Here we look ahead to how the energy world may look in 10 years. What strategies are required now to prepare for this energy transformation?

09.00
Electrification Futures - Impact of Large-Scale Energy Storage & EVs on the Energy and Power Sector
Sompong Preeprem, Governor, PEA
09.15
Building a Smart Integrated Energy Ecosystem for a Decarbonised Energy and Power sector
9.30
PANEL: Achieving Grid Connectivity – Renewable Power Integration and Opportunities for Power Optimisation, Security and Affordability

Operating electric grids with high penetration of intermittent resources poses unique challenges for utilities and grid operators. One traditional response is to ramp up gas-fired generators but soon, storage solutions could offer new strategies. How are Generators and RE Developers adjusting their strategies to cope with the big switch to renewables while still managing to offer energy security at an affordable price?

John Quirke, Chief Technical Officer, MGen
Oystein Werner, Senior Director Executive Sales, Cognite AS
Thepparat Theppitak, Deputy Governor - Power Plant Development and Renewable Energy, EGAT
Nicolas Leong, SE Asia Regional Director, Wartsila
Moderator:
Mark Hutchinson, VP, Power & Renewables, Wood Mackenzie
10.15
Morning Break
10.45
PANEL: Creating the SEA Super Grid – The Role of HVDC Transmission in a Distributed and Renewable Energy Future

Thailand’s push for regional energy trading via a SEA Super Grid could be a step to increasing regional security of supply and system resiliency. Recent proposals for HVDC lines cite the ability to move generation from high RE resource areas to high electric demand areas as a primary project goal.

Tawatchai Sumranwanich, Generation and Transmission System Planning Division, EGAT
Joo Duk Vancoppenolle, Business Development Asia, Elia Grid International
Zubin Postwalla, Grid Strategic Marketing Leader, Grid Solutions, GE Renewable Energy
Peerapat Vithayasrichareon, Lead Analyst, System Integration of Renewables, International Energy Agency
Moderator:
Dan Taylor, Co-founder, ion Ventures
11.15
PANEL: Electric Dreams – Building Momentum in the Renewable Energy ‘Electrification for Everything’ Low Carbon Future

Renewables are absorbing twice as much investment for power generation as coal, gas, oil and nuclear combined last year. Global oil and gas companies are shifting their models through acquisitions in the power generation and distribution sector as well as in EV. Where do the synergies lie between energy transition opportunities, wind, solar and carbon capture? How should companies be preparing for the Electrification of Everything?

Olivier Duguet, CEO, The Blue Circle
Tor Pramoj, MD, BayWa r.e. (Thailand)
Dr. Akarin Suwannarat, EVP & CTO, Energy Absolute
Prasertsak Cherngchawano, Assistant Governor-Corporate Strategy, EGAT
Edward Zhao, VP, Global Solution and Service, Envision Digital
Moderator:
Martin Lim, CEO, Electrify
12.00
PANEL: Blue Hydrogen & LNG Business Integration Opportunities

The wider adoption of electrification comes with implementation challenges and cost – but also exciting new innovations to help drive the transition process. Blue hydrogen is said to be the key to building scale and lowering costs in hydrogen transport and distribution, which will enable an earlier transition to renewable green hydrogen

Don Stevenson, VP, Energy Supply & Conversion, Gas Technology Institute
Thomas Briault, Energy Advisory Leader, SEA, Arup
Giulia Guido, Sustainable Technologies BDM, Saipem
Moderator:
Captain Walter P. Purio, Founding Director, LNG Marine Fuel Institute
12.30
PANEL: Developing Future Ready EV Business Models and Partnerships

The world sits at the beginning of the age of mass electrification. Energy and Power companies need to be ready for the impact. One of the biggest changes will be the widespread use of EVs and solar-powered smart charging stations. What new business models will emerge in this exciting future where smart electricity replaces fossil fuels and we lean towards a clean energy economy.

Jonathan Yan, Venture Capital Investor, SPARX
Dr. Akarin Suwannarat, EVP & CTO, Energy Absolute
Daniel Scheerooren, Consultant, South Pole
Moderator:
TBA,
13.00
Strategic Conference Ends