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SIEW 2024: A Connected and Sustainable Energy World

Mr Ngiam Shih Chun,
Chief Executive of the Energy Market Authority of Singapore (EMA)

Attendees to the 17th Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW) 2024 can look forward to discussions on enabling the energy transition through innovation and ideas, to regional and global collaboration, and more viable green financing. Mr Ngiam Shih Chun, Chief Executive of the Energy Market Authority of Singapore (EMA), unveiled the theme for SIEW 2024 — "A Connected and Sustainable Energy World"— at the SIEWConnects@Siemens Energy held in the Conrad Singapore Orchard on 12 April 2024.

Speaking to over 330 guests, Mr Ngiam highlighted two high level forums held as part of SIEW2024 programme.

The Singapore-IEA Ministerial Forum, jointly organised by Singapore and the International Energy Agency (IEA), will connect global and regional leaders to discuss the opportunities and challenges in Asia Pacific’s decarbonisation journey. The International Energy Agency (IEA) will also open its first regional centre here in Singapore later this year.

The 4th Singapore-International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) High-Level Forum will  continue the discussion on ways to triple renewable energy deployments across the world, particularly within Southeast Asia by 2030.

In conjunction with SIEW, SP Group will also host the 25th edition of the Association of the Electricity Supply Industry of East Asia and Western Pacific (AESIEAP) CEO Conference from 21 to 23 October 2024 to discuss the theme of “Empowering the Energy Transition”. Held biennially, the AESIEAP CEO Conference is a by-invitation meeting to engage the industry’s top executives from over 60 member companies.

Mr Ngiam ended his address by emphasising that “strengthening regional connections, enabling seamless cross-border power trade, and expanding green financing, are essential for accelerating the energy transition. Deepening global cooperation through joint investments in low-carbon technologies and research will drive innovation and help us achieve “A Connected and Sustainable Energy World.”

Mr Thorbjörn Fors,
Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Asia-Pacific, Siemens Energy

The Power of Partnerships

Co-hosting the SIEWConnects@Siemens Energy, Mr Thorbjörn Fors, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Asia-Pacific, Siemens Energy, underlined the importance of partnerships across public and private sector enterprises to solve complex energy and sustainability challenges.

Mr Fors shared his view that sustainability is within reach today if existing energy assets are upgraded to operate with higher efficiency. He cited a recently upgraded Combined Cycle Plant in Singapore which has reduced its CO2 emissions by 60,000 tonnes per year — approximately the total CO2 emitted by 20,000 households in Singapore.

Ms Joy Boo,
Head of Government Affairs, Asia-Pacific, Siemens Energy

Ms Joy Boo, Head of Government Affairs, Asia Pacific, Siemens Energy, echoed Mr Fors’ views. In her presentation on ‘Supporting Connectivity and Sustainability in Singapore and Asia Pacific’, she reiterated that the Energy Market Authority of Singapore and Siemens Energy share the common vision of innovating and collaborating with partners. Ms Boo then presented examples demonstrating how Siemen Energy has been collaborating with customers to design more power-efficient turbines and plant upgrades that achieve greater CO2 emissions reductions.

Attendees during the theme announcement

Attendees networking at SIEWConnects@Siemens Energy

Paving the way to SIEW 2024

SIEWConnects@Siemens Energy is a platform for public and private sectors to network with like-minded individuals, gain industry insights and explore future collaborations, as the sector comes together to shape our energy future. Be part of this transformative journey at SIEW 2024, happening from 21-25 October. Register your interest to attend! For more information, you can view the full press release here. You can also view the SIEW Live interviews at SIEWConnects@Siemens Energy.

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