Future of Net Zero Implementation

Future of net zero implementation at Asia’s leading event on clean energy technology, policy and finance

The future of net zero implementation will be the topic of discussion at the ninth edition of the upcoming Asia Clean Energy Summit 2022 (ACES 2022). Organised by the Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS) and held in conjunction with the Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW), the summit will take place at Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands from 26 to 28 October 2022. 

As Asia’s leading event focused on clean energy technology, policy and finance, the summit provides a common platform for regional thought leaders in both the public and private sectors to collaborate on critical issues and opportunities in harnessing clean energy for the future. 

With the Minister of State for Manpower and Second Minister for Trade and Industry, Dr Tan See Leng, as Guest of Honour, ACES 2022 is a hopeful alignment with the Singapore Green Plan to achieve net zero by 2050 goal through investing in the research and development of green energy sources. A memorandum of understanding will also be signed during the opening ceremony for a new alliance. The alliance brings together three key trade associations and chambers (TACs) as its founders to support the Singapore green plan and net zero ambitions: SEAS, SGTech and the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCCI). More details will be released on 25 Oct.

“Building smoother, clean energy transitions for corporations in Singapore and the Asia Pacific region amidst the post-pandemic boost is the focus of this year’s ACES. As we work towards driving and developing innovative technologies in the energy ecosystem, ACES 2022 provides a platform for industry experts, business leaders and policymakers to come together to discuss and create opportunities to further encourage innovation and development in the renewable energy sector and reduce our carbon footprint,” said Kavita Gandhi, Executive Director of SEAS

What to expect at ACES 2022

ACES 2022 will feature keynote sessions and panel discussions from clean energy thought leaders over a variety of topics, from various renewable energy and storage systems to clean energy financing and energy use pathways. 

Some of the industry leaders and experts speaking during the summit include Priyantha Wijayatunga, Chief of Energy Sector Group at Asian Development Bank; Dr. Nuki Agya Utama, Executive Director for ASEAN Centre for Energy; Alexander Lenz, CEO APAC for Aquila Capital; Dannif Danusaputro, President Director and CEO for Pertamina New & Renewable Energy; Assaad Razzouk, Chief Executive Officer for Gurin Energy; Frank Phuan, Co-Founder and Business CEO for EDPR Sunseap; Philip Jones, CCO for Intercontinental Energy; and Tai Yeap Wai, General Manager, Southeast Asia Electrical Sector at Eaton.  

The summit features a slew of events from the Clean Energy Leaders Dialogue to the Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage for the Low-Carbon Transition (CCUS) workshop and talks by industry experts on four major tracks: solar and storage; electric mobility; energy efficiency; and green hydrogen. More details about each session can be found in Annex A. 

PowerACE 2022 serves up new solutions

Earlier in the year, 110 start-ups pitched their ideas and business models for PowerACE 2022. Supported by Temasek Foundation, BloombergNEF, CapitaLand, City Developments Limited, EcoLabs Centre for Innovation for Energy and Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN), the fifth instalment of this competition aims to provides start-ups the stage to pitch their innovative solutions for a better and cleaner future. 

At ACES 2022, the 12 finalists selected from PowerACE 2022 will also have the opportunity to pitch their solutions to a judging panel and other industry leaders on 27 October. These start-ups hail from many different countries like Bisly Ltd (Estonia), which provides cutting-edge building automation systems; Shanghai Powershare Technology Ltd (China), a sustainable digital services provider based on advanced energy and battery AI; and Sunkonnect Pte Ltd (Singapore), developers of alkaline electrolysers through solar power coupled with storage devices to produce green hydrogen.