Singapore - International Energy Agency Forum

ORGANISER Energy Market Authority
DATE 30 October 2019
TIME 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
VENUE Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands Singapore

The IEA will launch its Southeast Asia Energy Outlook 2019 at Singapore International Energy Week this year. The Outlook, the fifth edition of this biannual publication, is one key component of the IEA’s extensive work plan supporting the ASEAN region in 2019, reflecting ASEAN energy ministers’ recent formal call for stronger institutional ties between ASEAN and the IEA.

The Outlook will examine current energy dynamics and challenges in Southeast Asia, then set out detailed forecasts for energy sector development in the region to 2040. The central scenario provides a measured assessment of where today’s policy frameworks and ambitions in Southeast Asia, together with the continued evolution of known technologies, might take the energy sector in the coming decades. Our assessment of the adequacy of this pathway is facilitated by comparison with the Sustainable Development Scenario, in which accelerated clean energy transitions put the world on track to meet goals related to climate change, universal access and clean air.

These forecasts will, for the first time, be complemented by a number of deep dives into specific energy challenges and issues identified by the IEA’s engagement with senior policymakers and other stakeholders, namely the link between regional power system and renewables integration, cooling efficiency, and power sector investment and financial sustainability.

Registration & VIP Networking Session

10:30 - 11:00 hrs

Welcome Remarks

11:00 - 11:05 hrs

Koh Poh Koon

Dr Koh Poh Koon

Senior Minister of State
Ministry of Trade and Industry


Keynote Address

11:05 - 11:15 hrs


H.E. Dr Aladdin D. Rillo

Deputy Secretary General


Launch of the IEA Southeast Asia Energy Outlook 2019

11:15 - 11:30 hrs


Keisuke Sadamori

Director, Energy Markets and Security

International Energy Agency (IEA)

Panel 1: Opportunities and challenges in the Southeast Asia Energy Landscape

11:30 - 12:00 hrs

Demand for energy services in Southeast Asia is growing fast and the agenda facing the region's governments is not a simple one. Drawing on the 2019 Southeast Asia Energy Outlook, the panel will examine the choices facing decision-makers, the pathways that can be followed, and the consequences of these choices for energy security and sustainability. The panel will discuss the potential to accelerate clean energy transitions, the policies and instruments that can achieve this, and the opportunities that this presents for governments, investors and citizens.

  • What are the key risks that the region faces under a business-as-usual energy pathway, in terms of energy security and sustainability?
  • What policy settings, at the national and regional levels, are required to achieve clean energy transitions in Southeast Asia?
  • What is the role of the private sector, and investors in particular, in this regard?
  • How can policy discourse be increasingly focused on the multiple benefits of the clean energy transition, rather than its challenges?



Sharbini Suhaili

Group CEO

Sarawak Energy


Thomas Baudlot

Chief of Finance, Strategy and New Business

ENGIE South East Asia


Dr Vijay Swarup

Vice President of Research and Development

ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company


Keisuke Sadamori

Director, Energy Markets and Security

International Energy Agency (IEA)


Dr Nuki Agya Utama

Executive Director

ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE)


Kurt Donnelly

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Diplomacy,

Bureau of Energy Resources, Department of State, US

In Focus: Renewable Energy Developments in Cambodia

12:00 - 12:10 hrs



H.E. Dr Ty Norin

Secretary of State

Ministry of Mines and Energy, Cambodia

Panel 2: Systems Integration of Renewable Energy in Southeast Asia

Presented by ENGIE and Senoko Energy

12:10 - 13:00 hrs

The rapidly falling costs of variable renewables such as solar PV and wind in recent years provide an opportunity for countries to scale up their deployment, and in doing so to diversify power mixes, decrease energy imports and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. However, policymakers in the region are faced with the challenge of integrating variable renewables in to power systems, with considerations on the stability of current power systems. This panel will examine the challenges and opportunities relating to policy, technical and financial aspects of broader power systems integration.

  • What are the current barriers to renewables scale-up and integration in Southeast Asia? Why has the region lagged many parts of the rest of the world in this regard?
  • How can policymakers tackle the integration challenge in national and emerging regional power markets?
  • What role does regional power system integration play in integrating renewables, and how can this process be accelerated?
  • What are the current sources of system flexibility that can be unlocked in order to enhance renewables penetration?



Ir. Dr. Sanjayan Velautham


Sustainable Energy Development Authority, Malaysia


Philippe Monloubou

Chairman of the Management Board



Bernard Esselinckx

President & CEO

Senoko Energy


Kazuhiro Takeuchi

President & CEO

Japan Renewable Energy (JRE)


Kevin Hart

Asia Pacific Regional Leader

GE Power Digital & GE New Zealand Country Leader


Ranjit Lamech

Infrastructure Director (East Asia and the Pacific)

World Bank


Michael Waldron

Head of Investment Team, Energy Supply and Investment Outlooks Division

International Energy Agency (IEA)

Networking Lunch

13:00 - 14:00 hrs

End of Singapore-IEA Forum

14:00 hrs

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