2nd Global Ministerial Conference on System Integration of Renewables

ORGANISER Energy Market Authority & International Energy Agency
DATE 27 October 2020
TIME 14:00 – 17:00
VENUE Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Singapore and the International Energy Agency will co-host the 2nd Global Ministerial Conference on System Integration of Renewables at SIEW on 27 October 2020. The theme of the Ministerial Conference is “Investment, Integration and Resilience: A Secure, Clean Energy Future”.

The 2nd Global Ministerial Conference on System Integration of Renewables provides a platform for Ministers, CEOs and thought leaders to explore emerging issues in the acceleration of renewables integration and power system resilience, with a focus on Asia and the ASEAN region. The Ministerial Conference will also feature the launch of the IEA’s Electricity Security Report.

Opening Remarks

14:00 - 14:10 hrs



Dr Tan See Leng

Minister, Prime Minister’s Office
Second Minister for Trade and Industry
Second Minister for Manpower


Opening Address and Launch of the IEA Electricity Security Report

14:10 - 14:30 hrs



Dr Fatih Birol

Executive Director

International Energy Agency

Opening Keynote Address

14:30 - 14:40 hrs

Session 1: Accelerating investment in Renewable Electricity Technology and Infrastructure

14:40 - 15:45 hrs

This session will focus on measures undertaken by governments and the private sector to enhance renewable electricity uptake and integration, against the backdrop of a global economy affected by Covid-19 pandemic. Speakers will discuss policy approaches, investments required in infrastructure and technology, and the role of the private sector in promoting a renewables revolution post-COVID-19.

Discussion Questions:
  1. How can governments continue to promote the uptake of renewable energy against low oil prices and in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic?
  2. What are the investments needed in infrastructure and technology to accelerate and enhance the integration of renewables into the power system?
  3. How can countries work together more effectively on promoting investments on renewable grid integration?

Session 2: Developing Resilient and Flexible Power Systems

15:45 - 16:50 hrs

This session will discuss the critical role of enhancing resiliency and flexibility in our power systems against physical disruptions, supply shocks and digital threats. Panellists will share experiences and discuss measures to ensure stability of supply while increasing the use of clean energy sources, and the role of digitalisation in the future of smart and clean energy systems.

Discussion Questions:
  1. How do we ensure our electricity grids remain resilient and flexible?
  2. What are some of the lessons learnt from managing the impact of COVID-19 on the energy systems, i.e. supply disruptions?
  3. What is the role of digitalisation in creating a resilient and flexible power system?



Frank Phuan

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director

Sunseap Group Pte Ltd

Closing Remarks

16:50 - 17:00 hrs

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