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

Media Press Release

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

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

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 for more details.

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