Asia Pacific Energy Regulatory (APER) Forum 

ORGANISER Energy Market Authority
DATE 27 - 28 October 2021
VENUE Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands Singapore

The Asia Pacific Energy Regulatory (APER) Forum is a biennial platform where energy regulators from 13 Asia Pacific countries come together to discuss key energy regulatory issues and to share knowledge on best practices.

Following the successful Extraordinary Meeting of the APER Forum on 14 August 2020, the Energy Market Authority will host the APER Forum meeting from 27 – 28 October 2021. This will be held in a hybrid format as part of the 14th Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW).

Wednesday, 27 October 2021

Time (GMT +8) Event
10:00 – 10:05 hrs Opening Remarks by the Energy Market Authority, Singapore
10:05 – 10:40 hrs Presentations on Clean Energy Transitions

Mary Burce Warlick
Deputy Executive Director
International Energy Agency
Gauri Singh
Deputy Director General
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Joint Q&A Session

10:40 – 11:20 hrs Session 1: Advancing Energy Transitions and Decarbonising Our Energy Systems

With increasing global momentum to tackle climate change, the energy transition is an urgent challenge for all countries. While low carbon energy sources are rapidly gaining ground, structural, policy and financing challenges remain. Gas, coal and electricity prices have surged in recent months leading to a power crunch globally. In Asia, LNG prices have rose to a record high of US$34.70, the highest since 2009. Several supply and demand factors, including the rebound of economic activity from COVID-19, the erratic weather patterns globally, and the decline in oil and gas production have contributed to the supply crunch.

Session Chair

Ngiam Shih Chun
Chief Executive
Energy Market Authority, Singapore
Lin Shanqing
Vice Administrator
National Energy Administration, China
Professor Kang Seung-Jin
Electricity Regulatory Commission, South Korea
Prof Sudharma Yoonaidharma
Energy Regulatory Commission, Thailand

Joint Q&A Session

11:20 – 12:00 hrs Session 2: Enhancing System Integration of Renewables and Low-Carbon Technologies

Clean and renewable energy is key to decarbonising our energy systems. While renewables are rapidly gaining ground, driven primarily by the declining cost, challenges such as the issue of intermittency remains. With the growth of technological solutions such as energy storage systems and hydrogen technologies, there is a stronger suite of options to enhance energy security and system reliability. This second session will address how regulators can leverage on the various technological innovations available and discuss regulatory best practices to enhance the integration of renewables.

Session Chair
Professor Kang Seung-Jin
Electricity Regulatory Commission, South Korea
Jim Cox
Deputy Chair
Australia Energy Regulator, Australia
Shri P.K. Pujari
Central Electricity Regulatory Commission, India
Prof Sudharma Yoonaidharma
Energy Regulatory Commission, Thailand
Razib Dawood
Chief Executive Officer
Energy Commission Malaysia

Joint Q&A Session

12:00 – 13:00hrs APER Lunch (for on-site delegates)

Thursday, 28 October 2021

Time (GMT +8) Event
10:00 – 10:03 hrs Opening Remarks by Energy Market Authority, Singapore
10:03 – 10:40 hrs Presentations on Power Systems in Transitions
Kazunari Fukui
Region General Manager, Asia Pacific
GE Power Services
Nirupa Chander
Country Managing Director
Hitachi Energy
Dr Koh Liang Mong
Deputy Programme Director
Energy Research Institute at Nanyang Technological University (ERI@N)
Philippe Delorme
Executive Vice President
Energy management, Schneider Electric

Joint Q&A Session

10:40 – 11:30 hrs Session 3: Strengthening Grid Stability and Resilience

The clean energy transition brings a major structural change in the generation profile of electricity systems. There has been a strong emphasis on variable renewable energy generation. The introduction of new technologies, demand side response programmes and growing electrification of sectors will also impact the stability of power systems. At the same time, the electricity system and power networks have experienced disruptions caused by extreme weather events.

Session Chair

Mark Christie
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, United States of America
Dr Akihiko Yokoyama
Electricity and Gas Market Surveillance Commission (EGC), Japan
Dr Kim Wan Soo
Senior Manager
Korea Power Exchange, South Korea
Dr James Tipping
Chief Strategy Officer
New Zealand Electricity Authority, New Zealand
Pipat Chitnumsab
Assistant Director, Generation and Transmission System Planning Division – 1
Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand, Thailand

Joint Q&A Session

11:30 – 11:50 hrs APER Forum Membership and Future Meetings
11:50 – 12:00 hrs Closing Session by Energy Market Authority, Singapore
12:00 – 13:00 hrs APER Lunch (for on-site delegates)

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