Held between 28 October and 1 November, SIEW 2013 focused on the theme “New Horizons in Energy”. It was attended by
policymakers, business leaders and academics hailing from more than 60 countries.
Key Speakers Included:
- Sheikh Khalid Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Chief Executive Officer of Qatargas, Qatar
- S. Iswaran, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister for Home Affairs and
- YB Datuk Seri Dr. Maximus Ongkili, Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water, Malaysia
- Suhail Mohamed Faraj Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy, United Arab Emirates
- Mark McArdle, Minister for Energy & Water Supply, Queensland, Australia
- Jose Maria Figueres, President of the Carbon War Room and former President of Costa Rica
- Adnan Z Amin, Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Other VIPs who attended or spoke included:
- Amos Hochstein, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Diplomacy, US Department of State
- Hiroshi Ozaki, President, Osaka Gas
- Yang Qing, Executive Vice-President, State Grid Corporation of China
- Dr Fatih Birol, Chief Economist, International Energy Agency (IEA)
- Anthony J. Jude, Chair, Energy Committee, Asian Development Bank
- Jon Moore, Deputy Chief Executive, Bloomberg New Energy
- David Pumphrey, Co-Director and Senior Fellow of the Centre for Strategic and International
- Gal Luft, Co-Director at Institute for Analysis of Global Security
Spotlight on SIEW 2013
- SIEW 2013 featured an enhanced series of roundtables helmed by Singapore and international think-tanks. In
addition, the International Energy Agency hosted a lunch presentation on its comprehensive analytical study on
energy trends and prospects in ASEAN, while a half-day Public Private Partnership (PPP) Conference on power
markets and interconnectivity was convened, following the US-Asia Pacific Comprehensive Energy Partnership
(USACEP) announced by US President Barack Obama at the 7th East Asia Summit.
- Singapore signed two separate Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with Cambodia, and the United Arab Emirates,
pledging to strengthen partnerships in the energy sector
- The inaugural Singapore Energy Awards was held, with awards presented to energy student/youth group, Energy
Carta; industry veteran, Quek Poh Huat, Senior Adviser, Singapore Power; and Senoko Energy.
- Singapore’s LNG market is set to develop further with the government awarding up to two new licenses to supply
the city-state’s next tranche of LNG cargo.
- To give gas buyers more choice, the Energy Market Authority is developing a Terminal Access Code to provide
clarity on how terminal capacity can be allocated to spot import and other ancillary services without affecting
the terminal’s throughput. The moratorium on piped natural gas in Singapore will be lifted when BG, the
exclusive LNG supplier to the Jurong Island terminal reaches its 3 Million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) franchise or
in 2018, whichever is earlier.
- A Demand Response programme will be introduced in the National Electricity Market of Singapore
and is expected
to be implemented in 2015.
- Trials for an electricity futures market in Singapore will begin in 2014, with a launch targeted in the second
half of 2014.
- A public consultation exercise on the regulatory framework for intermittent generation sources, such as solar
energy, was launched as part of Singapore’s efforts to maximise the deployment of these energy sources when the
technologies become commercially viable.
SIEW 2013 materials & resources