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 Electricity Costs to Better Manage Electricity Demand and Gain Greater Energy Efficiency

·         Negotiating an affordable and competitive electricity rate to suit consumers’ growing power needs
·         Capitalising on grid optimisation and energy storage for greater savings opportunities
Leveraging smart metering to aid customer energy management usage

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 - 11:50 am Overcoming Challenges in Microgrid Implementation in Thailand

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

11:50 am - 12:30 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

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Networking Lunch

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


Romain Migné

Smart Grids Research Manager
EDF Lab Singapore

2:50 pm - 3:30 pm Afternoon Tea & Networking Break

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

3:30 pm - 4:10 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, Technology and 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