Asia Smart Grid

ORGANISER Reed Exhibitions, Elsevier
DATE 29-30 October 2013
TIME 09.00-17.00 hrs
VENUE Sands Expo and Convention Centre, MBS Singapore

Growing consumption of electricity and alarming environmental issues necessitate widespread integration of renewable energy and smartly using the generated energy. Smart grid conceptualises solutions to keep the rocketing peak demand under control and helps overcome the stringent regulatory requirements for grid connectivity. One significant contributor to smart grid energy management is electromobility. Industry experts predict that between 5 and 10% of all vehicles world-wide will be electric-driven by 2020. For noticeable reduction of carbon dioxide emissions, smart grids and smart electric vehicle based transport solutions must be implemented simultaneously. Technically advanced electric vehicles infrastructure can benefit from and trigger investments in smart grids at the same time. Research, technological advancements and initiatives are crucial in driving improvements in the ways we manage power and shaping the future of our electrical system. Partnerships between institutes and industries, consumers and policy makers are playing a key role to position electric vehicles on the global markets. The ASGE 2013 conference features thought-provoking discussions on transforming power grids to serve our evolving needs.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013
8:00 - 9:00 Registration
9:00 - 9:30

Welcome Address
Michelle Lim, Managing Director, Singapore & Malaysia, Reed Exhibitions
Edwin Khew, Chairman, Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS)

Opening Remarks
Bernard Nee, Assistant Chief Executive, Energy Market Authority

CleanTech One Incubator Partners Signing Ceremony
Partners: SEAS, ERI@N, IES, NEWRI, Red Dot, SERIS

9:30 - 10:30 Opening Plenary: Energy Market and Infrastructure Outlook

Policies and market opportunities play key roles in growing clean economies powered by smart grids. Innovative, efficient and sustainable production and consumption of energy must be implemented to address and mitigate the challenges of current and future energy demands. This discussion sheds light on energy legislations and investment opportunities in the region and the emerging role of smart electrical and energy storage systems.

Session Chair:
Prof Dr Harry Hoster, Scientific Director, TUM CREATE (Singapore)
Dr Arthur E Pontau, Deputy Director, Combustion and Industrial Technologies, Transportation Energy Center, Sandia National Laboratories (USA)

Demand Response in the National Electricity Market of Singapore and Introduction to The Siemens Center Demand Response Pilot Project
Dallon Kay, President & Group Chief Executive Officer, Diamond Energy (Singapore)
Anand Menon, Chief Technology Officer, Smart Grid, Siemens (Singapore)

Electric Vehicle Business Update in Korea
Myoungho Sunwoo, Chairman, Electric Vehicle Association of Asia Pacific (South Korea)

10:30 - 11:00 Networking Tea Break
  Smart Grid Track Electromobility Track
11:00 - 12:30 Smart Grid Energy Storage Intermodal Transport and Vehicle Sharing

Latest developments in energy storage systems for the smart grid - testing and simulation of the energy storage elements as well as control aspects and design of large scale energy storage systems

Session Chair: Ettanoor Thuppale Mohan Dass, Senior Scientist, Energy Research Institute @ Nanyang Technological University (ERI@N) (Singapore)

Economics and Benefits of Energy Storage in Power Grids
Milo Sjardin, Head of Asia Pacific, Bloomberg New Energy Finance (Singapore)

Invertible Anion Exchange Membrane Electrolysers for Stabilising the Electricity Grid of the Future
Waldemar Schneider, Laboratory Assistant, Institute for Sustainable Energy Technology and Mobility, Esslingen University of Applied Sciences (Germany)

High-performance, Low Cost Electrolysis with Alkaline Solid Polymeric Membrane Technology
Mark Shiels, Managing Director, M-Business Resourcing (MBR) (Malaysia)

Nano Sized Metal Oxide Generated Pseudo-Capacitors: A New Class of Energy Storage Devices for Smart Grid Applications
Bala Padmakumar, Chief Executive Officer, Amperics (Singapore)

Many car manufacturers see their future business shifting from the production and sales of vehicles towards offering transport and connectivity services in a general sense. This session will bring together views from different players in this emerging field.

Session Chair: Dr Andreas Rau, Principal Investigator, TUM CREATE (Singapore)

Building Blocks for Connected Vehicles Systems
Eugene Ng, Director, Urban Solutions, Bosch Software Innovations (Singapore)

Car Sharing in Germany
Andreas Allebrod, Managing Director, Drive-CarSharing (Germany)

The Challenges of Mobile Ticketing in Intermodal Use Cases
Heleen Wilmink, Traffic Technology and Traffic Management, BMW Group (Germany)

Towards Connected Mobility - Electric Mobility in Baden- Württemberg
Stefan Büchele, International Cooperation Funding Policy, e-mobil BW (Germany)

12:30 - 13:30 Networking Lunch
13:30 - 15:00

Smart Grid Implementation

Electric Vehicle Market & Technology - Part I

Realization, testing and maintenance of grid support devices and metering equipment as well as design topology for demand-response systems

Session Chair: Nilesh Jadhav, Senior Scientist, Energy Research Institute @ Nanyang Technological University (ERI@N) (Singapore)

Melaka: Malaysia's First Smart Grid City
Dato' Seri Suhaimi Abdul Rahman, Chief Executive Officer, Masers Energy (Malaysia)

Lessons from the Field - Customer Best Practices for Smart Meter Rollouts
Nadeem Sheikh, Managing Director, APAC & Japan, Opower (USA)

Renewable Energy Source Integration with Utility-Grid at Distribution Level
Prof Sanjib Kumar Panda, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore (Singapore)

Trends of Intelligent Distribution Grid Systems
Prof Gooi Hoay Beng, Deputy Head, Power Engineering Division, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)

Selected technical and scientific aspects about electric vehicles, their operation, and their economic and ecological feasibility will be highlighted.

Session Chair: Dr Daniel Gleyzes, Principal Investigator, TUM CREATE (Singapore)

Retrofit Kits for High-efficient Plug-in Hybrid Delivery Vans
Prof Dr Ferdinand Panik, Professor, Esslingen University of Applied Sciences (Germany)

Accurate, Real-time Estimation of Electric Vehicle Mass
Erik Wilhelm, Assistant Professor, Singapore University of Technology and Design (Singapore)

Test Procedures for Electric Vehicles - Real World Driving Conditions Test Regime
Dr Tim Barlow, Senior Transport Emission Consultant, Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) (UK)

Comparison of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Different Propulsion Systems for Taxis in Singapore
Benjamin Reuter, Research Associate, TUM CREATE (Singapore)

15:0 - 15:10 Break
15:00 - 16:40

Smart Grid Interconnection and Management

Electric Vehicle Market & Technology – Part II

Placement and connectivity of smart devices and smart power converters to the grid and optimal measures and management strategies for power distribution

Session Chair: Koh Eng Kiong, Programme Director, Energy Research Institute @ Nanyang Technological University (ERI@N) (Singapore)

Smart Grids: The EU Vision and Experience in the Context of Massively Increased Penetration of Renewable Energies
Prof Hans Björn "Teddy" Püttgen, Chair, Energy Systems Management & Director, Energy Center, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) (Switzerland)

The Killer App of the Smart Grid: Commercial Demand Response
Yoav Zingher, Director & Co-Founder, KiWi Power (UK)

Multiple Distributed Generators Placement in Compensated Primary Distribution Networks
Vishal Kumar, Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (India)

Introducing Hybrid AC-DC Grids for Renewable Energy Integration
Prof Choo Fook Hoong, Co-director, Energy Research Institute @ Nanyang Technological University (ERI@N) (Singapore)

Vehicles without a driver and drivers testing virtual vehicles will be discussed. The feasibility of electric cars can be quantified, but one should also not forget that most electric vehicles on the road so far have two wheels only.

Session Chair: Prof Ng Heong Wah, Associate Professor, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)

Market Value of Autonomous Vehicles
Manuel Chaufrein, Vice President Sales and Business Development, INDUCT (France)

Virtual Test Driving - Enabler for the Efficient Development of Electric Vehicle Technologies
Dr Christian Schyr, Product Manager, Test Systems, IPG Automotive (Germany)

Electromobility Potential Index for 46 Major Cities
Stephan Schickram, Research Associate, TUM CREATE (Singapore)

2-wheel E-mobility in Germany and Europe
Stefan Lippert, Managing Director, ELMOTO & Managing Partner, ipdd (Germany)

16:40 - 17:00 Networking Tea Break
17:00 - 18:30

Closing Plenary: EVs, Charging Infrastructure and Business Opportunities

The rise of electric vehicle technology brings new business not only to classical car manufacturers but also to smaller industries, including startups in infocomm technologies or small-scale transport providers. However, the success of EV technology requires a concerted roll-out of smart charging infrastructure and vehicle fleets.

Session Chair: Prof Hans Björn "Teddy" Püttgen, Chair, Energy Systems Management & Director, Energy Center, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) (Switzerland)

New Business through Electric Vehicles - Challenges and Chances for the German Mittelstand
Heinz-Paul Bonn, Chairman of the Board, GUS Group (Germany)

Information and Communication Technologies for the Future Mobility and Energy Services
Prof Dr Hartmut Schmeck, Director, FZI Research Center for Information Technology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Smart Grids
Dr Henry Wong Chuen Yuen, Acting Head, Smart Grid Programme, A*STAR (Singapore)

Wednesday, 30 October 2013
9:00 - 10:30

Opening Plenary Session: Energy Storage and Management

Session Chair: Prof Dr Harry Hoster, Scientific Director, TUM CREATE (Singapore)

Future Technologies for Electrochemical Energy Storage
Dr Nenad Markovic, Senior Chemist & Group Leader, Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory (USA)

Materials Resources for Future Energy Technologies
Prof Dr Armin Reller, Chair of Resource Strategy, Augsburg University (Germany)

A Review of Energy Storage Techniques
Peter Davies, Global Technology Leader for Renewable Energy, Lloyd's Register (UK)

10:30 - 11:00 Networking Tea Break
  Energy Storage Track Electromobility Track
11:00 - 12:30

Energy and Power Management

Electrochemical Energy Storage: Fundamentals, New Materials and Technology

Integration of energy storage systems in the power grid and smart management of these to achieve short term and long term gains

Session Chair: Dr Tobias Massier, Principal Investigator, TUM CREATE (Singapore)

Secure Demand Side Management System: A Template for Connected Smartness
Dr Wouter Leibbrandt, Senior Director, Advanced Applications Lab, NXP Semiconductors / Research (The Netherlands)

Electrochemical Energy Storage for Stationary Applications
Dr Palani Balaya, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore (Singapore)

Energy Management and Control: Improving Efficiencies in Supply-side
Manish Kasliwal, Head, Smart Energy Business Incubation Centre & Director, Regional Business Planning, NEC Asia Pacific (Singapore)

Utilization of DFIG on an Islanded Power Generation and Distribution System
Rene Rossi, Director, R Rossi & Associates (Australia)

Electrochemical energy storage is the key enabler in electric vehicle technology. Innovations will require concerted approach using experimental and theoretical methods.

Session Chair: Dr Nenad Markovic, Senior Chemist & Group Leader, Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory (USA)

Next Generation of Rechargeable Batteries
Dr Margret Wohlfahrt-Mehrens, Head of Department, Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) (Germany)

From Atomic Scale Simulations to New Energy Storage Solutions
Jan Rossmeisl, Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Technical University of Denmark (Denmark)

New Materials for Better Energy Storage Devices - Selected Examples
Steffen Hartung, Research Associate, TUM CREATE (Singapore)

Analytical Tools for a Reliable Potential Window Determination of Ionic Liquids for EDLC
Dr Daniel Weingarth, Leibniz Institute for New Materials (INM) (Germany)

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 15:00

Smart Grid Architectures

Energy Storage Systems I

Case studies of successfully implemented smart grid architectures around the globe

Session Chair: Niels De Boer, Lead Specialist - Electrical Systems, Lloyd's Register (Singapore)

Micro Grid Applications: Remote Areas Utility
Daniel Rye, Project Manager, Daily Life Renewable Energy (Singapore)

Employment of Smart Grids in Rural and Remote Areas
Manik M Jolly, Consultant - Energy Access, South Asia Sustainable Development, World Bank (India)

A Micro-grid System at Singapore Polytechnic
Dr Jiang Hao, Senior Lecturer, Singapore Polytechnic (Singapore)

Future Outlook for Grid Scale Energy Storage (ESS) Technologies
Ravi Krishnaswamy, Vice President, Energy & Environment, Frost & Sullivan (Singapore)

This session will address key aspects of engineering and operation of vehicle scale battery systems.

Session Chair: Erik Wilhelm, Assistant Professor, Singapore University of Technology and Design (Singapore)

Integration of Li-ion Technology in Electric Vehicles - Status and Challenges
Dr Peter Lamp, Department Manager, Research Battery Technology, BMW Group (Germany)

Li-Ion Batteries for 12V-Mikro-Hybrid-Vehicles Technology, Economics and Implications for the Selection of Cell Chemistry
Christian Vogler, Technical Marketing & Product Manager, Clariant (Singapore)

Safe Battery Design: Coping with Crash by Mechanical Design and Simulation
Dr Uwe Wiedemann, Senior Product Manager, Battery Systems, AVL (Austria)

Robustness of HV Vehicle Batteries
Dr Hans-Georg Schweiger, Professor, Ingolstadt University of Applied Science (Germany)

15:00 - 15:10 Break
15:10 - 16:40

Cross-domain Themes: Power and Energy Engineering

Energy Storage Systems II and Thermal Management

Enablers of grid connectivity of renewables and large energy storage systems. Design and predictive management of such systems

Session Chair: Prof Choo Fook Hoong, Co-director, Energy Research Institute @ Nanyang Technological University (ERI@N) (Singapore)

Optimizing the Grid – Renewable Integration and System Reserves: Case Study
Matti Rautkivi, General Manager – Liaising Office, Wärtsilä Corporation (Finland)

Development of Thermal Storage HVAC System Controlled by Optimized Energy-Saving Controller
Hiroyuki Watanabe, Infrastructure Systems Company, Hitachi (Japan)

Predictive Modeling of Complex Grid Connected Electro-mechanical Systems
Niels Peter De Boer, Lead Specialist - Electrical Systems, Lloyds Register (Singapore)

Active Management System For Electrical Distribution Networks with Wind Renewable Energy Sources
Dr. Lim Yun Seng, Associate Professor, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (Malaysia)

Apart from energy storage systems for electric vehicles, this session will also highlight selected aspects about thermal management of battery systems and the entire vehicle.

Session Chair: Dr Robert Kuhn, Principal Investigator, TUM CREATE (Singapore)

Innovative Supercapacitor Technology as an Enabler Component in an Advanced Hybrid Energy Pack for Electric Vehicles – in the Frame of the Israeli TEPS (Transportation Electric Power Solutions) Consortium
Ervin Tal-Gutelmacher, Elbit Systems Land & C4I (Israel)

Comparison of Charging Methods for Lithium-ion Batteries
Reinhold Koch, Research Associate, TUM CREATE (Singapore)

Modelling of Battery Thermal Management for the 1-D Vehicle Level Simulation
Srithar Rajoo, Senior Lecturer, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (Malaysia)

Location and Usage Adjusted Thermal Management Concept for an Electric Taxi in Singapore
Christoph Futter, Research Associate, TUM CREATE (Singapore)

16:30 - 17:00

Networking Tea Break

17:00 - 18:30

Closing Plenary:

Electric vehicles, energy storage systems and smart grids are closely coupled technologies which will be explored in this closing discussion.

Session Chairs:
Prof Dr Harry Hoster, Scientific Director, TUM CREATE (Singapore)
Prof Subodh Mhaisalkar, Executive Director, Energy Research Institute @ Nanyang Technological University (ERI@N) (Singapore)

Smart Grid Vision and Roadmap for India
Reji Kumar Pillai, President, India Smart Grid Forum (India)

EPTS - New Area in Electric Public Transportation Motivation and Technological Gap
Erez Schreiber, Senior Director, Elbit Systems Land & C4I (Israel)

Electric Vehicle Technology - Chances and Challenges for the Automotive Industry
Madani Sahari, CEO, Malaysia Automotive Institute (Malaysia)

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