Opening Ceremony
Time Sessions
9:00 Welcome Address by Er. Edwin Khew, Chairman, Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS)
9:10 Address by Guest-of-Honour Minister S Iswaran
9:25 Signing Ceremony for the Sustainable Energy Centre of Excellence
10:00 MOU Signing Ceremony for the Singapore Power Energy Advanced Research and Development (“SPEAR”) programme
Coffee/Tea break
Opening Plenary

The Clean Energy Leaders' Dialogue serves as the opening plenary for the Asia Clean Energy Summit by bringing together leaders in the regional solar and renewables space. The Dialogue will witness top utility leaders, PV manufacturers and developers and policy professionals exchanging best practices and debating trends and solutions in the clean energy industry. Two panel sessions - one on renewable energy integration and storage, and the other on new business models for solar - will be featured.

Clean Energy Leaders' Dialogue - Tuesday, 27 October 2015
10:15 Opening Keynote by Ms. Ma. Carmela D. Locsin, Director General, Asian Development Bank
10:25 Keynote Address: David Walker, CEO, DNV GL - Energy
Panel Session 1
10:35 The Way Forward to Renewables - Grid Integration and Energy Storage

Panel Discussion:
  • Multi-source intermittency in generation and distribution within the grid
  • Energy storage economics, disruptive technologies and energy efficiency
  • Changing utility business models - fight, flights, or adapt?
  • How can markets integrate more renewables without breaking the system

Justin Wu (Moderator)
Head of Research for Asia Pacific,
Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Maikel van Verseveld

Dr Henri Winand
CEO, Intelligent Energy

Bernard BLEZ
Senior Vice President of CRIGEN R&D Center, ENGIE

Mathias Steck
Regional Manager Asia Pacific, DNV GL - Energy

Ma. Carmela D. Locsin
Director General, Asian Development Bank

Panel Session 2
11:25 Presentation by Frank Phuan, MD, Sunseap Group
11:35 The new frontier - How can renewables compete with fossil fuels in levelised cost of energy?

Panel Discussion:
  • Are subsidies truly the way forward for the increased uptake of renewables?
  • Grid parity in the power market - To regulate, or not to regulate?
  • Towards 2040 - Asia's renewable energy future.

Christophe Inglin (Moderator)
Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore

Eric Luo
CEO, Shunfeng International Clean Energy

Frank Phuan
CEO, Sunseap

Olivier Duguet
CEO, The Blue Circle

Thibaud Le Séguillon
CEO, Heliatek GmbH

Daniel Gäfke
Managing Director, Annex Power

12:25 Presentation by Steve O’Neil, CEO, REC
12:35 Lunch
Solarising Singapore

Given Singapore’s strategic location in the Asian Sunbelt and the high cost of electricity, there has been a growing interest in solar PV over the years. The announcement of the SolarNova programme by the government, with a proposed 350MW installed on government buildings by 2020, has made Singapore an attractive market for both local and international solar companies and financial institutions. This session will provide a platform for adopters of solar to hear from the experts and understand not only the technology but also the new business model of solar leasing.

Solarising Singapore - Tuesday, 27 October 2015
Time Topics
14:00 Registration
14:15 Overview of Singapore's Solar landscape and industry development efforts Goh Chee Kiong, Executive Director, Cleantech, Economic Development Board
14:30 Presentation slides on solar projects in Singapore; recent key projects
14:45 Guest Speaker: Xiang Tai, Senior Vice President (Sales and Project Development), Phoenix Solar Pte Ltd
15:00 “Solarisation of Singapore” is: “The Economics of Solar PV in Singapore” Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore
15:25 Coffee Break
Panel Discussion 1
16:00 Solar Roadmap for Singapore - Surpassing 1000 MW?
  • Policies and regulatory environment
  • Getting different building categories to adopt solar energy
  • Integration with grid

Thomas Reindl (Moderator)
Deputy CEO,
Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore

Goh Chee Kiong
Executive Director, Cleantech
Economic Development Board

Eugene Toh
Director (Policy Department),
Energy Market Authority of Singapore

Peter Leong
Managing Director,
SP Power Grid Ltd

Tan Tian Chong
Group Director,
Technology Development Group of the Building and Construction Authority (BCA)

Wang Yujing
Acting Director (Policy & Planning), National Climate Change Secretariat,
Prime Minister's Office Singapore

17:00 Lionel Steinitz, CEO, LYS Energy
Panel Discussion 2
17:10 New Business and Financing models as enablers
  • Key business and financing models to develop the PV market
  • Successful case studies of large scale system adoptions

Maggie Kuang (Moderator)
Senior Analyst for Gas and Power (Southeast Asia),
Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Jen Tan
Vice President, APAC Sales, REC

Lee Kum Chin
Regional Energy Manager - AP, Rolls-Royce Singapore Pte Ltd

Matthew Peloso
Managing Director, Sun Electric Pte Ltd

Lionel Steinitz
Founder & CEO, LYS Energy

Laurent Maillefer
Head of Solar Power Conversion, South East Asia

18:00 Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW) Networking
Financial Summit

The premier solar finance event of the Asia Clean Energy Summit returns, after a successful run in 2014. Last year’s PV Asia Financial Summit brought together leading project developers, financiers and solar industry players from around the region to talk about how to unlock the huge potential for solar growth in the emerging Asian markets.

Last year’s event highlighted the growing activity in both public and private equity investment in downstream project development and independent power producer businesses. These players face challenges such as concerns about local know-how and project quality, complex regulatory requirements, and difficulty in accessing project financing. Fortunately, there is a wide spread of novel solutions available: certification of PV power plants; de-risking performance guarantees from insurance companies; and innovative financing through YieldCos, securitization and green bonds, to name a few.

Take part in this year’s summit and join the discussion as high-level experts find answers to the solar sector’s latest burning questions and topics. Don’t miss this chance to network with industry leaders from all over the region in Asia’s regional hub, Singapore.

The PV Asia Financial Summit is a part of the well-established VDE international series of finance and investability/bankability-focused events which also includes the Global PV Financial Summit at the SNEC PV Power Expo Shanghai, and the VDE Financial Dialogue in Düsseldorf and Tokyo. Since 2012, these events have featured over 250 senior-level speakers.

Be sure to check the Asia Clean Energy Summit website regularly for further updates!

Financial Summit - Wednesday, 28 October 2015
Time Panel topics: Session 1
9:00 Opening remarks

Christophe Inglin (Panel Chairman)
Managing Director, Energetix

Burkhard Holder
Head of Division, Energy & Smart Technologies,
VDE Testing & Certification Institute

9:10 Opening Keynote
9:15 Keynote 1.1
Asia Pacific’s solar market – how far has it come and where will it go from here?
Justin Wu
Head of APAC, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
9:30 Keynote 1.2
Commercial Banks - Taking the solar plunge in an emerging market
Yongping Zhai
Technical Advisor, Energy Sector Group, Asian Development Bank
9:45 Panel Session 1: Opportunities in Southeast Asia
  • What is the market potential for various markets in Southeast Asia?
  • How can residential and commercial market segments be further developed?
  • When can we expect to see more activity with traditional project financing?
  • Is the market ready for energy storage applications?
  • How have oil prices affected renewables deployment, and what are the implications for growth?

Justin Wu (Panel Chairman)
Head of APAC, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Yongping Zhai
Technical Advisor, Energy Sector Group, Asian Development Bank

Lionel Steinitz
Founder & CEO, LYS Energy

Jackson Moore
Head of Section - Solar, Asia Pacific, DNV GL - Energy

Rana Karadsheh-Haddad
Principal Investment Officer & Singapore, Head of Office, International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group

10:30 Coffee break
Time Panel topics: Session 2
11:00 Keynote 2.1
Challenges facing project financing
Kimberly Heimert
Vice President and General Counsel, Overseas Private Investment Corp. of the U.S.
11:20 Keynote 2.2
Managing emerging risks in for renewables in Asia
Jamie Summons
Head of Weather Solutions, Asia Pacific, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions
11:40 Panel Session 2: How can developing markets enter the next phase of growth?
  • What policy issues have developers been facing, and how do these need to be changed?
  • Which suitable regulatory best practices and supporting programs for solar can be adopted in the region
  • How can policy create a good environment for solar project financing?
  • What are the challenges surrounding grid integration of renewables and how can these be handled?
  • How will grid parity and bilateral agreements shape the solar markets in the region?
  • How can solar installations penetrate urban environments and what are novel ways for urban residents to secure a clean energy supply?

Christophe Inglin (Panel Chairman)
Managing Director, Energetix

Kimberly Heimert
Vice President and General Counsel, Overseas Private Investment Corp. of the U.S.

Jamie Summons
Head of Weather Solutions, Asia Pacific, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions

Edward Douglas
Partner, Investment Director, Armstrong Asset Management

Albert Chandler
Senior Partner, Chandler and Thong-Ek Law Offices

Dr Matthew Peloso
Managing Director, Sun Electric

12:40 Pre-Luncheon Keynote
3rd party finance - establishing a bankable process
12:55 Lunch Break
Time Panel topics: Session 3
14:00 Keynote 3.1
Energy choices - how the consumer drives innovation in the power sector
Dr Matthew Peloso
Managing Director, Sun Electric
14:20 Keynote 3.2
Emergence of Green Bonds and other new mechanisms to finance renewable and clean energy projects in SE Asia
Ken Cheung
Partner, Bird & Bird ATMD LLP
14:40 Panel Session 3: Innovative project financing – what does the future hold for the region?
  • How have innovative financial products and business models in Asia developed since last year? What comes next?
  • Why has the implementation of YieldCos in Asia been slow and how can this be changed?
  • How can the attractiveness of YieldCos be properly evaluated by investors?
  • What are the advantages of crowdfunding and how can this be adopted in the region?
  • How is the potential for securitization of rooftop project portfolios?
  • What is the financier’s view of projects integrating energy storage?

Ragna Schmidt-Haupt (Panel Chairwoman)
Head of Strategy & Policy – Asia; Head of Renewables Advisory – Singapore, DNV GL - Energy

Sujay Shah
Director, Infrastructure Coverage, Standard Chartered

Enamul Latifi
Senior Director, Nexif Energy Management Pte Ltd

Jan Napiorkowski
Regional Head, Special Enterprise Risks, Asia Pacific, Munich Re

Peeyush Pallav
Senior Vice President, Structured Debt Solutions, Treasury & Markets, DBS Bank

15:30 Coffee Break
Time Panel topics: Session 4
16:00 Keynote 4
Building a quality PV project
Amiram Roth-Deblon
Regional Director Asia Pacific, juwi Renewable Energies
16:20 Panel Session 4: Project development – looking ahead
  • Proper solar asset management – preventing underperformance and supporting secondary project market transactions
  • Quality issues being faced by projects – components, design, mitigation against weather/environmental risks
  • Ensuring quality in an era of declining profit margins for installers
  • Taking a financial and technical approach to risk mitigation

Ken Cheung
(Panel Chairman)
Partner, Bird & Bird ATMD LLP

Amiram Roth-Deblon
Regional Director Asia Pacific, juwi Renewable Energies

Marc Lees
Regional Business Director, East Asia – Australia Solar Business, Schneider Electric

Jules Lee
Marketing Manager, Asia Pacific Ex. China, DuPont Photovoltaic Fluoromaterials

Burkhard Holder
Head of Division, Energy & Smart Technologies, VDE Testing & Certification Institute

17:00 Joint wrap-up session: Scientific Conference & Financial Summit
17:50 End of Programme
Scientific Conference

The PV Asia Scientific Conference is an international scientific-technical conference that is held annually in Singapore, in conjunction with the Asia Clean Energy Summit (ACES). The technical programme of the Scientific Conference includes Silicon Wafer Solar Cells and Modules, Thin Films (materials, cells, modules), Novel PV Concepts, PV Module Quality Assurance and PV Systems & Smart Grid Technologies.

PV Asia Scientific Conference - Wednesday, 28 October 2015
Time Session 1: Silicon Wafer Solar Cells and Modules
Session Chair: Professor Armin G. ABERLE
9:00 Mr Eddie HSUEH (Invited Talk)
REC, Singapore
Surface photovoltage (SPV) application and impurities transport at grain boundaries in multi-Si
9:15 Dr Egbert VETTER (Invited Talk)
Meyer Burger (Germany) AG, Germany
Future module applications for PERx and HJT cell technologies
9:30 Dr Jiaji LIN (Invited Talk)
HT-SAAE, China
State-of-art N-type bifacial glass-to-glass module and its performance at various system design/environment

Martijn LENES
Tempress Systems, Netherlands
In-situ tunnel oxide and doped poly passivated contacts for Si-cell technology

Heraeus, Deutschland, Germany
The Future of silver in PV

Joel LI Bing Rui
SERIS, Singapore
Efficiency improvement for tube-diffused multicrystalline silicon wafer solar cells using a novel industrial approach of phosphorus gettering

10:30 Coffee Break

SERIS, Singapore
Screen-printed Ag front-side metallisation induced recombination losses in silicon wafer solar cells

M4Si B.V., Netherlands
Electroless plating for n-type solar cells

Time Session 2: Thin Films (materials, cells, modules) and Novel PV Concepts
Session Chair: Dr Selvaraj VENKATARAJ
11:15 Prof Masafumi YAMAGUCHI (Invited talk)
Toyota Technological Institute, Japan
Present and future of III‑V/Si tandem solar cells
11:30 Dr Kannan RAMANATHAN (Invited talk)
Stion, USA
CIGS - Reliable & Scalable High-Performance Technology for the Singapore Market

SERIS, Singapore
Resistive intrinsic zinc oxide films deposited by ultrafast spatial ALD for photovoltaic applications

Abhishek KUMAR
University of Cambridge, UK
Interface Phenomena in Organic Photovoltaics

LIU Haohui
SERIS, Singapore
Fast yield calculation for Si based tandem solar cells

12:35 Lunch
Time Poster Session
14:00 Poster Viewing
Time Session 3: PV Module Quality Assurance, PV Systems & Smart Grid Technologies
Session Chair: Dr Thomas REINDL
14:30 Mr Andy KLUMP (Invited talk)
Clean Energy Associates Ltd, China
Quality assurance from supply chain to project implementation
14:45 Mr. Werner J. SIGNER (Invited talk)
LEONI, Switzerland
New Standards, Innovations and Trends of JB Systems (smaller, more powerful, cost effective, flexible and versatile)

Shankar Gauri SRIDHARA
REC, Singapore
Importance of manufacturing process control on PV module reliability

ZHANG Xingui
REC, Singapore
A study to visualize moisture ingress pathway to PV module with PET based backsheet

15:30 Coffee Break
16:00 Prof Gerd HEILSCHER (Invited talk)
Ulm University of Applied Sciences, Germany
The ‘Smart Solar Grids’ – Latest developments in PV grid integration in Germany

Raymond HUDSON
DNV GL - Energy, USA
Practical considerations of combining energy storage with PV

SERIS, Singapore
Modeling of solar variability and geographic smoothing effect

SMA Solar Technology AG, Australia
Methods for addressing PID in PV systems

Time Joint wrap-up session: Scientific Conference & Financial Summit

Burkhard HOLDER


Time Closing Session
17:50 Closing by Conference Chairman and Poster Awards
18:00 End of Programme
Alternative Energy Pathways: Biomass, Fuel Cells, Power-to-Gas & Fuels

Despite the environmental benefits of renewable energies, the transition to large-scale deployment presents several challenges. Their intermittency stresses the electric energy systems by requiring increased spinning reserves and/or the integration of energy storage to compensate for the variability of supply. Power-to-gas & fuels, a range of technologies to convert excess electrical energy from renewables into synthetic gas or fuels, is an alternative route to the traditional energy storage path (such as pumped hydro and batteries). On the other hand, biomass is also an alternative energy path to the conventional power generation, and has gained increasingly more attention in recent years. RE Asia 2015 shall be a forum for participants from gas and electric utilities, energy companies, research institutions, investors, and government organisations to gain further information on the progress and challenges of power-to-gas & fuel technologies.

RE Asia Conference, Alternative Energy Pathways Tuesday, 27 October 2015
Time Session 1: Alternative Energy Pathways - Challenges and Opportunities The conversion of renewable energy (including excess energy from thermal power plants) through the power-to-gas and fuel is a potential solution to address the energy storage issues associated to the use of intermittent renewable energy, and also to balance the energy supply and demand. It addresses the multi-energy requirement (electricity, heat and gas/fuel) in any community.
14:00 Introduction Professor Chan Siew Hwa
Co-Director, ERI@N
Nanyang Technological University
14:05 Hydrogen as a storage solution Dr Henri Winand
CEO, Intelligent Energy
14:35 Holistic Energy Systems : Trends and Roadblocks Dr Robert Plana
R&D University Relations Director, Alstom
15:00 Power to Gas: Hydrogen Economy Developments and Production and Uses of Hydrogen for Practical Implementation Alan Kneisz
Director, Business Development,
15:25 Open for discussion/feedback
15:30 Coffee Break
Time Session 2: Alternative Energy Pathways - Applications The use of multi-energy path is a key to address the needs of residential and industry. The various technologies to realise the transformation of the three energy forms (electricity, heat and gas/fuel) is being presented and discussed in this session.
16:00 Power to gas by high temperature solid oxide electrolysis cell (SOEC) Dr Michael Lang
Project Manager SOFC and SOEC, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR)
German Aerospace Center
16:20 Poly-generation systems based on solid oxide cells Professor Massimo Santerelli
Department of Energy, Politecnico di Torino (Polytechnic University of Turin)
16:40 Safe Use of Methanol on Marine Engine May Chen
General Manager
Billion Miles (S) Pte Ltd
17:00 Nitrogen-rich porous framework materials for high CO2 uptake Associate Professor Zhao Yanli
School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences & School of Materials Science and Engineering,
Nanyang Technological University
17:20 Closing Remarks & Feedback Professor Chan Siew Hwa
Co-Director, ERI@N
Nanyang Technological University
17:30 End of Programme
Energy Storage I Track

With the global market for renewable energies enjoying steady growth, governments and industries are now looking towards the future of a grid with high renewables penetration and electrification of communities that were once deemed too isolated to reach.

Energy storage systems (ESS) have long been envisioned as a solution for tackling the intermittency of renewable energy sources. Furthermore, ESS also present opportunities for providing ancillary support services to the electricity grid, which become increasingly important as renewables begin to account for an increasing portion of overall energy generation.

Challenges to the widespread adoption of ESS applications remain to be solved, however. Supporting government policies need to be adopted, commercial viability must be established, and stakeholders should be able to evaluate key characteristics of ESS in a reliable and trustworthy manner.

This workshop shall present the latest developments in the energy storage sector, tackle various issues and risks surrounding ESS, and discuss how a standardized approach to quality evaluation supports the sustainable growth of the market for all parties. The speakers shall also present solutions to important concerns regarding risk mitigation in the areas of safety, performance and reliability.

The event is targeted to policymakers, financiers, project developers and ESS manufacturers.

Energy Storage I Track: Tackling performance and quality to support bankability - Tuesday, 27 October 2015
Time Topics
16:00 Opening remarks:
Current developments in the global energy storage sector and market requirements for quality and bankability
Wolfgang Niedziella
Managing Director, VDE Institute
16:10 Keynote 1:
The potential for energy storage to support the growth of renewables in Southeast Asia and current challenges for the market
Jeremy Ong
Technical Manager - APAC, Schneider Electric Solar Business
16:30 Keynote 2:
Sustainable growth of the energy storage market through standardized quality and risk reduction requirements

Rolf Urbanke
Manager, New Technologies, VDE Institute

Dr Roland Brundlinger
Senior Engineer, Electric Energy Systems, Austrian Institute of Technology

16:50 Panel discussion
  • How are the market prospects for energy storage? What are promising ESS applications for Southeast Asia?
  • What problems do stakeholders face when it comes to determining the commercial viability of ESS?
  • What technical risks need to be addressed in order to protect the user experience of such systems?
  • How can standards support a proper development of the industry and market?
  • What are the challenges to verifying safety, performance and reliability for ESS and how can these be overcome?

Burkhard Holder (moderator)
Head of Division, Energy & Smart Technologies, VDE Institute

Jeremy Ong
Technical Manager - APAC, Schneider Electric Solar Business

Jan Napiorkowski
Regional Head, Special Enterprise Risks, Asia Pacific, Munich Re

Dr Roland Brundlinger
Senior Engineer, Electric Energy Systems, Austrian Institute of Technology

Rolf Urbanke
Manager, New Technologies, VDE Institute

17:30 End of Programme
Offshore Renewable Energy

Offshore renewables are of key interest to developed and developing regions as they contribute to energy security and do not require arable land for deployment. Accordingly, academic and industrial researchers have been focusing on technology innovation and development towards enhancing offshore renewables’ scalability, reliability and energy production. RE Asia 2015 will provide an interactive platform for discussion of several topics toward the deployment of wind, tidal and wave energy devices in the tropics and the associated enabling technologies across the value chain in energy generation, transmission, and distribution. This will be a forum for leading energy professionals, policy makers and business professionals to meet and discuss the technical and business solutions to the barriers faced in offshore renewables energy adoption and to discover the opportunities that await them.

RE Asia Conference, Offshore Renewable Energy -Tuesday, 27 October 2015 (Day 1)
Time Session 1 (Plenary): Techno-Economics of Offshore Renewable Energy
Chairperson: Dr Srikanth Narasimalu
14:00 Global Status of Wave and Tidal Energy Prof. Abu Bakr Bahaj
University of Southampton
£100/MWh and falling – Cost reduction potential and Opportunities for a Cheaper and Stronger Asian Offshore Wind Industry Mathias Steck
Regional Manager Asia Pacific, Energy & Renewables Advisory, DNV GL - Energy
Waves in current: preliminary results from the FloWave basin. Prof. David Ingram
Chair of Computational Fluid Dynamics, University of Edinburgh
Foundations For Floating Renewable Energy Devices Roderick Ruinen
Technical Director, Mooreast Asia Pte Ltd
Subsea Cable Burial and Construction Equipment for Offshore Renewable Energy Systems Dr Mahesh Menon
Head of Engineering & Business Development to Group Head of R&D, SMD Ltd
15:30 Coffee Break
Time Session 2: Advanced Offshore Renewable Energy Studies
Chairperson: Dr Edward Mackay
16:00 Typical Interface Management Pitfalls in Offshore Wind Farm (OWF) Development Applications and the Role of Marine Warranty Surveyor (MWS) in this Matrix of Operations Mathias Steck
Regional Manager Asia Pacific, Energy & Renewables Advisory, DNV GL - Energy
Reducing Wave and Tidal Power Generation Costs Dr. Mark Leybourne
Senior Engineer, IT Power Consulting Ltd
Quality Management Systems (QMS) in Offshore Wind Farm (OWF) Applications and Implementation of Best Practices from Other Energy Industries Zhang Minghui
Senior Consultant, DNV GL - Energy
Developing a framework for assurance of floating wind Anand Bahuguni Senior Specialist and R&D Project Manager, Lloyd's Register
An offshore floating power station for cleaner sea Dr. Daniel Liang
Senior Consultant, DNV GL - Energy
Ocean Renewable Energy Resource Planning and Optimization Andi Egon
Coastal Engineer, DHI
18:00 End of Day 1
RE Asia Conference, Offshore Renewable Energy -Wednesday, 28 October 2015 (Day 2)
Time Session 3 (Plenary): Renewable Energy Potential in New Markets
Chairperson: Mr Bruce Cameron
9:00 ClassNK - Roles for Renewable Energy Technologies Hirofumi Takano
Operating Officer, General Manager Renewable Energy Department, ClassNK
Wind Energy in Egypt Dr. Mohammed Mostafa EL-KHAYAT
Acting Vice Chairman for Studies, Research, and Technical Affairs, New and Renewable Energy Authority, NREA
ASEAN’s Approach to Renewable Energy: Status, Potentials and Challenges Dr. Sanjayan Velautham
Executive Director, ASEAN Centre for Energy
Offshore Renewables for Islandic Regions Dr. Srikanth Narasimalu
Program Director, Wind and Marine Renewables, ERIAN
10:30 Coffee Break
Time Parallel Session 3.1 Technoeconomics Session of Renewable Energy
Chairperson: Dr. Mark Leybourne
Parallel Session 3.2 Numerical Simulations
Chairperson: Prof David Ingram
11:00 Creating a Regulatory Framework for Marine Renewable Energy Development: The Nova Scotian Example Bruce Cameron
Executive Director, Sustainable & Renewable Energy, Nova Scotia, DOE
Validation of Design Tools for Wave and Tidal Energy Converters Against Sea Trial Data Dr. Edward Mackay
Head of Wave and Tidal, DNV GL - Energy
A DEM-RANS sediment transport model Andrew Pang
Research Engineer, Lloyd's Register/ PhD Student, NTU
Energy Asset Management System for offshore rigs Dr. Loc Nguyen
Senior Consultant, DNV GL - Energy
Numerical and Experimental Investigations on Hydrodynamic Performance of DUTTCT Zhang Huiying
Student, Dalian University of Technology (China)
Cost Effective Marine Operations Jason Schofield
Managing Director, Green Marine
Optimization of Offshore Wind Turbine Support Structures Using an Analytical Gradient-Based Method Chew Kok Hon
Consultant, DNV GL - Energy and PhD Candidate, NTU
Technoeconomics of Tidal Energy in Southeast Asia Region (as Ocean Pixel) Dr. Michael Abundo
Ocean Pixel/ NTU
Numerical study of street canyon characteristics on wind drag reduction in an idealised urban morphology acted upon by thunderstorm downbursts Sim Tze Siang
Phd Student, NTU
Downwind offshore wind turbines: Opportunities, trends and technical challenges Koh Jian Hao
Consultant, DNV GL - Energy and PhD Candidate, NTU
12:40 Lunch
Time Parallel Session 4.1 Feasibility Studies on Marine Renewables
Chairperson: Dr. Ralf Starzmann
Parallel Session 4.2 Advanced Materials for Renewables
Chairperson: Mr. Nigel Crowe
14:00 Marine Renewable Energy Development in Japan (Case study: Marine Renewable Energy Industrial Cluster Creation at Nagasaki Prefecture) Ko Kiyohiko
Managing Director, Future Energy Consultant Co
Dyneema® for Offshore Installation and Renewable Energy Dr. Liu Yongle
Application Development & Technical Support Manager, Dyneema
Terahertz imaging for Defect Detection in Glass Fibre Reinforced Plastics Dr. Anish Priyadarshi
Research Fellow, NTU
Innovation and knowledge sharing at EMEC Stuart Baird
Operations Director, European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC)
Effect of through-thickness uniform in-plane fiber waviness on compressive behaviour of unidirectional GFRP composite Swaroop Narayanan Nair
Phd Student, NTU
Experiences on Environment Impact Studies for Marine Renewables Dr Gareth Davies
Managing Director, Aquatera
Nanyang Technological University new Composites Lab 2016 Paul Hibbard
Senior Research Engineer, ERIAN
Ocean Wave Energy Resource Assessment of the Philippines Marvin Rhey Quitoras
Engineer, University of the Philippines
15:40 Coffee Break
Time Parallel Session 5.1 Ocean Energy Systems
Chairperson: Dr. Michael Abundo
Parallel Session 5.2 Energy Footprint Reductions: Asian Regional Efforts
Chairperson: Mr. Paul Hibbard
16:00 The Role of Smaller Scale Wave Energy Arrays to Provide Valuable Power David Campbell
Commercial Director/CFO , Albatern
Lessons Learnt from European Offshore Wind Projects Applicable to Asian Offshore Wind Nigel Crowe
International Business Director - Wind - Asia, TUV SUD
BlueTec Modular Titdal Energy Platforms for remote locations Allard van Hoeken
Head of New Energy, Bluewater Energy Services, Bluewater
Integration of Renewable Energy in Mainstream Supply to Mitigate Climate Change in Nepal Prof. Tri Ratna Bajracharya
Dean, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University
Community Scale Tidal Energy Solutions Dr. Ralf Starzmann
Director of Sales & Hydrodynamics, Schottel Hydro
Development of Micro Hydro Turbine Testing Facility for Performance Estimation at Turbine Testing Lab, Nepal Ravi Koirala
Research Fellow, Kathmandu University
Improved Wave Energy Conversion using Non-Buoyant Body type Wave Energy Convertor Dr. A.Amarkarthik
Associate Professor, Bannari Amman Institute of Technology
Ocean Renewable Energy Technologies in SEA Ly Duy Khiem
Research Engineer, ERIAN
Injection Power Cycle Applied in OTEC Power Plants Marijo Miljkovic
Engineer, Termo-Simax Inzenjering, OFA
Improving Vortex Induced Vibrations for Energy Harvesting by Nonlinearities Huynh Bao Huy
Phd Student, NTU
17:30 End of Day 2
Smart Grids, Sustainable Mobility & Renewable Energy Integration

The development of smart-grids presents a major shift for the utility industry as customers may no longer be just the buyers, but can also become electricity producers, which, in turn, will lead to significantly enhanced penetration of distributed production resources. The smart grids track in RE Asia 2015 will gather leading innovators and strategists in the electric utility industry and government institutions, including research institutes and regional regulatory bodies. Presentations will address industry and academia perspectives on smart-grid design and operations, including reliability, energy management, micro-grids and interoperability standards. Integration of renewables and grid dynamics along with the increasing penetration of electric vehicles will also be covered. The forum is an opportunity to share ideas and get updated on technologies, policies and industry view-points.

RE Asia Conference, Smart Grids, Sustainable Mobility & Renewable Energy Integration Track - Wednesday, 28 October 2015
Time Session 1: Sustainable Mobility
Autonomous vehicles, first-mile/last-mile mobility, electric vehicles and ICT
9:00 1.1 New Approach to Mobility Dr Cosmas Asam
Vice President Strategy, BMW AG, Munich
9:25 1.2 Blue Solutions carsharing lessons learnt Didier Marginedes
Vice Chairman, Blue Solutions
9:45 1.3 Electric Bus Systems - an enabler for creating the cities of tomorrow Jessica Sandstrom
Senior Vice President City Mobility, Volvo Bus Corporation, Sweden
10:05 1.4 Towards a convergence between Information and Energy for tomorrow’s E-Mobility Gregory Blokkeel
Head, PSA Peugeot-Citroën Research, Innovation and Advanced Technologies Division, Innovation Cell@Singapore
10:30 Coffee Break
Time Session 2: Smart Grids, Systems design & Power Electronics
Advances in smart grid systems, future energy, power electronics
11:00 2.1 Beyond Integration: The Dynamics Reshaping Renewables and the Grid Cheng Zhi Wei
Consultant, DNV GL -- Energy
11:20 2.2 Addressing Energy Transition challenges with Innovation in Energy Management Said Kayal
Smart Grid Innovation Director, ALSTOM
11:40 2.3 SPORE : Sustainable Powering of Off Grid Region - A tech pilot by ENGIE Etienne Drouet
Local Director, ENGIE Labs Singapore
12:00 2.4 A High-Efficiency Solar PV Power Optimizer for Hybrid DC and AC Microgrids Professor Jason Lai
James S. Tucker Professor, Director, Future Energy Electronics Center, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
12:20 2.5 Microgrids Planning and Control as an Enabler for the Low Carbon Transition Professor Phil Taylor
Director, Institute for Sustainability
Newcastle University, UK
12:40 Lunch
Time Session 3: Renewable Energy Integration
System integration of renewable energy sources, challenges, standards, experimental and field experiences
14:00 3.1 Renewable Energy integration Demonstrator - Singapore (REIDS): Systems & technologies for a sustainable and affordable energy access-for-all in Southeast Asia Drozdowski-Strehl Roch
Deputy Director, REIDS & Research Scientist Energy Research Institute @ NTU
14:20 3.2 Remote Islands – the cost effective and green energy priority Alain Glatigny
Innovation Smartgrid Utility Vice President Schneider Electric
14:40 3.3 Integrated PV into Micro Grid Jason Lee
Technical Sale Senior Manager Trina Solar
15:00 3.4 Multi-level EMS for Hybridization of Energy Storage System Control Associate Professor Wang Peng
School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Nanyang Technological University
15:20 3.5 Integrating Wind Power in a Weak Grid System Ravi Kumar
Engineer, BoP Engineering
Vestas Singapore
15:40 Coffee Break
Time Session 4: Energy Storage II
Electrical and thermal energy storage, grid-storage solutions, battery technologies, economical challenges
16:00 4.1 Smart Energy System Dr Karun Malhotra
Director of Corporate Technology Planning & New Business Development Group Murata
16:20 4.2 Hydrogens role in future energy systems Dr Henri Winand
Intelligent Energy
16:40 4.3 Upcoming flow battery applications for the utility world Bengt Stahlschmidt
Head of Global Sales
GILDEMEISTER energy storage GmbH
17:00 4.4 Metal Air Energy: battery or fuel cell? Andy Loh
Business Analyst
Daily Life Renewable Energy Pte Ltd, Singapore
17:20 Closing Remarks/Feedback
17:30 End of Programme