World-class lineup at first-ever Siemens Energy Asia-Pacific Energy Week

March 02, 2021 | 09:57
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The region's first-ever Siemens Energy Asia-Pacific Energy Week virtual conference will be taking place on March 9 and 10, 2021 featuring leading industry experts, government stakeholders, and thousands of customers.

Themed “Shaping the Energy of Tomorrow”, the event is organised by Siemens Energy and partners, with the agenda of driving conversations and action plans on the energy transition, changing energy landscape, challenges and opportunities ahead, as well as balancing energy demands with carbon neutrality and climate change.

With the Asia-Pacific accounting for more than half of the global energy consumption, and 10 per cent of populations still lacking access to basic electricity, this virtual conference aims to provide a momentous opportunity and an impetus for the energy industry to convene and collaborate towards a future that is sustainable, efficient, affordable, and accessible, in line with the ideas laid out by UN Sustainable Goal 7.

world class lineup at first ever siemens energy asia pacific energy week
Some of the most pressing and crucial topics of today surrounding sustainability, digitalisation, decarbonisation, and energy sector security will be discussed over the two-day virtual conference

Event partners that pledged their support to the conference include the German Chambers of Commerce Abroad (AHK); Asia-Pacific Hydrogen Association; Global Manufacturing and Industrialization Summit (GMIS); Masdar – a global leader in renewable energy and sustainable urban development which is wholly-owned by the Abu Dhabi government’s Mubadala Investment Company, and Siemens Gamesa.

Participants can expect engaging and insightful panel sessions covering a diverse range of topics that will feature esteemed international panellists including regional ministers, CEOs, energy and finance industry leaders, as well as Siemens Energy board members and senior executives.

Among the panellists who have confirmed their participation include ministers from Australia, Germany, and Indonesia, as well as senior executives from Adani Group, B. Grimm, GENCO, IRENA, JGC Corp., Korea Gas Corp. Research Institute, NTPC, SembCorp, and SP Power Grid.

The seven-panel sessions will cover subject matters such as financing sustainable energy projects, integrating renewables into grids, incorporating digitalisation, decarbonising hydrocarbon intensive industries, and utilising green hydrogen.

The seven-panel sessions will cover subject matters such as financing sustainable energy projects, integrating renewables into grids, incorporating digitalisation, decarbonising hydrocarbon intensive industries, and utilising green hydrogen.

At present, an estimated 16 per cent of the world's power generation is already based on Siemens Energy technologies. With this significant portfolio comes the responsibility to help shape the direction and future of the energy sector, and to focus on sustainability, innovation, and decarbonisation for the benefit of society.

“The Asia-Pacific’s growth aspirations will drive the 80 per cent increase in energy demand projected by 2040. Investments in energy sources, supply, and infrastructure will need to be carefully balanced between growing energy demand and protecting the planet,” said Brian Byrne, senior vice president, Siemens Energy Asia-Pacific Hub.

“The journey towards a secure, affordable, and more sustainable energy system can only be achieved through collaboration and strong partnerships. The Energy Week virtual conference is an excellent platform for all energy stakeholders to come together and define an energy system framework for future generations.”

“Given the region’s rapid economic growth and the commitment to sustainable development shared by the countries there, we see tremendous potential for renewable energy throughout the Asia-Pacific. This event will be the ideal platform to provide a framework for the regional clean energy transition, and is aligned with Masdar’s goal of delivering renewable energy solutions to more countries across the world,” said Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, CEO of Masdar.

According to Roland Wein, regional spokesperson for the German Chambers Abroad (AHKs) in Asia-Pacific, the AHKs in Asia-Pacific represent the interests of around 13,000 member companies in the region.

“As bilateral chambers, we not only facilitate the dialogue within our networks but also support concrete projects on renewable energy systems, energy efficiency solutions, smart grids, and storage technologies with a clear focus on SMEs,” said Wein.

Marc Becker, Siemens Gamesa Offshore Business Unit CEO, noted: “The need to decarbonise our economy to fight climate change is acknowledged by both countries and companies on an unprecedented level. As a carbon-neutral company since 2020, we’re encouraged by the increased penetration of clean, cost-efficient renewable energy around the world, and the long-term benefits it provides for customers, ratepayers, and society-at-large.”

As the world’s fastest-growing economic region today, the Asia-Pacific is witnessing increasing urbanisation, rising population, and monumental energy needs.

For this region alone, energy demand is projected to increase by 80 per cent from 12,327TWh in 2018 to 22,245TWh in 2040. With the long-term impacts of COVID-19 and climate change starting to gain an acute awareness, a fundamental shift in energy systems will need to be realised, sooner rather than later.

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