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.
Opening address by GOH and industry announcements
Accelerating the deployment of renewable energy across Asia
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.
Morning tea break
Role of financing – Accelerating the net zero transition
This presentation considers ASEAN’s net zero goals and the strategies needed to catalyse investment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2nd ASEAN RE Outlook report presentation
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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
Changing role of solar data and energy evaluation services in development and management of solar projects
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.
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?
High fidelity solar resource data for Southeast Asia
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Southeast Asia, Carbon Trust
Learnings from Asia – role of energy efficiency as a key driver for decarbonization
Energy efficiency as part of the COP26 commitments and what is expected from COP 27
Panel discussion: Innovative business models for increasing technology deployment and access to financing
Opportunities for SMEs to integrate climate change mitigation into their business strategy
How energy-intensive sectors are embracing the change
Case study on innovative solutions for green data centers
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 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.
Market dynamics of hydrogen: Creating a green hydrogen economy by 2050
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.
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.
Green Hydrogen – where we are today
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.
Panel discussion: Realizing the green hydrogen economy
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.
CCUS to decarbonize Singapore
Session 1: Innovative CCUS Technologies
ADB’s Efforts on Supporting CCUS and Some Recent Advances in CCUS Technology
Session 1: Innovative CCUS Technologies
Decarbonization of steel sector through methanol production
Session 1: Innovative CCUS Technologies
Decarbonization of petrochemical complex through food grade CO2 production
Session 1: Innovative CCUS Technologies
Decarbonization of cement sector through urea production
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?
Rapporteur and Program Moderator: Maria Dona Aliboso and Lyndree Malang, ADB
*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.
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.
Networking Tea Break
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.
Powering the Blue Economy - Harnessing a New Era for Renewables
Gerald Tan, Director, G8 Energy
Innovative Carbon Capture Technology for the Low-Carbon Transition
Andrew Waite, Director, Sales and Business Development, Southeast Asia, Babcock & Wilcox
Eaton x Storage Container Solution
Jimmy Koay, Regional Manager, Critical Power System, East Asia, Eaton
Solar Power Purchase Agreements in Singapore
Sandra Seah, Join Managing Partner, Bird & Bird
Taking the toil out of sustainability
Tao Zhang, Chief Operating Officer, Zuno
Vehicle to Home/Grid, EV Development integrated in Power System
Supamith Sutharojana, Application Engineering, Team Lea, Techsource
Energy Storage and Microgrid Landscape in Singapore
Naween Kaluarachchi, Senior Engineer, Storage & Microgrids,
Then Kai Won, Engineer, Storage & Microgrids, EDPR Sunseap
Energy Generating Glass Solutions for Buildings
Marcus Tan, Manager, Sales and Marketing, AGC Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
Empower Smart Quantitative Risk Assessments
Teh Boon Sing, Senior Safety and Risk Consultant, ERM
The Ultimate Guide to Clean Solar Panels
Romain Gourmet, Head of Global Sales, Solarcleano
Welcome to the New Era in Renewable Energy
Choo Wee Kuang, Sales Manager, Fimer
Enhancing Solar PV System Safely Through Technology
Phoon Hee Joe, Senior Solution Manager - Smart PV, Huawei International Pte. Ltd.
The Evolution of Energy Generation
Allan Chin, Business Development Manager, X2 ENERGY
Innovation in the Air - SF6 Free Technology (Switchgear powered by Air)
Michael Teh, Power Systems Product Manager, Schneider Electric
Trina Solar and N-type
Decarbonising our Energy Systems
Heather Logie, Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program
Innovation in Large-scale Renewable Energy Development
Jeremy Lloyd, Portfolio Optimisation Manager, Neoen
Managing a Renewables Grid
Wayne Smith, External Affairs Manager, Smart Energy Council
JLL's New Sustainability Analystics and Reporting Platform, Canopy
Kate Jermyn, Global Change Management Lead, JLL
Leveraging Digitalisation for Renewable Energy
Tim Lane, Senior Vice President - Sales and Marketing APAC, Ardexa Pty Ltd
Driving Energy Transformation - A Roadmap Towards 100% Renewable Energy
Christina Ng Sue Li Moreira, Senior Executive, Business Development, Ditrolic Energy
Sustainability and Energy Transition: Integrated End-to-end Solution
Yeoh Eng Yew & Ashish Anilan, Head, Regional Institue for Sustainbility and Energy Transition & Sustainability Leader
Making the Peranakan Module
Mauro Pravettoni, Cluster Director PV Module for Urban Solar, Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS)
SEAS Members Networking