Singapore Energy Summit

ORGANISER Energy Market Authority
DATE 29 October 2019
VENUE Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands Singapore

The Singapore Energy Summit (SES) is a platform for strategic panel discussions on key energy issues. Featuring energy ministers and industry CEOs, the SES provides SIEW delegates with strategic insights into the current developments in the global energy landscape and how energy stakeholders could address the challenges and opportunities ahead.

SIEW 2019 Theme: Accelerating Energy Transformation

The energy landscape continues to experience major shifts. Global energy demand is expanding, and this is especially pronounced in Asia. The growth in energy demand will also be driven by electrification of transportation, industries and buildings. This demand has been supported by increased supply of oil and gas, lowered cost of renewables and technological advancements in energy storage. However, there remain concerns over meeting climate change commitments, even as renewable energy investments hit record highs. Against this backdrop, SIEW will provide a platform for global energy stakeholders to deliberate on and accelerate the transformation towards a more sustainable energy future.

Singapore Energy Summit Keynote

11:30 - 12:30 hrs


H.E. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana

Executive Secretary

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)


H.E. Engineer Awaidha Murshed Ali Al Marar

Chairman of Department of Energy – Abu Dhabi

Session 1: Transformation – Accelerating Action

11:00 - 11:30 hrs

This session will explore how we can accelerate the transformation needed to ensure a more sustainable energy future. In particular, it will look at how energy stakeholders can collaborate and deliberate on moving from ambition to action.

  • What does the energy transformation look like for Asia?
  • How can governments and industry work together more effectively to co-create solutions to ensure a more sustainable energy future?
  • How do we overcome hurdles to the future energy transition such as financing to move from ambition to action?


Koh Poh Koon

Dr Koh Poh Koon

Senior Minister of State
Ministry of Trade and Industry


Alfonso Cusi

H.E. Alfonso Cusi

Secretary of Energy

The Philippines


Hon Bill Johnston MLA

Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Energy; Industrial Relations

Western Australia


Martin J Houston

Vice Chairman




Amb. Richard L. Morningstar

Founding Chairman

Atlantic Council Global Energy Center

SES Lunch


Session 2: Electrification – Powering Growth

Presented by EDF

Keynote: Electrification

14:00 - 14:10 hrs

Marianne Laigneau

Group Senior Executive Vice President


Panel Discussion: Electrification – Powering Growth

14:10 - 14:40 hrs

This session will address the impact of the electrification of the transport, industry and buildings will bring for the energy sector. It will delve into opportunities for new business models and increased flexibility to manage grid peaks and fluctuations.

  • How will greater electrification reshape demand and how should we respond to these changes?
  • What are new business models does electrification open up for utilities and the energy sector?
  • How should energy infrastructure develop to support greater electrification?



Prof Masakazu Toyoda

Chairman & CEO

The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ)


Paddy Padmanathan

President & CEO

ACWA Power


Toshiro Kudama


JERA Energy Development Asia


Lucy Craig

Vice President and Director of Technology and Innovation

DNV GL – Energy



Dr Lawrence Jones

Vice President

International Programs, Edison Electric Institute

Special Focus Session: Fuelling Electrification

14:40 : 15:10 hrs

This session will discuss how the increased demand for energy driven by greater electrification can be met by various sources of energy generation while still balancing the need for reliability, sustainability and price competitiveness.

  • What does the ideal energy mix for the region look like and how will this evolve with greater electrification?
  • With renewables playing a larger role in meeting energy demand, what is the role of fossil fuels?



Kazuhisa Yano

Chief Asia Representative

Osaka Gas Co., Ltd

Special Focus Session: Regulation – Keeping Pace with the Changing Energy Landscape

15:10 - 15:40 hrs

Digitalisation is transforming the energy sector, but brings with it new challenges for regulators to ensure consumers are empowered and protected.

  • How can regulators approach the energy transformation to allow for future-ready power grids and innovation?
  • Digitalisation – enabler or disruption? What are some of the challenges in regulating a constantly evolving landscape?



Norman C. Bay

Partner and Head of the Energy Regulatory and Enforcement Group

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Former Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission


Dermot Nolan

Chief Executive Office

Office of Gas and Electricity Markets


Dr Dirk Biermann

Chief Officer Markets and System Operations (CMO)

50 Hertz


Harry Lai

Principal Energy Advisor

Electrical and Mechanical Services Department, Government of the Hong Kong SAR

Networking Break

15:40 - 15:50 hrs

Session 3: Digitalisation – Fostering Innovation

With greater digitalisation of processes and technologies, the energy industry is set to change. As various industry sectors become increasingly interconnected, this session explores the ways digitalisation is changing the energy landscape and how we can foster greater innovation.

  • What will the impact of digitalisation be on future energy systems?
  • How do we nurture an innovation ecosystem and what does it look like?
  • How can the energy industry harness digitalisation to forge new partnerships and business models?
  • How do we ensure resilience of our energy systems in the face of greater cyber-threats?



Dr Tatsuo Hatta


Electricity and Gas Market Surveillance Commission (EGC) Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)


Shinichi Imai

Managing Director

TEPCO Power Grid Inc.


Didier Holleaux

Executive Vice President




Dr Phyllis Yoshida

Senior Fellow for Energy & Technology

Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA

Special Focus Session: Financing the Energy Transformation

16:30 - 16:50 hrs

This session will explore ways to attract and sustain investments to support the transition to a more sustainable energy mix.

  • How can financial institutions shape the energy transition towards sustainability?
  • What is the impact of shifting away from traditional energy projects to greener developments? How will this affect emerging markets in Asia?



Dr Fahad Alturki

Vice President Research

King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC)


Anthony Gatt

Permanent Secretary

Ministry for Energy and Water Management, Malta


Ranjit Lamech

Infrastructure Director (East Asia and the Pacific)

World Bank



Tan Keng Hwee Seth

Executive Director

Infrastructure Asia

End of SES

16:50 hrs

SES Networking Reception

18:30 hrs

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