogen: Creating a Green Hydrogen Economy by 2050

    • Role of hydrogen in a net zero carbon energy future
    • Where are we today: how does green hydrogen compete with existing alternatives?
    • How can green hydrogen scale achieve success by 2030 and then 2050s
2.25 PM - 2.40 PM
  • Enabling Singapore’s clean energy future

    As Singapore has now started to import clean renewable energy, it must also reassess its impact on the system and need for balancing, power reserves and backup capacity. Ancillary Services in the form of primary, contingency, and backup reserves will become important aspects of a secure supply and optimal energy transition. This presentation will present the options available and discuss how capacity enabling renewable integration can also run on renewable fuels, such as green hydrogen, in the near future. 

2.40 PM - 3.45 PM
  • Panel Discussion: Stabilizing Net-Zero Electric Grids with Hydrogen 


    This panel session looks at the emerging role of hydrogen within our electric grids. As we begin to retire fossil-fuel generating power assets and increasingly integrate greater levels of variable renewable energy onto our electric grids, hydrogen can play a future role in improving the resilience and reliability of electricity supply. This session drills into the issues facing hydrogen use as a utility-level energy source and looks at potential applications from the blending of green hydrogen with natural gas to its use as a long-term energy storage option that balances the grid alongside shorter duration storage. 



    Interactive poll questions & Discussion 

3.45 PM - 4.00 PM
  • Financing the Green Economy 


    • Why and how we should invest in hydrogen development  

    • Exploration of some of the technology costs over time (esp. electrolyzers)  

    • What are the ecosystem required for the hydrogen economy, where are the money coming from to provide for the hydrogen economy - government or private institutes, public sector, the technology landscape and how we can fund it 

4.00 PM - 4.15 PM
  • Ammonia: Moving Hydrogen from Supply to Demand Centers 


    • Ammonia as a stable, energy dense and more readily transportable cousin of hydrogen  

    • Ammonia’s compatibility and convertibility with existing LNG infrastructure (import terminals and storage tanks)  

    • From Blue to Green: Case for Floating Ammonia Production and Carbon Capture

4.15 PM - 5.15 PM
  • Panel Discussion: Realizing the Green Hydrogen Economy

    • Topic: Government incentives and subsidies are the only realistic way to create a green hydrogen economy by 2050
    • Hydrogen and its use today
    • Hydrogen is here, and why it is here to stay.


    Interactive poll questions & Discussion 

5.30 PM
  • End Programme  

Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage for the Low-Carbon Transition

Jointly organized by Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS) 

Countries in Asia and the Pacific are committed to fulfilling the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to realize the Paris Agreement. Also, many have set net-zero targets by mid-century. While renewable energy deployment has been considered to be the primary solution, the transition to net-zero emission requires an assessment of other available and feasible technologies. Transformation timeline and sunk capital in existing energy infrastructure are other factors to consider.

One readily available technology for decarbonization is Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS). Carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and storage is a proven technology that has been around since the early 1990s. Storage of CO2, combined with utilization, offers a long-term solution for low-carbon development. Despite the absence of government incentives, other stakeholders are keen to explore the conversion of CO2 to other uses such as fuels and chemicals. Proving the viability of various CO2 uses can lead to financial and economic returns and can encourage CO2 abatement in developing countries of Asia and the Pacific.

Asian Development Bank (ADB) has been supporting CCUS in Asia and the Pacific since 2009. It is actively working with the governments, research institutes and industries in training professionals, sharing knowledge, helping conduct feasibility studies, and formulating CCUS-related regulations.

ADB, in partnership with the Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS), has organized this workshop to inform on the status of CCUS development globally and discuss ways to effectively promote and deploy CCUS. Presentations will include newer technologies that may be deployed together for large reduction of CO2 emissions, and insights into Singapore’s preparation to use CCUS for decarbonization. The roles and needs of stakeholders will be discussed to better fit CCUS into the low-carbon agenda.

28 October 2022
09.00 AM - 09.10 AM
  • Introductory Remarks

09.10 AM - 09.30 AM
  • Keynote Address

    CCUS to Decarbonize Singapore

09.30 AM - 09.50 AM
  • Session 1: Innovative CCUS Technologies

    Current Status of CCUS and International Efforts on CCUS Promotion

09.50 AM - 10.10 AM
  • Session 1: Innovative CCUS Technologies

    Decarbonization of Steel Sector through Methanol Production

    • Liang Xi
      Liang Xi Professor of Sustainable Transitions in Construction and Infrastructure, University College London
10.10 AM - 10.30 AM
  • Session 1: Presentations

    Decarbonization of Petrochemical Complex through Food Grade CO2 Production

10.30 AM - 10.50 AM
  • Session 1: Innovative CCUS Technologies

    Decarbonization of Cement Sector through Urea Production

10.50 AM - 11.10 AM
  • Session 1: Innovative CCUS Technologies

    Decarbonization of Construction Sector by Curing Concrete with CO2

11.10 AM - 11.20 AM
  • Q & A

11.20 AM - 11.50 AM
  • Session 2: Panel Discussion 

    Role of Stakeholders to Promote CCUS in Asia and the Pacific Participants

    • What are the needs of entrepreneurs and technocrats to promote CCUS in Asia and the Pacific?
    • What are the non-financial tools available with the governments to promote CCUS?
    • What are expectations that international financial institutes have to fulfill?
    • How can carbon finance play a role in implementing CCUS projects?

    Q & A

    • Kee-Yung Nam
      Kee-Yung Nam Principal Energy Economist
      Asian Development Bank
    • Liang Xi
      Liang Xi Professor of Sustainable Transitions in Construction and Infrastructure, University College London
    • Abdul Qader
      Abdul Qader Director
      SLQ Australia Pte Ltd
11.50 AM - 12 PM
  • Closing Remarks