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

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 - 10.55 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 .

10.55 AM - 11.40 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.

11.40 AM - 11.55 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. 

11.55 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.

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.

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
  • Net-zero power: Energy storage for a renewable grid  

9.25 AM - 9.40 AM
  • Keynote 

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 C&I 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
  • Keynote

11.25 AM - 11.40 AM
  • Floating Solar presentation 

11.40 AM - 12.30 PM
  • Panel Discussion: How Asia can boost solar energy capabilities with new technology   
    Many Asian countries are betting on floating solar farms and vertical panels to increase its clean-energy supplies and cut carbon emissions. What else can mega cities do to harness solar potential?



    Interactive Poll Questions & Discussions  

12.30 PM - 2.00 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

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



    Interactive Poll Questions & Discussions 

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

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

11.15 AM - 12.15 PM
  • Panel Discussion: Building a sustainable Electric Vehicle battery supply chain
    The sales of electric cars are booming, but the rising demand for transition minerals will pose a challenge for the mining industry who are struggling to meet demand. Improving the security of supply of these minerals and creating less dependency on other countries is already at the forefront of many governments' minds.



    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
  • 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 
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 options that balances the grid alongside shorter duration storage. 



    Interactive poll questions & Discussion 

3.45 PM - 4.00 PM
  • Keynote 

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