ASIA CLEAN ENERGY SUMMIT 2018

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.

31 OCTOBER 2018 (WEDNESDAY)
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 affordable, 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.

11:50 - 12:05
  • Keynote 3
    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.

12:55
  • 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.

31 OCTOBER 2018 (WEDNESDAY)
14:00 - 14:30
  • Opening Address

    Overview of Singapore's Solar Landscape and Industry Development Efforts and Solar Projects in Singapore

    • Gian Yi-Hsen
      Gian Yi-Hsen Executive Director, Cleantech
      Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB)
14:30 - 14:45
  • Keynote 4

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 floating 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.

    • Christophe Inglin
      Christophe Inglin Managing Director
      Energetix Pte Ltd
    • Dr Thomas Reindl
      Dr Thomas Reindl Deputy CEO
      Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (NUS - SERIS)
    • Gian Yi-Hsen
      Gian Yi-Hsen Executive Director, Cleantech
      Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB)
    • Lee Seng Wai
      Lee Seng Wai Director
      Policy and Planning Dept
      Energy Market Authority of Singapore (EMA)
    • Frank Phuan
      Frank Phuan Co-Founder & Director
      Sunseap Group Pte Ltd
    • Heah Soon Poh
      Heah Soon Poh Assistant CEO
      JTC Corporation
15:30 - 16:00
  • Tea Break

16:00 - 16:15
  • Keynote 5

    Renewables Arising: Status of Renewables Energy in Asia

    • Rana Adib
      Rana Adib Executive Secretary
      Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21)
16:15 - 16:30
  • Keynote 6

16:30 - 17:15
  • Panel Discussion 4

    Exploring Growth Markets in Asia

    Asia is expected to be the fastest growing market for clean energy in the world with USD279.8 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. 

18:00 Onwards
  • SIEW Networking


Unlocking Solar Capital: Asia & Financial Summit

Solar energy in Asia has been developing faster than anywhere else in the the world, however, the challenge to obtain access to capital remains. This year Solarplaza joined forces with the Asia Clean Energy Summit with an aim to bring together all investors, financiers, solar developers, IPPs,  EPCs and other solar stakeholders to discuss bankable PV projects in the region. 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 making solar bankable in the region.

1 NOVEMBER 2018 (THURSDAY)
09:00 - 09:10
09:10 - 09:20
09:20 - 09:30
  • Welcome Remarks by FMO (Enterpreneural Development Bank)

    Speaker: Frederik van Pallandt, Energy Department, FMO

09:30 - 10:00
  • Keynote 1
    Speaker: Nitin Apte, CEO, Vena Solar

10:00 - 10:30
  • Keynote 1.2
    Big Picture: Summarizing last year - How Much Clean Energy Investments Did Asia Attract? Has There Been a Change of the Game for Investors and Developers?

10:30 - 11:00
  • Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:45
  • Panel Discussion 1

    Transition Towards Market Parity in Asia: What Does This Mean for Project Finance & Development?

    - What will be the impact of rapidly falling solar panel prices on the region?
    - Will the trend create risks for investors?
    - How will the squeezed margins affect the developers in the region?
    - Which South & South-East Asian countries have and are expected to reach market parity?

    • Hein Oomen
      Hein Oomen Head of Business Origination - Asia Pacific
      ENGIE Solar
    • Zia Azeez
      Zia Azeez Senior Vice President
      Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
    • Jen Tan
      Jen Tan Vice President
      Sembcorp Industries
    • Baoqing Miao
      Baoqing Miao Director - Asia Pacific
      Voltiq
11:45 - 12:45
  • Debate

    Lessons Learnt from Developing & Financing Solar PV Projects in Asia

    - Philippines

    - Malaysia

    - Indonesia

12:45 - 14:00
  • Lunch

14:00 - 15:00
  • Panel Discussion 2

    Financing Corporate Renewable Energy

    - Corporate renewable energy updates in Asia
    - Different financing mechanisms
    - Financing in practice: case studies

15:00 - 15:45
  • Panel Discussion 3
    Structuring a Bankable PPA

    - What is the optimal financing structure?
    - What warranties and guarantees are currently available for the PPA Parties?
    - How can these be obtained?
    - What are the current primary risks involved in the region and and how does the PPA deal with them?

15:45 - 16:15
  • Coffee Break

16:15 - 17:00
  • OPEN STAGE Q&A with panelists and the audience

17:00 - 17:15
  • Closing Remarks

17:15 - 18:00
  • Solar Cafe Closed Door Networking

18:00 Onwards
  • SIEW Networking

2 NOVEMBER 2018 (FRIDAY)
09:00 - 09:15
09:15 - 09:45
  • Keynote 2

    The Future of Energy in Asia and The Need to Innovate

09:45 - 10:30
  • Panel Discussion 4

    Innovation & Disruption in Solar Finance: What Are The Alternative Finance Instruments for Solar PV Projects?

    - Green bonds
    - Blended finance
    - Securitization
    - Crowdfunding

10:30 - 11:00
  • Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:45
  • Panel Discussion 5

    Financing Solar Plus Storage Projects

    - How to make large scale solar+storage commercially viable?
    - What does the payment structure look like?
    - Will early solar plus storage investors win in Asia?
    - Operational solar+storage business cases

11:45 - 12:30
  • Case Study 1

    Financing Hybrid Mini-Grids and Isolated Grids in Remote Islands

    - What are the different ownership structures of the power plant
    - Financing costs as a major driver for the levelised cost of electricity (LCOE)
    - How can hybridization achieve positive returns with private sector financing?
    - Case studies

12:30 - 13:15
  • Case Study 2

    Innovative PV Business Models (Off-Grid & On-Grid) in Asia

13:15 - 13:30
  • Closing Remarks

13:30 - 14:30
  • Lunch

14:30 - 17:00
  • 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. 

31 OCTOBER 2018 (WEDNESDAY)
14:00 - 14:10
  • Opening Address

14:10 - 14:25
  • Keynote 1

    Asia's Energy Transition
    Clean, Smart and Flexible: Imagining the Energy Grid of the Future

    - Superior economics and dispatchability is creating a greater penetration of renewables around the world creating potential for a “renewables as the new baseload” future

    - Software and data as integration and optimization tools are pervasive and critical
    - Energy storage, with its multi-application capability, is a technology and integration layer missing from energy grids today
    - Enabling sustainable societies with smart technology means more than building the best energy solution it is transforming and improving the energy grid

14:25 - 14:40
  • Keynote 1.2

    Decentralization of Energy Grids – Are Micro-grids 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

    Reforming Asia’s Energy Infrastructure: Integrating Renewables, Developing Digital Innovations and New Customer-Focused Services
    - Distributed energy resources: opportunities for replacing aging assets and optimizing investments into the grid
    - Overhauling the existing grid to incorporate more renewable energy sources: What are the new business models and operations practices that utilities need to develop?
    - Sectoral coupling to drive renewable energy integration and grid flexibility: What is the potential? What technologies are needed to enable sectoral coupling?
    - 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

    Speaker: Colin Yu, Vice President, Envision Digital

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?

    • Mathias Steck
      Mathias Steck Executive Vice President & Regional Manager Asia Pacific
      DNV GL – Energy
16:45 - 17:35
  • Panel Discussion 2

    Creating a Secure and Effective Grid of the Future
    - What are the technologies enabling new applications and business models for the smart grid?
    - What are the challenges and related solutions for achieving interoperability in smart grids?
    - Network monitoring and automation: Implementing smart monitoring for automated operations, integration of utilities’ operating systems with enterprise IT systems
    - How can we approach cyber-security for digitalised 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?

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.

For enquiries on speaking opportunities, please send an email to Ms Mui-Koon TAN at sertanmk@nus.edu.sg

1 NOVEMBER 2018 (THURSDAY)
09:00 - 10:40
  • Plenary Session

09:00 - 09:20
  • Plenary Talk 1

    Progress With Industrial Silicon Solar Cells And Modules At Seris
    Speaker: Prof Armin ABERLE, Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS)

09:20 - 09:40
  • Plenary Talk 2
    Perovskite Semiconductors: Challenging the Optoelectronic Limits
    Speaker: Prof Subodh MHAISALKAR, Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N)

09:40 - 10:00
  • Plenary Talk 3
    Novel PV Concepts – The Promise and Present Status
    Speaker: Associate Prof Nicholas EKINS-DAUKES, University of New South Wales

10:00 - 10:20
  • Plenary Talk 4

    Overview of technology achievements by REC Solar
    Speaker: Shankar SRIDHARA, REC Solar Pte Ltd

10:20 - 10:40
  • Plenary Talk 5

    Solarising Cities: Progress in the City of Southampton, UK

    Professor AbuBakr S Bahaj, University of Southampton, UK

10:40 - 11:00
  • Tea Break

11:00 - 12:45
  • Session 1
    Silicon Wafer Solar Cells and Modules

11:00 - 11:15
  • Invited Talk 1
    Towards 24% MonoPolyTM Silicon Wafer Solar Cells with Screen-Printed & Fired Contacts
    Speaker: Dr Shubham DUTTAGUPTA, Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS)

11:15 - 11:30
  • Invited Talk 2

    Current Losses in Thin Film Structures of a-Si:H/c-Si Heterojunction Solar Cells
    Speaker: Prof Hiroyuki FUJIWARA, Gifu University

11:30 - 11:45
  • Invited Talk 3

    Launching a web-based photovoltaic simulation platform within SERIS

    Speaker: Dr Rolf STANGL, Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS), NUS, Singapore

11:45 - 12:00
  • Invited Talk 4

    PV module R&D at SERIS

    Speaker: Dr Yong-Sheng KHOO, Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS), NUS, Singapore

12:00 - 12:15
  • Invited Talk 5

    Modelling of bifacial PV module annual energy gain

    Speaker: Tian Shen LIANG, Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS), NUS, Singapore

12:15 - 12:30
  • Invited Talk 6

    Cost effective PV Recycling Solutions for Singapore Landscape

    Speaker: Dr Jai Prakash SINGH, Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS), NUS, Singapore

12:30 - 12:45
  • Invited Talk 7

12:45 - 14:00
  • Lunch

14:00 - 15:30
  • Session 2

    Thin Films (Materials, Cells, Modules) and Novel PV Concepts

14:00 - 14:15
  • Invited Talk 8

    Semi-Transparent Perovskite Solar Cells for Thin Film on Silicon Tandem Devices
    Speaker: Dr Annalisa BRUNO, Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N)

14:15 - 14:30
  • Invited Talk 9

    Thin-Film on Si Tandem Solar Cells
    Speaker: Dr Serena LIN Fen, Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS)

14:30 - 14:45
  • Invited Talk 10

    Speaker: Dr Rui-Qi PNG, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore

14:45 - 15:00
  • Invited Talk 11

    Correlating variability of modeling parameters with photovoltaic conversion efficiency: Monte Carlo simulation of a meso-structured perovskite solar cell

    Speaker: Xue Hansong, Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS), NUS, Singapore

15:00 - 15:15
  • Invited Talk 12

    Electro Catalytic Systems for the Production of Solar Fuels
    Speaker: Assistant Prof Jason YEO Boon Siang, National University of Singapore (NUS)

15:15 - 15:30
  • Invited Talk 13

15:30 - 16:00
  • Tea Break

16:00 - 18:00
  • Session 3

    PV Module Quality Assurance, PV Systems & Smart Grid Technologies

16:00 - 16:15
  • Invited Talk 14

    Combined-Accelerated Lifetime Testing for Increasing the Confidence in PV Module Reliability
    Speaker: Peter HACKE, NREL, USA

16:15 - 16:30
  • Invited Talk 15

    IEC/TC82 pre-normative activity: what is going on and what is relevant for the South East Asia

    Speaker: Dr Mauro PRAVETTONI, Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS), NUS, Singapore

16:30 - 16:45
  • Invited Talk 16

    Energy Yield Measurements of Bifacial PV Modules in Different Mounting Scenarios

    Speaker: Sebastian Dittmann, Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Germany

16:45 - 17:00
  • Invited Talk 17

    LCOE of PV Technologies in ASEAN
    Speaker: Ms Adilla Fatimah, ASEAN Centre for Energy, Indonesia

17:00 - 17:15
  • Invited Talk 18

    Solar irradiance forecasting in the tropics: challenges and progress

    Speaker: Dr Robert HUVA, Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS), NUS, Singapore

17:15 - 17:30
  • Invited Talk 19

    Solar Adoption in the Urban Environment – Challenges and Opportunities

    Speaker: Dr Stephen TAY, Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS), NUS, Singapore

17:30 - 17:45
  • Invited Talk 20

    An advanced techno-economic assessment tool for Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) in tropics

    Speaker: Dr Veronika SHABUNKO, Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS), NUS, Singapore

17:45 - 18:00
  • Closing Session

18:00 onwards
  • SIEW Networking Reception

2 NOVEMBER 2018 (FRIDAY)
09:00 - 12:00
  • Complimentary SERIS Laboratory Tour Program 1 (SERIS @ NUS - PV Cells & Systems)

    (As seats are limited, registration confirmation will be on a first-come, first served basis)

    SERIS reserves the right to change or cancel the program


    Address: 
    Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore

    National University of Singapore (NUS)
    7 Engineering Drive 1, Block E3A, #06-01

    Singapore 117574

    Registered Delegates are to gather at Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Level 1 at 9.00am.

    For enquiry about the guided tour program, please send an email to the coordinator Mui-Koon TAN @ sertanmk@nus.edu.sg

13:45 - 16:45
  • Complimentary SERIS Laboratory Tour Program 2 (SERIS @ Cleantech One - PV Modules Lab)

    (As seats are limited, registration confirmation will be on a first-come, first served basis)

    SERIS reserves the right to change or cancel the program


    Address:
    Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore
    No. 1 CleanTech Loop, CleanTech One #06-01
    Singapore 637141

    Registered Delegates are to gather at Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Level 1 at 1.45pm.

    For enquiry about the guided tour program, please send an email to the coordinator Mui-Koon TAN @ sertanmk@nus.edu.sg


Asian Conference on Energy, Power and Transportation Electrification

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.

30 OCTOBER 2018 (TUESDAY)
09:00 - 13:00
  • Tutorial 1
    There is a fee of S$50 + GST per person to attend the Tutorial. The fee will include cost of materials for 2 tutorials, 1 lunch and 2 breaks.
    2–way transfer from Hotel Grand Pacific to NTU will be arranged.

    For more information on the tutorials, please click here.

13:00 - 14:00
  • Lunch

14:00 - 18:00
  • Tutorial 2
    There is a fee of S$50 + GST per person to attend the Tutorial. The fee will include cost of materials for 2 tutorials, 1 lunch and 2 breaks.
    2–way transfer from Hotel Grand Pacific to NTU will be arranged.

     

    For more information on the tutorials, please click here.

31 OCTOBER 2018 (WEDNESDAY)
10:45 - 11:15
  • Electrification of Automotive Systems

11:15 - 11:45
  • Emerging Trends in Silicon Carbide Power Electronics

11:45 - 12:15
  • Disrupting The Current Flow of Things: Developing Innovative Transmission Power Flow Control Solutions Through Collaboration

    • Frank Lambert
      Frank Lambert Associate Director
      Georgia Institute of Technology
12:15 - 12:45
12:45 - 14:00
  • Lunch

13:00 - 14:00
  • Posters Session (Exhibition Hall)

14:00 - 16:00
  • Parallel Sessions 1 to 3

16:00 - 18:00
  • Parallel Sessions 4 to 6

18:00 Onwards
  • SIEW Networking

1 NOVEMBER 2018 (THURSDAY)
09:00 - 10:30
  • Parallel Sessions 7 to 9

11:00 - 13:00
  • Parallel Sessions 10 to 12

13:00 - 14:00
  • Lunch

13:00 - 14:00
  • Posters Session (Exhibition Hall)

14:00 - 16:00
  • Parallel Sessions 13 to 15

16:00 - 18:00
  • Parallel Sessions 15 to 17

18:00 Onwards
  • SIEW Networking

2 NOVEMBER 2018 (FRIDAY)
09:00 - 18:00
  • Technical Tour


International Floating Solar Symposium

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.

1 NOVEMBER 2018 (THURSDAY)
09:00 - 10:30
  • IFSS Opening & Keynote Session

10:30 - 11:00
  • Coffee Break

11:00 - 13:00
  • Session 1

    Novel Concepts for Floating PV Systems and Modules (On-shore, Off-shore)

13:00 - 14:00
  • Lunch

14:00 - 15:30
  • Session 2

    BoS and Reliability for Floating PV System Components

15:30 - 16:00
  • Coffee Break

16:00 - 17:45
  • Session 3

    Operational, Environmental and Financial Aspects of Floating Solar

17:45 - 18:00
  • Summary of IFSS Thursday and Outlook to Friday

19:00 Onwards
  • IFSS “Making It Happen” Dinner Event
    This Event is Not Included in Conference Fee.

2 NOVEMBER 2018 (FRIDAY)
08:45 - 09:00
  • Registration
    Gather at Level 4 Sands Expo & Convention Centre in front of the meeting rooms


09:00 - 09:30
  • Welcome Message - Safety Briefing and Brief Introduction to SERIS

09:30 - 12:30
  • IFSS Workshops, Lab Tours & Site Visits to Floating PV Testbed
    Venue: SERIS @ National University of Singapore (NUS)
    7 Engineering Drive 1, Block E3A #04-01 Singapore 117574

    Group 1
    09:30 - 11:00 Workshop: Technical Standards for Floating PV
    11:00 - 12:30 Knowledge Café
    Multiple parallel informal discussions on topics set on-demand on previous conference days or ad-hoc

    Group 2
    09:30 - 12:30 Site visit at Tengeh Floating PV Testbed
    (transport from and to SERIS provided by IFSS)

12:30 - 13:20
  • Joint Buffet Lunch
    (SERIS Level 4 - just outside the workshop rooms)

13:20 - 13:30
  • IFSS Group Photo

13:30 - 16:30
  • IFSS Workshops, Lab Tours & Site Visits to Floating PV Testbed
    Venue: SERIS @ National University of Singapore (NUS)
    7 Engineering Drive 1, Block E3A #04-01 Singapore 117574

    Group 2
    13:30 - 15:00 Workshop: Off-shore Floating PV: Challenges, Innovative Approaches, Multi-purpose Solutions
    15:00 - 16:30 Knowledge Café
    Multiple parallel informal discussions on topics set on-demand on previous conference days or ad-hoc

    Group 1
    13:30 - 16:30 Site visit at Tengeh Floating PV Testbed & SERIS PV Monitoring Lab Tour
    (transport from and to SERIS provided by IFSS)

16:30 - 17:00
  • IFSS 2018 Wrap up and Outlook to IFSS 2019

18:00 Onwards
  • SIEW Networking


Annual Asia 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 Annual Asia 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 2018 (WEDNESDAY)
10:00 - 10:15
  • Welcome Remarks

    Asia Wind Energy Association

10:15 - 10:35
  • Session 1: General Outlook and Trends


    Keynote 1: Outlook for Global Wind Industry

10:35 - 10.55
  • Keynote 2: Outlook for Asia Wind Industry

    Speaker: Robert Liew, Senior Analyst Power & Renewables, Wood Mackenzie

10:55 - 11.15
  • Keynote 3: Wind Energy Technology Trends: What will be the Game Changers

11:15 - 11:40
  • Panel Q&A

    In 2017, wind installations accounted for approximately 54GW. Even the though there was hardly any growth from 2016, the future is going to see significant growth due to countries efforts to meet their 2020 targets as per the Paris agreement. With improved technology and cost competitiveness, economies are now looking at renewable energy such as wind to be part of their mainstream energy source.

11:40 - 12:00
  • Session 2: Offshore Wind Market

     

    Keynote 1: Outlook for Offshore Wind Market in Asia: The Next Frontier

12:00 - 12:20
  • Keynote 2: Taiwan Offshore Market: Leading the Offshore Development in Asia Pacific

12:20 - 12:40
  • Keynote 3: Offshore Wind Opportunities in Asia Pacific: An Investor Perspective

12:40 - 13:05
  • Panel Q&A

    While offshore represented only about 8% of the global market in 2017, and still only represents about 3.5% of global installed capacity, those numbers will increase substantially in the coming five years. Over the coming years offshore MW will generate significantly more electricity than their onshore counterparts. The offshore wind sector in Asia is growing rapidly.

13:05 - 14:00
  • Lunch

14:00 - 14:20
  • Session 3: Policy & Regulatory

     

    Keynote 1: Auctions: A Paradigm Shift

    Speaker: Sunil Gupta, Head of Renewables, Sembcorp Industries

14:20 - 14:40
  • Keynote 2: Indian Auctions: Is it Sustainable

14:40 - 15:00
  • Keynote 3: Bankability Concerns in Emerging Markets and How to Mitigate Them

15:20 - 15:40
  • Keynote 4: Considerations by Private Equity Firms to Invest in Wind Energy Projects

    Speaker: Andrew Kwok, Senior Vice President, Private Instructure

15:40 - 16:05
  • Panel Q&A

    In the past few years, auctions have become more and more popular, often being the preferred policy option to advance renewable energy deployment.  The increasing popularity of the auction scheme can be attributed to its potential to achieve deployment in a cost-efficient way and to its ability to bring out the real price of the product being auctioned by means of a structured, transparent and most importantly, competitive process. Bankability of PPA’s has been a major challenge in some countries even though they have huge onshore and offshore potential. Mitigating them will open the floodgates for investment in these markets.

16:05 - 16:30
  • Coffee Break

16:30 - 16:50
  • Session 4: Finance & Risk

     

    Keynote 1: Considerations in Financing Offshore Wind Projects in Asia

16:50 - 17:10
  • Keynote 2: Insurance Options for Wind Energy Projects

17:10 - 17:30
  • Keynote 3: Financing Wind Power Projects: Different Models of Structuring a Deal

17:30 - 17:55
  • Panel Q&A

    Business Case Certainty is what Banks and Investors look for when investing in wind power projects. Lenders need to take a lot of factors into consideration when Project Financing deals. At the same time investors also are coming up with innovative ways to mitigate the risks and also raise other modes of financing. De-risking the projects  have to be done especially when the PPA’s as not bankable.

17:55 - 18:30
  • CEO Panel Session

    Growth Opportunities and Challenges in Developing Wind Energy Projects Across Asia Pacific

18:30 - 20:00
  • Cocktails and Networking


Annual Asia Energy Storage Conference

The electricity grid is a complex system in which power demand and supply must be equal at all times. Energy storage plays an important role in this balancing act and helps to create a more stable, flexible and reliable grid system. Storage technologies have great potential in utility scale renewable projects. This conference is aimed at bringing together industry leaders to present and discuss the trends, challenges and opportunity for this industry. The conference includes sessions on General Outlook & Trends, Large Scale Energy Storage, Technology and Technical & Commercial Risk.

1 NOVEMBER 2018 (THURSDAY)
8:45 - 9:00
  • Registration

9:00 - 9:20
  • Session 1: Outlook and Trends

     

    Keynote 1: Global Outlook for Energy Storage 

9:20 - 9:40
  • Keynote 2: Trends on Battery Storage for Utility Scale Renewable Projects

9:40 - 10:00
  • Keynote 3: Microgrids

10:00 - 10:30
  • Panel Q&A

    Concerns over the environmental consequences of burning fossil fuels and their remaining reserves have led to an increasing use of renewable energy generated from sources such as solar radiation and wind. However, the intermittent, varied nature of such renewable resources makes it difficult to integrate these valuable energies into electrical supply grids. One solution to this problem would be to employ large-scale electrical energy storage. This session will cover the future trends and outlook of energy storage in renewable projects. 

10:30 - 11:00
  • Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:25
  • Session 2: Large Scale Energy Storage

     

    Keynote 1: Solar + Wind + Storage = Sustainable Future

11:25 - 11:50
  • Keynote 2: Maximizing Return on Investment by Integrating Renewable Projects with Storage

11:50 - 12:15
  • Keynote 3: Case Study: Horsdale Wind Farm – First Utility Scale Wind Storage Project in Australia

12:15 - 12:45
  • Panel Q&A

    According to Bain & Company In 2017, utility-scale energy storage moved from a handful of experimental programs to front-page news, with prominent deployments in Australia, Texas, Southern California, and hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. This session provides insights into the commercial impact of large scale energy storage.

12:45 - 14:00
  • Lunch

14:00 - 14:20
  • Session 3: Technology

     

    Keynote 1: Versatility of Hydrogen Storage

14:20 - 14:40
  • Keynote 2: Storage using Lithium Ion Battery

14:40 - 15:00
  • Keynote 3: Storage Based on Nano Coated Salt

15:00 - 15:30
  • Panel Q&A

    Energy Storage solutions is being applied for large scale energy storage projects. Over the last couple of years,  some technologies have already been proven to support the large scale energy project. This session will give insights into development and usage of these technologies in large scale energy projects.

15:30 - 16:00
  • Coffee Break

16:00 - 16:20
  • Session 4: Technical & Commercial Risk

     

     

    Keynote 1. Technical Risks Associated with Storage for Utility Projects

    • Jan Geder
      Jan Geder Head - Energy Storage Systems
      VDE Renewables Asia
16:20 - 16:40
  • Keynote 2: Bankability of Hybrid Projects

    Speaker: Sunil Gupta, Head of Renewables, Sembcorp Industries

16:40 - 17:00
  • Keynote 3: Case Study Kennedy Wind Farm: Investor Perspective 

17:00 - 17:30
  • Panel Q&A

    Building on these successful installations, 2019 would  be an important milestone for energy storage, as policymakers encourage electricity system operators to include storage in their integrated planning. However there are still technical and commercial risks which have not come to light as it’s a new phenomenon. This session will touch upon those risks.

17:30 - 18:00
  • CEO Panel

    Storage will be an Enabler for the Development of Renewable Energy

18:00 onwards
  • Cocktails and Networking