CONFERENCE: 26-28 October
Exhibition: 26 & 27 October

MARINA BAY SANDS, SINGAPORE | Live and In-Person

A COMPREHENSIVE 3-DAY PROGRAMME FOR
THE INDUSTRY BY THE INDUSTRY

45% of future global renewables and clean energy investments will be made in Asia and ASEAN. According to Wood Mackenzie’s 2020 forecast, Asia will attract $1.5 trillion worth of clean energy investments during the next 10 years. This accelerated investment in clean and renewable energy has intrinsic ties to the region’s GDP tripling by 2040. To meet these needs and ensure sustainable development, the region will need to develop clear policies, leverage new technology innovation in renewables, hydrogen and carbon capture and storage (CCS) solutions, and most importantly accelerate investments in clean energy.

The 2021 edition of Asia Clean Energy Summit (ACES) is the most important regional platform to share and co-create innovative clean energy solutions and pathways. ACES 2021 also powers Singapore’s ambition to be the clean energy hub for Asia.

Taking place live and in person from 26-28 October at Marina Bay Sands (Singapore), and in conjunction with Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW), ACES will provide a common platform for global energy leaders in both the public and private sector to collaborate on critical issues and develop opportunities for harnessing clean energy for the future.

Join us at this year’s ACES and get a front row seat at the year’s most important clean energy development summit for the region.

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60% GROWTH IN ASIA'S ENERGY DEMAND BY 2040

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ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION TO DOUBLE BY 2040

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ASIA TO ACCOUNT FOR 30% OF GLOBAL ENERGY DEMAND BY 2030

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UNIVERSAL ACCESS TO ELECTRICITY BY 2030

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NEARLY $3 TRILLION CUMULATIVE ENERGY INVESTMENT NEEDED TILL 2040 IN ASEAN TO REALISE A SUSTAINABLE PATHWAY

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ASIA PACIFIC, EXCLUDING CHINA, TO DOUBLE ANNUAL ADDED WIND CAPACITY TO 11.6GW BY 2028

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IN 2018, THE ASIA PACIFIC WAS THE LARGEST REGIONAL MARKET TO GLOBAL SOLAR CAPACITY WITH A SHARE OF 58.1%

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OVER 11 MILLION PEOPLE WERE EMPLOYED IN THE RENEWABLE ENERGY SECTOR WORLDWIDE IN 2018

OPENING CEREMONY

09:00

Welcome Address

Edwin Khew, Chairman, Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore

09:05

Opening Address – Guest of Honour

09:15

Energy Ministerial Keynotes – Accelerating ASEAN’s Energy Transition

ASEAN is at a critical junction of the energy transition. ASEAN Energy Ministers have made commitment working towards two major targets by 2025: a 23% share of renewable energy in the total primary energy supply by increasing its share in power capacity to 35%, and a 32% reduction in energy intensity from 2025 levels.

The COVID-19 pandemic has not derailed, but rather accelerated the region’s energy transition progress.

Speakers

  • H.E. Alfonso G. Cusi, Secretary of the Department of Energy, Philippines
09:45

Renewable Energy without Borders: infrastructure development for sustainable development

Energy demand in Southeast Asia is expected to grow rapidly in the coming decades, almost tripling from 789TWh in 2013 to about 2,200TWh in 2040.The creation of a regional power system serves to improve energy security, reliability and electricity generation.

Regional interconnection could allow Singapore to tap on renewable sources for its electricity demand to help its journey towards net zero by 2050. Greater interconnections with our neighbouring countries would also support the establishing of a larger regional market for electricity trading, promoting investments and ultimately enhancing regional electricity supply security

This panel/Fireside chat with a country focus on Indonesia will explore the challenges and opportunities of cross border transmission for renewable energy and its role in transition to a low carbon future in a growing Asia.

10:10

Expo Opening and VIP tours Morning Break & Networking

STRATEGIC CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

10:30

Global CEO Dialogue: ASEAN Utilities & Age of Transformation

The Energy Transition pathways have been accelerated in the global push for decarbonisation. Utilities play a key role, in particular, ASEAN.

In this panel, ASEAN utilities’ leaders will convene to discuss their countries commitment, their role in driving the transition towards renewables integration, smarter grid, energy efficiency and digitalisation.

Tentative questions:

  • How have you coped with reduced power demand caused by Covid-19? Do you think Covid-19 could potentially accelerate the transformation of the energy system?
  • Smart grid: what are your plans for the next 3-5 years?  
  • Renewables integration: how has renewables adoption been received, and what opportunities and learning lessons you can share?
  • Age of transformation – what new technologies are reshaping the energy system in your country? Any notable innovative pilots to share?

Speakers

  • Datuk Ir. Baharin Bin Din, President and Chief Executive Officer, TNB
  • Damien Dhellemmes, Senior Vice President, Commercial and Digital Services, Digital Energy Division, Schneider Electric
  • Caroline Chua, APAC Power Senior Analyst, BloombergNEF (moderator)
11:20

Fireside Chat: What is Ahead for Energy Sector?

In this panel, leaders of world organizations coordinating global clean energy initiatives will discuss the current situation and outlook of ASEAN clean energy future.

Tentative questions:

  • What is the status of the global & ASEAN energy transition?
  • Meeting ASEAN’s decarbonization, energy access, security and affordability objectives  
  • Energy efficiency as the first fuel
  • Renewables adoption and integration – how to drive sustainable growth, pragmatically? Perspectives on policy, technology know-how, financing, sustainable business models.
12:00

Lunch Break

13:00

Developer’s Dialogue: Renewable Energy Projects in Southeast Asia

Top clean energy developers from the region will join this panel and share their perspective on the outlook for developing renewable energy projects in Southeast Asia.

Tentative questions:

  • What are the key challenges Covid-19 has posed to Southeast Asia’s clean energy project developers?
  • As renewable technology, especially solar, has made great strides and seen significant cost reduction, what will the support mechanisms of the future look like?
  • What are the best practices to improve project readiness, attractiveness and mitigate risks?
  • Which rising clean energy technology (floating solar, offshore wind, etc.) is most noteworthy for Southeast Asia?

Speakers

  • Sunil Gupta, Regional Head – SEA and South Asia, Vena Energy
  • Raghuram Natarajan, Chief Executive Officer, Blueleaf Energy
  • Eduardo Karlin, Head of Commercial and Business Development – APAC, Mainstream Renewable Power
13:40

Keynote: ADB’s Role in Driving ASEAN’s Clean Energy Transition Pathways

Woochong Um, Managing Director General, ADB

13:50

Financier’s Dialogue: Powering Renewable Energy Projects in Southeast Asia

45% of future global renewables and clean energy investments will be made in Asia and ASEAN. According to Wood Mackenzie’s 2020 forecast, Asia will attract $1.5 trillion worth of clean energy investments during the next 10 years.

In this panel, leaders of top multilateral and multinational banks will convene to delve into the existing challenges in financing clean energy projects in the region and the innovations that are going to help the sector overcome them.

Tentative questions:

  • What are the main challenges for financiers when originating and appraising renewable energy projects?
  • How is the role of development finance changing, in the face of greater private sector investment?
  • How has the capital mix and variety of financing institution evolved?
  • What are your views on the popular SPAC (special purpose acquisition companies) model and its impact on RE projects?
  • Small project financing

Speakers

  • Marius Toime, Partner, K&L Gates
  • Geoffrey Tan, Managing Director – Asia Pacific, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)
  • Lawrence Wu, Co-Founder, Sunseap Group
  • Dannif Danusaputro, Chief Executive Officer, PT. Pertamina Power Indonesia
14:30

Panel: Innovations to Accelerate Southeast Asia’s Solar Development

ASEAN energy ministries’ target of 23% share of renewable energy in total primary energy supply by 2025, requires 25-30GW of renewables capacity to be added. Solar will make up majority of the additions.

In this panel, solar project developers will examine the various solar projects, implications of technical & finance innovations.

Tentative questions:

  • Notable projects that innovatively (i) connect off-grid communities (ii) drive C&I adoption such as net metering scheme, leasing model
  • Solar technology innovations to disrupt the industry: light sensitive nanoparticles, bifacial solar modules, thin film solar, solar window, etc.
  • How may these technological innovations potentially shape solar developments in Southeast Asia?
  • An alternative to traditional ways of financing innovative start-ups, special-purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) have become more popular. How is the outlook of SPACs as a financing mechanism in Southeast Asia?

Speakers

  • Atem S. Ramsundersingh, Founder – CEO – Board Director, WEnergy Global Pte Ltd
  • Bundit Sapianchai, President, BCPG PCL
  • Mohd Yusrizal Mohd Yusof, Managing Director, TNB Renewables Snd Bhd
15:10

Afternoon Break

15:30

Panel: Green Hydrogen’s Role in Southeast Asia Energy Transformation Roadmap

Green hydrogen has immense potential as a future fuel, as the world races towards net zero ambition in 2050. Southeast Asia can potentially ride on the green hydrogen wave to expedite its decarbonisation mission.

This panel will share insights of latest green hydrogen sector developments globally, collaboration alliances, policy roadmaps and their potential transformation for Southeast Asia’s energy future.

Tentative questions:

  • Will green hydrogen solve intermittency issues wind and solar have, and thus contribute to RE’s adoption in the power mix to increase?
  • When will green hydrogen reach market parity with fossil fuel-based hydrogen, and can be produced at costs around US$2/kg?
  • Which countries should Southeast Asia learn from to create clear policies promoting hydrogen development & adoption?
  • How can Southeast Asian countries collaborate and enable cross-border initiatives, addressing green hydrogen supply & demand?

Speakers

  • Fiona Simon, CEO, Australian Hydrogen Council
  • Marinus Van Driel, CEO, HyGear
  • Nicolas Leong, Energy Business Director, North & South East Asia, Wartsila
  • Dr.-Ing. Marko Dekena, Executive Vice President, INNIO Jenbacker
  • Hasto Kristiyono, President Commissioner, Subholding Power & NRE Pertamina
  • Wenbin Qian, Head of Clean Hydrogen APAC, Linde Gas

Moderator

  • James Layburne, Regional Manager, DNV
16:30

Panel: Is Southeast Asia ready for electromobility?

In March 2021, Singapore made a bold plan to ban new diesel car sales by 2025, in a bid to accelerate EV adoption. Thailand announced its target in April 2021 for all car sales to be EVs by 2035.

The future of EVs in the region looks promising, but its uptake will hinge heavily on each country’s long term strategy, policy support, infrastructure development and key stakeholders collaboration, which this panel will address.

Tentative questions:

  • What is the current state of EV in Southeast Asia and how it fares in the global context? What can Southeast Asia learn from EV adoption in other worldwide markets?
  • How is your organization engaging with Southeast Asia governments and support the mobility transition to EV?
  • As Southeast Asian countries develop its electric mobility ecosystem, what are the implications for the large mobility scene and how will this interplay with each nation’s existing grid system?
  • What are the challenges ecosystem players will face in driving EV adoptions?

Speakers

  • Mark Tan, Head – National Electric Vehicle Centre, Land Transport Authority (LTA)
  • Joe Ma, Deputy General Manager, Shenzhen Bus Group
  • Goh Chee Kiong, CEO, CHARGE+

Moderator

  • Allen Tom Abraham, APAC Transport Senior Analyst, BloombergNEF
17:15

Panel: Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia’s decarbonisation pathway will have a critical role for CCUS, across the energy value chain from well to burning tip. Major global companies are piloting and scaling up CCUS solutions.

The panel will review the exciting developments globally on CCUS pilots, new technologies, and opportunities for applications in Southeast Asia.

Tentative questions:

  • An overview of the CCUS value chain and emerging capture technologies
  • What infrastructure is needed to build CCUS into a viable industry? What are the main technology challenges and innovation gaps?
  • Currently, CCUS technology has high capital costs and long lead times, how can we overcome these challenges?
  • Will higher adoption of CCUS technology kickstart the hydrogen economy and help SEA achieve net-zero carbon emissions and decarbonized its upstream industry?
18:00

End of Day One

STRATEGIC CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

09:00

Welcome Address

09:10

Keynote: The 100% Renewable Pathway for Companies

The keynote presenter will share about RE100’s mission, current progress and best practices from exemplary companies.

Helen Clarkson, CEO, The Climate Group

09:20

Presentation on Singapore Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) Standard

Ang Kok Kiat, Director, NEA

9:35

Keynote

Fraser Thompson, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Sun Cable

09:50

Panel: Making Southeast Asia a Clean Energy Centre with Corporate Renewable Energy

Southeast Asia has witnessed high rates of growth for past few decades. Major corporations have stepped up commitment to sustainability and 100% renewables to power operations. RE100 have become a major trademark and commitment.

Tentative questions:

  • Drivers pulling companies towards powering operations with renewable energy
  • Options for RE sourcing ranging from certificates, corporate PPAs, to self-generation. The advantages and disadvantages of each option.
  • Common corporate PPA structures. What makes a successful PPA?
  • Is “100% renewable” possible? To achieve this, will utility-scale storage PPA be signed along with wind and solar projects?
  • Did Covid-19 slow the corporate clean energy progress? Post-Covid, how will the RE financing scene look like?

Speakers

  • Lars Svensson, Head of Sustainability – Southeast Asia & Mexico, IKEA
  • Sasank Goli, Renewable Energy Director, Nike
  • Ken Haig, Head, Energy and Environment Policy, Asia Pacific & Japan, Amazon Web Services
  • Alan Jones, CEO, Chairman and Founder, AECO Energy
  • Thibault Godefroy, Vice President, Power Systems, Asia Pacific, Schneider Electric

Moderator

  • Mitesh Patel, Chief Commercial Officer, Sun Cable
10:30

Keynote

Mr. Hendrik Bohne, APAC Head I Business Development & Asset Management, Aquila Capital

10:40

Keynote: Driving Asia’s Clean Energy Transition Amidst COVID Recovery

Jarand Rystad, CEO, Rystad Energy (confirmed)

10:50

Panel: The Outlook of Wind Energy in ASEAN

Wood Mackenzie forecasted that $14 billion by 2030 is needed for Southeast Asia to realize its goal of installing 8.9GW of new wind energy. Key project developers of the region will convene to discuss about the next wave of opportunities and their insights into structuring bankable projects.

Tentative questions:

  • What are some key projects in the region’s pipeline to realize this?
  • Vietnam is rising fast as Southeast Asia’s new wind champion. What are the next opportunities foreseeable in Vietnam?
  • Besides Vietnam, what other key markets in Southeast Asia are developing or exploring wind energy? What factors constitute bankable projects?

Speakers

  • Vladimir Nicolaas, Head of Partnership and Transactions – Asia Pacific, RWE Renewables
  • Zhang Minghui, Head of Renewables – Taiwan and Offshore Wind Lead APAC, DNV
11:35

Panel: Grid modernization as the key enabler of renewable energy

As Southeast Asia has and will increase the percentage of RE power generation in its energy system, the grid needs to be smarter, more flexible and reliable. This means upgrading aging grid, utilizing automations and digital tools, to maximise the renewable integration while maintaining grid stability.

In this panel, we will discuss the challenges facing the region’s utilities now, how they are tackling the increasing demands on their power grids in light of growing RE generation; and the best technologies, design framework, financing mechanisms to help ASEAN countries realize their ambitions for modern grids.

Speakers

  • David Morgado, Senior Energy Policy Specialist, AIIB
  • Frederic Carron, Vice President, Middle East & Asia, Energy Business, Wartsila
  • Redi Allan B. Remoroza, Assistant Vice President and Head of Transmission Planning Department, National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP)
12:20

Panel: Driving Energy Efficiency in Southeast Asia

Fatih Birol, Executive Director of International Energy Agency (IEA) put it eloquently, “Every saved electron is a green electron”. Energy Efficiency has been widely accepted as the low hanging fruit and “first fuel” in the climate fight.

It is estimated that improving energy efficiency could meet a quarter of Southeast Asia’s emissions reduction targets. Our panellists will examine on how the region can drive its energy efficiency imperative.

Tentative questions:

  • What is the status of energy efficiency in Southeast Asian countries’ policy mix? How important is expanding Southeast Asia’s energy efficiency portfolio to achieving the region’s clean energy target and mitigate emissions?
  • How to attract new source of funds to reinforce existing energy efficiency initiatives and harness new opportunities?
  • What is the best-in-class energy efficiency technologies & innovations?
  • How to remove red tape and enable different governing agencies in power, industrial, construction, transport, and residential sectors to work together and develop optimal energy standards, incentives & ecosystem

Speakers

  • Alexander Ablaza, Co-Chair, APEIA and President, PE2 (Moderator)
13:00

Lunch Panel: Australia Hydrogen Spotlight Opportunities and Challenges for Asia Investors and Off-takers

Following the Day 1 session on ‘Green hydrogen’s role in Southeast Asia’s energy transformation roadmap’, this session will provide Asian investors and offtakers with up-to-date status and guidance on their closest major hydrogen producer/exporter country, Australia. From their different perspectives, the panellists will share their views on the technologies and projects they should monitor, how to get involved and roles they can play, and variety of funding sources available to them.

Tentative questions:

  • What hydrogen supply-chain R&D and technologies should Asian investors and offtakers track in order to achieve the price target under A$2 per kilo?
  • What are the Australian hydrogen clusters and hubs and which are the ones that Asian investors and offtakers should monitor and seek to get involved with?
  • What role can Asian investors and offtakers play in Australian hydrogen projects given there is already significant involvement from Japanese and Korean players with large demand appetite?
  • What funding sources can be available across the entire hydrogen supply chain?

Speakers:

  • Dr Patrick Hartley, DIC, GAICD, Leader - Commonwealth Scientific & Research Organisation (CSIRO) Hydrogen Industry Mission
  • Leigh Kennedy, National Cluster Development Manager - National Energy Resources Australia (NERA)
  • Jason Crusan, Vice President, Technology – Woodside Energy
  • John Hirjee, Executive Director, Resources, Energy & Infrastructure – ANZ Bank Group, and Board Member, Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)
  • David Grabau, Head of Resources and Energy, Australian Trade & Investment Commission – Austrade (moderator)

Energy Efficiency Track

Building on its success, ASEAN Ministers on Energy in 2020 agreed to raise its target to 32% energy intensity reduction by 2025 over 2005 levels. The 6th ASEAN Energy Outlook analysis indicated that about 70% potential final energy consumption savings from the transport & industrial sectors.

The one-day dedicated Energy Efficiency (EE) programme will (i) provide in-depth understanding of EE programmes and mandates across the region; (ii) review EE technologies and case studies; (iii) exchange insights from various priority sectors: industrial, transport, building.

 

Energy Efficiency Track Programme

14:00

Welcome Remarks 

Frank Phuan, Vice Chairman, Sustainable Energy of Association

14:05

Keynote: Role of government in setting the EE policies, code of practice and standards

14:20 

Keynote

14:35

In-Focus Panel: Energy Efficiency in Industrial, Transport and Building Sector

  • Overview of EE standards set for industrial, transport and building sectors
  • Tools available: from energy saving equipment, monitoring / management system, to energy recycling 
  • Ways to incorporate technology tools: steps and refining the processes
  • Case studies

15:15

Afternoon Break

15:45

Keynote: Financing Solutions

16:00

Keynote: Business Models

16:15

Financing Energy Efficiency: Models, Innovations and Lessons 

To fulfill its rising energy demand and reduce the negative effects of climate change, Asia must rely on energy efficiency advances. However, in this key economic region of the world, the question of how to finance more energy efficiency measures is proving to be a considerable challenge.

In this panel, we will look at innovations in equity financing, financing structure and guarantee to unlock more energy efficiency financing for Asia.

Speakers

  • Alexander Ablaza, Co-Chair, APEIA and President, PE2 (moderator)

17:00

End of Day Two

EV Track

 

EV Track

14:00

Welcome Remarks

14:15

Keynote

14:30 

Panel: EV Technologies

15:15

Case Study: Preparing Infrastructure for EV’s Wide Adoption

15:30

Afternoon Break

16:00

Case Study: EV Fleets Best Practices

16:15

Case Study: EV in Public Transportation

16:30

Panel: The Future of eMobility-as-a-Service

17:15

End of Day Two

Solar Track

In 2020, a huge 280 GW of renewable capacity – primarily wind and solar – was installed globally last year, some 45% higher than the level in 2019, according to IEA. In the “Exceptional New Normal”, IEA raises growth for wind and solar by another 25% from its forecast.

Driven by climate commitment, competitive auctions, falling cost and matured technologies, solar has the potential to break the record growth in 2021 and 2022. 

 

Solar Track

14:00

Welcome Remarks

14:15

Case Study: Solar Cell Technology/Innovations/Maintenance & Monitoring Software

14:30 

Panel: Solar Innovations in Southeast Asia

Topics: thin film solar, BIPV, P2P trading platforms

15:15

Case Study: Solar Hydro Battery Energy Storage System 

15:30

Afternoon Break

16:00

Development of Solar Panel Recycling

16:15

Case Study: Solar Microgrids

16:30

Panel: Solar + Storage – How will this trend be adopted across ASEAN?

17:15

End of Day Two

STRATEGIC CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

Energy Efficiency Track

 

Energy Efficiency Track Programme

09:00

Welcome Remarks

09:15

Keynote: The Outlook for More Energy Efficient Equipment

09:30 

Presentation: Energy Efficiency & the Smart City

09:45

Panel: Embracing Digitalisation to Achieve Energy Efficiency

  • The role of data in monitoring & managing EE
  • From data to actionable insights 
  • Applications and lessons: from building management system, data centres colocation, to smart grids
  • Cyber security and up skilling of workforce 

10:30

Morning Break

11:00

Presentation: Energy Efficiency & Data Centers 

11:15

Presentation: Energy Efficiency & Hydrogen

11:30

Keynote: Technology discussions, role of IOT and digitization and business models in optimizing energy consumption and monitoring

11:45

Panel: Energy-as-a-Service

  • Review of the concept: energy as a service (EaaS)
  • Applying it in case studies, e.g. microgrid 
  • Collaboration with a vendor with eco-system planning, building capability to implement EaaS 
  • Limitations due to market structure; and where EaaS works best

12:30

End programme

EV Track

 

EV Track

09:00

Welcome Remarks

09:15

Case Study: EV & Last Mile Connectivity

09:30 

Panel: Charging Network Rollout

10:15

Case Study: Getting Utilities Ready for the Rise of EV

10:30

Morning Break

11:00

Case Study: Southeast Asia Countries & the EV Supply Chain

11:15

Case Study: Tackling EV Waste with Safe Disposal and Recycling

11:30

Panel: EV & the Smart City

12:15

End programme

Solar Track

According to Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables, over 2.4 GW of PV panels were installed on water, across 35 countries worldwide at the ed of 2019.

Floating solar farms are making waves in the region. Recently in July, Singapore unveiled one of the world’s largest floating solar (FPV) farms – 60MWp farm enough to power the island’s five water treatment plants. Singapore’s local SME Sunseap Group to build world’s largest solar farm with a capacity of 2.2 GWp and spanning around 1600 hectares on a reservoir in Indonesia’s Batam Island. Other countries, such as Thailand and Indonesia, have made significant plans to boost FPV capacities too. 

 

Solar Track

09:00

Welcome Remarks

09:15

Panel: The Frontier in Floating Solar – from Near Shore FPV & Opportunities for Off-shore FPV  

  • An overview of floating solar projects in the region
  • Advantages in floating solar and favorable conditions 
  • Technical challenges 
  • The environmental impact & considerations 
  • Outlook for next 5 years – where the opportunities lie

10:00 

Singapore Case Study: Floating Solar’s Impact on Hydrodynamics and Water Quality

10:15

Case Study: Site Selection and Analysis via Satellite Data

10:30

Morning Break

11:00

Panel: How to Assess Resourcing, Bankability and Predict Performance for FPV Projects?   

  • Technical risk assessment of technology, design, construction, and operational aspects
  • Site selection, bathymeter and meteorological surveys 
  • Planning grid interconnections, 
  • Energy production assessment & review of site-measured data

11:45

Case Study: Managing FPV O&M in Challenging Environment

12:00

Case Study: Marine Engineering Solutions to Support Near Shore FPV Installations

12:15

End programme