Conference Agenda

Manila, Philippines, 23 - 24 May 2018

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May 2309:00
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Preparing today’s utility for tomorrow’s disruption: Future-proofing your business

Keynotes
  • Is the utility business model as we know it becoming obsolete?
  • With distributed and new sources of energy coming into play, how can utilities seamlessly integrate it into the business?
  • Navigating disruptive trends in technology, policy and customer dynamics
  • Becoming a trendsetter: How can utilities stay ahead of the curve?
  • New opportunities: Developing strategic partnerships with other industries
May 2309:20
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Disruption of utilities: The next decade in digital transformation

Keynotes
  • Digital innovations in international utilities and how the Philippines can capitalise on the opportunities of the digital age
  • Creating a robust distribution grid infrastructure to capitalise on the digital revolution
  • Building new technology infrastructures and installing millions of devices in the field while meeting the challenges of providing safe, reliable and lowest possible cost power and new services to ever-growing customer base
  • Meeting changing customer needs by opening new digital channels and providing more information and insights, along with innovative products and services
May 2309:40
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A responsible future: Powering your business with 100% renewable energy

Keynotes
  • The race towards carbon free operations
  • Investments in renewable energy and the business case for sustainability
  • Strategic partnerships with the energy sector to adopt innovative solutions and renewable energy technologies
May 2310:00
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Energy storage: The key to unlocking mass renewable energy adoption

Keynotes
  • Transforming the entire structure of energy distribution systems by building the world’s largest lithium ion battery
  • Improving grid stability, which is something traditionally met by the reliability of coal, gas and hydro as sources of base load power, rather than wind or solar
  • Aggregating consumers as a distributed virtual generator through batteries
  • Providing millions of people with electricity, many of whom the grid may never reach
May 2311:20
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Changing solar landscape: Crossroads and the road ahead

Solar & Storage
  • What are some new and innovative business models for solar development worldwide?
  • How do advancements in storage and solar technologies affect the solar landscape
  • Implementation of new technology and knowledge transfer
  • Economies of scale and foreseeable cost reductions
  • Investment climate in this region on solar
  • How can industry stakeholders tap onto this burgeoning opportunity?
May 2311:20
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Virtual & digital utilities: Becoming the Airbnb or Uber of the electricity industry

Smart Utilities
  • Creating a digital, flexible and sustainable path for utilities in today’s distributed energy world
  • Virtual Power Plants: Paving the way for a new economic and reliable energy system based on renewable energy, contributing to a democratised energy world
  • Turning the flexibility of renewable energy into a profitable asset
  • Distributing supply to demand efficiently whilst profitably trading the generated and consumed power
May 2311:20
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Winds of change: Powering the world’s largest wind farm

Generation
  • Promoting size as a key driver for cost
  • Focusing relentless on innovation
  • Inspirations for other wind developers
May 2311:40
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Digital transformation in utilities: Moving away from tradition

Smart Utilities
  • Keeping up with changing consumer needs and business models
  • Regulatory constraints inhibiting digital transformation of the industry
  • Operations transformation needed to unleash the potential of digitalisation
  • Leveraging the benefits of digitalisation
  • Engaging consumers in the digital transition
  • The utility’s role in a smart city environment
May 2311:40
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Developers' Perspectives: Overcoming bottlenecks in developing large scale wind projects in Asia

Generation
  • What can be done to accelerate wind power development?
  • Experiences from project developers in rolling out wind projects in Asia
  • Reflections on projects developed over the past year – what were the greatest obstacles, and what can we take away?
  • How can industry work with the governments to develop support mechanisms that will drive further wind power development?
  • Overcoming regulatory and financing hurdles
  • Mitigating risks in wind project development
May 2312:00
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Your Energy: Driving independence in energy supply & empowering consumers to become their own utility

Solar & Storage
  • Allowing solar power producers to store unlimited amount of energy they produce on a virtual electricity account and then draw on it anytime they like
  • Making it possible to recharge EVs on the electricity produced by the consumer and sell surplus solar energy directly to neighbours or share it with friends
  • Empowering customers to act as their own independent energy managers
May 2312:00
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Unlocking value from utility digitalisation

Smart Utilities
  • Empowering utilities to stay agile in tomorrow’s energy landscape
  • Solutions to enable security, resilience and operational efficiency
  • Case studies of utility digitalisation
May 2312:20
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World’s largest single-site solar project: The road to implementing the ambitious goals set for the future

Solar & Storage
  • Developing the world’s largest solar tower
  • Working on an IPP model
  • Inspirations for other developers
May 2312:20
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Making today’s wind technology more competitive

Generation
  • Optimisation of design and performance of wind turbines
  • Increasing return on installed capacity and reducing costs
  • Economies of scale
May 2313:40
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Giga factory: Made in the Philippines

Solar & Storage
  • Building one of the world’s largest solar factories in the Philippines, designed for an eventual capacity of 2GW
  • Lowering panel costs, taking control of the supply chain and supporting the new government’s agenda to bring manufacturing to the Philippines
  • Enabling the Philippines to become a leading energy exporter
  • The move towards becoming SEA’s first vertically integrated solar company
May 2313:40
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Asia’s large scale grid implementation: From vision to reality

Smart Utilities
  • What is driving the implementation of smart grids at a macro level?
  • Developing an effective smart grid strategy
  • What challenges and incentives are necessary to deliver a viable smart grid in the future
May 2313:40
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Prospects for fossil-fuel power generation in Southeast Asia: Where to from here?

Generation
  • With COP21 and the big push towards a renewable and low carbon future, what does it mean for fossil fuel power generation?
  • While projections for coal and gas to form the bulk of generation capacity in the near future, will renewable energy coupled with storage technologies change this?
  • Will focus on efficiency, removal of fossil-fuel subsidies affect coal and gas usage?
  • Rising imports sharpening focus on economic and security aspects of energy use
May 2314:00
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Leading the pack: Developing Southeast Asia’s largest solar farm

Solar & Storage
  • Demonstrating the Philippines’ ability to develop world class renewable energy projects
  • Establishing the Philippines’ foothold as frontrunner in renewable energy
  • Attracting investments
  • Creating jobs for the local communities
May 2314:00
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Building the future smart utility through IOT integration – the cornerstone of smart grids

Smart Utilities
  • Business factors and strong technology drivers for increased IOT integration in utilities
  • Bolstering operational efficiency and developing long lasting customer relationships
  • Most effective strategies to integrate IOT into a utility’s operations
  • Building the business case for IOT spend: How can you get buy in from your board
May 2314:00
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Clean coal as the future: Light for coal at the end of the market

Generation
  • Investing in clean coal instead of renewable energy to lower costs of electricity generated and reduce burden on end consumers
  • Using clean coal to minimise the impact on the environment
  • Innovations in CCS technology
  • Infrastructure upgrades required to support CCS
May 2314:20
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IOT integration: A new approach to asset management

Smart Utilities
  • Integrating energy distribution management, real-time grid operations with IT systems supporting metering, customer business processes, analytics, billing, field dispatches and more at the transmission and substation level
  • Integration approaches for new asset types
  • Collection and deployment of asset management analytics for enhanced asset management
May 2314:20
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Stepping up on gas power generation in the Philippines to support a fast-growing economy

Generation
  • Can the Philippines truly become the LNG hub in Southeast Asia?
  • Development of an integrated LNG receiving and distributing facility to ensure continuity of power supply from natural gas-fired power plants when the Malampaya gas field eventually depletes by 2024
  • Where does gas stand, with the push of coal and renewable energy?
  • Investment and development opportunities
May 2314:40
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Developer Perspectives: Overcoming bottlenecks in developing large scale solar projects in Asia

Solar & Storage
  • What can be done to accelerate solar power development?
  • Experiences from project developers in rolling out solar projects in Asia
  • Reflections on projects developed over the past year – what were the greatest obstacles, and what can we take away?
  • How can industry work with the governments to develop support mechanisms that will drive further solar power development?
  • Overcoming regulatory and financing hurdles
  • Mitigating risks in solar project development
  • Working with investors
May 2314:40
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Can utilities re-energise their customer experience? The path ahead for the utility sector

Smart Utilities
  • Being customer oriented and building the customer partnership
  • Increasing customer touchpoints
  • Leveraging big data to improve customer engagement
  • Rolling out segmented utility services based on customer data
  • Lessons which utilities can learn from other industries on customer engagement strategies to meet consumers’ changing needs and behaviours
  • Inter-sector collaboration & product building: Building on cross-sector customer relations to enhance utility customer propositions
  • Engaging customers through social media
May 2314:40
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Distributed energy and the future of utilities

Generation
  • Prosumers – friend or foe?
  • Can utilities challenge this ‘own and control’ mentality?
  • What is the future of the energy retail product?
  • How can utilities gain competitive advantage in a rapidly evolving marketplace and not go obsolete?
  • Building energy communities: The real promise of distributed energy
  • New market entrants disrupting centrally controlled utilities and enabling transactions
  • Exploring new revenue streams and profit opportunities for utilities
May 2315:00
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How can utilities successfully launch their demand response campaign

Smart Utilities
  • How and why successful DR campaigns have been rolled out
  • Using smart metering as a demand response enabler
  • Demand forecasting
  • Valuable lessons for utilities wishing to launch or upgrade their campaigns
May 2315:20
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Utility scale solar: From concept to development

Solar & Storage
  • Accelerating development of utility scale power projects
  • Assessment of viability, costs & returns
  • Bridging the development gap with JVs
  • Financing throughout the project development cycle
  • Integration of new solar technologies and energy storage to projects
May 2315:20
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FLEXCIENCY Case Study: Energy services demonstrations of demand response & energy efficiency based on metering data

Smart Utilities
  • How FLEXCIENCY will benefit customers by delivering better network planning outcomes
  • French utility’s demo for aggregated data that simulates the Energy Market
  • Assuring services continuity with existing data systems while hosting future data services.
May 2315:20
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Successfully designing & implementing microgrids: A case study of Southeast Asia’s first microgrid project

Generation
  • Addressing the energy access challenge in off-grid areas and islands by integrating various renewable sources and storage systems
  • Integrating and testing innovative solutions by providing a package of services including electricity and mobility
  • Allowing scalability and ability to start from both greenfield and brownfield system through a plug and play approach
May 2316:30
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Shaking up business models: Shell’s strategic move to electricity

Keynotes
  • Can Shell be the next utility?
  • Selling electricity directly to industrial customers – establishing long-term deals to soak up supply and overcome buyer’s market
  • Hedging against the glut of low gas prices and shift towards cleaner energy
May 2316:50
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Hitching a ride on the electric vehicle revolution

Keynotes
  • Reaching cost parity and making crude oil redundant
  • Advantages of EVs over conventional vehicles
  • The role of batteries and energy storage in EVs
  • Grid capacity and changing demand for EVs
May 2317:10
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Scaling up power generation rapidly: A story of Mytrah Energy

Keynotes
  • Sustaining the momentum of commissioning over 1000MW of generation capacity across 18 wind power projects and plans of 1000MW of wind and solar in 2018
  • Capitalising on India’s strong support for sustainability efforts
May 2317:30
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Global Energy Leaders Panel: Looking ahead: Powering growth in the energy sector

Keynotes
  • The next market disruption: Relooking at the evolving energy landscape – who are the future players and what are the new market realities
  • Ensuring energy security and safeguarding capacity
  • Can solar and wind grow against a backdrop of low coal and oil prices, and what are the realistic prospects for displacing thermal and hydro power generation capacity?
  • How new technologies will shape planning decisions and regulatory behaviour going forward
  • Inspirations from other developed or developing countries – who can we learn from?
  • Are we reacting fast enough?
  • Policies, technologies and business models needed to be adopted in order to move ahead
  • Emulating the success of countries such as China, India, Germany & USA

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May 2409:00
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Promoting sustainable energy development and environmental responsibility

Keynotes
  • Partnering with European nations to drive knowledge and technology transfers to enable clean energy to be produced at much more affordable prices in the long run
  • Investments in renewable energy as a developing nation with an industrializing economy
  • Finding the optimum energy mix needed to drive inclusive economic growth while upholding international obligations in reducing its carbon footprint
May 2409:20
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Moving towards energy resiliency: Systems, infrastructure and power rates

Keynotes
  • Ensuring energy security in the region to sustain the country’s economy
  • Realising the golden age of infrastructure: the push towards rolling out another 44GW of power till 2040
  • Boosting the nation’s energy supply, particularly electricity for grid and off-grid areas
  • New rules aimed at boosting supply and making the electricity market more competitive to address longstanding concerns of inefficiencies in the system
  • Enforcing ‘Build-back-Better’ principle in reconstructing and rehabilitating infrastructures, improving operational and maintenance guidelines and procedures
May 2409:40
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Powering growth in the Philippine energy landscape

Keynotes
With the rapid transformation in energy infrastructure worldwide, both in developed and developing nations, how can energy players in the Philippines stay at the forefront of the energy revolution and shape the future it needs and wants. This panel will explore the visions of energy leaders in the Philippines on:
  • Greatest challenges in the energy market which the Philippines needs to overcome
  • What is the optimal energy mix for the Philippines?
  • With auctions replacing FIT, will that slow down renewable energy development?
  • With the push towards establishing the Philippines as a LNG hub, what are the opportunities in this?
  • Are current tax incentives and regulations attractive for international investors and developers? How can the Philippines boost its competitiveness?
  • Inspirations from other developed or developing countries
  • Policies, technologies and business models the Philippines needs to adopt in order to move ahead
May 2411:20
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Bolstering the solar industry: Future of large scale solar plant development with innovative solar technologies

Solar & Storage
  • Optimising and innovating solar project development
  • Implementing latest technologies to increase output and reduce costs
  • Case studies of successful deployments
May 2411:20
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Reinventing asset management: Artificial intelligence & machine learning

Game Changing Technology
  • Augmenting asset management through acquiring asset sensory data and machine learning algorithms
  • Creating value for responsive asset management: The opportunity of predictive analytics
  • Technologies to facilitate this transition to a data-driven utility
May 2411:20
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Driving equity financing for renewable energy projects

Investment & Financing
  • Decision criteria when investors pump in money to renewable energy projects – What are investors looking for?
  • Different sources of capital, quantum and costs required at various stage of development (pre-PPA, construction stage, after financial close)
  • Long term vs short term commitments of investors
  • Risks and rewards
May 2411:40
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Sponsor case study: Optimising efficiencies in solar power plants

Solar & Storage
  • Improving system level performance through promising PV materials cell and module technologies
  • Enhancing p-type monocrystalline and p-type multicrystalline cell conversion efficiencies
May 2411:40
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Drones and robotics: The future of T&D inspection and maintenance

Game Changing Technology
  • Reducing costs through UAV and robot deployment
  • Improving safety, reliability and response times across the network
  • Case study of successful rollouts
May 2412:00
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Increasing stability of off-grid power in communities

Solar & Storage
  • Ensuring dependency throughout its lifespan, from installation onwards for distanced segments of the market
  • Generating flexible, hybrid systems that can maintain its connection with the grid while also staying independent of it
  • Supporting grid augmentation and stabilisation which allow for the regulation of power from both sources without having to completely rely on one or the other
May 2412:00
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Integrating augmented reality to utility operations

Game Changing Technology
  • State of art virtual reality applications for the energy sector
  • Improving efficiency and reducing error of workforce in building, operating and repairing infrastructure
  • Integration to control room situations
May 2412:00
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Debt financing: Developing bankable renewable energy projects & streamlining project finance

Investment & Financing
  • Addressing issues in bankability
  • Are there financial instruments and structures preferred by developers and lenders?
  • Can financing models be standardised or replicated to simplify processes and decrease turnaround times?
  • Addressing political, construction & currency risks
May 2412:20
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Solar transportation: Embarking on the road towards the future

Solar & Storage
  • More than just EVs: Taking huge strides to roll out solar powered trains and planes
  • Reducing carbon emissions
  • Case studies of solar transportation projects
May 2412:20
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Rolling out integrated substation condition monitoring systems

Game Changing Technology
  • Optimising network efficiency and performance through condition monitoring
  • Reducing life cycle costs and maximising component life
  • Reliable decision making based on integrated monitoring
May 2413:40
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Where do we currently stand with energy storage development?

Solar & Storage
  • Advancements in energy storage technologies & deployments worldwide
  • The role of energy storage in supporting grid infrastructure
  • Economics of energy storage
  • Disrupting the energy value chain
May 2413:40
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How blockchain technology is taking the global energy industry by storm

Game Changing Technology
  • Using blockchain technology to create a decentralised, secured platform where customer demand can be predicted more accurately, and surplus energy resold into the free market at a fair price
  • Creating a happy customer and preventing wastage as part of the drive towards creating smart cities
  • Lowering costs in running businesses
May 2413:40
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Structuring the deal: Streamlining renewable energy financing & reducing project risks

Investment & Financing
  • What are the desired financing strategies for renewable energy deals
  • Identifying key obstacles in securing financing for new renewable energy projects
  • Going beyond bankability - Structuring financing agreements to reduce project risks
  • Financing without offtake agreements or FIT approvals: Is it even possible in this market?
  • Does the presence of a multilateral investor affect other investor appetites?
  • Experiences from projects in other Southeast Asian markets
May 2414:00
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Getting large energy users off the grid and ensuring power reliability through storage and fuel cells

Solar & Storage
  • Powering corporate sustainability by enabling large power-critical enterprises to go off-grid through fuel cell microgrids
  • Building the bridge to cleaner energy through incorporating more efficient use of conventional fuel, whilst gradually transiting to renewable energy
  • Increasing electrical reliability and improving energy security, providing a clear path to energy independence by generating power on-site, where it is consumed
May 2414:00
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Modernising the grid with blockchain technology: Driving utility transformation into a distributed world

Game Changing Technology
  • Enabling new business models that promote the deployment of renewables and distributed energy resources across the grid
  • Making peer-to-peer energy trading a reality: a new paradigm for digital transactions
  • Energy optimisation behind the meter
  • Improving distribution system management
May 2414:20
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Sponsor case study: Stabilising the renewable energy generation output through energy storage

Solar & Storage
  • Allowing consumers to use renewable energy everywhere and at anytime
  • Li-iron Battery and BMC Battery Management System
  • Case studies of successful energy storage projects
May 2414:20
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Blockchain: The emerging market for transactive energy

Game Changing Technology
  • Revolutionising the energy transaction process
  • Peer to peer energy transactions
  • Making use of data
  • Can we really turn consumers into prosumers and sellers with blockchain?
  • Case study of blockchain energy implementation in utilities
May 2414:20
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Debt-financing of renewable energy projects through local banks

Investment & Financing
  • Renewable energy financing conditions
  • Loan policies and processes
  • Case studies of successful renewable energy project financing
May 2414:40
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Implementing utility scale energy storage systems

Solar & Storage
  • Drivers, objectives and expected benefits of large scale battery energy storage at utility level
  • In-building energy storage to new renewable energy projects
  • Retrofitting current renewable energy projects to include storage
  • Development of operation technology, operation system layout and configuration
  • Financing energy storage projects: Asset finance vs project finance
  • Does Southeast Asia have the right financing conditions for energy storage?
May 2414:40
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Cyber security: Outwitting network security threats in the move towards a digital utility

Game Changing Technology
  • How can utilities enhance their networks amid rapidly evolving cyber risks with digitalisation
  • Implementing security: Averting hacking, intrusions and cyber-attacks
  • Case studies globally
May 2414:40
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Green bonds: Cost-effective, long term capital to close the infrastructure gap

Investment & Financing
  • Using credit enhancement to support infrastructure investment and as an alternative to bank financing
  • Redeploying capital to support the energy needs of the country
  • Will green bonds be the saving grace and emerge as the number one instrument to finance renewable energy projects?
May 2415:00
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Impact of cloud computing and SaaS in energy utilities

Game Changing Technology
  • Bolstering the utility’s cloud strategy
  • Learning from other industries
  • System integration, ensuring connectivity across the utility in terms of applications, data and fit within the broader organisation
  • Improving customer service and cost effectiveness
May 2415:00
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IPOs: Bringing fresh wind in renewable energy financing

Investment & Financing
  • Listing in Stock Exchanges to raise capital to power the company’s expansion
  • Delivering yields for investors
  • What’s the appetite of the market for renewable energy stocks?
May 2415:20
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New build: Storage as a standard of renewable energy projects

Solar & Storage
  • Implementing storage solutions as a new standard within newly built renewable energy projects
  • Design, development and deployment
May 2415:20
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Start up showcase

Game Changing Technology
The top 3 start-ups from the Energy Innovation Arena will be presenting their innovation here
May 2415:20
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The potential of securitisation in renewable energy financing

Investment & Financing
  • Aggregating financing of small-scale renewable energy
  • Allowing developers access new low-cost capital originally unattractive to investors
  • Risks and rewards
  • Credit enhancements
  • What’s the potential for Asia
May 2416:10
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Roundtable Discussion Session

Keynotes
To close of the 2018 event, we get interactive. Building on the last two days, join your peers in small-group discussions and get started on solving your biggest challenges. Simply pick a table and join the debate.
last published: 28/Nov/17 06:35 GMT

 

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