Day 1

20 March 2018, Tuesday

Main Conference Registration and Morning Coffee

Opening Keynote Session 
Joint Plenary Sessions with Wind Power Asia

Regional Governments’ Roundtable:  
Streamlining Policies, Enhancing Commercial Prospects and Enabling Projects Deployment of Solar and Wind Projects in Asia

  • How regional governments’ policies and regulation that are bringing confidence and security to project developers and financiers to ensure longer term implementation? 
  • Incentives for solar and wind projects 
  • Feed-in tariff as key policy update
  • Net metering policies
  • Investment outlook by country

Mylene Capongcol, Director, Renewable Energy Management Bureau, Department of Energy, Philippines
Dato' Seri Ir. Dr. Zaini bin Ujang, Secretary General, Ministry of Energy, Green Technology & Water (KeTTHA), Malaysia
Y.B.K Reddy, Deputy General Manager (PV), Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited, India
Dr. Ir. Tumiran, Board Member, National Energy Council, Dewan Energi Nasional (DEN), Indonesia
Søren Mensal Kristensen, Energy Counsellor - G2G, Head of Energy Cooperation, Embassy of Denmark to Indonesia, Timor Leste, Papua New Guinea & ASEAN  

Industry Panel Discussion:
Powering the Future: Growing Renewable Energy Capabilities in Asia

  • Wind and solar project owners’ perspectives on current opportunities and challenges in the renewable energy sector
  • Industry response to key policies on net metering, FIT and auctions
  • New technologies reducing costs, and future projections
  • Off Grid market prospects in Asia
  • Securing funding for project development
  • Upcoming small, medium & mega scales projects and their prospects   

Jose P. Leviste Jr, Chairman, OceanaGold, Philippines

Naresh Kumar Govindan, Director & Regional Head – Business Development, juwi Renewable Energies Ltd, Singapore
Chollawit Wnitchai, Head of International Investment Division, Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding Plc. (RATCH), Thailand
Pham Quoc Anh, Vice Chairman and Deputy General Manager (Energy & Investment), Phu Cuong Group Corporation, Vietnam 
Jay Mariyappan, Managing Director, Sindicatum Sustainable Resources, Singapore
Anna Maria A. Reodica, Renewables Program Manager and Specialist, Manila Electric Company (MERALCO), Philippines 

Morning Networking and Refreshment Break

ASEAN Renewable Energy Address:
International Renewable Energy Agency’s (IRENA) Outlook on Renewables in ASEAN

  • ASEAN’s target of securing 23% of its primary energy from renewable sources by 2025
  • Significant acceleration of Renewable Energy deployment required over the coming decade
  • How ASEAN member states may benefit from these global trends

Roland Roesch, Senior Programme Officer, RE Markets and Technology Dialogue, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Germany

A Sustainable Financing Strategy for Accelerating Renewable Energy Development in Asia

  • Typical and innovative financing structures for RE projects    
  • What financiers look for
  • Successful financing case studies in Asia for Wind & Solar power sectors

Duarte da Silva, Managing Director, Asia Climate Partners, Hong Kong

Singapore as a Premier Hub for a Vibrant Clean Energy Sector

  • Government initiatives on renewable energy market  
  • New projects and investment planned
  • Incentives and support for market entrants

Gian Yi-Hsen, Executive Director CleanTech, Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), Singapore

Networking Lunch
End of Plenary Sessions

Solar Power Asia Continues

Regional Outlook

Solar PV in SEA – Status, Potential and Reality

  • Solar PV vs Fossils: global snapshot
  • South East Asia: Potential vs Reality
  • Opportunities for SEA

Alexander Lenz, Chief Executive Officer, Conergy, Singapore

Regulator’s Perspective: Navigating the Complexities of Attaining Approval in ASEAN – A case in the Philippines

  • Background and salient provisions of the Renewable Energy Act of 2008
  • Available fiscal and non-fiscal incentives under the RE Act, for both on-grid and off-grid, which include the following, among others:
    • Feed-in-Tariff System
    • Net-metering program
    • Renewable Portfolio Standards
    • Green Energy Option
    • Renewable Energy Market
  • Where is the Philippines now with regards to the implementation of the RE Act 2008?
  • Level of investments in Renewable Energy in the Philippines

Sharon O. Montañer, Chief – Renewable Energy Division, Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), Philippines

AC Energy’s Solar Power Project Showcase

  • Powering Philippines through solar projects – opportunity and challenges
  • Commercial and technology investment
  • Energy retail market in Philippines  
  • Project announcement for 2018
  • Comparing and contrasting intricacies in PPPs vs Private Partnerships 
  • Project feasibility and assessment

John Eric T. Francia, President and CEO, AC Energy Holdings, Inc., Philippines

New Solar PV Business Models in Malaysia

  • TNB plans for supporting Government targets of 500 megawatts (MW) of capacity of NEM beginning 2016 until 2020
  • The Solar Energy Purchase/Leasing product workings and implications
  • Opportunities for investors

Ir. Nirinder Singh Johl, Head of New Products, Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), Malaysia

Afternoon Networking & Refreshment Break

Singapore Solar Case Study: Capitalising on Asia’s Solar Power

  • Sustainable innovation and solutions for adopting solar
  • Technological, Finance and regulation requirements
  • Challenges in entering Singapore’s solar industry
  • Cost, quality, turnkey technical requirement and project management

Lionel Steinitz, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, LYS Energy Group, Singapore

India’s Solar Power Project Updates

  • Major projects highlight in India
  • Update on different phases and batches of ‘Build-Own-Operate’ solar pipelines   
  • Government initiatives on achieving 20,000 MW of grid connected solar power by 2022, where are we at?
  • Rebates on buying and installation cost of solar panels
  • Updates on the National Solar Mission
  • Opportunities for investors

Y.B.K. Reddy, Deputy General Manager (PV), Solar Energy Corporation India Limited., India

Thailand: A Growth Market with high investment requirements

  • Regional snapshot of solar projects in the region and globally in short/long term
  • Mergers and acquisitions in the case of Thailand
  • Commercialising of solar projects and what are opportunities and challenges
  • Identifying high quality assets and local partnerships   

Franck Constant, Founder and CEO, Constant Energy, Thailand

Chairperson’s Summary and End of Main Conference Day One


Day 2

21 March 2018, Wednesday

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Market Models and Technologies

Decentralised Solar Power Energy Systems in ASEAN

  • Where do we see the prospects in the region?
  • Current decentralised solar systems, power demand – supply outlook 
  • Incorporating technology for operational and cost efficiency
  • Challenges in decentralizing energy systems – working with local regulations
  • Increasing renewable energy uptake in ASEAN
  • Sindicatum projects highlights

Jay Mariyappan, Managing Director, Sindicatum Sustainable Resources

Cross Border Sales of Solar Power Case Study: From Western Australia to Indonesia

  • Identifying opportunities in the Asian Energy Market
  • Challenges in Cross boarder sales of electricity
  • Intricacies in supplying solar power through subsea High Voltage Direct Current Interconnector

Geoffrey James, Director of Technology, Pilbara Solar Pty Ltd, Australia

Capitalising on Floating Solar Projects – commercial and technical imperatives

  • Project feasibility assessment
  • Technological aspects of floating structures and PV modules
  • Environmental considerations
  • Development phases and timelines to consider
  • Market and investment outlook for floating solar

For speaking opportunities, please contact Natalie Wee Tel: +65 65082876 | Email:

India Rooftop Solar Case Study: The Growth and Future of Commercial Rooftop Solar

  • Implementation of net metering in rooftop solar, the advantages and challenges.
  • Negotiation and attainment of corporate Power Purchase Agreements
  • Battery storage in the future of solar power

Manu Karan, Vice President – Business Development and New Initiatives, CleanMax Solar, India

Morning tea

Panel: Investigating the potential for micro grids and off grid solar power projects

  • Best fit scenarios / models for micro grid projects, and market projections
  • Off grid solar potential – rural electrification and beyond
  • Evaluating the policy support
  • Operational aspects
  • Case Studies

For Moderator/Panellist opportunities, please contact Natalie Wee Tel: +65 65082876 | Email:

Storage and Grid Integration 

Expansion in the Solar Industry in ASEAN and Beyond

  • Identifying opportunities for vertical expansion in the ASEAN Solar Industry
  • Journey to supplying your own solar developments
  • Battery storage for a 24/7 Solar future
  • Where are the investments?  

Leandro Leviste, President and Chief Executive Officer, Solar Philippines, Philippines

Innovations in Hybrid Solar/Wind Harnessing and Storage Technologies

  • Intricacies in the development of hybrid projects
  • Assessing the success of your project: What to look for on techno-economic assessment?
  • International expansion in the solar industry

Naresh Kumar Govindan, Director & Regional Head of Business Development, juwi Renewable Energies

Networking Lunch

Integrating Renewables in the Distribution Network

  • A Distribution Utility Perspective of Integrating end-use installations through the Net-Metering (Net-Billing scheme for installations <100 kW) and through Self-consumption
  • System Readiness (Upgrade of Interconnection Standards to synchronize grid-tied RE systems, Update of Customer Processes, UpSkilling of Personnel 
  • System Impact analysis (Forecasting Adoption, Tariff review)
  • DU Transformation

Anna Maria A. Reodica, Renewables Program Manager and Specialist, Manila Electric Company (MERALCO), Philippines

Bidding, Financing and Project Management

Case Study: Sembcorp’s Experience with Solar Power

  • Taking the leap from traditional forms of energy to solar power
  • Highlights and updates on Sembcorp’s Projects
  • Competitive bidding in action – Solar Power, India

Sunil Gupta, Head – Group Renewables, Sembcorp Industries, Singapore

Indonesia’s Solar Projections

  • Capacity and investment requirement
  • Small and medium scale operation models
  • Storage capacity requirement to meet targeted PPA Price

Jean Ballandras, Chief Executive Officer – Asia Pacific, Akuo Energy, Indonesia

Utility Scale Solar Installation Project Management

  • Project costs estimation, technical operation and maintenance
  • Installation and operation
  • Land acquisition 
  • Working with Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC)

Senior Representative, Equis Energy (confirmed)

Afternoon Networking & Refreshment Break

Closing Plenary for Renewable Energy Week

Industry Panel – Winning Strategies for RE market entry and project development

  • Comparing and contrasting regulatory incentives across Asia
  • What is determining investment ROI, and how to manage it better
  • Specific strategies for Wind vs Solar Power
  • Project evaluation and comparison for investment decisions
  • Compliance challenges and work arounds
  • Investment Trends in Renewable Energy
  • Risk management for RE projects

Liming Qiao, China Director, Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), China
Olivier Duguet, Chief Executive Officer, The Blue Circle, Singapore
Adrian Wong, Partner, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang (Singapore) LLP, Singapore
Brandon Courban, Executive Director, Olympus Capital (Asia Environmental Partners), Singapore
Sheharyar Chughtai, Vice President, Asia Pacific Project Finance, Korea Development Bank, Singapore

For Moderator/Panelist opportunities, please contact: Siang-Yee Tel: +65 65082446 | Email: or Natalie Wee Tel: +65 65082876 | Email:

Chairperson’s Summary and End of Conference Day Two


Pre Conference Workshop

19 March 2018, Monday

Navigating The Complexities Of Power Purchase Agreements

The key component of any power project is the successful negotiation of the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). Through this important document, terms for potential stakeholders (off-takers, owners and financiers) are negotiated and agreed upon, risks are allocated, and legal, commercial and technical provisions are set out for parties involved.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • The Workshop shall equip participants with an in-depth understanding of key PPA clauses, concepts, laws and regulations
  • It aims to guide potential stakeholders on how to structure power tariffs, mitigate the risks involved, and weigh the options for effective dispute resolution
  • At the end of the workshop, participants will possess the basic tools and know-how to draft contract terms, provisions and negotiate PPAs successfully


Workshop Leader:

Justin Tan
Clyde & Co

Justin is a partner based in the firm’s Singapore office. Having lived and worked in key Asia Pacific business and financial centres Singapore, Tokyo and Shanghai, Justin's practice focuses on projects and corporate/commercial work across Asia Pacific and South Asian jurisdictions.

His projects practice covers projects primarily in the energy, infrastructure and commodities sectors, with also projects relating to the construction of manufacturing and R&D facilities for all sector players. His corporate practice covers cross border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity, multijurisdictional corporate restructuring exercises and general corporate and commercial work. He also advises clients on international trade and commodities transactions and regulations around the Southeast Asia region.

Justin has advised on major energy (including renewables), infrastructure and chemicals projects in Southeast Asia, China, the UAE, and Brazil, acting for both project sponsors and lenders. He advises on all aspects of projects including project financing and bankability, tender processes and obtaining of government licences and permits, technology licensing and transfer, EPC and project management, land-related issues as well as supply, off-take and tolling arrangements.

Justin is qualified as an advocate and solicitor of the Singapore Bar, as well as a solicitor of England & Wales. He speaks fluent English, Mandarin Chinese and Japanese.


Post Conference Workshop

Thursday 22 March 2018

Developing Bankable Renewable Energy Projects

Renewable energy projects are by no means a small investment. Usually requiring large amounts of financing, implementing viable utility scale projects requires project developers to draft robust plans that attract investors, and this can be a hurdle for some. As a result, many renewable energy projects stall during the development phase. Learn how to create successful project proposals with IRENA’s project navigator.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify the most critical factors in developing bankable renewable energy projects
  • Aims to present multiple possible solutions to improving financing conditions for renewable energy projects
  • At the end of the workshop, participants will have a better understanding of how to develop, finance and invest in a RE project and will know how to access tools and financing options to develop those projects.


Workshop Leader:
Roland Roesch
Senior Programme Officer, RE Markets and Technology Dialogue
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Germany

*Session outline may change to accommodate market-specific or company development.