16 - 19 March, 2020 | Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa, Singapore

Agenda Day 2

8:00 am - 9:00 am Morning Refreshments & Registration

9:00 am - 9:10 am Opening Remarks from Chairperson

Smart Grids & Microgrids Asia 2020 | Shaping a Customer-Centric Grid for Consumers

9:10 am - 9:40 am Understanding Customer Behaviour and Values in Energy Usage

  • Influencing Customer Behaviour through Demand Response Strategies
  • Creating partnerships with customers to improve infrastructure efficiency and limit expenditures
  • Anticipating customer needs to create new value in demand management

9:40 am - 10:10 am Optimising the Cost of Operations to Serve Consumers Better Power Quality

Sujay Kumar Saha - Head - Demand Side Management, Home & Industry Automation, TATA Power
·         Negotiating an affordable and competitive electricity rate to suit consumers’ growing power needs
·         Capitalising on grid optimisation & energy storage for greater savings opportunities
Leveraging smart metering to aid customer energy management usage

Sujay Kumar Saha

Head - Demand Side Management, Home & Industry Automation
TATA Power

10:10 am - 10:40 am Empowering Customer Participation through Grid Flexibility and Customer Engagement

  • Creating a long-term technology plan to differentiate services based on customers’ growing needs
  • Integrated approach to improve Distributed Energy Resources planning
  • Bringing together customer demands, grid operations, asset management, and workforce operations

10:40 am - 11:10 am Morning Tea & Networking Break

Establishing Localised Power Supply

11:10 am - 11:40 am Achieving Affordable, Sustainable and Reliable Power Supply to Isolated Areas

Surat Tanterdtid - Enterprise Architecture Chief, IT Strategic Planning, Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand
  • Ensuring constant 24-hour electricity supply throughout difficult weather conditions
  • Leveraging the potential of renewable energies to reduce maintenance costs
  • Overcoming infrastructure gaps through self-sufficient and energy-efficient technologies

Surat Tanterdtid

Enterprise Architecture Chief, IT Strategic Planning
Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand

11:40 am - 12:10 pm Electrifying Rural Areas to Extend Existing Grid Networks and Improve Connectivity

Shiun Chen - Vice President, Rural Electrification, Sarawak Energy Berhad
  • Maximising connectivity through expansion of high voltage distribution network
  • Navigating challenges to harnessing renewable alternative systems in powering remote areas
  • Providing off-grid plans for more sustainable and affordable electricity generating system operations

Shiun Chen

Vice President, Rural Electrification
Sarawak Energy Berhad

12:10 pm - 1:10 pm Networking Lunch

1:10 pm - 1:40 pm Making Microgrids Repeatable on a Large Scale & Volume

·         Optimising the use of local energy assets while integrating with the larger grid to get the best value
·         Backing up the bulk power grid when power demand and cost are highest
Overcoming barriers to microgrid commercialisation  
  • Anticipating risks and challenges in current projects to ensure successful commercial microgrids
  • Designing a holistic microgrid to provide different benefits across different generations of end-users
  • Scaling up innovative microgrid models to realise full project potential

Chakphed Madtharad

Manager of Smart Grid planning division
Provincial Electricity Authority


Jitendra Nalwaya

Vice President
BSES Yamuna Power Limited

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Afternoon Tea & Networking Break

Future Cities Week 2020 | Connecting Energy Assets to Support Growing Energy Demands

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Your Personal Mobile Battery – Leveraging the Power of Electric Vehicles as Grid Assets

Michal Klocek - Senior Manager - Global Electric Vehicles, Nissan Motor Co. Ltd
·         Reshaping the value of vehicles and sharing energy through Vehicle-to-Home/Building/Grid patterns
·         Reducing charging demand during peak period with bidirectional charging schemes
·         Generating significant cost savings with efficient electric energy management

Michal Klocek

Senior Manager - Global Electric Vehicles
Nissan Motor Co. Ltd

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Closing Keynote | Building Smart Cities Together - The Intersection of People, Cities, Technology & Urban Network Resilience

Chen-Yu Lee - Director, Taipei Smart City Project Management Office
·         Catalysing the progress of future cities through smart resilience to infrastructure threats
·         Joining smart city with smart mobility and creating cross-sector collaboration for innovative cities
·         Enhancing the liveability of future cities through technological affordances

Chen-Yu Lee

Taipei Smart City Project Management Office

4:00 pm - 4:00 pm Chairperson’s Closing Summary & End of Congress