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Key Stories

  • Inventing the Energy Future with Youth
  • Flexibility is the Key in a High Renewable Energy World
  • How Do Oil & Gas Companies Adapt to the Coming Energy Transition?
  • The Global Energy Transformation is Happening

Wrap-up: Highlights from SIEW 2019

06.00 PM

SIEW 2019 has come to an end, click through these images to see the highlights from SIEW 2019!

Attracting Investments to Reliable, Sustainable and Affordable Power in Southeast Asia

05.15 PM


Higher levels of capital investment in renewables, energy efficiency and flexible infrastructure are needed to meet Southeast Asia’s growing energy needs. 

State-backed capital is important, but there is a dramatic need to scale up investment from the private sector moving forward. In this roundtable, organised by the International Energy Agency (IEA), speakers will discuss measures that can help to attract investment into clean energy and develop sustainable financing models in the region.

Read on for the full story.

SIEW Visits Accenture Innovation Hub and Siemens Centre

05.00 PM

SIEW Delegates this year were given the rare opportunity to get an in-depth insight into two exciting organisations as they visited the Accenture Innovation Hub and the Siemens Centre. 



James Chong, Managing Director, Digital ASEAN, Accenture giving the opening presentation.


A demonstration of the Next Gen Intelligence Operation Centre, and how workers can be dispatched to further investigate issues while using a smart headset, better known as RealWear, to assist.



Martin Lim, CEO of Electrify, gave a presentation to SIEW Delegates and shared about how a decentralised grid can transform energy networks and benefit operator, consumers and producers. 



Siddhant Gupta, Head of Future Grid – E-Mobility, Photovoltaic and Energy Storage, Smart Infrastructure ASEAN giving a presentation on the future of e-mobility. Different charging technologies such as plug-in and pantograph solutions, and vehicle-to-grid technology.



Ronnie Gan, Head of Business Development, Smart Infrastructure ASEAN shares about the future of smart cities and how cities must improve quality of life.


Dr. Virdiansyah “Virdi” Permana shares about the power of data in transforming building energy management, especially in the area of predictive maintenance.

Benefits and Risks of Using Geoengineering to Combat Climate Change

04.45 PM


Professor Anthony Owen, Energy Studies Institute, National University of Singapore opened Roundtable H, sharing how geoengineering can be used as a strategy for countering rising temperature caused by greenhouse gas emissions. Get the full story here.

Energy Grid 2.0 in Singapore

04.30 PM


Singapore is an island nation, which is strained in regards to natural resources and disadvantaged in terms of renewable energy. However, our key technological, banking and service industries require access to electricity – making energy security of paramount importance. In this roundtable, organised by the Energy Research Institute @ Nanyang Technological University (ERI@N), speakers discussed issues related to the Energy Grid 2.0 and its relevance to Singapore’s needs and its export potential. Read the full article here.

Record Number of Energy-Industry Scholarship Recipients

04.00 PM


Nine engineering students were awarded this year’s Energy-Industry Scholarship (EIS) this morning. This is the largest cohort of EIS recipients since the Award was launched in 2014!

Of this year’s EIS recipients, six of them are studying electrical or mechanical engineering, two are specialising in clean energy management, and one in energy systems and management. This is an affirmation of the strong support and commitment of the industry to nurture a pipeline of up-and-coming talent for the power sector.

The EIS is open to both Institute of Technical Education (ITE) and Polytechnic students, and the recipients will join their respective sponsoring organisations upon completion of their studies.

Read the full release here..

Inventing the Energy Future with Youth

02.30 PM


On the final day of SIEW 2019, attention turned to the region’s young energy leaders, who arrived at the Sands Expo & Convention Centre for Youth@SIEW.

The morning began with the ‘In Dialogue with Youth’ session, with opening remarks by Dr. Tan Wu Meng, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Trade & Industry and Foreign Affairs.

Get the full story here...

The Global Energy Transformation is Happening

11.20 AM


The global energy transformation is being driven by the urgent need to limit climate change, and to foster sustainable growth.

The increase in energy efficiency, digitalisation and electrification are some key factors that are driving this transformation. In this Thinktank Roundtable F, organised by IRENA, speakers discuss the latest energy innovations and strategies to increase investment and minimise social problems that may occur during this transition.

Read the full article here...

How Do Oil & Gas Companies Adapt to the Coming Energy Transition?

11.00 AM


Many oil & gas companies have recognised the urgent need to decarbonise the energy system – yet a comprehensive framework for the oil & gas industry to support a low-carbon future while simultaneously ensuring the world has enough energy to meet economic growth goals has yet to be fully developed.

The Atlantic Council and the Eurasia Group discussed this challenge and more at the SIEW Thinktank Roundtable E, designed to discuss how Southeast Asia – a region confronting the dual challenge of rising energy demand and the need to decarbonise – is evaluating the challenges and opportunities for oil & gas companies in the years ahead.

Read the full article here...

Flexibility is the Key in a High Renewable Energy World

09.45 AM


As energy demand increases, renewable energy will be playing an increasingly important role in power systems globally.

However, renewable energy sources such as wind and solar are variable and subject to forecasting errors. At the SIEW Roundtable D, Dr. Philipp Godron from Agora Energiewende led a discussion on how renewable energy can be brought safely into the grid, and how energy storage can help. Read the full article here...

Highlights from the Asia Clean Energy Summit (ACES) 2019

09.15 AM

Asia Clean Energy Summit (ACES) is Asia’s leading event focusing on clean energy technology, policy and finance, supported by leading government agencies, research institutes and industry in Singapore.

The 6th edition of the Asia Clean Energy Summit (ACES) began on 30 October as part of Singapore International Energy Week. ACES 2019 was opened by Dr. Koh Poh Koon, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Trade and Industry; Er. Edwin Khew, Chairman of the Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS); Mr. Francesco La Camera, Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and Mr. Jon Moore, Chief Executive Officer, BloombergNEF.

The Summit brings together leaders in the regional solar and renewables space to exchange best practices and discuss trends and solutions in the clean energy industry.

Get the full story here...

SIEW 2019 Features: Youth@SIEW Showcase

09.00 AM


Youth@SIEW is a platform for students to share new ideas and innovations that can transform Singapore’s energy future.  

Drop by the Youth Energy Showcase which highlights innovative projects by students from various tertiary education institutions. 

Come down and join in the dialogue with the energy thought leaders of tomorrow! 

It’s the Last Day of SIEW 2019!

09.00 AM

Welcome to the fourth and final day of SIEW: We continue with our Thinktank Roundtables, the Asia Clean Energy Summit (ACES) and Youth@SIEW.


Also, for the very first time – SIEW will feature site visits to Accenture and Siemens. 

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You may also follow us on Twitter (@SIEW_sg) and Facebook, and use #SIEW2019 to join the conversation online. We look forward to hearing from you! 


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