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2019 Wood Mackenzie Seoul Power & Renewables Briefing

  • Jung-gu Seoul, Korea
Wood Mackenzie will be holding the FIRST Wood Mackenzie Power and Renewables Briefing on Thursday, 28th March at The Westin Chosun, Seoul, South Korea. Hear from expert Power and Renewables analysts on trends in Offshore Wind, Solar and Energy Storage sectors and how will it impact South Korea and Asia? We hope to see you at the event.


  • 28 March 2019

    • Registration

    • Welcome address


      • NaeYoon Kang joined Wood Mackenzie in 2010 as Sales & Account Manager based in Seoul. His primary responsibility is to manage Wood Mackenzie’s clients in Korea whilst developing research and consulting solutions catering to the needs of each company. Prior to joining Wood Mackenzie, NaeYoon spent 3 years at Standard and Poor's as Client Business Manager, 3 years at Investment Banking division of a bank and 4 years at a securities firm in Seoul. NaeYoon holds a BA in Politics from Yonsei University and an MBA from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

    • Offshore wind power outlook for Asia-Pacific

      The global wind power industry is reaching a stage of maturity in key markets, while other markets are still emerging. Effectively navigating new auction systems, changing support mechanisms and increasing price pressure has never been so important.With at least US$98 billion of investments is needed to meet 24.8GW of offshore projects planned across Asia Pacific (excluding China) as the sector prepares for rapid growth post-2020.
      • Offshore wind power outlook in Asia Pacific excluding China (APeC)
      • Emerging markets for offshore wind power development in APeC
      • Project pipelines for key offshore markets


      • Robert has over 10 years of analyst experience, having worked in research functions in New Zealand, Thailand, China, and Singapore. He has expertise in market intelligence, strategy planning, analysis, and forecasting in the wind power sector in Asia Pacific. He is responsible for regional Asia Pacific reports, offshore wind, emerging markets, and has completed numerous projects for supply chain companies, private equity, and IPP/utilities with a focus on Asia Pacific markets. His opinions have been quoted by leading newspapers and trade publications – Bloomberg, Financial Times, Nikkei Asian Review, The Economic Times, Recharge, Windpower Monthly, etc. Robert has a master’s degree in public policy from Tsinghua University specializing in renewable energy. He has spent over 35 years in Asia Pacific living in Taiwan, Singapore, New Zealand, Thailand, and China where he has spent the last eight years working at MAKE, a leading Danish wind consultancy before merging with Wood Mackenzie. Robert works out of our office in Singapore.

    • Can Distributed Solar help with the push to meet South Korea's 20% renewable energy target by 2030?

      How will South Korea steers itself in meeting the 20% RE target by 2030 through the challenging environments of renewables development where system marginal pricing (SMP) are increasing while LCOEs of renewables technologies are decreasing, Read More...


      • Neoh is a Managing Consultant in Wood Mackenzie’s Power & Renewables Consulting in Singapore. Neoh has over 7 years of experience in consulting for the power & renewables industry. Neoh has extensive experience focused in advising the power industry, specializing on due diligence, project development, and delivering operational enhancements. Neoh’s experience in gas, coal and renewables generation field includes financial modelling, business case and markets entry strategy, market studies, business optimization and transaction support. Neoh has advised sponsors, offtakers, utility companies, and financial institutions on the sustainability of the projects throughout the overall lifecycle of power projects. Neoh has also covered multiple different power markets with unique regulatory and policies in Asia in several M&A transactions. Prior to joining Wood Mackenzie, Neoh worked with Pöyry Management Consulting in Bangkok and WorleyParsons/Advisian in Singapore & Kuala Lumpur. Neoh is an Electrical Engineer (BE) with main focus on Power Plants and Energy economics.

    • Coffee break

    • The future of renewable energy is storage

      The large pipeline of renewables will need to be supported by integrated battery solutions to provide reliable and dispatchable renewables under extreme weather conditions, flexibly response energy demands and shave peak loads to avoid demand charge. Energy storage systems will help us move away from fossil fuels, towards global decarbonization and a 100% renewable energy future. With the lithium-ion prices decline by 80% from 2010 to 2018, energy storage project deployments continue to be a rapidly evolving.
      • Highlights from our Global Energy Storage Outlook
      • Renewable integrated storage solutions
      • Behind-the-Meter storage opportunity


      • Le is a senior research analyst at Wood Mackenzie Power and Renewables, focusing on Asia Pacific front- and behind- the meter energy storage markets. She previously worked as a research fellow at Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS), a Singapore’s national institute for applied solar energy research. She conducted research and consultant services in the areas of solar potential analysis, PV grid integration and solar energy efficient building, and has presented her work at international conferences and workshops. Le holds a PhD in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the National University of Singapore and a Master’s degree in Software Engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University.

    • Networking