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SIEW Energy Insights

ORGANISER Energy Market Authority
DATE 25 October 2023
TIME 10:00 – 12:30 hrs (GMT +8)
VENUE Level 4, Melati Ballroom, 4001, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
In-person only

SIEW Energy Insights features presentations on the latest projects, innovations, and report launches by renowned international organisations, energy thought leaders and industry players. The SIEW Energy Insights sessions are moderated by Anish De, Global Head of Energy, Natural Resources and Chemicals, KPMG in India and Mike Hayes, Climate Change and Decarbonization Leader, Global Head of Renewable Energy, KPMG International and Deven Chhaya, Partner, Infrastructure Advisory, KPMG in Singapore.

Ngiam Shih Chun, Chief Executive, Energy Market Authority


Ngiam Shih Chun, Chief Executive, Energy Market Authority

Tuan Mohammed Rashdan bin Mohd Yusof, Chairman, Energy Commission (Malaysia)

Rajat Misra, Director General, Infrastructure Investment Department (Region 1), Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Janice Bong, Managing Director, Power & Renewables, Keppel Infrastructure

Moderator: Anish De, Global Head of Energy, Natural Resources and Chemicals, KPMG in India

In Southeast Asia, regional interconnectivity has become a key strategy to promote the development of renewable energy technologies and enhance opportunities for cross-border power trading. These initiatives require the establishment of resilient and high-efficiency power grids, regulatory frameworks and effective institutions. This session will discuss the strategic value and opportunities that regional connectivity can bring to promote economic growth, sustainable development and energy security in the region. 

  • What are the key enablers for countries and companies to more effectively participate in enhancing regional connectivity?
  • How can the private sector work with governments to coordinate planning and develop relevant frameworks to maximise the benefits of regional interconnections?
  • How can we attract public and private investments so that developing countries and exploit the full benefits of cross-border regional interconnections?


H.E. Jonathan Kaplan, Ambassador, Embassy of the United States of America

Dr Kenneth Vincent, Director at Office of Asian Affairs, Department of Energy, United States of America

Dr Peter F. Green, Deputy Laboratory Director for Science and Technology; Chief Research Officer; Alliance Senior Vice President, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

The Feasibility Study on Regional Energy Connectivity in Southeast Asia is jointly conducted by Singapore and the United States to review existing and potential power interconnections in ASEAN, regional subsea interconnections, as well as the socioeconomic benefits of regional energy connectivity. The study is intended to facilitate the development of the ASEAN Power Grid initiative, as well as support regional efforts to deploy renewable energy and collectively decarbonise. At this session, Dr. Peter F Green, Deputy Laboratory Director and Chief Research Officer of the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory, will present the key findings and analyses of the first phase of the study.

Moderator: Mike Hayes, Climate Change and Decarbonisation Leader, Global Head of Renewable Energy, KPMG International


Audra Low, Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director, Clifford Capital

Mok Pei Pei, Head of Business Development, IHI Asia Pacific

Jeanne Cheng, Chief Risk Officer, SP Group

Paula Conboy, Board Member PJM Interconnection & Senior Counsel, Sussex Strategy

Yulanda Chung, Head of Sustainability, DBS Bank

Moderator: Violet Chen, Director, Industry Ecosystem Development, Energy Market Authority

In an ever-changing energy landscape, women play a vital role in shaping a sustainable future. This session aims to shed light on the challenges faced by women and explore the unique perspectives they bring, shaped by diverse experiences and cultural backgrounds across different jurisdictions.

  • How are women represented and engaged in the energy sector in Asia?
  • Amid the ongoing energy transition and the growing focus on net zero, what opportunities exist for women to drive innovation, influence policy and shape the future of the energy industry?
  • What barriers do women encounter in the energy sector, and how can we create a more inclusive environment that fosters equal opportunities for women to thrive and lead? 

Presented by:


Joscha Schmitz, Head of Energy & Climate for Asia Pacific & Japan Hyperscale Data Centre Specialist, AirTrunk

Giorgio Fortunato, Head of APAC Data Center Energy, Google

Moderator: Rena Kuwahata, Energy Analyst, International Energy Agency

As corporations and governments pursue the challenge of achieving a low-carbon future in Asia Pacific (APAC), AirTrunk has released its ‘Powering a Clean Energy Future’ report that provides new insights on the challenges and opportunities for 24/7 clean energy in APAC markets.

To transition towards a fully decarbonised power system, the aspiration is to deliver every kilowatt-hour of electricity from carbon-free clean energy sources, every hour of every day.

This session, in conversation with Joscha Schmitz, Head of Energy and Climate at AirTrunk, Giorgio Fortunato, Head of APAC Data Center Energy at Google, and Rena Kuwahata, Energy Analyst at IEA, will explore the challenges and opportunities of 24/7 clean energy and the calls-to-action to achieve the energy transition in APAC.

The global energy system is in transition. At Shell, we're committed to playing our part in the energy transition by helping to deliver the secure, affordable energy the world needs today while investing in a lower-carbon energy system as the world transitions to net zero. But this is not something Shell can realise alone. To get there, all key stakeholders in the society as a whole need to act, now.

In particular, the inventive and entrepreneurial spirit of start-ups is increasingly looked upon to help play a part in the low-carbon value chains. Hear from eight local start-ups from this year’s Shell StartUp Engine cohort about how they are contributing to a net-zero future for Singapore, and the world.

Shell StartUp Engine (SSE) is a global innovation programme, with a Singapore chapter targeted at early to mid-stage local energy start-ups. Through a six-month accelerated programme, SSE aims to build up  start-ups’ capabilities and networks, positioning them for success in the smart, clean energy landscape. SSE is in line with Shell’s ambition to become a net-zero emissions energy company by 2050, and supports the national agenda of sustainable development. It also seeks to create lasting value for society through enterprise development. Our official programme partner is Energy Market Authority (EMA). More information about SSE can be found here.

Opening words by Ong Lay Hwa, Energy Transition Manager, Shell Singapore

Panel 1 - Circularity in the Energy Transition

Wee Han Tan, Chief Executive Officer, Altent Renewables

Susmita Roy, Founder, Greenitio

Mervin Ng, Co-founder, SG Recycle

Guimin Shi, Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer, SOLV8 Technology

Panel 2 - Scaling Innovations in Energy

Inder Mukhopadhyay, Chief Executive Officer, Alicia Bots

Nandar Nyein Wai, Research Analyst, Flint

Si En Toong, Head of Marketing, Groundup.ai

Johann Wah, Co-founder, Nika.Eco

Moderated by Ricardo Costa, Program Director of Energy, Startupbootcamp

Anish De
Global Head of Energy, Natural Resources and Chemicals
KPMG in India
Mike Hayes
Climate Change and Decarbonisation Leader, Global Head of Renewable Energy
KPMG International
Deven Chhaya
Infrastructure Advisory
KPMG in Singapore

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