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

Session Synopsis

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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 witness top utility leaders, PV manufacturers, developers and policy professionals exchanging best practices, while debating trends and solutions in the clean energy industry.

30 October 2019, Wednesday
10:30 -10:45
  • Opening Keynote

10:45 - 11:00
  • Keynote Address

11.30 - 12.30
  • Energy systems for the Future

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


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

12:45 - 14:00
  • Lunch

Driving Clean Energy Transitions in Asia

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

30 October 2019, Wednesday
14:00 - 14:30
  • Opening Remarks

    Overview of the Clean Energy Landscape

    • Damian Chan
      Damian Chan Executive Director
      Economic Development Board, Singapore
14:30 - 14:50
  • Keynote Presentation

    • Frank Phuan
      Frank Phuan Co-Founder and Director
      Sunseap Group Pte Ltd
14:50 - 15:10
  • Digitalization and the Energy Transition

    How digital technology is enabling the transition to a low carbon energy system in Asia

15:10 - 15:30
  • Challenges and Opportunities in Renewable Energy - A Vietnam Perspective

    • State of play in Vietnam RE market
    • Pending changes in regulatory framework
    • Green Supply Chain and other Drivers for growth
15:30 - 15:50
  • Role of financing in scaling energy projects in Asia

    • Ranjit Lamech
      Ranjit Lamech Regional Director for Infrastructure for East Asia and Pacific Region
      The World Bank
15:50 - 16:50
  • Opportunities and Challenges in Clean Energy Transition

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

    • Philipp Schmaelzle
      Philipp Schmaelzle Hardware Engineer and Entrepreneurial Scientist
      X, formerly Google[x] - USA
  • End of Programme

18:00 onwards
  • SIEW Networking Reception

Unlocking Solar Capital Asia & Financial Summit

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

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

    Introducing the conference, its stakeholders and objectives

09:30 - 10:00
  • Opening Keynote

    Sustainable Investing: Eye for Impact  

10:00 - 10:30
  • Market Status Update

    Solar development and investment trends in the region

10:30 - 11:00
  • Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:30
  • CEO Fireside Chat

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

11:30 - 12:00
  • Expert Perspective

    Regulatory Hurdles: necessary steps to accelerate solar development

12:00 - 12:45
  • Panel

    Project Development 2.0

12:45 - 14:00
  • Lunch

14:00 - 14:30
  • Market Status Update

    Market Analysis of Corporate RE in Asia

14:30 - 15:00
  • Case Studies

    Experiences with various PPA Deal structures

    • Jen Tan
      Jen Tan VP Group Business Development
      Sembcorp Industries
15:00 - 15:45
  • Inside the Room

    Structuring and Financing a Corporate PPA 

15:45 - 16:15
  • Coffee Break

16:15 - 16:45
  • Panel Discussion

    Finance Innovation

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

    Solutions for Scalable Independency

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

    Inspiration for the Future Impact

18:00 onwards
  • SIEW Networking

Digital Transformation of Energy

Advances in digital technology are creating dramatic changes to our energy system. Digitalisation is an important instrument for the energy transition and an enabler of two key industry trends: decarbonisation and decentralisation, both critical to the much needed energy transition. As the 4th Industrial Revolution blurs the lines between the physical and digital world, it is driving a fundamental shift in the energy industry and disrupting traditional market players. Many other industries have gone through technological and digital disruptions which have led to new business models and companies, and in some cases bringing an end to well-established companies.

Enterprise Digital Platforms facilitate system-level solutions which integrate various parts of the energy value chain to enable new operational and business models. The platforms provide an opportunity for innovation using data to co-develop algorithms (artificial intelligence or machine learning) - thus transforming the energy ecosystem holistically: from generation to transmission to end usage.

31 October 2019, Thursday
09:00 - 09:10
9:10 - 10:40
  • Session 1: Enterprise digital platforms: Enabling system level solutions and business models

09:10 - 09:25
  • Keynote 1.1

    Enterprise digital platforms: Enabling system level solutions and business models


    • Mathias Steck
      Mathias Steck EVP & Regional Manager Asia Pacific
      Division Energy - Renewables Advisory
      DNV GL
09:25 - 09:40
  • Keynote 1.2

    Data: Key to improving grid efficiencies and redefining energy models

    • Digitising existing energy information (telemetry) into standardized data 
    • Providing a platform with security, scalability, granularity and access controls for producers and consumers
    • Jumpstarting and incentivising the adoption of the energy grid infrastructure of the future


09:40 - 10:40
  • Panel 1

    Digitalisation maturity across the energy value chain

    • Digital maturity of organisations across the energy value chain
    • Digital technologies organisations are investing in now and which they’ve earmarked for future investments
    • Implementing digitalisation: Goals, opportunities and benefits
    • Internal barriers to digitalisation and mitigation efforts
    • Overcoming challenges: Regulations, ownership of distribution networks, mind-set changes
10:40 -11:00
  • Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:45
  • Session 2: Enterprise digital platforms: Enabling system level solutions and business models

11:00 - 11:15
  • Keynote 2.1

    Deploying smart grids in the decentralized power generation age

    • 'Networked energy infrastructure’ era means more complexities and greater dynamics in the energy sector
    • Opportunities and challenges in power reliability / dependability, efficiencies, security of data, customer protection
    • Capitalising on blockchain technology to drive green energy adoption: Lessons learned from the launch of SP’s renewable energy certificates (REC) marketplace 
11:15 - 11:30
  • Keynote 2.2

    Digitalising the grid: Renewable energy + big data 

    • Roadmap for digital transformation: Opportunities for more PV installations and grid integration 
    • Digitalising the entire value chain from manufacturing to operations and maintenance 
    • Digital integration of new technologies into the grid
    • Sebastian Flucht
      Sebastian Flucht Senior Manager Business Strategy
      BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH
11:30 - 11:45
  • Keynote 2.3

    Leveraging on blockchain tech to optimize power distribution and P2P trading

    • Status of blockchain-based business models 
    • Lessons learned from pilot projects: What’s working and what’s missing in the current energy marketplace to further grow P2P energy trading and create sustainable value? 
11:45 - 12:45
  • Panel 2

    Developing a digital energy ecosystem

    • Digital integration platforms and business models such as blockchain, P2P energy trading and virtual power plants are on the rise. Where are we on the roadmaps for these platforms, and what are the further challenges that need to be overcome?
    • In combining data and technology, what is the impact on business models, business strategy, workforce, customer interactions, and business operations?
    • Important legal factors that should be considered: consumer protection, consumer data
12:45 - 14:00
  • Networking Lunch

14:00 - 15:45
  • Session 3: Enterprise digital platforms: Enabling decarbonisation of transportation

14:00 - 14:15
  • Keynote 3.1
    Storage technologies for off-grid microgrids

    • Key power requirements for an autonomous microgrid
    • Overview of pros and cons of lithium-ion, hydrogen fuel cell technologies for storage
    • Nicolas Leong
      Nicolas Leong Regional Director, South East Asia
      Wärtsilä Energy
14:15 - 14:30
  • Keynote 3.2

    Digitalisation within the BESS 

    • Implementing digitalisation on both the BMS level (optimisation of the asset) and at the EMS/Market tool level (optimisation of the route to market)
    • Lessons learned from project experiences
14:30 - 14:45
  • Keynote 3.3
    Accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy 

    • How will the switch to electric vehicles impact the grid?
    • What are the roles of different stakeholders: government, commercial, end-users?
    • Overcoming challenges such as upfront capital costs (owning EVs), operational costs (running EVs) and managing charging times
14:45 - 15:45
  • Panel 3

    Enabling e-mobility: Business models, infrastructure, technologies, stakeholders

    • Policy and financing gaps in e-mobility and microgrid rollout
    • Overhauling urban energy grid and infrastructure to support EV charging: What are the new technologies available to minimise peak load disruption?
    • Building digital platforms to manage energy supply and charging real-time, integrate renewables, add flexibility in power distribution, and connect prosumers and utilities  
    • 5G: The enabling technology to drive e-mobility across the tipping point?
15:45 - 17:15
  • Session 4: Enterprise digital platforms: Open innovation and cybersecurity

15:45 - 16:00
  • Keynote 4.1

    Standards and protocols to unlock and grow the distributed energy resources (DER) market

    • With more data being generated from networked devices from various power producers, there are new use cases: telemetry (remote measurement, monitoring and control), interoperability (communication between devices), security, scalability
    • How should the communication between smart devices be regulated to ensure steady and reliable power supply?
16:00 - 16:15
  • Keynote 4.2

    Digital asset management in the energy sector

    • Data rich, intelligence poor: Leveraging on insights via cloud computing, big data analysis, machine learning, artificial intelligence, to improve strategic decision-making and innovations
    • 5G enables smart cities – and will further disrupt the energy industry
16:15 - 17:15
  • Panel 4

    IT security and resiliency in the critical power sector

    • State of cyber-resiliency of the energy sector: Risk detection, monitoring and incident response
    • Legal frameworks and implications
    • Cybersecurity best practices: Recovering from cyberattacks and ensuring business continuity for critical infrastructure
    • Martin Hauske
      Martin Hauske Asia Pacific Energy Segment Sales Leader
    • Benjamin Anthony
      Benjamin Anthony Head
      Digital Buildings, Regional Solutions and Services
      Siemens Smart Infrastructure, Middle-East/Asia Pacific
    • Lim Shih Hsien
      Lim Shih Hsien Chief Security Officer
      SP Group
  • Closing remarks and end of programme

Wind Energy Conference

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

The Wind Energy Conference is co-organised with Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). GWEC is a member-based organisation that represents the entire wind energy sector.

31 October 2019, Thursday
09:00 - 09:15
  • Opening Remarks


    Welcome address by Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore

    Welcome address by Global Wind Energy Council


    Welcome address by International Renewable Energy Agency

    • Christophe Inglin
      Christophe Inglin Vice Chairman, Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore &
      Managing Director, Energetix Pte Ltd
    • Liming Qiao
      Liming Qiao Asia Director
      Global Wind Energy Council
    • Gurbuz Gonul
      Gurbuz Gonul Director of country Support and Partnership
      International Renewable Energy Agency
09:15 - 09:30
  • Global Wind Energy Development Status and why South East Asia is the Missing Piece for Asia’s Energy Transition

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

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

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

10:30 - 11:00
  • Coffee Break

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

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

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

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

12:30 - 14:00
  • Lunch and networking

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

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

    • Ashish Sethia
      Ashish Sethia Global Head of Commodities and APAC Head of Analysis & Consulting
      Bloomberg NEF
14:20 - 15:45
  • Finance Panel: How to scale-up the Financing of Wind Power Projects in South East Asia

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

15:45 - 16:15
  • Coffee Break

16:15 - 17:00
  • Beyond the Boundaries: Where can the wind industry go if we are integrated with the latest technologies in Digitalization, Internet of Things (IOT) and with other RE technologies?

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

17:00 - 18:00
  • Pushing the Boundaries with the Latest Wind Technologies: Bigger Turbines, Longer Blades, Higher Tower, Lower Wind Speeds, Deeper and Further into the Sea

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


    • Lucy Craig
      Lucy Craig Vice President, Technology and Innovation
      DNV GL – Energy.
    • Andreas Fischer
      Andreas Fischer Technical Bid Management
      Vestas Asia Pacific
    • Balki Iyer
      Balki Iyer Co-founder & Cheif Growth Officer
      Utopus Insights

International Floating Solar Symposium


Floating PV (FPV) is on the way to become the 3rd pillar of the PV industry, together with ground-mounted and rooftop solar. After starting in Asian countries, there is now serious commercial activity on most continents, and increasing volumes of capital are being deployed. Therefore, a growing focus of IFSS is knowledge sharing on reliability, quality and environmental considerations to support the further maturation of the sector’s bankability.


09:00 - 10:30
  • IFSS Opening & Keynote Sessions

    Keynote sessions will provide an overview of how has the FPV sector progressed in the past year, what are the main challenges encountered to date and how the sector is expected to evolve in the foreseeable future. A multilateral development bank’s perspective, with a focus on developing countries, will be brought forward.

    • Rohit Khanna
      Rohit Khanna Practice Manager, Energy Climate Finance & ESMAP
      The World Bank Group
11:00 - 13:00
  • Session 1: Case studies of 1+yr field performance, O&M, energy yield

    Some FPV systems have already been installed for several years. This session will focus on field performance data from installed projects in different climate zones. Key consideration will be the interpretation of those data and the reconciliation with energy yield modelling. Together with best practices in O&M, the session aims to help future investors and developers to understand the benefits and risks related to floating PV projects.

14:00 - 15:30
  • Session 2: Reliability: degradation mechanisms and accelerated testing for FPV

    Given the current lack of standards for FPV systems, trust needs to be built amongst investors, developers, equipment manufacturers and testing institutes. With the “oldest” large-scale FPV systems only about four years in operation, the current field experience falls substantially short of the expected operating lifetime of 20+ years. Therefore a thorough understanding of potential failure mechanisms and associated accelerated testing sequences need to be put in place and verified with real-world test results.

16:00 - 17:45
  • Session 3: Site selection, environmental considerations, combined solar and hydro geospatial studies

    Some FPV systems can be built relatively quickly and easily whilst others might require much more complex engineering and design studies. Proper site selection is key to avoid (costly or time-consuming) surprises in subsequent project phases. This session will share best practices in FPV project development, including the use of country-specific GIS studies (methods and datasets). A particular focus is put on potential environmental impacts of FPV systems on water quality, biodiversity and evaporation reduction. One of the most promising applications for FPV is the combination with hydropower plants, which will also be discussed in this session.

    • Stanislas Merlet
      Stanislas Merlet Senior Consultant Solar Energy / Ph.D. Candidate Floating Solar – Hydropower
    • Dr. Duncan Phillips
      Dr. Duncan Phillips Principal, Global Practice Leader Building Performance
09:00 - 10:30
  • Sessions 4: Markets, project development and financing

    This session will discuss investors’ and lenders’ perspectives and concerns regarding FPV project developments. Thus far, financing of FPV systems has been largely achieved through equity or corporate balance sheet financing, and not through non-recourse project finance. Case studies on the development of bankable FPV systems will be presented, together with some latest market trends, focusing on countries with large FPV opportunities.

11:00 -13:00
  • Session 5: New component and system technology advancing floating solar: membrane, floats, electrical, anchoring, etc.

    This session will focus on new technological solutions for FPV applications, looking at all types of “balance of systems” (BOS) components, including the floats (e.g. novel floating structures such as membranes), cabling, connectors as well as anchoring and mooring solutions. Emphasis will be laid on the durability, reliability and techno-economic benefits over existing components and solutions.

14:00 - 15:30
  • Session 6: Offshore FPV and emerging applications - Design for harsh conditions

    Most existing FPV systems have been installed on inland water bodies. However, pilot projects and research consortia in Asia and Europe are now looking to study the feasibility of implementing FPV systems near-shore and off-shore where operating conditions are much more challenging – for multiple reasons such as corrosive salt water environment, waves, tides, or biofouling. Distance to shore also matters for the cost of cable connection to the main power grid. Case studies will be presented about pilot projects as well as testing facilities for research and product development.

    • Ying Te Tan
      Ying Te Tan Project Manager
      Sunseap Engineering
    • Dr. J.M. Kroon
      Dr. J.M. Kroon Senior Project Manager, Programme Coordinator Floating Solar
      TNO, Unit ECN part of TNO, Department Solar Energy
16:00 - 17:45


Asia Energy Storage Workshop

The World Bank plans to hold a 1.5 days Asia Energy Storage meeting from October 31st to November 1st at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Center in Singapore, coinciding with the Singapore International Energy Week and the Asia Clean Energy Summit, collaborating with the Singapore Energy Market Authority and the Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore. The objective of the event is to transfer knowledge, build capacity, and identify areas of World Bank support to help Asian countries scale up energy storage.

We expect about 150 participants of policy makers, regulators, utilities, and developers from 20 East Asia and the Pacific and South Asia countries (including China, Mongolia, the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bhutan, PNG, Solomon, Marshall, Vanuatu, and Tuvalu) and leading industry players in battery storage.

Participants will have an opportunity to learn successful experience of such countries as US, China, and Korea, as well as leading international industry players on energy storage deployment. New battery storage technologies and energy storage applications at both utility- scale and mini-grids will be introduced, policies and regulatory approaches will be shared, and financing models will be explored. Finally, the World Bank Energy Storage Partnership will be presented, and we will also discuss with our clients on next steps for potential World Bank support to scale up energy storage in these Asian countries.

Programme to be updated soon.

Asia Forum for Climate and Clean Energy Financing (AFCCEF)

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

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

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

Programme to be updated soon. 
Click here to register.

ACES Exhibition

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

Asian Conference on Energy, Power and Transportation Electrification (ACEPT)

The 4th Asian Conference on Energy, Power and Transportation Electrification (ACEPT) as a part of Asia Clean Energy Summit (ACES) held in conjunction with Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW 2019) will bring together world leading experts from industry and academia to present emerging topics on energy, power, transportation electrification, Smartgrid, advanced power electronics using wide bandgap devices (e.g. solid state transformers) and microgrids.

  • Opening Remarks

09:15 - 10:30
  • Keynote Presentations

10:30 - 11:00
  • Coffee Break

11:00 - 13:00
  • Theme 1: Smart Grid & Advanced Power Electronics

    The exploitation of renewable energy resources, the advancement of grid systems and the deployment of energy efficient technologies are urgently needed to mitigate impacts of climate change. This session articulates research, development, deployment and demonstration (RD3) of advanced power electronics hardware, firmware and software solutions to achieve the reliable smart grid system integration of renewables. These include converters and inverters using the latest power devices, high frequency applications, enhanced power density and topologies coupled with Information & Communication Technologies (ICT).


    Energy Management System (EMS) which is dedicated to the operation and control optimisation of grids where the effective integration of renewable sources such as photovoltaic (PV) and wind with energy storage system is one of the focus areas. The integration of energy storage solutions is key to mitigating intermittency associated to grid instability. Distributed energy resource management system (DERMS) provides an enhance grid reliability at distribution level. Cyber physical system and blockchain technologies forms an integral part to enhance the security of smart grid.

13:00 - 14:00
  • Lunch

14:00 - 15:30
  • Theme 2: Solid State Transformers (SST)

    Solid state transformers have the potential to radically redesign the way utility power is distributed and utilized. In future, being a main component of energy grid, they will be enabler that directs power from any distributed generation source to any destination load point via the most efficient means. Advanced modelling methods and control implementation are critical in order to not only efficiently control the SST but also to enable higher functionalities such as reactive compensation, energy routing, interconnection with renewables and energy storage and management and control of overall system power. In cognizant with this, is the requirement and challenge to maintain reliability, adhering to existing to international standards and also, foresee potential standard requirements in such a consolidated but distributed energy generation and consumption environment. Silicon carbide has made leaps and strides in its capability to be adopted as an industrial high voltage and high power device offering to the user extensive benefits both in terms of reduced losses and in terms of operation under high temperature. In similar vein, another WBG device GaN is closely following behind in its capacity to enable operation in the Megahertz range of switching frequency. Coupled with the smartness of energy systems, it is more relevant now than ever, that the internet of energy and control is free from cyberattacks and secure in its delivery of power to the customer.

    • Professor Jason Lai
      Professor Jason Lai James S. Tucker Professor
      Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
      Virginia Tech
15:30 - 16:00
  • Coffee Break

16:00 - 17:30
  • Theme 3: Microgrids

    The pace of enabling electricity access in the Southeast Asia has risen remarkably in the past few years. According to IEA-World Energy Outlook 2018, the rate of access in Southeast Asia has exceeded 90%. This was possible with the advancement in micro-grid technologies and the pro-electrification policy pushed by the governments. The strong development trend has thus presented opportunities for researchers and industries to connect these independent off-grid micro-grids into higher reliable electrification systems in this region.


    The Renewable Energy Integration Demonstrator - Singapore (“REIDS”) was initiated in 2014 to foster technology development and demonstration with industrial players in the renewable energy and micro-grid space. REIDS began with a modest aim to test and demonstrate integration of broad range of renewable energy generators, energy storage system and rational energy end-use technologies at a respectable scale, a largest in the tropics for hybrid micro-grid system. REIDS has since evolved into developing codes and technologies for multiple micro-grid systems to interoperate among themselves while at the same time sustaining a highly reliable, secured and resilient system against common threats faced by micro-grid operators and end-users.


    This session will present the works performed by the researchers and industry partners working in the micro-grid and renewables in the tropics.

17:30 - 17:45
  • Closing

18:00 onwards
  • SIEW Networking

SERIS Laboratory Tour Program 1 @ NUS - PV Cells & System

The Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS, NUS) is pleased to offer complimentary guided tours to SERIS laboratories and facilities (located at both NUS and Cleantech One) on 1 Nov 2019 (Friday), for delegates who registered for the Asia Clean Energy Summit (ACES).

Pre-registration for the SERIS lab tours is required at the ACES website for logistic arrangement. As seats are limited, registration confirmation for SERIS’ lab tour will be on first-come, first served basis. Registered ACES 2019 delegates can sign up for one OR both SERIS lab tours.

SERIS Laboratory Tour Program 1
(maximum: 40 pax)

(SERIS @ NUS – PV Cells & Systems)
Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore
National University of Singapore (NUS)
7 Engineering Drive 1, Block E3A, 06-01
Singapore 117574

AM Program schedule (SERIS@E3A) – max 40 pax

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SERIS @ E3A building at NUS                                            T2 lab (BIPV) at Kent Vale

* The bus will leave the pick-up point at 9.15 am sharp from MBS, so delegates are advised to arrive at the assemble point before 9.15 am. 
†  No phototaking at SERIS labs during the guided lab tour session
# The Organizer, SERIS, reserves the right to amend or cancel the program

For enquiry about the SERIS guided tour program, please send an email to the coordinator from SERIS -  Mui-Koon TAN @ . Thank you.

1 November 2019, Friday
  • Registered ACES delegates to gather at Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Center (MBS) level 1

  • Shuttle bus* leaves MBS for SERIS, NUS

~09:45 – 11:30
  • Guided Lab Tour

    E3A, 02, 04, 06 and T2 lab (Building integrated photovoltaics)

  • Shuttle bus leaves SERIS, NUS for MBS

  • Arrival at MBS

SERIS Laboratory Tour Program 2 @ Cleantech One - PV Modules Lab

Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS, NUS) is pleased to offer complimentary guided tours to SERIS laboratories and facilities (located at both NUS and Cleantech One) on 1 Nov 2019 (Friday), for delegates who registered for the Asia Clean Energy Summit (ACES).

Pre-registration for the SERIS lab tours is required at the ACES website for logistic arrangement. As seats are limited, registration confirmation for SERIS’ lab tour will be on first-come, first served basis. Registered ACES 2019 delegates can sign up for one OR both SERIS lab tours.

SERIS Laboratory Tour Program 2
(maximum: 20 pax)

(SERIS @ Cleantech One - PV Modules Lab)
Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore
No. 1 CleanTech Loop, CleanTech One, 06-01
Singapore 637141

PM Program Schedule (SERIS@CTO) - max 20 pax

seris cleantech

SERIS at CleanTech Park (CleanTech One building)

* The bus will leave the pick-up point at 9.15 am sharp from MBS, so delegates are advised to arrive at the assemble point before 9.15 am. 
†  No phototaking at SERIS labs during the guided lab tour session
# The Organizer, SERIS, reserves the right to amend or cancel the program

For enquiry about the SERIS guided tour program, please send an email to the coordinator from SERIS -  Mui-Koon TAN @ . Thank you.

1 November 2019, Friday
  • Registered ACES delegates to gather at Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Center (MBS) level 1

  • Shuttle bus* leaves MBS for SERIS at CTO

14:45 - 15:45
  • Guided Lab Tour(PV module development and module testing labs)

15:45 - 15:55
  • Photo-taking session & end of lab tour program

  • Shuttle bus leaves CTO

  • Arrival at MBS

Technical Tour to Renewable Energy Integration Demonstrator - Singapore (REIDS) at Semakau Island

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 REIDS           REIDS 2

The Renewable Energy Integration Demonstrator – Singapore (REIDS), is a RD&D platform dedicated to designing, demonstrating and testing solutions for sustainable and affordable energy access-for-all in Southeast Asia.

Paving the way towards sustainable energy for on and off-grid communities, REIDS fosters systemic research, development and demonstrations in support of Singapore-based corporate and public stakeholders, thereby strengthening their position in the rapidly growing renewable energy and microgrid industry.

The activities are conducted on a 6.4 ha plot located on the North West corner of Semakau Landfill, which is 8km south of mainland Singapore. Comprising more than 2.5MW installed power generation, NTU has partnered more than 30 companies over last 4 years in the microgrid demonstrations. 

REIDS through the Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N) is pleased to offer a complimentary guided tour on 1 November 2019, for delegates who registered for the Asia Clean Energy Summit (ACES). Pre-registration for the tour is required at the ACES website for logistic arrangement.

*Please gather at MBS The Shoppes Level 1 Concierge Counter. The Counter is located at the Bay Level, L1 near Sands Expo and Convention Centre at 8:30am.

Delegates are required to register their names with NTU staff before boarding the bus. The bus will leave MBS pickup point at 8:40am sharp for Pasir Panjang Ferry Terminal (PPFT).

Delegates are also required to submit Indemnity/Undertaking Forms prior to boarding the bus.

There will be some walking (under rain or shine) on the Landfill. Please be dressed in comfortable attire with protective footwear preferably, boots. Please also bring water bottle,

8:30 AM
  • Registered ACES delegates to gather at Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Center (MBS)*, Level 1

8:40 AM
  • Bus leaves MBS for Pasir Panjang Ferry Terminal (PPFT)

9:30 AM
  • Ferry leaves PPFT

10:15 AM
  • Guided Tour @ REIDS

12:00 PM
  • Ferry leaves Semakau

12:45 PM
  • Shuttle bus leaves PPFT for MBS

1:30 PM
  • Bus arrives at MBS