Revolutionising Change for the Grid of the Future
Grid modernisation continues to play a crucial role in ASEAN’s low carbon energy transition efforts. As an increasing volume of variable renewable energy sources is introduced into the mix and energy demand continues to grow rapidly, grid operators must ensure the grid can be resilient, smarter and more flexible.
The SIEW Energy Insights - Webinar Series: Revolutionising Change for the Grid of the Future was held on 29 June 2022, in partnership with SIEW partner, Future of the Grid. It gathered expert speakers to discuss the role of the grid in the energy transition, as well as key challenges and opportunities in grid modernisation innovations.
The webinar commenced with a presentation by Saumya Rao, Associate Director, Project Finance, Infrastructure Advisory, PwC on the energy transition readiness of ASEAN. This was followed by a panel discussion with speakers from SP Group, Fluence and G&W Electric Co., which was moderated by Ms Saumya Rao.
Highlights from the webinar include:
- Southeast Asia Energy Transition Readiness Index: Ms Saumya Rao shared how PwC created the index to help better assess the energy transition readiness in her presentation on Energy Transition in Southeast Asia.
- Innovations to improve energy resilience: Mr Gabriel Yap, Head of Section (Operation Digitalisation), SP Group discussed leveraging innovations in energy storage solution to overcome the challenges of solar intermittency He also shared how we can explore tapping on the storage potential of electrical vehicles through vehicle-to-grid technologies to build greater grid resiliency in the future.
- Importance of governmental support: Mr Hanzel Cubangbang, Senior Market Applications Officer for Southeast Asia, Fluence dived into the importance of supporting grid-related innovations such as energy storage systems with strong policy and regulatory support.
- Key challenges of decentralised power: Mr Patrick Avery, VP Power Grid Automation, G&W Electric Co. provided a breakdown of the key challenges of decentralised power and innovations that are helping grid operators overcome them.
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