26-28 October 2021 | 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

09:05

Opening Address – Guest of Honour

09:15

Energy Ministerial Dialogue – Accelerating ASEAN’s Energy Transition to Clean Energy

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.

Discussion Points:

  • Ensuring the advance of energy transition amidst challenges caused by COVID-19
  • The priorities, constraints, and progress in meeting clean energy targets
  • Improvement in remote area electrification and the role of innovations, including renewable micro-grids, biomass and Waste to Energy projects
09:55

Clean energy at the Covid-19 crossroads: Driving a Green Recovery

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.

Discussion Points:

  • 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?
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.

Discussion Points:

  • 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.
11:50

Lunch Break

12:50

Keynote: Southeast Asia and COP26

In this keynote, the senior representative from COP26 will share insights on the impact of Covid-19 on Southeast Asian countries’ climate change commitments and the opportunities for regional collaboration.

Discussion Points:

  • Impacts of Covid-19 on Southeast Asian countries’ ability to meet their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and Long-Term Strategies (LTS).
  • The importance of NDCs. How can NDCs set direction and support domestic policies?
  • Recommendations on how Southeast Asian countries can collaborate on common issues such as the energy transition, capacity building, nature-based solutions.
13:00

Developer’s Dialogue: Renewable Energy Projects in South East 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.

Discussion Points:

  • 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?
13:40

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

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.

Discussion Points:

  • 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?
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.

Discussion Points: 

  • 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?
15:00

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.

Discussion Points:

  • 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?
16:15

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.

Discussion Points: 

  • 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?
17:00

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.

Discussion Points: 

  • 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?
17:30

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.

09:20

Presentation on Singapore Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) Standard

09:35

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.

Discussion Points:

  • 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?
10:15

Morning Break

10:30

Keynote: Topic TBC

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

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.

Discussion Points:

  • 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?
11:30

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.

12:10

Keynote: Energy Efficiency: Key to a Low Carbon World

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.

Discussion Points:

  • 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
13:00

Australia Country Spotlight

  Energy Efficiency EV Solar
14.00 Reserved for Track Sponsor Reserved for Track Sponsor Reserved for Track Sponsor
14.15 Panel: Challenges Covid-19 Posed to Energy Efficiency – How to Overcome Them? Panel: EV Technologies Panel: Rooftop Solar Innovations in Southeast Asia
15.00 Case Study: District Cooling Case Study: Preparing Infrastructure for EV Wide Adoption Case Study: Solar Microgrids
15.15 Case Study: Energy Efficiency Case Study: Strategies to Enhance Customer Adoption Case Study: Solar
15.30 Afternoon Break    
16.00 Panel: Energy Efficiency & Industrial Sector Panel: The Future of eMobility-as-a-Service Panel: Solar + Storage – How will this trend be adopted across ASEAN?
16.45 Case Study: Energy Efficiency & Transport Sector Case Study: EV Fleets Best Practices Case Study: Solar Panel Recycling
17.00 Case Study: Energy Efficiency & Building Sector Case Study: EV in Public Transportation Case Study: Solar Cell Technology Innovations
17.15 End of Day Two    

STRATEGIC CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

  Energy Efficiency EV Solar
9.00 Reserved for Track Sponsor Reserved for Track Sponsor Reserved for Track Sponsor
9.15 Panel: The Outlook for More Energy Efficient Equipment Panel: EV & Last Mile Connectivity Panel: Solar in Asia - Top Projects & Market Trends
10.00 Case Study: Embracing Big Data to Achieve Energy Efficiency Case Study: Charging Network Rollout Case Study: Financing Rooftop Solar with Green Loans
10.15 Case Study: Energy Efficiency & the Smart City Case Study: Getting Utilities Ready for the Rise of EV Case Study: Solar
10.30 Morning Break    
11.00 Panel: Energy-as-a-Service Panel: EV & the Smart City Panel: Propelling Solar Adoption with Innovative Start-Ups
11.45 Case Study: Energy Efficiency & Data Centers Case Study: Southeast Asia Countries & the EV Supply Chain Case Study: Decentralizing Solar with Blockchain
12.00 Case Study: Energy Efficiency Case Study: Tackling EV Waste with Safe Disposal and Recycling Case Study: Solar & Potential for Rural Electrification
12.15 End of Strategic Conference