Agenda Day 2

 

Day Two - Power VN

08:39

Opening Keynote

08:40

Organiser’s Opening Remarks

08:45

Chairman’s Opening Remarks

08:50

Guest of Honour Welcome Address

08:59

Opening Plenary: Infrastructure Investments & Development

Cong Gioi Truong
09:00

Panel Discussion: Developing bankable renewable energy projects & streamlining project finance

  • Addressing issues in bankability
  • Are there financial instruments and structures preferred by developers and lenders
  • Can financing models be standardised or replicated to simply processes and decrease turnaround times?
Adam Worthington, Managing Director of Private Capital Markets, Macquarie Group Ltd
Thi Thanh Son Nguyen
09:40

Panel Discussion: Derisking renewable energy project financing

  • Addressing political, construction & currency risks
  • Risk, cash flow and value across the project development cycle
  • Structuring financing agreements to reduce risks
  • Streamlining due diligence and certification processes
  • Critical factors to avoid potential issues, failures and losses in project financing & development
  • Creating stable cash flows and financial ratios
Jenny Koh
10:20

Panel Discussion: Innovating renewable energy financing

  • Innovative financing structures and funding solutions to support the massive renewable energy development in Vietnam
  • Using green bonds and credit enhancement to support infrastructure investment and as an alternative to bank financing
  • Will solar securitisation or solar leasing work in an emerging market like Vietnam?
11:00

Morning Refreshments

11:39

Gas

11:39

Wind Project Financing

11:39

Project Development

Power & Electricity
11:40

Panel Discussion: Broadening the role of natural gas

  • The growing role of gas in satisfying Vietnam’s energy needs, whilst also delivering industrial energy for the scale up of in-country manufacturing
  • Harvesting Vietnam’s sizeable natural gas resources located offshore: Overcoming operational challenges
  • The import opportunity: Leveraging imports through 2 new LNG terminals slated for completion in 2020, to bridge the shortfall in the medium term
  • Critical infrastructure required to support natural gas adoption
  • Comparing the use of natural gas with coal and renewables
Wind
11:40

Panel Discussion: Practical process of financing a wind power project

  • Fair valuation of financial needs and funding required
  • Evaluating wind project contracts, cash flows, associated risks and regulatory or supplementary schemes
Solar
11:40

Panel Discussion: Opportunities for power producers, manufacturers, investors & stakeholders

  • Business market opportunities in a fragmented market
  • New and innovative business models for solar
  • Investment climate in this region
  • Experiences from project developers in rolling out solar projects in other countries
  • How can industry stakeholders tap onto this burgeoning opportunity
  • Concerns for those with a wait and see approach
Power & Electricity
12:20

Sponsor case study

Wind
12:20

Debt-financing of wind projects through local banks

  • Wind financing conditions
  • Loan policies and processes
  • Case studies of successful wind project financing
Solar
12:20

Bridging the gap in JVs with local partners for solar project development

  • Criteria for local partner selection
  • Bridging the gap and mitigating local knowledge risks
  • Synergies for partnership and co-development
  • Knowledge transfers
12:40

Networking Luncheon

Power & Electricity
13:40

A responsible future: Powering your business with 100% renewable energy

  • 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 energy efficiency solutions and renewable energy technologies
Wind
13:40

Panel Discussion: Overcoming bottlenecks in developing large scale wind projects in Vietnam

  • Experiences from project developers in rolling out wind projects in other countries
  • Overcoming regulatory and financing hurdles
  • Concerns for those with a wait and see approach
  • Strategies for market entry
  • Working with local partners for market entry
  • Mitigating risks in wind project development
Solar
13:40

Panel Discussion: Equity financing for solar projects

  • Development equity required to secure land and permits (pre-PPA)
  • Construction equity
  • Quantum, source and costs
  • Risks and rewards
Power & Electricity
14:00

Boosting energy efficiency of urban buildings in Vietnam

  • Reducing CO2 emissions by increasing energy efficiency in commercial and residential buildings in HCMC and Hanoi
  • Deploying integrated building management systems to prevent energy wastage
  • Support from international agencies
  • Case study of energy usage reduction in urban buildings
Power & Electricity
14:20

The business case for industrial energy efficiency in manufacturing

  • Lowering energy consumption in an industry with heavy energy usage traditionally
  • Reducing operating costs and mitigating risks in increasing energy costs and grid reliability
  • Support from international agencies
  • Case study of energy usage reduction in manufacturing plants
Wind
14:20

Creating an integrated risk management strategy for wind power development in Vietnam

Solar
14:20

Debt-financing of solar PV projects through local banks

  • Solar financing conditions
  • Loan policies and processes
  • Case studies of successful wind project financing
14:40

Afternoon Refreshments

15:19

Hydro & Waste to Energy

15:19

Innovation & Technology

15:19

Rooftop Solar

Power & Electricity
15:20

Shifting market shares and the future of hydropower

  • Does Vietnam's dependence on hydropower make sense for its growing economy?
  • Greater investments for hydropower in PDP7 at the back of other sources of energy in the coming years
  • Drop in market share of hydropower towards 2030
  • Competing needs for water resources between utilities and agricultural sectors
  • Managing unpredictable water resources due to climate changes
Wind
15:20

Wind farm monitoring, control and optimisation

  • Analysing current performance and identify areas of frequent faults
  • Quantifying discrepancies between actual and forecast energy performance
  • Minimising uncertainty in long-term forecast
Solar
15:20

Panel Discussion: Commercial and industrial solar: Forecasting the business opportunity in Vietnam

  • Are current FITs and incentives attractive enough?
  • Can this sector be competitive without subsidies?
  • Winning the hearts of C&I facility owners to install solar panels on their roofs
  • Streamlining net metering and grid interconnection
  • The power of aggregation of demand
Power & Electricity
15:40

Hydropower development in Vietnam

  • Success story of early-stage, high-risk infrastructure development through PPP and FDI
  • Reduce carbon emissions & dependence on power imports from China
Wind
15:40

Technological advancements to reduce costs and drive market expansion for wind power

  • Off-shore applications which can access high wind resource sites
  • Next generation turbines, advances in electrical transmission
  • Lowering levilised cost in electricity and making wind energy more competitive
Power & Electricity
16:00

Can biomass and waste-to-energy become environmentally sustainable and commercially viable large-scale solutions to supply Vietnam’s power needs?

  • To what extent can biomass be up-scaled and centralised whilst maintaining cost competitiveness?
  • Is waste to energy harmful or helpful to the environment?
  • Grid connections
Wind
16:00

Sponsor case study

Solar
16:00

Net metering policy to promote the upscaling of solar rooftop in Vietnam

  • Reducing peak load power demand through solar rooftop installations
  • Simply energy exchange transactions and facilitate the opening of renewable energy sector to SMEs who have an ability to penetrate a large proportion of the country’s population, thereby expanding the solar rooftop market size
  • Net metering mechanisms & metering instalments
16:20

Close of Conference

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