ASIA CLEAN ENERGY SUMMIT 2018

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

Media Press Release

Asia Clean Energy Summit2018:
S’pore Decision Makers, Global Experts, Business Leaders Gather to Deepen Renewable Energy Dialogue

Forum will drive spotlight on S’pore Environment Minister, IRENA,Asian Development Bank, Shell New Energies

Singapore, 31 October 2018 – The Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS) today said the 5th edition of its annual Asia Clean Energy Summit (ACES 2018), the region’s leading event focusing on clean energy technology, policy and finance supported by leading government agencies, research institutes and industry in Singapore, opened at the Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre.

Singapore Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr Masagos Zulkifli, will address delegates as Guest-of-Honour. International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Director-General Mr. Adnan Zahir Amin will subsequently deliver his address.

Some of the key experts who will address ACES 2018 include: Mr Robert Guild, Chief Sector Officer, Asian Development Bank; Mr Duncan van Bergen, Vice President, Shell New Energies; Mr Girish Tanti, Co-Founder & Director, Suzlon Energy; Mr Ditlev Engel, CEO, DNV GL-Energy; Mr Steve O’Neil, CEO, REC Solar Corporation; Mr Michael Ding, Global Executive Director, Envision Group, among others.

In keeping with its theme of “Harnessing Clean Energy for the Future”, SEAS expects the 5th edition of its conference-and-exhibition to create new forays. ACES 2017 attracted more than 2,500 participants with about a third of them comprising C-suite decision makers.

SEAS Chairman Er Edwin Khew, who will deliver the address for the Joint Opening for Asia Clean Energy Summit and International Off-Grid Renewable Energy Conference, said: “The pursuit of delivering clean and renewable energy in Asia is escalating in importance. There is ample research to show the need to stem the on-going climate change patterns.

“Hence, there needs to be an accelerated transition towards sustainable energy development while increasing society’s commitment to renewable energy. ACES 2018 continues to embrace this need and has gathered speakers of international repute to share their opinions,” he said. 

A new highlight at ACES will be the inaugural PowerACE competition for start-ups in the clean energy sector, a first-of-its-kind initiative by SEAS and Supported by Enterprise Singapore.

Singapore Senior Minister of State of the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources Dr Amy Khor will officiate the launch, which takes place on 1 November 2018 (Thursday). Thirteen clean energy start-ups will showcase innovative ideas to industry-leading experts with the goal of driving innovation to the marketplace. For more details, visit: http://asiacleanenergysummit.com/aces-innovation-arena/powerace-2018/

ACES 2018 will be enriched with several forums taking place simultaneously:

  • Solarising Singapore and Asia, a forum where experts will speak about opportunities in solar energy and solar leasing, including insights into Singapore’s efforts to accelerate the deployment of PV systems in the republic. A key highlight of this forum will be the launch of the study titled “Energising Singapore: Balancing Liveability & Growth” it was embarked upon by the Centre for Liveable Cities. There will be an eminent panel that will cover the important topic of Solarising Asia, where a majority of global solar projects will be deployed.
  • Asian Conference on Energy, Power and Transportation Electrification (ACEPT), this 3rd edition event will assemble world leading experts who will discuss emerging topics on energy, power, and transportation electrification;
  • Unlocking Solar Capital: Asia & Financial Summitco-organised with partner Solarplaza, it will enable investors, financiers, solar developers, independent power producers, engineering-procurement-construction players and other solar stakeholders to discuss bankable PV projects in the region over its two-day event;
  • PV Asia Scientific Conference, a platform where the world's PV experts and scientists will showcase the latest developments in solar energy technologies, including the recent emergence of floating PVs;
  • The International Off Grid Renewable Energy Conference (IOREC), Co-located at ACES 2018, will attract global experts from off-grid renewable energy value chain, with representatives from policy-makers, rural electrification agencies, private sector, NGOs, academia, financial institutions and international organizations;
  • The International Floating Solar Symposium(IFSS), a forum that will address the water-energy - nexus with evaporation savings and complementary hydropower, with the aim of offering paths to ultra-low balance of systems cost. Hence, the discussions will be a critical piece for continuation of the exponential growth of solar; and
  • Digital Transformation of Energy, a discussion which aims to share deeper insights into how 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.

ACES 2018 is co-organised with the Energy Research Institute @ Nanyang Technological University and the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS).  The Energy Research Institute @NTU (ERI@N) is a leading research institute which aims to spearhead human capital expertise in sustainable building technologies, renewable energy, energy storage, multi energy systems, electro-mobility and maritime clean energy. SERIS, located at the National University of Singapore, is the republic’s national institute for applied solar energy research.

For more information on the Summit, visit https://www.asiacleanenergysummit.com/.

About Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS)

The Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS) is a non-government and non-profit business association that represents the interests and provides a common platform for companies in Sustainable Energy sector to meet, discuss, collaborate and undertake viable projects together. SEAS was launched in 2006 and its steady growth in membership numbers and programmes has mirrored the growth of the sustainable energy sector in Singapore and the ASEAN region. The Association has benefited from a Local Enterprise and Association Development (LEAD) grant from IE Singapore and SPRING Singapore, now Enterprise Singapore, underlining their belief in the future of our industry and in Singapore’s role as a global Clean Energy hub. Visit https://www.seas.org.sg/ for more details.

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Asia Clean Energy Summit 2018:

Summit Charts New Forays - Catalysing Energy Start-Ups, Wind & Energy Storage Forums

  • Inaugural PowerACE 2018 competition to incubate ideas from energy start-ups 
  • 1st annual Asia Wind Conference to take place in Asia alongside ACES 2018

Singapore, 10 September 2018 – The Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS) today said it will further deepen Singapore’s renewable energy strategies and capabilities by launching its first PowerACE competition for start-ups in the energy sector, alongside Asia’s first wind energy conference and a new energy storage forum.

PowerACE 2018 will, for the first time, provide a platform where clean energy start-ups will be able to showcase innovative ideas to industry-leading experts. Over four phases till November 2018, the chosen start-ups will be able to get mentoring and guidance from industry experts to take their ideas to fruition. Registration for the first phase will close on 24 September 2018. The second phase involving validation and reviews will take place between 25 – 28 September 2018. Mentoring during the third phase will occur between 1 – 28 October 2018 and this will culminate in the fourth phase, where chosen start-ups will present their ideas on 1 November 2018.

As part of the final phase, these start-ups will showcase their ideas at the ACES Innovation Arena within the Asia Clean Energy Summit 2018 (31 October – 2 November). They will be required to pitch their ideas in front a jury of technical experts. The winning start-ups will have an opportunity to take their ideas further to industry collaboration.

SEAS Executive Director Ms Kavita Gandhi said: “PowerACE is part of SEAS’ new initiative to provide a stimulating platform to clean energy start-ups to connect with industry leaders, investors and potential customers. A new working group for start-ups has been set up so that they can have a voice and be part of the clean energy ecosystem. The competition will help to shine the light on our innovative and young start-ups with some cutting-edge ideas.”

As part of ACES 2018, there will be the first annual Asia Wind Energy Conference, which will take place on 31 October 2018. Through a tie-up between SEAS and Singapore-based Asia Wind Energy Association (AWEA), the forum aims to promote wind power as a key solution to the region’s rapidly growing energy demand and environmental challenges.

The one-day conference will bring 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, financing & risk. The speakers consist of senior executives who cover the entire value chain in developing projects.

AWEA Board Member Edgare Kerkwijk said: “Over the last few years, Singapore has taken the lead in promoting sustainable energy in the region. The Asia Clean Energy Summit, which is held during the Singapore International Energy Week, is one-of-a-kind event where an entire week is dedicated purely towards sustainable energy related themes. It brings together industry leaders from around the world across various sectors. So, it was a natural decision for the AWEA to hold the Annual Asia Wind Energy Conference during this week. We aim for this inaugural Annual Wind Energy Conference, held under the auspices of ACES, to become the flagship wind energy conference for the region.

Formed in 2016, AWEA coordinates international policy, communications, research and analysis and provides services to support members’ requirements and needs to help their development, offering the networking and learning opportunities in the sector within Asia-Pacific.

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.

Another new forum at ACES will be Energy Storage Conference 2018, which is being organised by the Asia Energy Storage Association (AESA). The energy storage industry is still at a very nascent stage in the Asia and there are signs that this sector is expected to grow fast. This conference aims to gather 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 risks.

Held in conjunction with the Singapore International Energy Week, ACES 2018 features a robust list of speakers who will set the benchmark for best practices, debate trends and solutions in the regional solar and renewables industry. The summit will be held from 31 October to 2 November 2018 at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands.

ACES 2018 is co-organised with the Energy Research Institute @ Nanyang Technological University and the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS). The Energy Research Institute @NTU (ERI@N) is a leading research institute which aims to spearhead human capital expertise in sustainable building technologies, renewable energy, energy storage, multi energy systems, electro-mobility and maritime clean energy. SERIS, located at the National University of Singapore, is the republic’s national institute for applied solar energy research.

In keeping with its theme of “Harnessing Clean Energy for the Future”, SEAS expects the 5th edition of its conference-and-exhibition to create new forays. ACES 2017 attracted more than 2,500 participants with about a third of them comprising C-suite decision makers.

Other key highlights of ACES 2018 will include:
• Clean Energy Leaders' Dialogue, a high-level forum where leaders from top utility providers, photovoltaic (PV) manufacturers, developers and policy professionals will exchange best practices, while debating trends and solutions in the clean energy industry;

• Solarising Singapore and Asia, a forum where experts will speak about opportunities in solar energy and solar leasing, including insights into Singapore’s efforts to accelerate the deployment of PV systems in the republic;

• Asian Conference on Energy, Power and Transportation Electrification (ACEPT), this 3rd edition event will assemble world leading experts who will discuss emerging topics on energy, power, and transportation electrification;

• Unlocking Solar Capital: Asia & Financial Summit, led by key partner Solarplaza, will enable investors, financiers, solar developers, independent power producers, engineering-procurement-construction players and other solar stakeholders to discuss bankable PV projects in the region over a two-day event;

• PV Asia Scientific Conference, a platform where the world's PV experts and scientists will showcase the latest developments in solar energy technologies, including the recent emergence of floating PVs; and

• The International Off Grid Renewable Energy Conference (IOREC), Co-located at ACES 2018, will attract global experts from off-grid renewable energy value chain, with representatives from policy-makers, rural electrification agencies, private sector, NGOs, academia, financing institutions and international organisations.

Making its debut in Singapore will be the International Off-Grid Renewable Energy Conference (IOREC), organised by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), a global platform dedicated to sharing experiences and best practices, identifying synergies and forging partnerships in off-grid renewable energy. Convened every two years, the 4th edition of IOREC will be held in Singapore on October 31 – November 1, 2018.


For more information on the Summit, visit https://www.asiacleanenergysummit.com/.


About Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS)

The Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS) is a non-government and non-profit business association that represents the interests and provides a common platform for companies in Sustainable Energy sector to meet, discuss, collaborate and undertake viable projects together. SEAS was launched in 2006 and its steady growth in membership numbers and programmes has mirrored the growth of the sustainable energy sector in Singapore and the ASEAN region. The Association has benefited from a Local Enterprise and Association Development (LEAD) grant from IE Singapore and SPRING Singapore, now Enterprise Singapore, underlining their belief in the future of our industry and in Singapore’s role as a global Clean Energy hub. Visit https://www.seas.org.sg/ for more details.


For media queries, please contact:
Joseph Rajendran
+65 6886 4839
+65 9228 7801
joseph@tranzcomm.com 

Casuarina Peck
+65 6886 4839
+65 9363 5609
casuarina@tranzcomm.com


Asia Clean Energy Summit 2018:
Driving Thought Leadership in Renewable Energy to Greater Heights

  • Clean Energy Leaders’ Dialogue will bring together global experts who will also be part of Singapore International Energy Week 2018
  • PV Asia Scientific Conferencewill enable scientists and engineers to showcase & share latest developments in solar PV technologies

Singapore, 31 July 2018 – The Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS) today said it will organise the 5th edition of Asia Clean Energy Summit 2018 (ACES) with a robust list of speakers who will set the benchmark for best practices, debate trends and solutions in the regional solar and renewables industry. The Summit will be held from 31 October to 2 November 2018 at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands.

Held in conjunction with the Singapore International Energy Week, ACES 2018 will feature prolific experts who are leaders in government & public policy, industry leaders from the private sector operating around the world and researchers working on cutting edge technologies.

ACES 2018 is co-organised with the Energy Research Institute @ Nanyang Technological University and the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS).  The Energy Research Institute @NTU (ERI@N) is a leading research institute which aims to spearhead human capital expertise in sustainable building technologies, renewable energy, energy storage, multi energy systems, electro-mobility and maritime clean energy. SERIS, located at the National University of Singapore, is the republic’s national institute for applied solar energy research.

In keeping with its theme of “Harnessing Clean Energy for the Future”, SEAS expects the 5th edition of its conference-and-exhibition to create new forays. ACES 2017 attracted more than 2,500 participants with about a third of them comprising C-suite decision makers.

E.r. Edwin Khew, Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore Chairman, said: "ACES 2018 has set a ground breaking path in the five years since it was first organised. Back then, experts and policy makers were beginning a discussion on how to deploy renewable energy into the mainstream of society.

“As we look back, what began as a nascent discussion on the use of renewable energy has become a significant driving force. Singapore has unlocked the benefits of renewable energy significantly over the past few years and ACES 2018 will act as a catalyst for decision makers in the public and then private sectors to seek the best strategies to leverage on this trend.”

Some of the key experts who will address ACES 2018 include: Suzlon Energy Co-Founder & Director (Board Member) Mr Girish Tanti, DNV GL - Energy CEO Mr Ditlev Engel, REC Solar Corporation CEO Mr Steve O’Neil, Singapore Economic Development Board Executive Director (Cleantech) Mr Gian Yi-Hsen, among others.

Key highlights of ACES 2018 will include:

  • Clean Energy Leaders' Dialogue, a high-level forum where leaders from top utility providers, photovoltaic (PV) manufacturers, developers and policy professionals will exchange best practices, while debating trends and solutions in the clean energy industry;
  • Solarising Singapore and Asia, a forum where experts will speak about opportunities in solar energy and solar leasing, including insights into Singapore’s efforts to accelerate the deployment of PV systems in the republic;
  • Asian Conference on Energy, Power and Transportation Electrification (ACEPT), this 3rd edition event will assemble world leading experts who will discuss emerging topics on energy, power, and transportation electrification;
  • Unlocking Solar Capital: Asia & Financial Summit, led by key partner Solarplaza, will enable investors, financiers, solar developers, independent power producers, engineering-procurement-construction players and other solar stakeholders to discuss bankable PV projects in the region over a two-day event;
  • PV Asia Scientific Conference, a platform where the world's PV experts and scientists will showcase the latest developments in solar energy technologies, including the recent emergence of floating PVs; and
  • The International Off Grid Renewable Energy Conference (IOREC), Co-located at ACES 2018, will attract global experts from off-grid renewable energy value chain, with representatives from policy-makers, rural electrification agencies, private sector, NGOs, academia, financing institutions and international organisations.

Targeted at energy startups, SEAS is introducing a new concept called ACES Innovation Arena, where new energy companies will be selected to showcase and exhibit their ideas and innovations as part of bigger strategy to build a more robust energy ecosystem in Singapore. These pre-selected start-ups will be given floor space and will have the opportunity to present their ideas to a judging team, comprising C-suite executives.  The top three teams will receive further benefits to help them grow in the industry.  (More updates can be found at the ACES 2018 website). 

Making its debut in Singapore will be the International Off-Grid Renewable Energy Conference (IOREC), organised by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), a global platform dedicated to sharing experiences and best practices, identifying synergies and forging partnerships in off-grid renewable energy. Convened every two years, the 4th edition of IOREC will be held in Singapore on October 31 – November 1, 2018.

Mr John Jung, President & CEO, Greensmith Energy (a Wärtsilä Company) as well as a key panellist at the forum said: “I am excited to speak at ACES forum where I look forward to sharing  successful strategies such as the optimisation through software or hybridisation of energy storage with renewable or fossil generation. This will allow independent power producers, developers and utilities companies in Singapore and neighbouring ASEAN countries to learn how to maximize value and differentiate in an increasingly crowded, complex market.”

Mr Ditlev Engel, CEO of DNV GL, a key speaker on energy transition, said the following of ACES 2018: “In today’s changing landscape Singapore is re-imagining its position as a hub, leveraging its current strength in physical trade and its position of neutral governance to create new control points towards building a smart nation.

“We at DNV GL have been involved in making assessments around Singapore for smarter operations in clean power provision. We are committed to continue to support Singapore on its path towards becoming a smart nation.” Said Mr Engel.

ACES 2018 is being organised with lead sponsorships from:

  • Red Dot Power Pte Ltd, a homegrown Singapore entity which became the first independent electricity retailer to begin electricity supply to contestable class of electricity consumer in Singapore. It currently holds the pole position amongst the independent electricity retailers in terms of market share; and
  • Sunseap Group Pte Ltd, a leading solar energy system developer, owner and operator in Singapore. It operates through three key units: Sunseap Leasing, Sunseap International and Sunseap Energy. Sunseap Leasing is the first and largest solar leasing company in Singapore.

The other sponsors include Energetix Pte Ltd, DNV GL - Energy and Wärtsilä Finland Oy. More details of these sponsors can be found at https://www.asiacleanenergysummit.com/sponsors/list-of-sponsors/.

The Summit will shape the future of clean energy and smart-sustainable cities and explore various collaborations and innovative clean energy solutions within a vibrant ecosystem of technology / service companies, research institutes and energy leaders.

For more information on the Summit, visit https://www.asiacleanenergysummit.com/.

About Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS)

The Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS) is a non-government and non-profit business association that represents the interests and provides a common platform for companies in Sustainable Energy sector to meet, discuss, collaborate and undertake viable projects together. SEAS was launched in 2006 and its steady growth in membership numbers and programmes has mirrored the growth of the sustainable energy sector in Singapore and the ASEAN region. The Association has benefited from a Local Enterprise and Association Development (LEAD) grant from IE Singapore and SPRING Singapore, now Enterprise Singapore, underlining their belief in the future of our industry and in Singapore’s role as a global Clean Energy hub. Visit https://www.seas.org.sg/ for more details.

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