ASIA CLEAN ENERGY SUMMIT 2018

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

Session Synopsis

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Joint Opening Ceremony for Asia Clean Energy Summit and International Off-Grid Renewable Energy Conference

31 OCTOBER 2018 (WEDNESDAY)
07:00
  • Registration

08:30 - 08:40
  • Welcome Address by Er Edwin Khew

    Chairman, Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore

08:40 - 08:50
  • Address by Mr Masagos Zulkifli

    Minister for the Environment and Water Resources

08:50 - 09:10
  • Key Clean Energy Announcements

09:10 - 09:20
  • Keynote Speech by Mr Adnan Z. Amin

    Director-General, International Renewable Energy Agency

09:20 - 10:30
  • Coffee Break


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
    Investing Clean Energy Development/Low Carbon Financing

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 Clean Energy Industry

    • Damian Chan
      Damian Chan Executive Director
      Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB)
14:30 - 14:45
  • Keynote 4

    Distributed Solar Generation and other Decarbonizing Solutions in an Urban Environment

    • Frank Phuan
      Frank Phuan Co-Founder & Director
      Sunseap Group Pte Ltd
14:45 - 15:45
  • 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.

15:45 - 16:00
  • 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)
16:00 - 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 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. 

17:00 - 17:15
  • Report on ASEAN's Transition To The Low Carbon Economy

    • Tim Hill
      Tim Hill Research Director
      Eco-Business Research
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
  • Welcome Remarks by the Chairperson

    • Tom van Dorp
      Tom van Dorp Manager - Business Development & Sales
      Solarplaza
09:15 - 09:30
09:30 - 09:45
  • Welcome Remarks by FMO (Enterpreneural Development Bank)

09:45 - 10:30
  • Keynote 1: Solar Project Finance 2.0: Staying Competitive in a Maturing Market

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?

11:45 - 12:45
  • Debate

    Developers & Investors Challenge Each Other on Filling The Project & Finance Gap in South and South-East Asia

    - Are project finance challenges holding developers back?
    - What do investors expect from developers?
    - How to close the infrastructure financing gap in Asia?
    - How can we work together to unlock the Asian PV markets?

12:45 - 13:00
  • Presentation

    Managing Risks for Full Equity Projects in Asia

13:00 - 14:00
  • Lunch

14:00 - 14:45
  • Panel Discussion 2

    Business Models of Corporate Renewable Energy Procurement in Asia

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

14:45 - 15:30
  • 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?

15:30 - 16:00
  • Coffee Break

16:00 - 16:45
  • Open Stage Q&A with Panelists and The Audience

16:45 - 17:00
  • Closing Remarks

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

18:00 Onwards
  • SIEW Networking

2 NOVEMBER 2018 (FRIDAY)
09:00 - 09:15
  • Welcome Remarks by the Chairperson

    • Tom van Dorp
      Tom van Dorp Manager - Business Development & Sales
      Solarplaza
09:15 - 09:45
  • Keynote 1: 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

    - Clustered approach to financing solar projects

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
  • Panel Discussion 6

    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?

     

12:30 - 13:15
  • Presentation

    Next PV Markets to Invest 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
  • Session 1: Asia's Energy Transition

     

    Keynote 1

    Clean, Smart and Flexible: Imagining the Energy Grid of the Future

14:25 - 14:40
  • Keynote 1.2

    Decentralization of Energy Grids – Are Micro-grids the Future?

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
  • Session 2: Smart Grid Applications

     

    Keynote 2.1

    Energy Storage: New Applications for the Future Grid

    • Colin Yu
      Colin Yu Vice President
      Envision Digital
16:15 - 16:30
  • Keynote 2.2

    Capitalizing on the Expanded Role of Blockchain in Decentralized and Networked Grids

    • Mathias Steck
      Mathias Steck Executive Vice President & Regional Manager
      DNV GL – Digital Solutions
16:30 - 17:20
  • 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?

17:20 - 17:30
  • Closing Remarks

18:00 Onwards
  • SIEW 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)
08:55 - 09:00
09:00 - 09:20
  • Session 1: Outlook and Trends

     

    Keynote 1: Global Outlook for Energy Storage 

09:20 - 09:40
  • Keynote 2: Trends on Battery Storage for Utility Scale Renewable Projects

09:40 - 10:00
  • Keynote 3: Outlook and Trends on 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 - 11:20
  • Session 2: Large Scale Energy Storage

     

    Keynote 1: Solar + Wind + Storage = Sustainable Future

11:20 - 11:40
  • Keynote 2: Maximizing Return on Investment by Integrating Renewable Projects with Storage

11:40 - 12:00
  • Keynote 3: Potential Applications of Energy Storage in South East Asia – Practical Lessons and Regulatory Hurdles Learned From the UK and Australia

12:00 - 12:20
  • Keynote 4: Power to Gas: Enabling the Energy Transition   

    • Giresh Prabhat
      Giresh Prabhat Regional Director of Energy Services Asia Pacific
      Uniper
12:20 - 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.

     

    Mark Leslie, Managing Director- Asia Pacific, Fluence

12:45 - 14:00
  • Lunch

14:00 - 14:20
  • Afternoon Session 1: Technology

     

    Keynote 1: Storage Technology Overview: Existing and Emerging

14:20 - 14:40
  • Keynote 2: Benefits and Challenges of Hybrid Energy Storage System with Multi-Mode Capability

    • Giin Sia
      Giin Sia Regional Director – Asia Pacific
      NEC Energy Solutions
14:40 - 15:00
  • Keynote 3: Technical Risks Associated With Storage for Utility Projects

15:00 - 15:20
  • Keynote 4: Maximising Renewable Storage Using Demand Management

15:20 - 15:40
  • 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.

15:40 - 16:00
  • Coffee Break

16:00 - 16:20
  • Afternoon Session 2: Finance & Risk

      

    Keynote 1: Energy Storage - Making The Grade for Finance

16:20 - 16:40
  • Keynote 2: Bankability of Hybrid Projects

16:40 - 17:00
  • Keynote 3: Partnership and Investment Models for Hybrid and Storage Projects

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 - 18:15
  • Senior Leader Panel: The Outlook for the Energy Storage Industry in Asia

18:15 - 20:00
  • Cocktail Reception and Networking


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)
08:55 - 09:00
  • IFSS Opening & Welcome Remarks

09:00 - 09:10
  • Opening & Welcome Remarks

    • Dr Thomas Reindl
      Dr Thomas Reindl Deputy CEO
      Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (NUS - SERIS)
    • Philipp Schmaelzle
      Philipp Schmaelzle Hardware Engineer and Entrepreneurial Scientist
      X, formerly Google[x]
09:10 - 09:30
  • Keynote 1: Floating PV - The 3rd Market Segment - Asia Takes The Lead

    • Frank Haugwitz
      Frank Haugwitz Director
      Asia Europe Clean Energy (Solar) Advisory Co. Ltd.
09:30 - 09:50
  • Keynote 2: Building Trust in Floating Solar Through Quality and Reliability

09:50 - 10:10
  • Keynote 3: The Next Frontier: Off-Shore Floating Solar – PV and More

    • Hanne Wigum
      Hanne Wigum Head, Renewables Research & Technology
      Equinor
10:10 - 10:30
  • Keynote 4: Launch of the Report “Where Sun Meets Water: Floating Solar Market Report -  Executive Summary"

10:30 - 11:00
  • Coffee Break

11:00 - 13:00
  • Session 1: Operational, Environmental, Financial and Development Aspects of FPV

11:00 - 11:20
  • Evaluation of the Floating Solar Potential for Singapore

11:20 - 11:40
  • Updates on Reservoir Modelling and Evaporation Reduction from Floating Solar

11:40 - 12:00
  • Practical Learnings from FPV Project Implementation 

12:00 - 12:20
  • Cost Developments of Floating PV Projects 

    Celine Paton, Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS)

12:20 - 12:40
  • Risk Assessments of Floating PV Projects 

12:40 - 13:00
  • Hybrid Operation Between Floating PV and Hydropower

13:00 - 14:00
  • Lunch

14:00 - 15:30
  • Session 2: Enabling Components and Reliability for Floating PV 

    • Dr Thomas Reindl
      Dr Thomas Reindl Deputy CEO
      Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (NUS - SERIS)
14:00 - 14:15
  • 10 R&D Directions That May Accelerate Floating Solar

14:15 - 14:35
  • Factors and Risks for PID in Floating PV Systems

14:35 - 14:55
  • Quality Assurance in Project Development of Floating PV: What To Watch Out For

    • Jeremy Ong
      Jeremy Ong Principal Consultant, Solar Lead APAC
      DNV GL - Energy
14:55 - 15:15
  • The Importance of Material Properties and Design To Make The Solar Pontoon Durable

15:15 - 15:30
  • Issues Encountered in The World’s Largest Floating PV Testbed

    • Dr Liu Haohui
      Dr Liu Haohui Research Fellow
      Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (NUS - SERIS)
15:30 - 16:00
  • Coffee Break

16:00 - 17:45
  • Session 3: Latest Developments in Floating Solar and New Concepts (Incl. Off-Shore)

16:00 - 16:15
  • New Challenges and Technologies of Megawatt-Scale Floating PV Power Stations

    • Wu Weiwu
      Wu Weiwu R&D Director
      Sungrow Floating R&D Center
16:15 - 16:30
  • Re-Thinking The Deployment of Floating PV

16:30 - 16:45
  • Latest Developments in Off-Shore Floating Structures

16:45 - 17:00
  • Floating Solar on Hydro-Elastic Membranes

17:00 - 17:15
  • Combining Off-Shore Floating Solar With Fish Farming

    • Dr Sumet Suttapukti
      Dr Sumet Suttapukti Vice President
      Renewable Energy Industry Club, The Federal of Thai Industries
17:15 - 17:45
  • Environmental Considerations During Planning and Implementation of FPV Projects 

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

    • Dr Thomas Reindl
      Dr Thomas Reindl Deputy CEO
      Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (NUS - SERIS)
    • Philipp Schmaelzle
      Philipp Schmaelzle Hardware Engineer and Entrepreneurial Scientist
      X, formerly Google[x]
20:00 Onwards
  • IFSS “Making It Happen” Dinner Event
    (This Event is Not Included in Conference Fee)

2 NOVEMBER 2018 (FRIDAY)
08:45 - 09:00
  • Registration 

    Level 4, in front of meeting rooms

     

    Venue: SERIS @ National University of Singapore
    7 Engineering Drive 1, Block E3A #04-01, Singapore 117574

    http://www.seris.nus.edu.sg/contact/how-to-reach-us-nus.html

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

    Assignment to below groups based on information collected on Thursday.

09:30 - 12:30
  • Group 1: Reliability Group Workshops

    09:30 - 10:50 : 4 Workshops (10min intro + 10min discussion)
    10:50 - 11:00 Sponsor Message

    11:00 -11:30 Coffee Break
    11:30 - 12:30 Parallel Breakout Groups (1h)

    Participants are encourage to actively discuss the topic and/or share challenges.

     

    11:00 - 12:30 Knowledge Café
    Multiple parallel informal discussions on topics set on-demand on previous conference days or ad-hoc.

    Group 2: Test Site Visit & Lab Tour
    09:30 - 12:30 Site Visit at Tengeh Floating PV Testbed & SERIS PV Monitoring Lab Tour
    Transport from and to SERIS provided by IFSS.

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

13:30 - 13:45
  • IFSS Closing Remarks

14:00 - 14:15
  • IFSS 2018 Full Group Photo

14:15 - 17:30
  • Group 2: Ocean Group Workshops
    14:15-15:00 Workshop: 2 Workshops


    15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break

     

    15:30-16:15: 2 Workshops

     

    16:15-17:30: Ocean Basin Tour (bus provided)


    Group 1: Test Site Visit & Lab Tour
    13:30 - 16:30 Site Visit at Tengeh Floating PV Testbed & SERIS PV Monitoring Lab Tour
    Transport from and to SERIS provided by IFSS.

17:30 onwards
  • Bus to MBS

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
  • Session Chair Plenary Session

09:00 - 09:20
  • Plenary Talk 1

    Progress With Industrial Silicon Solar Cells And Modules At SERIS

09:20 - 09:40
  • Plenary Talk 2
    Perovskite Semiconductors: Challenging the Optoelectronic Limits

09:40 - 10:00
10:00 - 10:20
  • Plenary Talk 4

    Overview of Technology Achievements by REC Solar 

10:20 - 10:40
  • Plenary Talk 5

    Solarising Cities: Progress in the City of Southampton, UK

10:40 - 11:00
  • Tea Break

11:00 - 12:45
  • Session Chair 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

11:15 - 11:30
  • Invited Talk 2

    Current Losses in Thin Film Structures of a-Si:H/c-Si Heterojunction Solar Cells

11:30 - 11:45
  • Invited Talk 3

    Launching A Web-Based Photovoltaic Simulation Platform within SERIS

    • Dr Rolf Stangl
      Dr Rolf Stangl Head
      Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (NUS - SERIS)
11:45 - 12:00
  • Invited Talk 4

    PV Module R&D at SERIS

12:00 - 12:15
  • Invited Talk 5

    Modelling of Bifacial PV Module Annual Energy Gain

    • Tian Shen Liang
      Tian Shen Liang Research Associate
      Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (NUS - SERIS)
12:15 - 12:30
  • Invited Talk 6

    Cost Effective PV Recycling Solutions for Singapore Landscape

12:30 - 12:45
  • Invited Talk 7

    Bifacial Module Technology & Future PV Road Map

12:45 - 14:00
  • Lunch

14:00 - 15:15
  • Session Chair 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

14:15 - 14:30
  • Invited Talk 9

    Thin-Film on Si Tandem Solar Cells

14:30 - 14:45
  • Invited Talk 10

    How to Maximize Both FF and Voc For Organic Solar Cells?

    • Dr Rui-Qi Png
      Dr Rui-Qi Png Senior Research Fellow
      National University of 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

    • Xue Hansong
      Xue Hansong Research Assistant
      Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (NUS - SERIS)
15:00 - 15:15
15:15 - 15:45
  • Tea Break

15:45 - 18:00
  • Session Chair Session 3: PV Module Quality Assurance, PV Systems & Smart Grid Technologies

     

15:45 - 16:00
  • Invited Talk 13

    Combined-Accelerated Stress Testing for Increasing the Confidence in PV Module Reliability

16:00 - 16:15
  • Invited Talk 14

    IEC/TC82 Pre-Normative Activity: What is Going On and What is Relevant for the South East Asia

    • Dr Mauro Pravettoni
      Dr Mauro Pravettoni Senior Research Fellow
      Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (NUS - SERIS)
16:15 - 16:30
  • Invited Talk 15

    Energy Yield Measurements of Bifacial PV Modules in Different Mounting Scenarios

16:30 - 16:45
  • Invited Talk 16

    LCOE of PV Technologies in ASEAN

16:45 - 17:00
  • Invited Talk 17

    Solar Irradiance Forecasting in the Tropics: Challenges and Progress

    • Dr Robert Huva
      Dr Robert Huva Research Fellow
      Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (NUS - SERIS)
17:00 - 17:15
  • Invited Talk 18

    Solar Adoption in the Urban Environment – Challenges and Opportunities

    • Dr Stephen Tay
      Dr Stephen Tay Head
      Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (NUS - SERIS)
17:15 - 17:30
  • Invited Talk 19
    Bring Beautiful Power to Facades

17:30 - 17:45
  • Invited Talk 20

    An Advanced Techno-Economic Assessment Tool for Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) in Tropics

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.

16:00 - 18:00
  • Session 2: Parallel Session 2 Smart Grid 2

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
  • Blue Microgrids - Green Microgrid Technologies Going to The Sea

12:45 - 14:00
  • Lunch

14:00 - 16:00
  • Session Chair Parallel Session 1: Smart Grids 1

    Venue: Roselle Room 4610 - 4710

     

    Session Chair Special Session: Microgrid 

    Venue: Peony Room 4411

14:00 - 14:15
  • 1.1 Energy Management Strategy for Microgrid Including Hybrid Energy Storage

    • Wenping Qin
      Wenping Qin Professor
      Taiyuan University of Technology
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  • SSM1 Unlocking the Value of Integrated Energy Systems with Big Data and Artificial Intelligence

14:15 - 14:30
  • 1.2 Research on the Link for Fault Current Limiting and Voltage Compensation between Hybrid Micro Grid and Distribution Network

    • Qi Wang
      Qi Wang PhD Student
      Taiyuan University of Technology
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14:30 - 14:45
  • 1.3 A New Control Method for Harmonic Compensating and Resonance Damping in Hybrid Filter

    • Lei Wang
      Lei Wang PhD Student
      Taiyuan University of Technology
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14:45 - 15:00
  • 1.4 Robust Voltage Resonance Feedforward Control Strategy for LCL-Type Grid-connected Inverters under Weak Grid Condition

    • Qi Wang
      Qi Wang PhD Student
      Taiyuan University of Technology
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  • SSM4  Sustainable Powering Off-grid Regions (SPORE) Project

15:00 - 15:15
  • 1.5 Intrusive Plug Management System Using Chatbots in Office Environments

15:00 - 15:15
  • SSM5 Microgrids for Affordable and Sustainable Electricity in Remote Areas

    Bruno Prestat, T&D International Program Manager

15:15 - 15:30
  • 1.6 Model Predictive Control for Cascaded Flying Capacitor Cell Multilevel Converter

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  • SSM6 The Economics of Hybrid Systems and Microgrids in Different Applications

15:30 - 15:45
  • 1.7 Design of Repetitive Controller and Input Filter for Active Front-End Rectifier in Solid-State Transformer Under Finite Harmonics and Source Impedance

    • Moonhyun Lee
      Moonhyun Lee PhD Student
      Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
15:45 - 16:00
  • 1.8 IEC 61850 - An Approach to Facilitate Interoperability in Distribution Automation

16:00 - 18:00
  • Session Chair Parallel Session 2: Smart Grid 2

    Venue: Roselle 4610 - 4710

     

16:00 - 16:15
  • 2.1 Equilibrium Point Analysis for the MMC-HVDC System with Trust-Region Algorithm

    • Chaoyu Dong
      Chaoyu Dong Project Officer
      Energy Research Institute @ NTU
16:15 - 16:30
  • 2.2 The Bidirectional AC/DC Power Converter with Capability of Suppressing the Harmonic Current in Hybrid Micro Grid

    • Lei Wang
      Lei Wang PhD Student
      Taiyuan University of Technology
16:30 - 16:45
  • 2.3 A Verification of Improved Distributed Control in DC Microgrid Based on Hardware-in-the-loop Simulation

16:45 - 17:00
  • 2.4 Precise Regulation for Micro-Turbine in a Microgrid via Higher Order Sliding Modes and Domination Control Approach

    • Yuge Sun
      Yuge Sun Student
      Shanghai University of Electric Power
17:00 - 17:15
  • 2.5 Series-Connected Adaptive Stabilizer for the Grid Connected Inverter at Weak Grid

17:15 - 17:30
  • 2.6 Urban Electric Load Forecasting with Mobile Phone Location Data

17:30 - 17:45
  • 2.7 A Generic Benchmark for Power Market Analysis From Generation Mix To End-Users

    Rémy Rigo-Mariani, Energy Research Institute @ NTU, Nanyang Technological University

17:45 - 18:00
  • 2.8 Analysis of the Vienna Rectifier under Nonunity Power Factor Operation

18:00 Onwards
  • SIEW Networking

1 NOVEMBER 2018 (THURSDAY)
09:00 - 10:30
  • Plenary Chair for Plenary Session B

    Venue: Roselle 4610 - 4710

09:00 - 09:30
09:30 - 10:00
  • Modular and Sustainable Energy Systems for Electricity Access in Rural Communities

10:00 - 10:30
  • Evolving Market Dynamics in the Context of RE Penetration

    • P.K. Pujari
      P.K. Pujari Chairman
      Central Electricity Regulatory Commission
10:30 - 11:00
  • Coffee Break

11:00 - 13:00
  • Session Chair Parallel Session 3: Smart Grid 3

    Venue: Roselle Room 4610 -4710

     

    Session Chair Parallel Session 4:  Renewable Energy 1

    Venue: Peony Room 4411

11:00 - 11:15
  • 3.1 Analysis of Responsibilization within Primary Frequency Control

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  • 4.1 Study and Implementation of a Single-Phase Diode-Clamped Five-Level Inverter with Auto Equalization

    • Shih-Hao Kuo
      Shih-Hao Kuo PhD Student
      National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
11:15 - 11:30
  • 3.2 Synchronous Rectifier Design Considerations for Solid-State Transformer Light-Load Stability

    • Oscar Yu
      Oscar Yu PhD Student
      Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
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  • 4.2 The Influence on Power System Loss from Large-Scale Wind Farm Integration

    • Dr Yan Xu
      Dr Yan Xu Professor
      Nanyang Technological University
11:30 - 11:45
  • 3.3 Power Management of Multi-Paralled Bidirectional Interlinking Converters in Hybrid AC/DC Microgrids: A Dynamic Consensus Approach

    Pengfeng Lin, Nanyang Technological University

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  • 4.3 Intelligent Reconfiguration for Distributed Power Network with Multivariable Renewable Generation

    • Ke Guo
      Ke Guo PhD Student
      Nanyang Technological University
11:45 - 12:00
  • 3.4 Advanced Traction Power Supply System Based on Modular Multilevel Converters

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  • 4.4 Combined Use of SFCL and SMES for Augmenting FRT Performance and Smoothing Output Power of PMSG Based Wind Turbine

    • Lei Chen
      Lei Chen Associate Professor
      Wuhan University
12:00 - 12:15
  • 3.5 Demand Side Management Solutions Study in Singapore Market

    • Xiaoyin Bai
      Xiaoyin Bai Research Fellow
      Energy Research Institute @ NTU
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  • 4.5 Feasibility And Economic Analysis of Solar Energy Systems for Rural Area Applications

12:15 - 12:30
  • 3.6 A Novel Parameter Design and Optimization Method for Wireless Power Transfer System

    Zhumeng Zhu, Shanghai University of Electric Power

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  • 4.6 Impact Study for PV and ESS integration in Jurong Port Distribution Grid

12:30 - 12:45
  • 3.7 A Microgid Application of Polygeneration System Fed by Natural Gas: Effect of Fuel Price on Investment Outlook

    • Sean Ooi
      Sean Ooi Research Associate
      Energy Research Institute @ NTU
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  • 4.7 Multi-Criteria Assessment Method on Energy Solution for Decision Support in Remote Coastal Locations

    • Kathleen Mallard
      Kathleen Mallard PhD Student
      Grenoble Institute of Technology Univ. Grenoble Alpes
12:45 - 13:00
  • 3.8 Large-Scale Modeling and Optimization Strategy for Multi-Energy Management Systems

    • Iqbal Aqeem
      Iqbal Aqeem Lecturer
      NED University of Engineering and Technology
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  • 4.8 A Strategy to Evaluate MPPT Techniques

    • Iqbal Aqeem
      Iqbal Aqeem Lecturer
      NED University of Engineering and Technology
13:00 - 14:00
  • Lunch

14:00 - 16:00
  • Session Chair Parallel Session 5: Emerging Technologies

    Venue: Roselle 4610 - 4710

     

    Session Chair Parallel Session 6: Renewable Energy 2

    Venue: Peony Room 4411

14:00 - 14:15
  • 5.1 Brushless Synchronous Generator Turn-to-Turn Short Circuit Fault Detection Using Multilayer Neural Network

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  • 6.1 Tidal Resource Modeling: Alderney Race

14:15 - 14:30
  • 5.2 Design and Implementation of a Novel Retrofit LED Lamp

    • Pin-Yi Liu
      Pin-Yi Liu Student
      National Cheng-Kung University
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  • 6.2 Study of Bend to Twist Coupling of Composite Laminates for Passive Load Alleviation of a Wind Turbine Blade

14:30 - 14:45
  • 5.3 Design and Implementation of a DSP Controlled Bridgeless Power Factor Corrector

    • Pin-Yi Liu
      Pin-Yi Liu Student
      National Cheng-Kung University
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  • 6.3 Geospatial Model to Estimate Wind Energy Resource Potential in Remote Locations

14:45 - 15:00
  • 5.4 Characterization and Evaluation of 3.3 kV 5 A SiC MOSFET for Solid-State Transformer Applications

    • Hao Wen
      Hao Wen PhD Student
      Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
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  • 6.4 Preliminary Design of Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) Axial Turbine for Laboratory Scale

15:00 - 15:15
  • 5.5 Design Considerations of the Gate Drive Circuit for GaN HEMT Devices

    Yuan-Chao NIU, National Taiwan University

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  • 6.5 Renewable Powered Desalination system for Remote Islands in Singapore

    • Sekar Manoj
      Sekar Manoj Research Associate
      Energy Research Institute @ NTU
15:15 - 15:30
  • 5.6 A New Voltage Balancer With DC–DC Converter Function

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15:30 - 15:45
  • 5.7 A High-Efficiency DC/DC Converter with SiC Devices and LLC topology for Charging Electric Vehicles

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  • 6.7 Tribological Behaviour of Biolubricant with Additive for Wind Turbine Gear Box

15:45 - 16:00
  • 5.8 Technological Review on Enhancing the Energy Efficiency of MSW Incineration Plant

    • Haoxin Xu
      Haoxin Xu PhD Student
      Nanyang Technological University
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  • 6.8 Characterisation of a Whirling Arm Erosion Test Rig

16:00 - 16:15
  • 7.1 Analysis of Contact Resistance in Fault Parameter Identification Method and Its Suppression Methods

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  • 8.1 Research on Suppression Strategy for Track Dislocation Interference in Medium-Low Speed Maglev Train

    • Mingda Zhai
      Mingda Zhai PhD Student
      National University of Defense Technology
16:15 - 16:30
  • 7.2 The Simulation Model and Analysis of Transient Grounding Potential Rise in GIS Under VFTO

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  • 8.2 Sequence Pulse Modulation Strategy for Voltage Balance Based on Single-Phase Three-Level  Neutral Point Clamped Cascaded Rectifier

    • Haolun Yu
      Haolun Yu Student
      Southwest Jiaotong University
16:30 - 16:45
  • 7.3 Robust Frequency Regulation with Hybrid Energy Storage Systems in Islanded Microgrids

    • Chengquan Ju
      Chengquan Ju Research Fellow
      Energy Research Institute @ NTU
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  • 8.3 A Dual-Active-Bridge Converter for Novel Trolleybus Powertrain System

    • Xuejun Zhu
      Xuejun Zhu Technical Director
      Suzhou eKontrol Drive Technology Co., Ltd
16:45 - 17:00
  • 7.4 Distributed Secondary Control of Energy Storage Systems in Islanded AC Microgrids

    • Yu Wang
      Yu Wang Research Fellow
      Nanyang Technological University
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  • 8.4 Analysis of Local Forces Acting on Stator Teeth and Magnetic Wedges in Large Synchronous Machines
    Kin Hey CHU, Rolls-Royce@NTU Corporate Lab, Electrical Power Systems Integration Lab (EPSIL@N), Nanyang Technological University

17:00 - 17:15
  • 7.5 A Study on High Frequency Transformer Design in Medium-Voltage Solid-state Transformers

    • Chih-Shen Yeh
      Chih-Shen Yeh PhD Student
      Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
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  • 8.5 Sequential Phase-Shifted Model Predictive Control for a Single-Phase Five-Level H-Bridge Flying Capacitor Converter

17:15 - 17:30
  • 7.6 Corrosion Rate Forecast of Grounding Grid Based on QGA-LSSVM-EF Method

    • Xiang Gao
      Xiang Gao PhD Student
      Guizhou Power Grid Co., Ltd
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  • 8.6 Switching Devices Comparison and RC Snubber for Ringing Suppression in One Single Leg T-type Converter

    • Fan Fei
      Fan Fei PhD Student
      Nanyang Technological University
17:30 - 17:45
  • 7.7 A Comparative Analysis between Z-Source and Quasi-Z-Source Inverters for Boost Operation

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  • 8.7 Reliability Assessment of Power Converters with Partial Redundancy and Variable Power Distribution

17:45 - 18:00
  • 7.8 A Generic Gate Driver for SiC MOSFETs with Adjustable Positive and Negative Rail Voltage

    • Howe Li Yeo
      Howe Li Yeo Research Associate
      Energy Research Institute @ NTU
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  • 8.8 Integration of Energy Storage System with Renewable Energy Source

2 NOVEMBER 2018 (FRIDAY)
08:30 - 13:30
  • Technical Tour to Semakau Island

    Pre-registration is required and closes on 15 October. Please register for the tour here.

     


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
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

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.

    • Adam Bruce
      Adam Bruce Global Head of Corporate Affairs
      Mainstream Renewable Power
11:40 - 12:00
  • Session 2: Asia Offshore Wind Industry

     

    Keynote 1: Asia: The Next Frontier for the Global Offshore Windy Industry

12:00 - 12:20
  • Keynote 2: Japan Offshore Wind: Approaching a Tipping Point

12:20 - 12:40
  • Keynote 3: Will European Offshore Wind Precedent Transfer to Asia and Is It Relevant?

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

14:20 - 14:40
  • Keynote 2: Wind Auctions in India: Is it Sustainable?

14:40 - 15:00
  • Keynote 3: Regulatory Outlook and Challenges for the Vietnam Wind Sector

15:00 - 15:20
  • 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 especially in Vietnam. Mitigating them will open the floodgates for investment in these markets.

15:20 - 15:40
  • Session 4: Technology

     

    Keynote 1: Advances in Wind Resource Assessment with LiDAR

15:40 - 16:00
  • Keynote 2: Online Digital Twin for Wind Farm Operation

    • Benoit Nguyen
      Benoit Nguyen Head of Section for Renewables Advisory
      DNV GL – Energy
16:00 - 16:20
  • Coffee Break

16:20 - 16:40
  • Session 5: Finance & Risk

     

    Keynote 1: Bankability Issues for Developing Offshore Wind in Asia

    • Quentin Slight
      Quentin Slight Head – Energy & Infrastructure Group
      Credit Agricole
16:40 - 17:00
  • Keynote 2: A Loss Analysis of Offshore Wind Farms

    • Paul Hwang
      Paul Hwang Senior Engineering Underwriter
      Swiss Re Corporate Solutions
17:00 - 17:20
  • Keynote 3: Bankability Concerns in Emerging Markets and How to Mitigate Them

    • Ray McLaughlin
      Ray McLaughlin Head of Mainstream Renewable Capital Asia
      Mainstream Renewable Capital
17:20 - 17:40
  • 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.

    Moderator: Mr. Naveen Balachandran

17:40 - 18:30
18:00 Onwards
  • SIEW Networking


Energy For All Investor Forum

2 November 2018
08:30 - 09:00
  • Registration

09:00 - 09:30
  • Opening Remarks

    Mr. Robert Guild, Asian Development Bank

09:30 - 10:30
  • Session 1

    Achieving Universal Energy Access through Decentralized Electrification

     

    Moderator:   Mr. Charles Navarro, Energy for All Initiative

    Speakers:

    Ms. Catherina Cader, Reiner Lemoine Institut gGmbH

    Mr. Carlos Sordo, Practical Action

    Mr. Halley Fitzpatrick, Electric Vine

    Mr. Christophe Compte, Engie Asia Pacific Co Ltd

10:30 - 11:00
  • Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:30
  • Session 2

    Overcoming Barriers to Scale-up Decentralized Electrification

     

    Moderator:   Dr. Sanjay Kuttan, Singapore Maritime Institute

    Speakers:

    Ms. Katerina Hasbani, Alliance for Rural Electrification

    Mr. Peter Storey, PFAN / Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia

    Mr. Pariphan Uawithya, Rockefeller Foundation

    Mr. Susumu Yuzurio, JICA

12:30 - 13:30
  • Lunch

13:30 - 15:00
  • Session 3

    Investor Matching

     

    Moderator:   Mr. Charles Navarro, Energy for All Initiative

    Speakers:

    Punam Energy Pvt. Ltd., India

    Swajal Water Pvt. Ltd., India

    Gham Power Nepal Pvt. Ltd., Nepal

    One Renewable Energy Enterprises, Inc.

15:00 - 16:00
  • Facilitated Networking with Snacks