17 - 19 March 2021 | BITEC, BANGKOK

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Future Energy Asia is pleased to announce the call for papers for out 2021 edition. The event is scheduled to run at BITEC from 17 - 19 March 2021. We invite expressions of interest for presenters, panellists, and moderators/chairs within our 2 technical content areas below.

  1. EPC & Developers Stream –projects in LNG-to-Power, Clean Generation and Renewables
  2. Tools of Trade Stream – implementing the Energy Transition and Digital Transformation

 

Future Energy Asia is ASEAN’s only dedicated Energy Transition event with a focus on the interests of Energy Suppliers, Power Providers, Project Developers and C&I Customers. The theme for 2021 is ‘’Building the Bridge to Clean Energy and Power”.

PRESENTER GUIDELINES

  • Presenters will be selected from speaking proposals submitted to the Executive Committee. Early submission is important to ensure time to review the paper proposals. The deadline is October 2020.
  • Prior to submission, management clearance must be obtained. Any issues concerning clearance should be outlined.
  • All presenters will be expected to produce speaking notes in the form of power-points and will provide copyright release to dmg events for sharing with delegates.
  • A proper review of your presentation idea requires that it contain adequate information on which to make a judgment. It should be written in English and be no more than 500 words setting out the objectives and/or scope of the proposed presentation.
  • The proposed presentation must contribute to utility services or technology or be of immediate interest to the power and water industry. Ideally it should contain new knowledge or experience.
  • Commercialism or sales pitches in your presentation at the event is not acceptable. We provide topic suggestions to better indicate the kind of presentation we seek. Our focus is upon practical implementation of the energy transition and digital transformation strategies.
  • Future Energy Asia assumes no obligation for expenses by presenters for travel, lodging, food, or other incidental expenses.
  • Accepted presenters will be offered a full conference ticket.
  • Some speaking slots will be reserved for sponsors and exhibiters
  • For further enquiries, please e-mail: conference@dmgevents.com

PICK YOUR TOPIC


EPC & Developer Stream (Energy and Power)
EPC & Developer Stream gives insights on successfully implementing mid-sized to large utility projects in energy and power. It is designed for international and local EPCs, utilities, IPPs, developers, and partners to better understand success requirements within complex project development. Compliance with the regulations, achieving finance, managing costs and timelines, concern for the environment and the well-being of staff and local communities have all gained in importance. See below for relevant topics.

 

  1. SUCCESSFUL ENERGY AND POWER EPC PROJECTS & PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS

 

  1. General Principles for EPC-PPP Contract Negotiation

 

  1. Developing PPP Models for Energy and Power Projects to Achieve Capital Expenditure Reductions
  2. Comparing PPP Regulatory Frameworks Across ASEAN – Tendering and Advertising Rules
  • Consideration of Risk Allocation & ‘Value for Money’ Principles within Energy and Power Projects
  1. Business Models and Regulatory Requirements for Cross-Border Interconnections in ASEAN
  2. How to Promote Public-Private Partnerships in the Power Sector - Mobilizing Private Capital
  3. How the Global Energy Transition is Set to Disrupt the ASEAN Geopolitical and EPC Landscape
  • Developing Effective EPC Project Delivery Systems and EPC Contractor Evaluation Processes
  • Collaborative Contracting Agreements for Performance Improvement in Cost and Deliverables
  1. Risk Sharing - The Art of Identifying and Allocating Risk in an EPC Contract to Minimize Disputes
  2. Comparing Concessions, Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) and Design-Build-Operate (DBO) Projects

 

  1. EPC Contract Management – Towards Data-Centric, Simultaneous and Collaborative Models

 

  1. Impact of COVID-19 on EPC Project Performance in ASEAN Energy and Power Sectors
  2. Developing a Roadmap to Tackle Cost & Time Overruns on EPC Mega Energy and Power Projects
  • Understanding Dispute Resolution and Prevention in the ASEAN Region from EPC Contract
  1. Delivering EPC and PPP Project Management Processes in the Age of Digital Transformation
  2. Communication Strategies for Project Based Information Sharing and Cross-Office Collaboration
  3. Comparing Technological Software for Contract Management and Performance Management
  • Frameworks for Testing New Technologies and Integrating Innovative Solutions into Workflows
  • Managing Licensing Risk in New Build Power and Water Infrastructure Construction Contracts

 

  1. Providing for Local Content and Sustainable Development within EPC Contracts

 

  1. Sustainability and Implementation Strategies for ASEAN Local Content Policy Frameworks
  2. ASEAN Innovations in Local Content Contractual Elements within Infrastructure PPP Projects
  • EPC Experiences of Meeting Local Content Requirements in ASEAN Energy and Power Projects
  1. Sharing Development Plans and Business Partnership Opportunities in Developing New Projects
  2. Increasing Local Content in the Procurement of Infrastructure Projects in Low Income Countries
  3. Ensuring Local Content is a Mutually Beneficial Engagement between the EPC and Stakeholders
  • Local Content Monitoring and Assessment Models to Measure the Programme Effects Generated
  • Enhancing the Benefits of Local Content: Integrating Social and Economic Impact Assessment
  1. Developing a Transparent System for Local Contracting - Local Corporate Procurement Indicators
  2. Benchmarking Local Content Development Strategies and Outcomes in the ASEAN Region

 

  1. Providing for Project Finance, Investment and Tax Objectives

 

  1. Sourcing Renewable Energy Finance and Investment for ASEAN Project Developers
  2. Tax Implications Applied to the Foreign Contractor Carrying Out EPC Contracts in ASEAN
  • Adjusting Financing PPP Structures in ASEAN Projects for COVID-like Force Majeure Events
  1. Promoting Regional Content Policies to Facilitate Investment and Local Market Opportunities
  2. Multilateral and International Institutions Providing Financial Support for Regional Enterprises
  3. Evaluating the Factors that Led to Low-Priced Solar Electricity Projects in the ASEAN Region

 


 

  1. DEVELOPING CLEAN POWER PLANTS & RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS

 

  1. Switching the Fuel Mix

 

  1. Developing and Building and Autonomous Efficient Combined Cycle Power Plant
  2. Bringing Power Generation to the Digital Age with Advanced AI & Machine Learning
  • Impact of Digital Operations and Maintenance Practices on Power Plant Performance
  1. Power Station New Builds: Insights into Financing and Project Management in ASEAN
  2. How EPC Firms Can Become Involved with New ASEAN Energy and Power Projects
  3. Pros and Cons of Coal-To-Gas Plant Conversions to Meet GHG Emission Compliance
  • Multi-Fuel Plant Solutions to Include LPG Power Generation for Utilities and IPPs

 

  1. Developing More Flexible Generation Processes

 

  1. Incorporating Hybrid Energy Power Systems & Solutions into Existing Generation Facilities
  2. Improving the Flexibility and Efficiency of Gas Turbine-Based Distributed Power Plants
  • Ensuring Fuel Flexibility and Effective Maintenance Using Fuel Oils and Gas Turbines
  1. Virtual Power Plants Using Solar Power, Battery Storage, and Flexible Gas Engines
  2. Integration of Large-Scale PV-Based Generation into Power Generation Models
  3. Using Data Analytics to Help Create More Flexible Power Generation

 

  1. Power Plant Emission and Pollution Control Systems
  2. Accessing GHG Emissions from Power Plants in ASEAN Countries and GHG Projects
  3. Pilot Projects for Carbon Capture and Storage for Near Zero Emission Power Plants
  • New Emission Control Regulations for Coal and Oil-Fired Power Plant in ASEAN
  1. Gas Cleaning Systems including Baghouse Cleaning, Fabric Filter Leak Detector, and ESP
  2. Software to Complement CAPAX for Achieving Emission Compliance and Sustainability Goals
  3. Power Plant Retirement, Decommissioning and Demolition Projects – Model Selection
  • Retrofitting Stronger CO2 Emission Control Systems in Fossil Fuel Power Plants

 


 

  1. Water-Energy Nexus in Generation

 

  1. Successful Power Plant Water Use Optimisation and Wastewater Treatment Plants
  2. Water Conservation Trends, Misconceptions, and Options for Water Scarce Countries
  • How to Effectively Minimize Power Plant Water Usage for ASEAN Power Stations
  1. Improving the Use of Air-Cooled Power Plants and Effective Ash Handling Techniques
  2. Strategies for Using Reclaimed Water in Power Plant Cooling Applications

 

  1. Developing and Integrating Solar and Wind Energy Assets

 

  1. Experiences of Developing and Integrating ASEAN Renewable Energy Projects
  2. ASEAN Utility-Scale Solar-Plus-Storage Plants for Peak Shaving and Grid Stability
  • Operational Advantages of Battery Storage Farms as an Alternative to Peaker Power Plants
  1. Accelerating Rooftop Solar Adoption in ASEAN for Residential and Commercial Applications
  2. Assessing the Post COVID Performance of ASEAN Renewables Programmes and Projects
  3. Developing Solar and Wind as a Future Low-Cost Energy Transition ‘Baseload Energy’ Solution
  • Building a HVDC ‘Super Grid’ to Support 100% Renewable Energy Sustainable Power Supply

 

  1. Improving Efficiency and Engineering in Fossil & Combined Cycle Plants

 

  1. The Intention is to cover a wide range of essential technology and processes including:
  • Boilers and Turbines
  • Heat Recovery Steam Generators
  • High-Energy Piping (HEP) Systems
  • Metallurgy & Failure Analyses
  • Cycle Chemistry

 

 

 

  1. BUILDING LNG-TO-POWER BUYERS INFRASTRUCTURE

 

  1. Negotiating LNG and Gas Supply Contracts

 

  1. LNG Demand: Comparing Buyers’ Strategies in North Asia and South East Asia
  2. Current Gas and LNG Outlook and Trends Including the Future of LNG Oil Indexation
  • How Will ASEAN Natural Gas and LNG Suppliers Navigate the Post-Coronavirus World?
  1. Destination Restrictions and Diversion Provisions in LNG Sale and Purchase Agreements
  2. Asian LNG Pricing and Trading Hubs including Spot/Short-Term LNG Market Analysis
  3. Building the LNG-to-Power IPP Procurement Programme – General Features and Problem Areas
  • LNG Contract Adjustments: Force Majeure, Change of Circumstances, Hardship, and Price Review
  • Impact of Government Regulations on the ASEAN LNG Market Expansion and Prospects

 

  1. Investment in the LNG Supply Chain

 

  1. Financing the Development of Gas Fields in the Context of Creating an LNG Supply Business
  2. LNG Project Risk in Post COVID Markets – Comparing Spot Market vs Long Term Contracts
  • Key Bankability Considerations for FSRU-to-IPP Project Structures in ASEAN Markets
  1. Comparing Generation Costs for LNG vs Coal Fired Power Plants in South East Asia
  2. Emergence of Multi-User LNG Terminal Model and the Impact on LNG Investments
  3. Comparing LNG Financing Structures: Integrated vs Separate Financing Models

 

  1. Developing Small Scale LNG Infrastructure

 

  1. ASEAN SSLNG Market Outlook and Regulations
  2. Opportunities and Challenges for Small-Scale LNG Commercialization
  • LNG for Off-Grid Industries and LNG as a Fuel for Heavy Duty Vehicles
  1. Developing Small-Scale LNG Plants for the ASEAN Bunker Fuel Market
  2. Small-scale LNG Terminals and Their Impact on Gas Market Diversification
  3. Supporting Remote Locations in ASEAN with an LNG Hub and Spoke Strategy
  • Small Scale LNG Transportation – From Small Carriers to Trailer Truck Distribution

 


 

  1. Developing Hydrogen-to-Power Decarbonisation Infrastructure

 

  1. How Hydrogen Empowers the Energy Transition and Offers Net Zero Emissions
  2. Establishing the Ground Rules of the Hydrogen Economy – Green vs Blue Hydrogen
  • Feasibility Studies into Commercialising Blue Hydrogen and the Decarbonisation of Methane
  1. Hydrogen Pathways: Natural Gas Reforming Using Natural Gas Pipeline Delivery Infrastructure
  2. Technical and Economic Conditions for Blending Hydrogen into Natural Gas Pipeline Networks

 

Tools of Trade Stream (Energy and Power)
This stream is intended to drill deeper into what “Integrated Transformation” means on the ground to fulfil energy transition and demand-side efficiency for energy and power. For utilities, the challenge is not just to review, optimize and transform existing processes and business models. It is to find completely new ways to conduct their business. In this regard, digital technology offers utilities new revenue models, as well as opportunities for process improvement and customer engagement across the utility chain.  See below for topic suggestions.

 

  1. DIGITAL TOOLS FOR POWER PLANTS

 

  1. Improving Operator Effectiveness & Plant Performance with Digital Tools

 

  1. Generation System Planning - Methods and Models for Load Forecasting and Capacity Planning
  2. Design and Maintenance of System-Wide Communications, Security, Protection and Controls
  • Moving from Preventive to Predictive Maintenance with Advanced Analytics in Power Plants
  1. Using of Digital Twin Technology Within Power Plants to Manage All Types of Operations
  2. Implementing an Operational Technology Network to Support the Digitalization Plan
  3. Using Technology to Enhance Plant Electrical Safety and Maintenance Operations
  • Obtaining More Value from Smart, Connected Power Plant Assets

 

  1. Remote Operations and Automation in Power Plants

 

  1. Remote Operations and Collaboration Rooms for On-site HMI/SCADA Control Systems
  2. Scaling Intelligent Automation - Best Practices Used by Utility ‘Automation Frontrunners’
  • Leveraging Digital Technologies to Achieve Global Fleetwide Performance Improvements
  1. Building a Drone Program and Robotic Inspections for Maintenance at Power Plants
  2. Power Plant Workforce of the Future - Closing the Skills Gap with Education
  3. Self-Optimising Combustion Control of an Oil-Fired Power Station Boiler

 

  1. Digital Solar and Wind Plants for Increased Asset Value
  2. Digital Platforms and the Future of Energy Forecasting and Provisioning
  3. Adopting Digital Twin Technology for Solar and Wind Power Generation
  • IoT-Enabled Renewable Energy Management Solution for Asset Monitoring
  1. Designing Automated Solar Tracking Systems for Renewable Energy Plants
  2. Approaches to Digital Operations and Maintenance for Solar and Wind Farms
  3. Using Digital Tools to Ensure Longer Duration of Energy Storage Assets
  • Utilization of Flexible Demand in a Virtual Power Plant Set-Up

 

  1. SMART GRID AND SMART METERING ROLLOUTS

 

  1. Setting Up Smart Grid Roadmaps, Pilots, and Implementation Programs

 

  1. Comparing ASEAN Utility Investments in Smart Technologies and Digital Operations
  2. Understanding Thailand’s Smart Grid Ambitions for Advanced Network Deployment
  • Digital Upgrades to Support Chinese Belt and Road Initiative and Global Energy Grid
  1. Smart Grid Deployment – Utility as EPC and Outsourcing Project Management Roles
  2. Addressing the Smart Grid Procurement Framework and Ensuring Skilled Manpower
  3. Financing Mechanisms to Drive Smart Grid Deployment and Incentivise Private Sector
  • Building Blocks of Smart Grid: Ensuring Hardware and Software Transformation
  • Sharing Experiences from ASEAN’s Smart Meter Reading Pilot Projects
  1. Legal Aspects of the Smart Grid and Smart Metering Infrastructure

 

  1. Implementation Strategies to Utilise the Full Capabilities of Smart Meters

 

  1. Comparing Asian Market Models and Regulation of Smart Meter Implementation
  2. Smart Metering Ownership and Finance Models – The Evolution to Outsourced Services
  • Measuring the Value of Implementing Smart Meters for Distributed Network Operators
  1. Flexible Deployment Models to Help Utilities Mitigate Technology Risks and Reduce Costs
  2. Ensuring Utility IT Systems Are Capable of Supporting Real Time Smart Meter Data Analytics
  3. Selecting Interoperable Next Gen Meters to Ensure Cost-Efficient AMI Cycle Management
  • Stand-Alone and Integrated Smart Metering Prepayment Solutions for Low Income Customers
  • Robust AMI Procurement Strategies for Long-Term Accountability and System Reliability
  1. Extracting Value from Customer Meter Data Analytics in Smart Water Meter Programs
  2. Beyond Smart Meters - Pushing the Envelope of Demand Response

 

  1. Developing a Communication Infrastructure for the Smart Grid and Smart Metering
  2. M2M Communications in the Smart Grid: Applications, Standards, Enabling Technologies
  3. Ensuring End-to-end Service Availability and Performance for Smart Grid and Smart Metering
  • Wireless Network Architecture for Future Smart Grid Machine to Machine Communications
  1. The Role of Power Line Communications in the Smart Grid: Applications and Challenges
  2. Cabling Innovations - 5G Trends Impacting Deploying Next-Gen Fiber-to-the-Meter
  3. Performance of Private LTE for Smart Grid and Smart Meter Communications
  • Hybrid Communication Architectures for Distributed Smart Grid Applications
  • Narrowband Radio Frequency (RF) Smart Mesh Networks

 

  1. Big Data Analytics Platforms for Connected Data-Driven Business Solutions

 

  1. Analytics as Strategy: Integrating Analytics to Drive Customer Value and Operational Excellence
  2. Comparing Performance of Cloud-Based Software Platforms for Big Data Analytics in Smart Grids
  • Immersive Data Visualization Tools to Store, Analyze, and Process Power and Water Data
  1. Data Protection Impact Assessments for Smart Grid and Smart Metering Environments
  2. Real Time Predictive Analytics for Optimizing Energy Asset Lifecycles

 

  1. ENSURING LOAD MANAGEMENT FLEXIBILITY

 

  1. Digital Substation Automation Systems for Managing the Energy Transition

 

  1. Digital Transformation for Substations Enabling a Stronger, Smarter and Greener Grid
  2. Grid Monitoring Platforms to Retrofit Aging Substations and Distribution Feeders
  • Using Global Standards for Effective Substation Automation Protection and Control
  1. GIS Applications for Distribution Substation Planning and Load Forecasting

 

  1. Improving the Performance of Transformer Fleets in Power Distribution Networks

 

  1. Global Trends in Modernising Transformers for Central and Distributed Generation
  2. Mitigating the Risk of Aging Power Transformer Failure with Online Monitoring Systems
  • Tools for Managing Power Losses in Transformers Within Distribution Electric Networks
  1. Transformers for Wind and Solar Generation: Installation and Operation Characteristics
  2. Digital Power Transformers: The Internet of Energy and its Impact on Transformer Design

 

  1. Grid Upgrades for Renewable Integration, Load Management and Mass Electrification

 

  1. Super Grid or Smart Grid: Comparing Strategies for Large-Scale Integration of Renewables
  2. Managing Grid Stability and Reliability at the Overall Network Level Using DERMS Software
  • Demand Side Management of Smart Grid: Load Shifting and Customer Incentive Programs
  1. Smart Grid 2.0 – The Internet of Energy, Distribution Automation and Smart Meters
  2. Electric Vehicles Charging Infrastructure and Dynamic Load Management Systems
  3. Integration of Energy Storage in Smart Grids: Technologies and Applications
  • Renewable Energy Microgrid Controls and Grid Integration Systems
  • Energy Sharing and Management for Prosumers in Smart Grids

 

  1. DIGITAL TOOLS FOR STAFF AND CUSTOMERS

 

  1. Meeting the Demands of the Mobile Workforce and Field Service Management

 

  1. How Field Teams Can Adopt Post COVID Lessons to Improve Future Business Operations
  2. Developing the Case for Adopting Cloud Based Digital Workforce Management Systems
  • How the Internet of Things Is Transforming the Field Service Industry and Its Software
  1. Augmented and Virtual Reality to Minimize Operational Costs and Improve Safety
  2. GIS System Integration to Create More Comprehensive Utility Field Scenarios

 

  1. Action Plans for Training a Digitally-Savvy and Client-Centric Workforce

 

  1. Digital Skill Outsourcing and the Impact on Inhouse Human Asset Management
  2. The Impact of the Coronavirus on HR and The New Normal for Workplaces
  • Developing Diversity and Inclusion Programs for Digital Innovation Projects
  1. Recruiting Digitally Savvy Staff for Smart Grid and Smart Meter Projects
  2. The Role of Utility HR as a Business Enabler of Digital Transformation
  3. Engaging the Workforce in a Major Digital Transformation Project

 

  1. Digital Customer Engagement and New Customer Services

 

  1. Delivering Utility Customer Value with Analytics and the Digital Grid
  2. Energy-as-a-Service: Expanding Deployment of Low-Carbon Technologies
  • Customer Preferences and Serving Payments in the Age of Instant Gratification
  1. Building Effective Customer Self Service Portals to Ensure Loyalty and Engagement
  2. Customer Engagement Strategies for Successful Smart Meter Deployment Programmes
  3. Connected Customers in the Age of Smart Meters and Smart Electric Vehicle Charging
  • Facing the Omnichannel Challenge - Behavioural Metrics to Help Engage Customers
  • Consumer Engagement and End-use Savings - Incentives and Energy Efficiency Behaviours

 

  1. Electrification of Everything and the Future of Utility Services

 

  1. Asian Utilities Reaction to Disruption – Energy Transition and Digital Transformation
  2. How Electrification of Transportation Will Change Everything for Utilities Business Models
  • Preparing the Mass Electrification Strategy to Guide Regulators, Stakeholders, and Investors
  1. Energy Consumption Patterns and Environmental Impacts in the Age of Mass Electrification
  2. Distributed Hybrid Power Systems and Their Role in the Electrification of Everything Future
  3. The Pivot to Consumer Driven Energy and Impact on Utility Business Models and Services

 

 

Future Energy Asia is pleased to announce the call for papers for out 2021 edition. The event is scheduled to run at BITEC from 17 - 19 March 2021. We invite expressions of interest for presenters, panellists, and moderators/chairs within our 2 technical content areas below.

  1. EPC & Developers Stream –projects in LNG-to-Power, Clean Generation and Renewables
  2. Tools of Trade Stream – implementing the Energy Transition and Digital Transformation

Future Energy Asia is ASEAN’s only dedicated Energy Transition event with a focus on the interests of Energy Suppliers, Power Providers, Project Developers and C&I Customers. The theme for 2021 is "Building the Bridge to Clean Energy and Power".

READ: PRESENTER GUIDELINES

  • Presenters will be selected from speaking proposals submitted to the Executive Committee. Early submission is important to ensure time to review the paper proposals. The deadline is 30 October 2020.
  • Prior to submission, management clearance must be obtained. Any issues concerning clearance should be outlined.
  • All presenters will be expected to produce speaking notes in the form of power-points and will provide copyright release to dmg events for sharing with delegates.
  • A proper review of your presentation idea requires that it contain adequate information on which to make a judgment. It should be written in English and be no more than 500 words setting out the objectives and/or scope of the proposed presentation.
  • The proposed presentation must contribute to utility services or technology or be of immediate interest to the power and water industry. Ideally it should contain new knowledge or experience.
  • Commercialism or sales pitches in your presentation at the event is not acceptable. We provide topic suggestions to better indicate the kind of presentation we seek. Our focus is upon practical implementation of the energy transition and digital transformation strategies.
  • Future Energy Asia assumes no obligation for expenses by presenters for travel, lodging, food, or other incidental expenses.
  • Accepted presenters will be offered a full conference ticket.
  • Some speaking slots will be reserved for sponsors and exhibiters
  • For further enquiries, please e-mail: conference@dmgevents.com

2020 TECHNICAL CONFERENCE TOPICS

EPC & Developer Stream (Energy and Power)

EPC & Developer Stream gives insights on successfully implementing mid-sized to large utility projects in energy and power. It is designed for international and local EPCs, utilities, IPPs, developers, and partners to better understand success requirements within complex project development. Compliance with the regulations, achieving finance, managing costs and timelines, concern for the environment and the well-being of staff and local communities have all gained in importance. See below for relevant topics.

  1. SUCCESSFUL ENERGY AND POWER EPC PROJECTS & PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS
    1. General Principles for EPC-PPP Contract Negotiation
      1. Developing PPP Models for Energy and Power Projects to Achieve Capital Expenditure Reductions
      2. Comparing PPP Regulatory Frameworks Across ASEAN – Tendering and Advertising Rules
      3. Consideration of Risk Allocation & ‘Value for Money’ Principles within Energy and Power Projects
      4. Business Models and Regulatory Requirements for Cross-Border Interconnections in ASEAN
      5. How to Promote Public-Private Partnerships in the Power Sector - Mobilizing Private Capital
      6. How the Global Energy Transition is Set to Disrupt the ASEAN Geopolitical and EPC Landscape
      7. Developing Effective EPC Project Delivery Systems and EPC Contractor Evaluation Processes
      8. Collaborative Contracting Agreements for Performance Improvement in Cost and Deliverables
      9. Risk Sharing - The Art of Identifying and Allocating Risk in an EPC Contract to Minimize Disputes
      10. Comparing Concessions, Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) and Design-Build-Operate (DBO) Projects
    2. EPC Contract Management – Towards Data-Centric, Simultaneous and Collaborative Models
      1. Impact of COVID-19 on EPC Project Performance in ASEAN Energy and Power Sectors
      2. Developing a Roadmap to Tackle Cost & Time Overruns on EPC Mega Energy and Power Projects
      3. Understanding Dispute Resolution and Prevention in the ASEAN Region from EPC Contract
      4. Delivering EPC and PPP Project Management Processes in the Age of Digital Transformation
      5. Communication Strategies for Project Based Information Sharing and Cross-Office Collaboration
      6. Comparing Technological Software for Contract Management and Performance Management
      7. Frameworks for Testing New Technologies and Integrating Innovative Solutions into Workflows
      8. Managing Licensing Risk in New Build Power and Water Infrastructure Construction Contracts
    3. Providing for Local Content and Sustainable Development within EPC Contracts
      1. Sustainability and Implementation Strategies for ASEAN Local Content Policy Frameworks
      2. ASEAN Innovations in Local Content Contractual Elements within Infrastructure PPP Projects
      3. EPC Experiences of Meeting Local Content Requirements in ASEAN Energy and Power Projects
      4. Sharing Development Plans and Business Partnership Opportunities in Developing New Projects
      5. Increasing Local Content in the Procurement of Infrastructure Projects in Low Income Countries
      6. Ensuring Local Content is a Mutually Beneficial Engagement between the EPC and Stakeholders
      7. Local Content Monitoring and Assessment Models to Measure the Programme Effects Generated
      8. Enhancing the Benefits of Local Content: Integrating Social and Economic Impact Assessment
      9. Developing a Transparent System for Local Contracting - Local Corporate Procurement Indicators
      10. Benchmarking Local Content Development Strategies and Outcomes in the ASEAN Region
    4. Providing for Project Finance, Investment and Tax Objectives
      1. Sourcing Renewable Energy Finance and Investment for ASEAN Project Developers
      2. Tax Implications Applied to the Foreign Contractor Carrying Out EPC Contracts in ASEAN
      3. Adjusting Financing PPP Structures in ASEAN Projects for COVID-like Force Majeure Events
      4. Promoting Regional Content Policies to Facilitate Investment and Local Market Opportunities
      5. Multilateral and International Institutions Providing Financial Support for Regional Enterprises
      6. Evaluating the Factors that Led to Low-Priced Solar Electricity Projects in the ASEAN Region
  2. DEVELOPING CLEAN POWER PLANTS & RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS
    1. Switching the Fuel Mix
      1. Developing and Building and Autonomous Efficient Combined Cycle Power Plant
      2. Bringing Power Generation to the Digital Age with Advanced AI & Machine Learning
      3. Impact of Digital Operations and Maintenance Practices on Power Plant Performance
      4. Power Station New Builds: Insights into Financing and Project Management in ASEAN
      5. How EPC Firms Can Become Involved with New ASEAN Energy and Power Projects
      6. Pros and Cons of Coal-To-Gas Plant Conversions to Meet GHG Emission Compliance
      7. Multi-Fuel Plant Solutions to Include LPG Power Generation for Utilities and IPPs
    2. Developing More Flexible Generation Processes
      1. Incorporating Hybrid Energy Power Systems & Solutions into Existing Generation Facilities
      2. Improving the Flexibility and Efficiency of Gas Turbine-Based Distributed Power Plants
      3. Ensuring Fuel Flexibility and Effective Maintenance Using Fuel Oils and Gas Turbines
      4. Virtual Power Plants Using Solar Power, Battery Storage, and Flexible Gas Engines
      5. Integration of Large-Scale PV-Based Generation into Power Generation Models
      6. Using Data Analytics to Help Create More Flexible Power Generation
    3. Power Plant Emission and Pollution Control Systems
      1. Accessing GHG Emissions from Power Plants in ASEAN Countries and GHG Projects
      2. Pilot Projects for Carbon Capture and Storage for Near Zero Emission Power Plants
      3. New Emission Control Regulations for Coal and Oil-Fired Power Plant in ASEAN
      4. Gas Cleaning Systems including Baghouse Cleaning, Fabric Filter Leak Detector, and ESP
      5. Software to Complement CAPAX for Achieving Emission Compliance and Sustainability Goals
      6. Power Plant Retirement, Decommissioning and Demolition Projects – Model Selection
      7. Retrofitting Stronger CO2 Emission Control Systems in Fossil Fuel Power Plants
    4. Water-Energy Nexus in Generation
      1. Successful Power Plant Water Use Optimisation and Wastewater Treatment Plants
      2. Water Conservation Trends, Misconceptions, and Options for Water Scarce Countries
      3. How to Effectively Minimize Power Plant Water Usage for ASEAN Power Stations
      4. Improving the Use of Air-Cooled Power Plants and Effective Ash Handling Techniques
      5. Strategies for Using Reclaimed Water in Power Plant Cooling Applications
    5. Developing and Integrating Solar and Wind Energy Assets
      1. Experiences of Developing and Integrating ASEAN Renewable Energy Projects
      2. ASEAN Utility-Scale Solar-Plus-Storage Plants for Peak Shaving and Grid Stability
      3. Operational Advantages of Battery Storage Farms as an Alternative to Peaker Power Plants
      4. Accelerating Rooftop Solar Adoption in ASEAN for Residential and Commercial Applications
      5. Assessing the Post COVID Performance of ASEAN Renewables Programmes and Projects
      6. Developing Solar and Wind as a Future Low-Cost Energy Transition ‘Baseload Energy’ Solution
      7. Building a HVDC ‘Super Grid’ to Support 100% Renewable Energy Sustainable Power Supply
    6. Improving Efficiency and Engineering in Fossil & Combined Cycle Plants
      1. The Intention is to cover a wide range of essential technology and processes including:
        1. Boilers and Turbines
        2. Heat Recovery Steam Generators
        3. High-Energy Piping (HEP) Systems
        4. Metallurgy & Failure Analyses
        5. Cycle Chemistry
  3. BUILDING LNG-TO-POWER BUYERS INFRASTRUCTURE
    1. Negotiating LNG and Gas Supply Contracts
      1. LNG Demand: Comparing Buyers’ Strategies in North Asia and South East Asia
      2. Current Gas and LNG Outlook and Trends Including the Future of LNG Oil Indexation
      3. How Will ASEAN Natural Gas and LNG Suppliers Navigate the Post-Coronavirus World?
      4. Destination Restrictions and Diversion Provisions in LNG Sale and Purchase Agreements
      5. Asian LNG Pricing and Trading Hubs including Spot/Short-Term LNG Market Analysis
      6. Building the LNG-to-Power IPP Procurement Programme – General Features and Problem Areas
      7. LNG Contract Adjustments: Force Majeure, Change of Circumstances, Hardship, and Price Review
      8. Impact of Government Regulations on the ASEAN LNG Market Expansion and Prospects
    2. Investment in the LNG Supply Chain
      1. Financing the Development of Gas Fields in the Context of Creating an LNG Supply Business
      2. LNG Project Risk in Post COVID Markets – Comparing Spot Market vs Long Term Contracts
      3. Key Bankability Considerations for FSRU-to-IPP Project Structures in ASEAN Markets
      4. Comparing Generation Costs for LNG vs Coal Fired Power Plants in South East Asia
      5. Emergence of Multi-User LNG Terminal Model and the Impact on LNG Investments
      6. Comparing LNG Financing Structures: Integrated vs Separate Financing Models/li>
    3. Developing Small Scale LNG Infrastructure
      1. ASEAN SSLNG Market Outlook and Regulations
      2. Opportunities and Challenges for Small-Scale LNG Commercialization
      3. LNG for Off-Grid Industries and LNG as a Fuel for Heavy Duty Vehicles
      4. Developing Small-Scale LNG Plants for the ASEAN Bunker Fuel Market
      5. Small-scale LNG Terminals and Their Impact on Gas Market Diversification
      6. Supporting Remote Locations in ASEAN with an LNG Hub and Spoke Strategy
      7. Small Scale LNG Transportation – From Small Carriers to Trailer Truck Distribution
    4. Developing Hydrogen-to-Power Decarbonisation Infrastructure
      1. How Hydrogen Empowers the Energy Transition and Offers Net Zero Emissions
      2. Establishing the Ground Rules of the Hydrogen Economy – Green vs Blue Hydrogen
      3. Feasibility Studies into Commercialising Blue Hydrogen and the Decarbonisation of Methane
      4. Hydrogen Pathways: Natural Gas Reforming Using Natural Gas Pipeline Delivery Infrastructure
      5. Technical and Economic Conditions for Blending Hydrogen into Natural Gas Pipeline Networks
Tools of Trade Stream (Energy and Power)

This stream is intended to drill deeper into what “Integrated Transformation” means on the ground to fulfil energy transition and demand-side efficiency for energy and power. For utilities, the challenge is not just to review, optimize and transform existing processes and business models. It is to find completely new ways to conduct their business. In this regard, digital technology offers utilities new revenue models, as well as opportunities for process improvement and customer engagement across the utility chain.  See below for topic suggestions.

  1. DIGITAL TOOLS FOR POWER PLANTS
    1. Improving Operator Effectiveness & Plant Performance with Digital Tools
      1. Generation System Planning - Methods and Models for Load Forecasting and Capacity Planning
      2. Design and Maintenance of System-Wide Communications, Security, Protection and Controls
      3. Moving from Preventive to Predictive Maintenance with Advanced Analytics in Power Plants
      4. Using of Digital Twin Technology Within Power Plants to Manage All Types of Operations
      5. Implementing an Operational Technology Network to Support the Digitalization Plan
      6. Using Technology to Enhance Plant Electrical Safety and Maintenance Operations
      7. Obtaining More Value from Smart, Connected Power Plant Assets
    2. Remote Operations and Automation in Power Plants
      1. Remote Operations and Collaboration Rooms for On-site HMI/SCADA Control Systems
      2. Scaling Intelligent Automation - Best Practices Used by Utility ‘Automation Frontrunners’
      3. Leveraging Digital Technologies to Achieve Global Fleetwide Performance Improvements
      4. Building a Drone Program and Robotic Inspections for Maintenance at Power Plants
      5. Power Plant Workforce of the Future - Closing the Skills Gap with Education
      6. Self-Optimising Combustion Control of an Oil-Fired Power Station Boiler
    3. Digital Solar and Wind Plants for Increased Asset Value
      1. Digital Platforms and the Future of Energy Forecasting and Provisioning
      2. Adopting Digital Twin Technology for Solar and Wind Power Generation
      3. IoT-Enabled Renewable Energy Management Solution for Asset Monitoring
      4. Designing Automated Solar Tracking Systems for Renewable Energy Plants
      5. Approaches to Digital Operations and Maintenance for Solar and Wind Farms
      6. Using Digital Tools to Ensure Longer Duration of Energy Storage Assets
      7. Utilization of Flexible Demand in a Virtual Power Plant Set-Up
  2. SMART GRID AND SMART METERING ROLLOUTS
    1. Setting Up Smart Grid Roadmaps, Pilots, and Implementation Programs
      1. Comparing ASEAN Utility Investments in Smart Technologies and Digital Operations
      2. Understanding Thailand’s Smart Grid Ambitions for Advanced Network Deployment
      3. Digital Upgrades to Support Chinese Belt and Road Initiative and Global Energy Grid
      4. Smart Grid Deployment – Utility as EPC and Outsourcing Project Management Roles
      5. Addressing the Smart Grid Procurement Framework and Ensuring Skilled Manpower
      6. Financing Mechanisms to Drive Smart Grid Deployment and Incentivise Private Sector
      7. Building Blocks of Smart Grid: Ensuring Hardware and Software Transformation
      8. Sharing Experiences from ASEAN’s Smart Meter Reading Pilot Projects
      9. Legal Aspects of the Smart Grid and Smart Metering Infrastructure
    2. Implementation Strategies to Utilise the Full Capabilities of Smart Meters
      1. Comparing Asian Market Models and Regulation of Smart Meter Implementation
      2. Smart Metering Ownership and Finance Models – The Evolution to Outsourced Services
      3. Measuring the Value of Implementing Smart Meters for Distributed Network Operators
      4. Flexible Deployment Models to Help Utilities Mitigate Technology Risks and Reduce Costs
      5. Ensuring Utility IT Systems Are Capable of Supporting Real Time Smart Meter Data Analytics
      6. Selecting Interoperable Next Gen Meters to Ensure Cost-Efficient AMI Cycle Management
      7. Stand-Alone and Integrated Smart Metering Prepayment Solutions for Low Income Customers
      8. Robust AMI Procurement Strategies for Long-Term Accountability and System Reliability
      9. Extracting Value from Customer Meter Data Analytics in Smart Water Meter Programs
      10. Beyond Smart Meters - Pushing the Envelope of Demand Response
    3. Developing a Communication Infrastructure for the Smart Grid and Smart Metering
      1. M2M Communications in the Smart Grid: Applications, Standards, Enabling Technologies
      2. Ensuring End-to-end Service Availability and Performance for Smart Grid and Smart Metering
      3. Wireless Network Architecture for Future Smart Grid Machine to Machine Communications
      4. The Role of Power Line Communications in the Smart Grid: Applications and Challenges
      5. Cabling Innovations - 5G Trends Impacting Deploying Next-Gen Fiber-to-the-Meter
      6. Performance of Private LTE for Smart Grid and Smart Meter Communications
      7. Hybrid Communication Architectures for Distributed Smart Grid Applications
      8. Narrowband Radio Frequency (RF) Smart Mesh Networks
    4. Big Data Analytics Platforms for Connected Data-Driven Business Solutions
      1. Analytics as Strategy: Integrating Analytics to Drive Customer Value and Operational Excellence
      2. Comparing Performance of Cloud-Based Software Platforms for Big Data Analytics in Smart Grids
      3. Immersive Data Visualization Tools to Store, Analyze, and Process Power and Water Data
      4. Data Protection Impact Assessments for Smart Grid and Smart Metering Environments
      5. Real Time Predictive Analytics for Optimizing Energy Asset Lifecycles
  3. ENSURING LOAD MANAGEMENT FLEXIBILITY
    1. Digital Substation Automation Systems for Managing the Energy Transition
      1. Digital Transformation for Substations Enabling a Stronger, Smarter and Greener Grid
      2. Grid Monitoring Platforms to Retrofit Aging Substations and Distribution Feeders
      3. Using Global Standards for Effective Substation Automation Protection and Control
      4. GIS Applications for Distribution Substation Planning and Load Forecasting
    2. Improving the Performance of Transformer Fleets in Power Distribution Networks
      1. Global Trends in Modernising Transformers for Central and Distributed Generation
      2. Mitigating the Risk of Aging Power Transformer Failure with Online Monitoring Systems
      3. Tools for Managing Power Losses in Transformers Within Distribution Electric Networks
      4. Transformers for Wind and Solar Generation: Installation and Operation Characteristics
      5. Digital Power Transformers: The Internet of Energy and its Impact on Transformer Design
    3. Grid Upgrades for Renewable Integration, Load Management and Mass Electrification
      1. Super Grid or Smart Grid: Comparing Strategies for Large-Scale Integration of Renewables
      2. Managing Grid Stability and Reliability at the Overall Network Level Using DERMS Software
      3. Demand Side Management of Smart Grid: Load Shifting and Customer Incentive Programs
      4. Smart Grid 2.0 – The Internet of Energy, Distribution Automation and Smart Meters
      5. Electric Vehicles Charging Infrastructure and Dynamic Load Management Systems
      6. Integration of Energy Storage in Smart Grids: Technologies and Applications
      7. Renewable Energy Microgrid Controls and Grid Integration Systems
      8. Energy Sharing and Management for Prosumers in Smart Grids
  4. DIGITAL TOOLS FOR STAFF AND CUSTOMERS
    1. Meeting the Demands of the Mobile Workforce and Field Service Management
      1. How Field Teams Can Adopt Post COVID Lessons to Improve Future Business Operations
      2. Developing the Case for Adopting Cloud Based Digital Workforce Management Systems
      3. How the Internet of Things Is Transforming the Field Service Industry and Its Software
      4. Augmented and Virtual Reality to Minimize Operational Costs and Improve Safety
      5. GIS System Integration to Create More Comprehensive Utility Field Scenarios
    2. Action Plans for Training a Digitally-Savvy and Client-Centric Workforce
      1. Digital Skill Outsourcing and the Impact on Inhouse Human Asset Management
      2. The Impact of the Coronavirus on HR and The New Normal for Workplaces
      3. Developing Diversity and Inclusion Programs for Digital Innovation Projects
      4. Recruiting Digitally Savvy Staff for Smart Grid and Smart Meter Projects
      5. The Role of Utility HR as a Business Enabler of Digital Transformation
      6. Engaging the Workforce in a Major Digital Transformation Project
    3. Digital Customer Engagement and New Customer Services
      1. Delivering Utility Customer Value with Analytics and the Digital Grid
      2. Energy-as-a-Service: Expanding Deployment of Low-Carbon Technologies
      3. Customer Preferences and Serving Payments in the Age of Instant Gratification
      4. Building Effective Customer Self Service Portals to Ensure Loyalty and Engagement
      5. Customer Engagement Strategies for Successful Smart Meter Deployment Programmes
      6. Connected Customers in the Age of Smart Meters and Smart Electric Vehicle Charging
      7. Facing the Omnichannel Challenge - Behavioural Metrics to Help Engage Customers
      8. Consumer Engagement and End-use Savings - Incentives and Energy Efficiency Behaviours
    4. Electrification of Everything and the Future of Utility Services
      1. Asian Utilities Reaction to Disruption – Energy Transition and Digital Transformation
      2. How Electrification of Transportation Will Change Everything for Utilities Business Models
      3. Preparing the Mass Electrification Strategy to Guide Regulators, Stakeholders, and Investors
      4. Energy Consumption Patterns and Environmental Impacts in the Age of Mass Electrification
      5. Distributed Hybrid Power Systems and Their Role in the Electrification of Everything Future
      6. The Pivot to Consumer Driven Energy and Impact on Utility Business Models and Services