Future of the Grid

ORGANISER Clarion Events
DATE 28-29 October 2021
VENUE Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands Singapore

Power systems of the future must be flexible, relying on dispatchable renewable energy, storage and enhanced transmission. To enable this transition to a more sustainable energy future, it is necessary for the grid to evolve, not only to manage flexible and variable power sources but to cope with the increased load brought about by greater electrification.

Future of the Grid is Singapore’s foremost grid-focussed event, and the official Grid event of SIEW 2021. On October 29, leaders from across the global T&D value chain will gather to examine the impending challenges faced by our grid system and the technologies, policies, strategies and investment that will enable it to embrace disruption and support the drive to a sustainable future.

Opening Remarks

Richard-Lim

Richard Lim

Chairman

Energy Market Authority

Programme highlights include:

  • Singapore’s future grid strategy
  • Global electrification trends
  • ASEAN Grid Advances
  • Infrastructure challenges in integrating greater EV use on the grid
  • Vehicle to Grid challenges and opportunities
  • Engaging the customer

Who Will Attend?

The event will be attended by senior representatives, officials, engineers, thought-leaders and executives across the value chain from:

  • Utilities and Regional Grid Operators
  • Technology and Service Companies
  • Government/Regulatory Bodies
  • EPC Companies
  • Financiers and Investors
  • Infrastructure Developers
  • Educational Establishments

Thursday, 28 October 2021

Time (GMT +8) Event
09:00 – 09:10 hrs Event Welcome Address
09:10 - 09:30 hrs Keynote Address: Singapore’s Future Grid Strategy
Richard Lim, Chairman, EMA
09:30 - 09:40 hrs Opening Remarks
Simon Rizkalla, Asia Pacific Business Leader, Cisco
09:40 - 10:40 hrs Keynote Address: The Future Grid: Beyond the Smart Grid
Jimmy Khoo, Chief Executive Officer, SP PowerGrid, SP Group
Keynote Panel: The Future Grid: Beyond the Smart Grid

Government policy, regulations and socio-economic factors driving the need for sustainability commitments and investments

  • Current trends and forecasts of the changing electric sector
  • Technological advancements that are key in the evolution of a “next gen” grid
  • Changing consumer expectations and impacts on grid development
Nik Sofizan Nik Yusuf, Head Grid Solution Expertise, TNB
Dor Son Tan, Head of Distribution, Energy Networks Australia
Jimmy Khoo, Chief Executive Officer, SP PowerGrid
Heru Dewanto, Secretary General, MKI

Moderator:

  • Simon Rizkallah, Asia Pacific Business Leader, Cisco
10:40 - 11:10 hrs Networking Coffee Break
11:10 - 12:00 hrs Energy Leaders’ Panel: Creating an Electrified Economy
  • Macro-outlook: Potential costs, benefits and impacts of mass electrification
  • Transitioning to an electrified economy, efficiently and economically, while assisting and enabling global energy transitions
  • How would companies need to transform to meet changes in demand from an electrified economy?
  • Technologies supporting low carbon initiatives and their functionality
Graeme York, President and CEO, Senoko Energy
Hsien-Hui Tong, Executive Director - Investments, SGInnovate
Michael Wong, Chief Operating Officer, Tuas Power
John Ng, CEO, Power Seraya

Moderator:

  • Eric Jost, Partner, Power & Utilities Consulting, Ernst & Young Advisory
12:00 - 12:50 hrs Opening Remarks
Yoon Young Kim, Cluster President, Schneider Electric- Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei
Panel Discussion: EV Integration: Infrastructure Challenges & Future Business Models

Electric vehicles charging infrastructure: Types of investments for low-priced charging and easy access

  • Implications of EVs on grid planning, operations and reliability
  • Future outlook on e-mobility public charging business models
Mark Tan, Deputy Group Director, Technology and Industry Development, LTA
Andrew Chan, Managing Director -Transport Singapore, Grab
Yoon Young Kim, Cluster President, Schneider Electric- Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei
Victor Sun, Deputy Director, Sustainable Energy Solutions, Mobility, SP Group

Moderator:

  • Vivek Vaidya, Associate Partner - Mobility, Frost & Sullivan
12:50 - 13:50 hrs Lunch
13:50 - 14:40 hrs Insights V2G: Supporting the Grid of the Future?
  • V2G - technology and infrastructure implications on grid stability
  • Technical, economic and environmental benefits
  • Exploring the vehicle-to-grid communications interface
  • What are the challenges faced by stakeholders?
Dr. Sanjib Kumar Panda, Director, Power and Energy Section, Electrical Machines and Drives Laboratory (EMDL), Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore
Paul Welsford, Vice-President, Electric Vehicle Association of Singapore
Chiu Wen Tung, Group Director (Research & Development), URA

Moderator:

  • Andrey Berdichevskiy, Future of Mobility Solution Center Director, Deloitte
14:40 - 15:30 hrs Opening Remarks
Giin Sia, Vice President - Asia Pacific, G&W

Panel Discussion: Developing Singapore’s Future Grid: Grid Optimisation Tools & Strategies to Ensure Reliability & Resilience

  • Grid technologies to facilitate the adoption of renewable energy
  • Identifying distributed energy resource challenges and addressing them through DERMS and VPPs
  • Impact of renewable energy sources and energy storage technologies on the operation and planning of Smart Distribution Networks
  • Optimising grid operations by integrating IoT, IT, and OT systems
Giin Sia, Vice President - Asia Pacific, G&W
Laurence Kwan, Director for Energy, Sunseap
Jean-Philippe ElL Khoury, Head of Sales, Smart Grid, East Asia and Japan, Schneider Electric

Moderator: Matthew Rowe, Director, Power Grids, Asia-Pacific, DNV

15:30 - 16:00 hrs Networking Coffee Break
16:00 - 16:30 hrs Insights: The Technologies Supporting the Future Grid
  • Energy storage opportunities - power-x, battery, hydrogen
  • Advanced components and DER systems
  • Cybersecurity tools and techniques for wide-area monitoring, avoiding disruptions and quick recovery
Dr. Ngin Hoon Tong, Programme Director - Power Electronics & Electrification, Renewable Energy Integration Demonstrator - Singapore, Renewables' Integration & Microgrids, Energy Research Institute, NTU
16:30 - 17:20 hrs Closing Panel: Bringing Customers Along for the Ride: Getting Buy-in for a Sustainable Roadmap
  • Shifting to green energy: Customer education and engagement strategies
  • Customer-utility engagement through communication tools and technologies: What’s the future plan?
  • Transparency through Blockchain/ IoT based automated electricity bill processes
Geraldine Tan, General Manager - Retail, PacificLight Energy
Sam Lim, Senior Vice President (Retail Business), Tuas Power

Moderator:

  • Karan Dhanwani, Director, South East Asian Consulting, PwC
17:20 -17:30 hrs Closing Address
17:30 hrs End of Conference Day One

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