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Highlights

That’s a Wrap for Day 1!

Over the course of the day, from the SIEW Opening Keynote to the Singapore Energy Summit, speakers and panellists held in-depth discussions around a wide range of energy topics. 

Industry delegates and key industry leaders spoke extensively about the importance of innovation in view of the increased digitalisation of energy. 

Discussions also covered how regulations should keep pace with the evolving energy landscape, and how we can accelerate transformation to reach a more sustainable energy future. 

Join us again tomorrow for even more engaging energy discussions as our partner organisations begin their conferences: Asia Clean Energy Summit, Asian Downstream Summit and Gas Asia Summit. 

We also look forward to more energy updates at the Singapore-IEA Forum and SIEW Energy Insights. 

If you were at SIEW today, we want to hear from you! Download the SIEW app on The Google Play store or the App store and complete our survey and share your thoughts

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Views from SIEW Live: Digital Transformation in an Ever-Changing Energy Landscape

06.00 PM

Here’s what some of our speakers and delegates had to say about today’s energy landscape and why we must keep finding ways to accelerate energy transformation for tomorrow.


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SIEW Live: Outlining the Road Ahead for Singapore’s  Energy  Story

Here’s what Minister for Trade and Industry, Mr. Chan Chun Sing, had to say about Singapore’s energy landscape for the next 50 years, and why we must find ways to accelerate energy transformation:

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Managing Regulation & Financing Challenges in an Evolving Energy Landscape

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In the Special Focus Session on Regulation, Tim Rockell, Director, KPMG Global Energy Institute – Asia Pacific, Energy & Natural Resources Sector, KPMG Services, who served as moderator for the session, started off with an open question on how regulators should manage changes in the energy landscape. 

Norman Bay, Partner and Head of the Energy Regulatory and Enforcement Group, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, and Former Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, had three main tips. These were to be aware of technological changes; to be aware that technology inadvertently evolves faster than regulation and to constantly review regulations and market rules, which often impede innovation and create barriers to participation for new technologies. 

With these practices in mind, regulators can then harness the power of markets and competition while levelling the playing field, to allow the most cost-efficient technologies to emerge in the electricity market and bring benefits to consumers. Read on to get the full story...

Views from the Singapore Energy Summit: Transformation, Electrification, Digitalisation

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The Singapore Energy Summit kicked off today with engaging and well-rounded discussions on critical issues dominating the energy landscape today and in the foreseeable future.

Speakers debated key issues such as the potential impact of an increased demand for energy due to the electrification of transportation, industries and buildings.

In the first session, panellists discussed ways to accelerate action to further transformation in order to maintain a more sustainable energy future.

 

In the second session on electrification, a spotlight was thrown on renewables, with nuclear energy, hydrogen and energy efficiency as key factors in the global electrification transition.

Follow us on twitter (@SIEW_sg) and Facebook to get the latest developments at SIEW throughout the day!

Singapore Energy Summit: Transformation and Digitalisation

Session 2: Transformation began with keynote presentations by H.E. Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mat Suny Bin Haji Mohd Hussein, Minister of Energy, Manpower and Industry, Brunei Darussalam and Marianne Laigneau, Group Senior Executive Vice President in charge of the International Division, EDF.

In the panel that followed, the spotlight was thrown on renewables, with nuclear energy, hydrogen and energy efficiency noted as key factors in the global electrification transition.

In the Session 3: Digitalisation panel, the role of new technologies and the regulation of data in creating a cleaner energy future was discussed. Following greater digitalisation of processes and technologies, a wide range of industry sectors will also become increasingly interconnected.

The Role of Digitalisation in an Ever-Changing Energy Landscape

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Following greater digitalisation of processes and technologies, the energy sector looks set to transform. As a result, a wide range of industry sectors will also become increasingly interconnected. 

These changes are making it even more critical than ever to explore new industry issues and examine how we can foster greater innovation. Click here to get the full story...

Singapore Energy Summit: Fossil Fuels are a Secondary Character in the Global Electrification Story

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During the second session of the Singapore Energy Summit, distinguished keynote speakers and panellists from the industry debated the impact of the electrification of transport, industries and buildings, and what it all means for the larger energy sector.

Another issue that was also discussed in depth was the opportunities for new business models and increased flexibility to manage grid peaks and fluctuations. Read on to get the highlights.

Singapore Energy Summit: Accelerating Action in the Global Energy Shift

04.30 PM

As the energy landscape continues to evolve over time, global energy demand is expanding, and this is especially pronounced in Asia. 

The growth in energy demand will also be driven by the electrification of transportation, industries and buildings. 

This demand has been supported by an increased supply of oil and gas, lowered cost of renewables and technological advancements in energy storage. 

At the same time, concerns over meeting climate change commitments remain, even as renewable energy investments hit record highs. 

Against this backdrop of events, global energy stakeholders gathered at the Singapore Energy Summit to deliberate on how we can come together to accelerate the transformation towards a more sustainable energy future. Read more to learn highlights from the afternoon’s discussions

SIEW Opening Remarks and Keynote: Charting the Future of a Global Energy Story Fuelled by Renewables

03.25 PM

At this morning’s SIEW Opening Remarks and Opening Keynote, key decision makers and energy leaders came together to discuss the transformations occurring in the global energy landscape.

Singapore’s Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr. Chan Chun Sing, highlighted Singapore need to harness the “4 Switches,” encourage greater energy efficiency and unleash the power of co-creation to build a sustainable energy future for the country.

On a broader level, Mr. Francesco La Camera, Director General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), and Mr. Cedrik Neike, Member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG and CEO of Smart Infrastructure, Siemens AG, also spoke at length about the global shift to renewables. 

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Seen at SIEW Opening Reception: Leading the Way to Greater Energy Transformation

03.30 PM

After a morning filled with high-impact presentations on some of the industry’s most important energy issues, delegates, opinion leaders and key decision makers continued their discussions at the SIEW Opening Reception.

The SIEW Energy Marketplace was also open for business leaders to mingle and forge new partnerships across the region.

One of the highlights from this morning’s events was the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between members from the Union of Power and Gas Employees and ten renowned company representatives in the Power and Gas Industries.

This MoU sets the stage for a new partnership between the two parties to establish Company Training Committees, which will be responsible for identifying the required skills and training for employees to continue to support energy transformation.

The signing of the MoU is in line with SIEW’s long-term goals to ensure continued advancements in talent and leadership in the energy landscape.

Receive updates about latest developments at SIEW throughout the day by following us on Twitter (@SIEW_sg) and Facebook.

Five Key Announcements from SIEW Opening Remarks and Opening Keynote

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  1. Adopting the “4 Switches” Approach to Building the Future of Singapore’s Energy Story As Singapore looks ahead in its energy future, climate change will likely be a major challenge which will necessitate changes to the ways we use and produce energy. Thus, taking a new approach – called the “4 Switches” – will be crucial. The four switches comprise: Natural Gas, Solar Power, Regional Power Grids and Emerging Low-Carbon Alternatives.
  2. New Solar Target of at Least 2GWp by 2030 The Government will be working with companies, researchers and the public to deploy at least 2GWp of solar power by 2030. This will allow the country to meet the annual power needs of around 350,000 households in Singapore.
  3. Greater Energy Storage Capacity for More Solar Energy The Energy Market Authority (EMA) will support a large-scale, nationwide deployment of Energy Storage Systems (ESS), with a target of 200 MW beyond 2025. This growth in energy storage can address solar intermittency and enhance grid resilience by managing mismatches between electricity supply and demand.
  4. Recognition of Youth Contributions at Singapore Energy Awards  The biennial Singapore Energy Award recognises the effort and contributions of individuals and organisations who have made outstanding contributions to Singapore’s energy sector. Among this year’s award winners was Mr. Chen Chiu-Hao Ted, who is the inaugural winner of the Youth category in Southeast Asia. Other award winners include: Professor Subodh Mhaisalkar in the innovation category, Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) in the capabilities development category and the Union of Power and Gas Employees (UPAGE) in the Contributions to the Energy Sector category.
  5. Union and The Power and Gas Industry Committed to Upskill Workers As Sector Transforms A total of 10 key employers in the power and gas industry have committed to partner the Union of Power and Gas Employees (UPAGE) to upskill their workers through Company Training Committees (CTC). This commitment was sealed earlier this morning following the SIEW Opening Keynote Address, and underpins both parties’ efforts to establish CTCs, which will look at identifying the skills and training that employees will require in order to support their company’s vision and direction, as well as to keep up with industry transformation.

Join Us at SIEW Live!

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Share your views about the energy landscape and this year’s SIEW theme, Accelerating Energy Transformation, at our SIEW Live Studio. 

This is the place to share your thoughts and insights on the energy sector and your hopes for the future of energy – both in the region and on a global scale. 

You can find us at Level 5 of the Sands Expo & Convention Centre!  

Also, keep yourself updated with the latest developments at SIEW throughout the day by following us on Twitter (@SIEW_sg) and Facebook.

Reflections from SIEW Opening Remarks and Keynote Address: Accelerating Energy Transformation through Renewables

11.05 AM

Even though Singapore has come a long way in developing and transforming its local energy landscape, more still needs to be done in preparation for the next wave of change and transformation.

That was a key point made by Singapore’s Minister for Trade and Industry, Mr. Chan Chun Sing, in his Opening Remarks at Singapore International Energy Week. To meet these evolving challenges, Mr. Chan believes the country will need to adopt the “four switches” approach:

This approach requires the diversification of Natural Gas and finding more innovative and efficient ways to generate power from it, as well as accelerating Singapore’s adoption of Solar Energy. The remaining two switches will comprise tapping on regional Power Grids and investing in emerging Low-Carbon alternatives.

Minister Chan’s Opening Remarks were followed by the SIEW Opening Keynote Address presented by Francesco La Camera, Director General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

In his speech, Mr. La Camera explained that the pathway to continued prosperity in an everchanging energy landscape must be bolstered by low-carbon technologies. Additionally, he emphasized that renewables will be crucial in helping countries meet rising energy demands whilst reducing emissions.

Cedrik Neike, a member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG and CEO Smart Infrastructure, Siemens AG, also took to the stage to talk about the infrastructure needs to support the inclusion of renewables as a sustained source of energy.

The pair was later joined by Nicholas Fang, Director, Security and Global Affairs at the Singapore Institute of International Affairs, for a discussion on the role of governments in the energy transformation journey.

Follow us on Twitter (@SIEW_sg) and Facebook to get the latest developments at SIEW throughout the day, or join the conversation using the hashtag #SIEW2019.

 

Now ‘Live’ on Facebook: Singapore Energy Summit Opening Keynote

11.00 AM

Click to watch  as global energy stakeholders share their thoughts and perspectives on accelerating energy transformation in the region in order to create a more sustainable energy future at the Singapore Energy Summit (SES).

The opening keynote will be delivered by H.E. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Executive Secretary with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), and H.E. Eng Awaidha Murshed Ali Al Marar, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Department of Energy, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

You can also join our conversations ‘Live’ on Twitter using the hashtag #SIEW2019.

‘Live’ on Facebook: Singapore Energy Summit Opening Keynote

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In just a few minutes, join global energy stakeholders as they share their thoughts and deliberate on accelerating energy transformation and working towards a more sustainable energy future at the Singapore Energy Summit (SES).

The opening keynote at SES will be delivered by H.E. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Executive Secretary with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), and H.E. Eng Awaidha Murshed Ali Al Marar, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Department of Energy, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

You can also join our conversations ‘Live’ on Twitter using the hashtag #SIEW2019.


Catch the SIEW Opening Keynote ‘Live’ on Facebook

09.00 AM

Click to watch Mr. Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Trade and Industry, Singapore, deliver this year’s SIEW Opening Remarks.

Francesco La Camera, Director General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and Cedrik Neike, Member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG and CEO Smart Infrastructure, Siemens AG, will both be delivering their keynote addresses as well.

You can also join our conversations ‘Live’ on Twitter using the hashtag #SIEW2019.

Catch the SIEW Opening Keynote ‘Live’ on Facebook

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In a couple of minutes, Mr. Chan Chun Sing, Singapore’s Minister for Trade and Industry, Singapore, will be delivering this year’s SIEW Opening Remarks. The speech will also be carried ‘Live’ on our Facebook page.

He will be followed by Francesco La Camera, Director General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and Cedrik Neike, Member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG and CEO Smart Infrastructure, Siemens AG, who will both be delivering their keynote addresses as well.

You can also join our conversations ‘Live’ on Twitter using the hashtag #SIEW2019.

Seen at SIEW: Anticipating an Exciting Day of Energy Discussions

08.45 AM

Delegates, industry stakeholders and media are already streaming in to get their passes ahead of a full day of energy discussions at Singapore International Energy Week. There’s even an energy marketplace where participants can forge new partnerships with colleagues in the energy sector. Come find us at Level 5 of the Sands Expo & Convention Centre!

Keep yourself updated with the latest developments at SIEW throughout the day by following us on Twitter (@SIEW_sg) and Facebook.

Welcome to Day 1 of Singapore’s International Energy Week 2019!

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This year’s Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW) will be starting in a few moments with the SIEW Opening Remarks, at 9am, delivered by Singapore’s Minister for Trade and Industry, Mr. Chan Chun Sing. Follow the day’s discussions “Live” on SIEW’s Facebook page and here on our ‘Live’ Blog.

Minister Chan will later be joined by keynote speakers, Francesco La Camera, Director General, The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and Cedrik Neike, Member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG and CEO Smart Infrastructure, Siemens AG.

Stay tuned to this ‘Live’ Blog or check out our social platforms — on Facebook and Twitter — throughout the day to receive updates from us!

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