Conference and Exhibition
26 - 28 October 2022
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

ACES 2022 Conference Programme

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Opening Ceremony & Clean Energy Leaders' Dialogue

Asian governments are accelerating the opportunities for cooperation and collaboration to support the region’s efforts towards achieving the 2050 net zero transition targets. There are major challenges to overcome. $2 trillion infrastructure investments needed over the next decade to enable just SEA’s energy transition and to close the region’s 3-4Gt gap to Paris-aligned annual emissions. This year ACES focuses on the big impact opportunities for a smoother clean energy transition. We profile how regulators, utilities, customers, and urban asset owners are preparing for net zero implementation.  

26 October 2022
9.00 AM - 9.10 AM
  • Welcome address

    • Er Edwin Khew
      Er Edwin Khew Chairman
      Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore
9.10 AM - 9.40 AM
  • Opening address by GOH and industry announcements

    • Dr Tan See Leng
      Dr Tan See Leng Minister for Manpower and Second Minister for Trade and Industry
      Republic of Singapore
9.40 AM - 9.55 AM
  • Accelerating the deployment of renewable energy across Asia

9.55 AM - 10.10 AM
  • ASEAN pathways to a net zero emissions power sector by 2050

    This year, many Southeast Asian nations have stepped forward with more ambitious goals to lower carbon footprint. We consider the impact on the power sector and whether their energy transition strategy is going to help or hinder the target.

10.10 AM- 10.40 AM
  • Morning tea break

10.40 AM - 10.50 AM
  • Role of financing – Accelerating the net zero transition

    This presentation considers ASEAN’s net zero goals and the strategies needed to catalyse investment. 

10.50 AM - 11.35 AM
  • Panel discussion: Cross border clean energy partnerships to support the net zero target

    ASEAN has abundant renewable resource availability. However, to access it, future power grids will require smart electrification solutions with cross border capabilities. Persuading countries to rely on each other is tough but the intermittent nature of solar and wind energy also makes it inevitable.



11.35 AM - 11.45 AM
  • Unlocking renewable energy supply for corporate off takers   

    Transitioning to renewable energy is one of the most important pathways in achieving decarbonization goals. In doing so, the global corporations face several challenges and choices critical to their sustainability strategy. This presentation will share insights on the emerging trends in unlocking competitively priced and dispatchable renewable electricity supply for corporate off takers. 

11.45 AM - 12.30 PM
  • Panel discussion: Net zero partnerships – Change in energy use pathways to support net zero ambitions
    Credible decarbonization plans are critical to reducing emissions, scaling up climate solutions and building momentum among stakeholders in the value chain. In this panel we discuss the challenges of making real change and how this impacts the business model strategy and partnerships you need to build. 



    • Fauziah Marzuki
      Fauziah Marzuki Head of Asia Power, Gas & Carbon
    • Eduardo Karlin
      Eduardo Karlin Deputy General Manager, APAC
      Mainstream Renewable Power
    • Si Zhongwu
      Si Zhongwu Deputy General Manager
      Goldwind Asia
    • Jackson Seng
      Jackson Seng Vice-President, Sustainability and Strategy
      Schneider Electric
    • Lucy Craig
      Lucy Craig Senior VP and Director of Growth, Innovation and Digitalisation
      DNV Energy Systems
12.30 PM - 2.00 PM
  • Lunch break

Singapore-IRENA High-Level Forum

The Singapore-IRENA High-level Forum, organised by Energy Market Authority (EMA) and International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in partnership with SEAS, will focus on the role of green energy financing and investments in realising the full potential of end user decarbonisation technologies towards a net-zero future.

Despite the progress in the energy transition , investments in the energy transition continues to remain fragmented and concentrated, with regions such as Southeast Asia and the rest of the Asia-Pacific region (excluding China, Japan, India) accounting for less than 8% of the total global investments. These trends clearly underscores the gaps and disparities in the energy transition which have exposed the risks that emerging countries and regions would find themselves in building critically needed energy projects that are crucial in ensuring energy security and resiliency. This is especially critical for regions such as Southeast Asia in the face of a surge in energy demand and the effects of climate change where plans are underway to accelerate the region’s energy transition and initiatives under the ASEAN Plan of Action for Energy Cooperation (APAEC).

Against this backdrop, Singapore and IRENA will co-host the 2nd- High-level Forum at SIEW 2022 with the theme “Realising Green Energy Financing and Decarbonisation Opportunities for a Net-Zero Future. This Forum provides an opportunity for high level government representatives, financial institutions, development partners and industry leaders, to come together to take stock and identify green financing pathways to strengthen the pathways for end use decarbonisation technologies in the road to net-zero.

26 October 2022
2.00 PM - 2.05 PM
  • Welcome remarks

    • Dr Tan See Leng
      Dr Tan See Leng Minister for Manpower and Second Minister for Trade and Industry
      Republic of Singapore
2.05 PM - 2.10 PM
  • Opening address

2.10 PM - 2.15 PM
2.15 PM - 2.25 PM
  • 2nd ASEAN RE Outlook report presentation

2.25 PM - 3.15 PM
  • Session 1 – Scaling decarbonization technologies

    As the world races to average global temperature below 1.5°C from pre-industrial levels, decarbonization technologies such as green hydrogen represents a game changer for the global energy transition. For it to be meaningfully deploy, there are significant challenges that the international community must work together to overcome. Proactive policy making is needed to strengthen the deployment of these decarbonization technologies especially in hard-to-abate sectors.


    This session will focus on how the international community can come together to scale and address the challenges and opportunities in forging a low-carbon, resilient energy future together.


    • What steps can governments and industry stakeholders take to facilitate and scale the deployment of low-carbon decarbonization technologies?
    • What role can technologies such as hydrogen, CCUS play in enhancing energy security and resiliency?
    • How can cross-border energy trade enhance the development of low-carbon technologies?



    • Gurbuz Gonul
      Gurbuz Gonul Director of Country Support and Partnership
      International Renewable Energy Agency
    • Rida Mulyana
      Rida Mulyana Secretary General, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources
    • H.E. Eng. Ahmed Mohamed Al Rumaithi
      H.E. Eng. Ahmed Mohamed Al Rumaithi Undersecretary
      Abu Dhabi Department of Energy, United Arab Emirates
    • David Gray
      David Gray Non-Executive Director
      Tokamak Energy
    • Kaveh Zahedi
      Kaveh Zahedi Deputy Executive Secretary
      United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)
    • Datu Haji Sharbini Suhaili
      Datu Haji Sharbini Suhaili Group Chief Executive Officer
      Sarawak Energy
    • Yoon Young Kim
      Yoon Young Kim Cluster President of Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei
      Schneider Electric
    • Elizabeth Urbanas
      Elizabeth Urbanas Deputy Assistant Secretary of International Affairs
      Department of Energy, United States
    • Dr Akhomdeth Vongsay
      Dr Akhomdeth Vongsay Director General, Department of Planning and Cooperation
      Ministry of Energy and Mines, Lao PDR
    • Ir Raymond Ky Poon
      Ir Raymond Ky Poon Deputy Director, Electrical Mechanical and Mechanical Services Department
      Hong Kong SAR
3.15 PM - 4.05 PM
  • Session 2 – Fostering green financing leadership

     Investments in the energy transition continues to remain fragmented and concentrated. For the energy transition to become truly global, access to financing has to widen considerably, with more than USD 115 trillion of investments needed by 2050. Against this backdrop of challenges and opportunities, there is an impetus for both the public and industry leaders to enhance and foster fiscal and non-fiscal incentives and instruments such as carbon markets and carbon credit trading, to support the development bankable clean energy opportunities in for the global energy transition.


    As the world collectively work towards a net-zero future, this session will address how global business leaders, policymakers, and investors can be leaders in bridging the gaps in green energy financing.

    • How can we unlock opportunities to strengthen bankable green energy financing projects for the Southeast Asian region? 
    • Where are the opportunities in which the public and private sector can complement each other to address the financing gap? 



Solar and Storage

To develop future-proof energy systems, solar + storage developers are harnessing technology and project engineering tailored specifically for flexibility – the problem area for coal fired generators. But to reach net zero, we need solar + storage to develop baseload capabilities. Large-scale solar and wind generation now come in at parity with traditional baseload resources from a pricing standpoint. However, they’re intermittent. Large-scale storage solutions are being developed to over-come this problem. The Solar and Storage track targets the innovators who are redefining the solar + storage strategy.

Dr Thomas Reindl,

Deputy CEO & Cluster Director
Solar Energy Systems

27 October 2022
9.00 AM - 9.10 AM
9.10 AM - 9.25 AM
  • Solar and storage as the key to net zero

    As the world transitions to decarbonized energy systems, emerging long-duration energy storage technologies will be critical for supporting the wide-scale deployment of renewable energy sources. 

9.25 AM - 9.40 AM
  • Energy storage: The decarbonization accelerator

    Reducing the impact of CO2 on our planet is dependent on all of us using a much higher proportion of renewable energy. We unveil how Eaton energy storage systems effectively support customers in their energy efficiency objectives including homeowners, businesses, industrial facilities and cities to store energy whenever it is available and release it when needed.

    • Tai Yeap Wai
      Tai Yeap Wai General Manager, Southeast Asia Electrical Sector
9.40 AM - 9.55 AM
  • Hybrid solar and the flexible baseload renewable energy strategy

    Renewable hybrid energy systems can generate round-the-clock power with cost and reliability levels comparable to coal-fired plants.

    • Avani Garg
      Avani Garg Manager, Project Development
      Wärtsilä Singapore
9.55 AM - 10.40 AM
  • Panel discussion: Net zero targets driving ASEAN solar and storage investment   

    Reaching the 2050 net zero objective will require adopting a coherent strategy, aiming at integrating renewable technologies and de-risking investments into new 'big impact' clean energy capabilities.

    • Developing solar and storage power plants

    • Hedging against price fluctuations

    • Impact of ESG Investment rules on energy market participants



10.40 AM - 10.55 AM
  • Changing role of solar data and energy evaluation services in development and management of solar projects

10.55 AM - 11.10 AM
  • Innovations in floating solar designs to boost energy capacity
    Floating PV installations have taken off, with projects targeting larger capacities than before. New BIPV products are emerging, indicating the sector is gearing up for expansion.

    • Dr Thomas Reindl
      Dr Thomas Reindl Deputy CEO & Cluster Director, Solar Energy Systems
      Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS)
11.10 AM - 12.00 PM
  • Panel discussion: How Asia can boost solar energy capabilities with new technology
    Cities are energy guzzlers. And the ongoing trend towards urbanisation increases this dilemma even more. On the other hand, on-site solar power (e.g., PV on or attached to buildings) and solar deployment near load centres (e.g., PV on data centres or floating solar farms) not only enables renewable energy generation but is also more efficient as it eliminates transmission losses over large distances. What else can mega cities do to harness more solar potential?



    • Christophe Inglin
      Christophe Inglin Managing Director
      Energetix Pte Ltd
    • Dr Thomas Reindl
      Dr Thomas Reindl Deputy CEO & Cluster Director, Solar Energy Systems
      Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS)
    • Divya Kumar
      Divya Kumar Regional Sales & Marketing Director, Asia
    • Thomas McMahon
      Thomas McMahon CEO and Co-founder
      AirCarbon Exchange (ACX)
    • David Koh
      David Koh Managing Director & Deputy Head of Corporate Banking, Asia Pacific
      Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC)
12.00 PM - 12.10 PM
  • High fidelity solar resource data for Southeast Asia 

    • Dr. Galen Maclaurin
      Dr. Galen Maclaurin Senior Energy Researcher, Manager, Geospatial Data Science Group
      U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
12.10 PM - 14:00 PM
  • Lunch

Electric Mobility

Reducing emissions from the transportation sector is one of the key ways to combat climate change. Electrifying mobility is propelling new technologies, empowering consumers to take concrete action and also expecting policy makers to pave the way with conducive.

What will the future of electric mobility look like?

In the next 10 years, battery-powered electric motorbikes, cars, buses and ferries will increase demand for electricity and the storage capacity. "behind the meter" solutions will also be part of the energy systems. This convergence will change the roles and business models of existing energy players and create opportunities for new market entrants, such as the real estate sector. Our event focuses on how these e-mobility stakeholders are working together to support the net zero strategy and how our infrastructure will change to reflect electrification of mobility.

27 October 2022
9.00 AM - 9.10 AM
9.10 AM - 9.25 AM
  • Scaling up electric mobility

    Is it a technological challenge or consumer mindset myth? EVs today have a range of 300 kilometers on a full charge but range anxiety and inability to “refuel” easily is often cited as a reason for adoption.

9.25 AM - 9.40 AM
  • Ramping up charging infrastructure network

    It is imperative that the continuous expansion and availability of charging infrastructure goes together with the momentum of a country’s plan in transiting to electric vehicles (EVs) for their transport strategy. Ramping up the coverage of the charging points gives users planning options pertaining to their charging schedules. New infrastructure visibility will inevitably enable both existing and potential users to effectively transit into EVs.

    • Cheryl Wong
      Cheryl Wong E-Mobility Business Development Manager
      Schneider Electric
9.40 AM - 9.55 AM
  • DHL and EV (R)evolution  

    One of the focused areas along the electric mobility value chain involves managing the supply chain effectively. Executing the logistics of electric mobility requires detailed planning and strategic partnerships with various stakeholder. This will help DHL achieve its internal and external goals and potentially electrify 60% of its fleet by 2030.

9.55 AM - 10.45 AM
  • Panel discussion: Scaling up e-mobility within the smart nation strategy

     Electric vehicles (EVs) globally are acquiring substantial momentum due to the multiple benefits associated with its utilization. All over the world, EV fleets have been expanding rapidly - driven by policy support, technological enhancements and decreasing battery costs.  Governments are learning towards incorporating EVs into their Smart Nation strategy. As they shift towards innovative ideas and solutions – coupled with concerns over increased pollution and increasing fuel imports – EVs offers a smart, low carbon future that can be integrated seamlessly into their Smart Nation strategy.  



10.45 AM - 11.00 AM
  • Electric vehicles and the global mobility transition  

    Governments around the world are implementing policies to support the growth of electric vehicles to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to boost local manufacturing. EV adoption is growing quickly in many large automotive markets such as China, Europe and the US. Emerging markets like Southeast Asia are also starting to see greater uptake, with a rapid rise in EV sales in the last three years.


    This session will discuss the current state of EV adoption globally and in Southeast Asia and the long-term outlook for the sector. 

11.00 AM - 11.15 AM
  • Build your EV Roadmap and Projects

    Innovations in city logistics, including Electric Mobility, is one of the core topics of the Sustainable Design of Urban mobility in Medium-Sized Metropolitan Regions (SMMR) project. This presentation will touch on the project activities that are currently happening in the ASEAN region and partner countries in the context of electric mobility.


11.15 AM - 12.15 PM
  • Panel discussion: Electric vehicle adoption strategies to increase and encourage EV utilization

    While favourable policies and programs are already in place to further accelerate EV adoption, EV adopters -both commercial and end users - will still be considering total cost of ownership, ease of available infrastructure and customers’ experience before making the switch. This panel aims to provide tailored strategies and solutions needed to boost uptake of EV adopters, including potential fleet owners.  



12.15 PM - 2.00 PM
  • Lunch

Energy Efficiency

Decarbonization has become a forerunner in today’s clean energy transition with governments and businesses navigating the challenging pathway to significantly reduce carbon emissions by 2050. While there is increasing consensus on the need for newer and transformative low-carbon technologies, it is also necessary to tap the potential offered by energy efficiency. The energy efficiency track in the ACES 2022 aims to bring together leading experts in policy, technology, and financing to exchange and share their experiences on the opportunities and mechanisms that can be scaled up for implementation. It will also provide a platform for experts and practitioners to present and discuss the recent trends, innovations, and solutions adopted at the national and sectoral levels. 

Hadrian Vivek
Southeast Asia, Carbon Trust
27 October 2022
2.00 PM - 2.10 PM
  • Welcome address

2.10 PM - 2.25 PM
  • Learnings from Asia – role of energy efficiency as a key driver for decarbonization

    • Prioritising EE as part of the broader decarbonization / net zero strategies
    • Status of Asia in terms of policy, financing, and technology maturity
    • Actions required across to scale up implementation
2.25 PM - 2.40 PM
  • Energy efficiency as part of the COP26 commitments  and what is expected from COP 27 

    • Tom Moody
      Tom Moody Regional Director SE Asia, Climate and Energy
      British High Commission
2.40 PM - 3.45 PM
  • Panel discussion: Innovative business models for increasing technology deployment and access to financing

    • Regional / national technology platforms as a route to generate demand for EE technologies  
    • The growing potential for technology platforms to provide routes to financing  
    • Role of governments and private sector to enable designing such a model  



    • Alexander Ablaza
      Alexander Ablaza CEO, Climargy and Co-chair
      Asia-Pacific ESCO Industry Alliance (APEIA)
    • Jasper Wong
      Jasper Wong Head of Construction & Infrastructure
      Sector Solutions Group
      United Overseas Bank
    • Hoe Boon Chye
      Hoe Boon Chye CEO
      Barghest Building Performance Pte Ltd
    • Atchariya Jangchay
      Atchariya Jangchay Engineer for Division of Energy Regulation and Conservation, Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency (DEDE)
      Ministry of Energy of Thailand
    • James Maguire
      James Maguire Partner
      Sustainable Development Capital LLP
3.45 PM - 4.00 PM
  • Opportunities for SMEs to integrate climate change mitigation into their business strategy 

    • Learnings from ASEAN
    • Hazim Rosli
      Hazim Rosli Senior Associate, South East Asia
      Carbon Trust
4.00 PM - 4.15 PM
  • How energy-intensive sectors are embracing the change  

    • Case study on innovative solutions for green data centers  

4.15 PM - 5.30 PM
  • Panel discussion: Scaling ambition of businesses – role of corporates in fast tracking energy efficiency implementation 

    • Energy efficiency as a priority for SMEs to reduce emissions growth and prepare for possible mitigation risks (carbon tax, carbon pricing, etc.)  

    • Motivation for corporates to act (cost reduction, contribute to sectoral & national targets, access to new markets where low-emission products are priority, etc.)  

    • Barriers and opportunities  



Green Hydrogen

Green hydrogen produces zero emissions, and many believe it holds the key to limiting global warming. But the technology is still in its infancy. Generating sufficient quantities of green hydrogen would require a lot more renewable energy than is currently available. Right now, almost all hydrogen is produced using natural gas in a process that generates large amounts of carbon dioxide. While challenges certainly exist in the green hydrogen sector, countries like India are counting on it to get them a target of 50% of renewable energy contribution to energy mix by 2030. This event showcases the progress the green hydrogen strategy is making across ASEAN markets. 


27 October 2022
2.00 PM - 2.10 PM
2.10 PM - 2.25 PM
  • Market dynamics of hydrogen: Creating a green hydrogen economy by 2050

    • Role of hydrogen in a net zero carbon energy future
    • Where are we today: how does green hydrogen compete with existing alternatives?
    • How can green hydrogen scale achieve success by 2030 and then 2050s
    • Raul Miranda
      Raul Miranda Programme Officer, Energy Systems Modelling
2.25 PM - 2.40 PM
  • Enabling Singapore’s clean energy future

    As Singapore has now started to import clean renewable energy, it must also reassess its impact on the system and need for balancing, power reserves and backup capacity. Ancillary Services in the form of primary, contingency, and backup reserves will become important aspects of a secure supply and optimal energy transition.


    This presentation will present the options available, and discuss how capacity enabling renewable integration can also run on renewable fuels, such as green hydrogen, in the near future. 

    • Nicolas Leong
      Nicolas Leong Energy Business Director, North & South East Asia
      Wärtsilä Energy
2.40 PM - 3.50 PM
  • Panel discussion: Stabilizing net zero electric grids with hydrogen 

    This panel session looks at the emerging role of hydrogen within our electric grids. As we begin to retire fossil-fuel generating power assets and increasingly integrate greater levels of variable renewable energy onto our electric grids, hydrogen can play a future role in improving the resilience and reliability of electricity supply.


    This session drills into the issues facing hydrogen use as a utility-level energy source and looks at potential applications from the blending of green hydrogen with natural gas to its use as a long-term energy storage option that balances the grid alongside shorter duration storage. 



    • James Laybourn
      James Laybourn Regional Sales Director
      DNV Energy Systems, Asia Pacific
    • Samuel Morillon
      Samuel Morillon Senior Vice President
      Siemens Energy, Asia Pacific
    • Allard M Nooy
      Allard M Nooy President South-East Asia
      Fortescue Future Industries
    • Drummi Bhatt
      Drummi Bhatt VP, Market Intelligence and Strategy
      Mitsubishi Power Americas, Inc.
    • Chetan Joshi
      Chetan Joshi Client Account Lead for Gas, Clean Fuel and H2 across Asia Pacific and India
      Black & Veatch
3.50 PM - 4.05 PM
  • Green Hydrogen – where we are today

    • Why is Green Hydrogen so widely discussed
    • Where do we see Green Hydrogen making progress, where do the challenges still remain?
    • How can interested parties start thinking about Green Hydrogen opportunities?
    • Jeffrey Tan
      Jeffrey Tan Senior Operations Officer
      International Finance Corporation
4.05 PM - 4.20 PM
  • Creating a Green Economy with Hydrogen Mobility - Perspective from an Investor and Operator

    As a hands-on, controlling shareholder of the largest bus operator in Hong Kong Island, this presentation aims to share with the audience more practicality when considering the deployment of zero emission mobility solutions.  

4.20 PM - 5.30 PM
  • Panel discussion: Realizing the green hydrogen economy

    • Topic: Government incentives and subsidies are the only realistic way to create a green hydrogen economy by 2050
    • Hydrogen and its use today
    • Hydrogen is here, and why it is here to stay.



5.30 PM
  • End programme  

Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage for the Low-Carbon Transition

Jointly organized by Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS) 

Countries in Asia and the Pacific are committed to fulfilling the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to realize the Paris Agreement. Also, many have set net-zero targets by mid-century. While renewable energy deployment has been considered to be the primary solution, the transition to net-zero emission requires an assessment of other available and feasible technologies. Transformation timeline and sunk capital in existing energy infrastructure are other factors to consider.

One readily available technology for decarbonization is Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS). Carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and storage is a proven technology that has been around since the early 1990s. Storage of CO2, combined with utilization, offers a long-term solution for low-carbon development. Despite the absence of government incentives, other stakeholders are keen to explore the conversion of CO2 to other uses such as fuels and chemicals. Proving the viability of various CO2 uses can lead to financial and economic returns and can encourage CO2 abatement in developing countries of Asia and the Pacific.

Asian Development Bank (ADB) has been supporting CCUS in Asia and the Pacific since 2009. It is actively working with the governments, research institutes and industries in training professionals, sharing knowledge, helping conduct feasibility studies, and formulating CCUS-related regulations.

ADB, in partnership with the Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS), has organized this workshop to inform on the status of CCUS development globally and discuss ways to effectively promote and deploy CCUS. Presentations will include newer technologies that may be deployed together for large reduction of CO2 emissions, and insights into Singapore’s preparation to use CCUS for decarbonization. The roles and needs of stakeholders will be discussed to better fit CCUS into the low-carbon agenda.  

28 October 2022
09.00 AM - 09.10 AM
09.10 AM - 09.30 AM
  • Keynote address

    CCUS to decarbonize Singapore

09.30 AM - 09.50 AM
  • Session 1: Innovative CCUS Technologies

    ADB’s Efforts on Supporting CCUS and Some Recent Advances in CCUS Technology

09.50 AM - 10.10 AM
  • Session 1: Innovative CCUS Technologies

    Decarbonization of steel sector through methanol production

    • Liang Xi
      Liang Xi Professor of Sustainable Transitions in Construction and Infrastructure
      University College London
10.10 AM - 10.30 AM
  • Session 1: Innovative CCUS Technologies

    Decarbonization of petrochemical complex through food grade CO2 production

10.30 AM - 10.50 AM
  • Session 1: Innovative CCUS Technologies

    Decarbonization of cement sector through urea production

    • Ramesh Bhujade
      Ramesh Bhujade Independent Consultant - Carbon Management
      Asian Development Bank
10.50 AM - 11.10 AM
  • Q&A

11.10 AM - 11.50 AM
  • Session 2: Panel Discussion


    Role of Stakeholders to Promote CCUS in Asia and the Pacific


    - What are the needs of entrepreneurs and technocrats to promote CCUS in Asia and the Pacific?


    - What are the non-financial tools available with the governments to promote CCUS?


    - What are the expectations that international financial institutes have to fulfill?


    - How can carbon finance play a role in implementing CCUS projects?




    • Kee-Yung Nam
      Kee-Yung Nam Principal Energy Economist
      Asian Development Bank
    • Liang Xi
      Liang Xi Professor of Sustainable Transitions in Construction and Infrastructure
      University College London
    • Abdul Qader
      Abdul Qader Director
      SLQ Australia Pty Ltd
    • Ramesh Bhujade
      Ramesh Bhujade Independent Consultant - Carbon Management
      Asian Development Bank
    • Darshak Mehta
      Darshak Mehta Consultant
      Asian Development Bank
11.50 AM - 12.00 PM
  • Closing remarks

    • Er Edwin Khew
      Er Edwin Khew Chairman
      Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore
  • Rapporteur and Program Moderator: Maria Dona Aliboso and Lyndree Malang, ADB

SPECS Workshop

*By invite only

Singapore’s Energy landscape is transforming and is enroute to achieve climate ambitions amidst different constraints. We have about 5,200 solar installations (as of 2021) in a tropical environment. In tandem, several MWh of ESS is being deployed to enhance grid resilience and the energy mix is becoming green with regional power imports with room for other low carbon alternatives for the long-term. While at the demand side, several sectors, especially transportation, is being electrified at a rapid pace. It is certain that achieving NetZero ambitions in this dynamic scenario, needs a coherent & conjoint effort. This event will discuss on the electrification impacts and NetZero mechanisms, especially in an urban context, and share viewpoints on how Industry & Academia could converge to solve challenges in this non-linear Energy Transition pathway.

28 October 2022
12.30 PM - 1.30 PM
  • Networking Lunch

1.30 PM - 1.40 PM
  • Welcome Notes

1.40 PM - 3 PM
  • PANEL 1: Catering to Electrification in the future Grid

    Several sectors are shifting to an electrified scenario which has a direct implication to today’s power grid. The future grid will undergo a drastic change in both supply & demand patterns as well, especially in urban environments. The panellists will share their perspectives on the electrification trends and the innovative efforts investigated or pursued by their organisations for a smoother Energy transition.

    • Prof Nouredine Hadjsaid
      Prof Nouredine Hadjsaid Professor, Grenoble Institute of Technology
      Director, G2ELAB
      SPECS Technical Committee Chair
    • Darryl Chan
      Darryl Chan Director (Energy Technology & Data Department) & Chief Data Officer
      Energy Market Authority, Singapore
    • Ottar Skjervheim
      Ottar Skjervheim Electrification Leader,
    • M. Régis le Drezen
      M. Régis le Drezen Managing Director,
      Think SmartGrids, France
    • Prof Z.Y.Dong
      Prof Z.Y.Dong Professor, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering,
      Nanyang Technological University
3 PM - 3.30 PM
  • Networking Tea Break

3.30 PM - 5 PM
  • PANEL 2: Sustainable NetZero mechanisms for tropical cities

    Several countries & organisations are pledging to achieve NetZero emissions. However, the journey necessitates a conjoint effort from different participants along the entire energy value chain. The panellists will elucidate on the technical enablers in achieving NetZero with practices that could be adopted sustainably in the tropics. The perspectives will cover both the infrastructural and digital elements involved in Decarbonising.

5 PM - 5.10 PM
  • Closing Remarks

5.10 PM - 6 PM
  • Informal Networking

TechTalks @ ACES

26 October 2022
10.00 AM - 10.15 AM
  • Powering the Blue Economy - Harnessing a New Era for Renewables


    Gerald Tan, Director, G8 Energy

10.15 AM - 10.30 AM
  • Innovative Carbon Capture Technology for the Low-Carbon Transition


    Andrew Waite, Director, Sales and Business Development, Southeast Asia, Babcock & Wilcox

10.30 AM - 10.45 AM
  • Eaton x Storage Container Solution 


    Jimmy Koay, Regional Manager, Critical Power System, East Asia, Eaton 

11 AM - 11.15 AM
  • Solar Power Purchase Agreements in Singapore


    Sandra Seah, Join Managing Partner, Bird & Bird

11.15 AM - 11.30 AM
  • Taking the toil out of sustainability


    Tao Zhang, Chief Operating Officer, Zuno

11.30 AM - 11.45 AM
  • Vehicle to Home/Grid, EV Development integrated in Power System


     Supamith Sutharojana, Application Engineering, Team Lea, Techsource

11.45 AM - 12 PM
  • Energy Storage and Microgrid Landscape in Singapore


    Naween Kaluarachchi, Senior Engineer, Storage & Microgrids, 

    EDPR Sunseap


    Then Kai Won, Engineer, Storage & Microgrids, EDPR Sunseap

1.30 PM - 1.45 PM
  • Energy Generating Glass Solutions for Buildings


    Marcus Tan, Manager,  Sales and Marketing, AGC Asia Pacific Pte Ltd 

1.45 PM - 2 PM
  • Empower Smart Quantitative Risk Assessments


    Teh Boon Sing, Senior Safety and Risk Consultant, ERM

2 PM - 2.15 PM
  • The Ultimate Guide to Clean Solar Panels


    Romain Gourmet, Head of Global Sales, Solarcleano

3 PM - 3.15 PM
  • Welcome to the New Era in Renewable Energy


    Choo Wee Kuang, Sales Manager, Fimer



3.15 PM - 3.30 PM
  • Enhancing Solar PV System Safely Through Technology


    Phoon Hee Joe, Senior Solution Manager - Smart PV, Huawei International Pte. Ltd.

3.30 PM – 3.45 PM
  • The Evolution of Energy Generation


    Allan Chin, Business Development Manager, X2 ENERGY

3.45 PM - 4 PM
  • Innovation in the Air - SF6 Free Technology (Switchgear powered by Air)


    Michael Teh, Power Systems Product Manager, Schneider Electric 

4 PM - 4.15 PM
  • Trina Solar and N-type


    Henry Eu

27 October 2022
10.00 AM - 10.10 AM
  • Decarbonising our Energy Systems


    Heather Logie, Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program

10.10 AM – 10.20 AM
  • Innovation in Large-scale Renewable Energy Development


    Jeremy Lloyd, Portfolio Optimisation Manager, Neoen

10.20 AM - 10.30 AM
  • Managing a Renewables Grid


    Wayne Smith, External Affairs Manager, Smart Energy Council

10.30 AM – 10.40 AM
  • JLL's New Sustainability Analystics and Reporting Platform, Canopy


    Kate Jermyn, Global Change Management Lead, JLL 

10.40 AM - 10.50 AM
  • Leveraging Digitalisation for Renewable Energy

    Tim Lane, Senior Vice President - Sales and Marketing APAC, Ardexa Pty Ltd

10.50 AM - 11.00 AM
  • Driving Energy Transformation - A Roadmap Towards 100% Renewable Energy


    Christina Ng Sue Li Moreira, Senior Executive, Business Development, Ditrolic Energy


11.00 AM - 11.15 AM
  • Sustainability and Energy Transition: Integrated End-to-end Solution


    Yeoh Eng Yew & Ashish Anilan, Head, Regional Institue for Sustainbility and Energy Transition & Sustainability Leader

11.15 AM - 11.30 AM
  • Making the Peranakan Module


    Mauro Pravettoni, Cluster Director PV Module for Urban Solar, Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) 

11.30AM - 1.00 PM
  • SEAS Members Networking

1.00 PM - 4.30 PM
  • Powerace 2022