Singapore Energy Summit

ORGANISER Energy Market Authority
DATE 26 October 2020
TIME 11:00 - 16:30
VENUE Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands Singapore

SIEW 2020 will take place as planned on 26-30 October as a hybrid event, with both onsite and online streaming elements designed for participants in Singapore and overseas.

Creating our Low Carbon Energy Future Together 

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an unprecedented challenge for the energy industry with the uncertain economic and energy demand outlook. At the same time, this crisis could help accelerate the transition to a more secure and sustainable energy future when the global economy recovers. Despite a temporary drop in emissions caused by COVID-19, the urgent need to combat climate change remains. How can we seize new growth opportunities and work together towards a low carbon energy future? Against this backdrop, SIEW 2020 will provide a platform for global energy stakeholders to share best practices and effect change across the energy industry.

Session 1 Transition: Transitioning to our Low Carbon Energy Future

Presented by Pavilion Energy

11:00 - 12:00 hrs



Frédéric H. Barnaud

Group Chief Executive Officer

Pavilion Energy

Panel Discussion

The unprecedented global health crisis will significantly impact how we shape our low carbon energy future. While emissions may have fallen sharply due to global lockdowns, it is likely only temporary. Therefore, we must urgently decarbonise the way we produce, distribute and consume energy. At the same time, we need to ensure energy security, resilience, market stability and flexibility. Against this backdrop, the panel will discuss how we can collaboratively transition to our low carbon future.

  • What will the energy transition look like for Asia?
  • How do we ensure energy security and resilience as we move to a low carbon energy system? How about market stability and flexibility?
  • What is the role of regional grids and interconnectivity in the low carbon energy transition?
  • What are the challenges and opportunities as we transform our energy systems towards a low carbon energy future?
  • How can governments, industry and the public come together to create our low carbon energy future?



Dr Tan See Leng

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



Paula Conboy

Senior Counsel

Sussex Strategy

Special Session 1: Regional Interconnectivity in The Low Carbon Energy Transition

12:00 - 12:30 hrs

This session will explore the important role regional grids and interconnectivity play in ensuring a more sustainable and resilient energy future.

  • What is the vision for an interconnected regional power system and how has this been impacted by the global pandemic?
  • How can we leverage on a more connected grid to ensure security and reliability of supply?
  • How can we effectively reap the potential benefits of increased interconnectivity such as lowering costs, diversifying supply and tapping into lower carbon energy sources?



H.E. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana

Executive Secretary

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)



Seth Tan

Executive Director

Infrastructure Asia

Session 2 – Economy: Building a Low Carbon Energy Economy

14:00 - 15:00 hrs



Kazuhisa Yano

Chief Asia Representative

Osaka Gas

Panel Discussion

In the wake of the pandemic, oil prices have also fallen sharply due to a decrease in demand resulting in a supply glut. Construction on new renewable energy projects have also been put on hold. Many are predicting a global slowdown in economic growth. This panel will explore what are the implications for the energy sector and opportunities this presents to build a low carbon economy.

  • How best can we structure the economy to support the transition to a low carbon energy system?
  • What are some opportunities ahead to re-structure and green our economy in the wake of the pandemic?
  • How will we finance changes to our infrastructure to support a low carbon economy?
  • What do these changes mean for the power, oil & gas and renewable energy sectors?
  • How will energy-intensive sectors evolve, such as transport, logistics and manufacturing?



Dr Brent Layton


Electricity Authority, New Zealand


Simon Wilde

Senior Financial Advisor

Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem)


Tan Chin Hwee

Chief Executive Officer Asia Pacific

Trafigura Group


Tan Chong Meng

Group Chief Executive Officer

PSA International



Tim Rockell

Chairman, Energy & Utilities Committee

British Chamber of Commerce Singapore

Special Session: Energy Resilience and Low Carbon

Presented by EDF International

15:00 - 15:30 hrs



Adam Sieminski


King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC)

This session will address the challenges and key considerations in charting the ideal energy mix, to balance the demands for energy resilience and decarbonisation of energy systems.

  • How do countries determine the energy mix as they transition from one fuel source to another?
  • What are the opportunities for gas, even as countries ramp up on renewables?
  • What roles can the industry shape the fuel mix?



Yoshiyuki Hanasawa

Executive Vice President, Chief Regional Officer for Asia Pacific and India at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI)

Managing Director of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Asia Pacific (MHI-AP)

Session 3 – Innovation: Low Carbon Innovations

15:45 - 16:30 hrs



Damilola Ogunbiyi

Chief Executive Officer and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General

Sustainable Energy for All

Panel Discussion

As we move closer to 2030, decisive action must be taken to keep global temperature rise within 2 degrees Celsius. To meet climate change commitments, it is critical that we leverage on low-carbon alternatives and solutions such as hydrogen, carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) and energy efficiency. This session will explore how innovation in the areas of technology, design and business models could help us achieve a low carbon future.

  • How will innovations in these areas helps us achieve a low carbon energy future?
  • What are the drivers for low carbon technology innovation?
  • How can we encourage investments to ensure continual innovation?
  • What are some of the potential needle movers that will facilitate the low carbon transition?
  • What are some demand and supply side energy innovations that we can tap on?



Professor Andy Hor

Deputy Chief Executive (Research)

Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)


Esther An

Chief Sustainability Officer

City Developments Limited (CDL)

SIEW Closing Keynote Address

16:30 - 17:00 hrs

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