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Power & Renewables Conference: APAC

June 22 - June 24

9:00 AM - 2:15 PM SGT

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About the event

Wood Mackenzie’s Power & Renewables APAC Conference will shed light on global expectations for climate change action in Japan, South Korea, China, Australia, and other key APAC markets.

Global expectations for action on climate change in Asia have soared since China announced a 2060 carbon neutrality target in September of 2020, followed by 2050 targets from South Korea and Japan in October.

We will answer key questions regarding these ambitious carbon neutrality goals by bringing together the leading solar, onshore & offshore wind developers, utilities, investment groups, and regulatory bodies of these regions.

What combination of policies, next-generation tech, and financial strategies will help China, Japan, and South Korea achieve these goals? How will the energy mix of the countries evolve in the next two decades? What opportunities does this renewable boom bring to international and local developers looking to enter or expand across the region?

Agenda Themes

Charting a Path Towards Carbon Neutrality in Asia: Outlining the Impact of the 2050 and 2060 Decarbonisation Targets Across China, Japan and South Korea 

How Next-Generation Solar Technologies Will Drive Higher Conversion Efficiencies and Lower LCOEs Across APAC 

Defining Offshore Wind Growth in China, Japan and South Korea in the Next Decade 

China’s Long March to Net-Zero: The Path Towards 2060 Carbon Neutrality at a Time of Unprecedented Power Demand Growth 

 


Unpacking South Korea’s Green New Deal: Key Priorities, Enablers and Challenges 

How Do National Power Market Designs Need to Evolve to Adapt to a World of High Renewable Penetration 

Australia’s Plan to Become a Global Green Hydrogen Leader 

Highlighted Speakers

Connect with the top renewable developers and utilities, as well as transmission operators, national and European energy regulatory bodies, investment entities, and technology providers.

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Agenda

9:00 AM

SGT

9:00 AM - 9:40 AM

Wood Mackenzie Research Keynote: Charting the Path Towards Carbon Neutrality

Alex Whitworth

Head of Asia Pacific Power & Renewables Research

Wood Mackenzie

Prakash Sharma

Head of Markets & Transitions, APAC

Wood Mackenzie

9:40 AM

SGT

9:40 AM - 10:10 AM

Keynote Interview

Gavin Thompson

Vice Chairman, Energy - Asia Pacific

Wood Mackenzie

10:10 AM

SGT

10:10 AM - 10:50 AM

Panel: How Next-Generation Solar Technologies Will Drive Higher Conversion Efficiencies and Lower LCOEs Across APAC

Dr. Xiaojing Sun

Principal Analyst, Manager

Wood Mackenzie

10:50 AM

SGT

10:50 AM - 11:20 AM

1:1 Meetings / Wood Mackenzie Sales Show & Tell

11:20 AM

SGT

11:20 AM - 12:05 PM

Panel: Unpacking METI’s Green Growth Strategy for Japan’s Offshore Wind Development in the Next Decade

Robert Liew

Principal Analyst, Power & Renewables

Wood Mackenzie

Shinichi Kato

Country Director & President, Japan

RWE

Shinichi Yasuda

Senior Vice President, Structured Finance

Development Bank of Japan

12:05 PM

SGT

12:05 PM - 12:35 PM

Closing Case Study with a Japanese Large Renewable Energy Buyer

Rishab Shrestha

Senior Research Analyst, APAC Power

Wood Mackenzie

Miyuki Zeniya

Fellow, Management Planning

Dai-Ichi Life Insurance

12:35 PM

SGT

12:35 PM - 1:05 PM

Wood Mackenzie Research Deep-Dive Session: What Do Japan’s Soaring Power Prices Mean for the Energy Transition?

1:05 PM

SGT

1:05 PM - 1:35 PM

Wood Mackenzie Research Deep-Dive Session: Our Latest Market Forecast for Japan’s Power Prices

1:35 PM

SGT

1:35 PM - 2:05 PM

Wood Mackenzie Research Deep-Dive Session: Market Overview for Offshore and Onshore Wind in Japan

9:00 AM

SGT

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Wood Mackenzie Research Spotlight: Demystifying the South Korean Green New Deal: Key Priorities, Enablers and Barriers to Success

Kyeongho (Ken) Lee

Senior Power Modeling Analyst,

Wood Mackenzie

9:30 AM

SGT

9:30 AM - 10:10 AM

Panel: What South Korea’s 2030 Emission Reduction Target Means for Renewable Development in the 2020s

Kyeongho (Ken) Lee

Senior Power Modeling Analyst,

Wood Mackenzie

Daniel Mallo

Managing Director – Head of Natural Resources & Infrastructure, Asia Pacific

Société Générale

Jean-Philippe Baudrey

Head of Business Development, South Korea

Ocean Winds

10:10 AM

SGT

10:10 AM - 10:40 AM

Interview with Korea Energy Agency

10:40 AM

SGT

10:40 AM - 11:10 AM

1:1 Meetings / Wood Mackenzie Sales Show & Tell

11:10 AM

SGT

11:10 AM - 11:30 AM

Fireside Chat: The Liddell Plant Closure as a Turning Point – What the Future Holds for Australia’s Coal Capacity and Energy Storage

Dr. Le Xu

Senior Analyst, Power and Renewables

Wood Mackenzie

Dr. Alex Wonhas

Chief System Design and Engineering Officer

AEMO

11:30 AM

SGT

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Panel: Australia’s Race to Become a Global Green and Low-Carbon Hydrogen Leader

Prakash Sharma

Head of Markets & Transitions, APAC

Wood Mackenzie

Jeremy Stone

Non-Executive Director and Advisor

J-Power Latrobe Valley

Dr. Attilio Pigneri

CEO

H2U

12:15 PM

SGT

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM

Wood Mackenzie Research Briefing Deep-Dive Session: South Korea’s 9th Basic Plan for electricity: How Will a Shift Away from Coal and Nuclear Shape the Future Energy Mix?

12:45 PM

SGT

12:45 PM - 1:15 PM

Wood Mackenzie Research Briefing Deep-Dive Session: The Latest Market Forecast for South Korea’s Power Prices

1:45 PM

SGT

1:45 PM - 2:15 PM

Wood Mackenzie Research Briefing Deep-Dive Session: Market Overview on Offshore and Onshore Wind in South Korea

9:00 AM

SGT

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Wood Mackenzie Research Spotlight: China’s Long March to Net-Zero – What Technologies Are Posed to Win in the Asian Giant’s Shift to Carbon Neutrality

9:30 AM

SGT

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Fireside Chat with the State Grid Corporation of China – Building Grid Flexibility

Alex Whitworth

Head of Asia Pacific Power & Renewables Research

Wood Mackenzie

10:00 AM

SGT

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Panel: The Key Policy and Economic Drivers Behind China’s Carbon Pricing & Trading Strategy

Xiaoyang Li

Principal Consultant

Wood Mackenzie

10:30 AM

SGT

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

1:1 Meetings / Wood Mackenzie Sales Show & Tell

11:00 AM

SGT

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Panel: The Key Southeast Asia Emerging Solar Markets of the Next Decade

Ojasvi Gupta

Senior Vice President International Business

Amplus Solar

Vinutha Hosur

Head of Strategy for APAC

BayWa r.e.

Rishab Shrestha

Senior Research Analyst, APAC Power

Wood Mackenzie

11:45 AM

SGT

11:45 AM - 12:05 PM

Fireside Chat with Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand

Kyeongho (Ken) Lee

Senior Power Modeling Analyst,

Wood Mackenzie

12:05 PM

SGT

12:05 PM - 12:40 PM

Closing Roundtable: Who Will Pick up the Bill for the Energy Transition?

Alex Whitworth

Head of Asia Pacific Power & Renewables Research

Wood Mackenzie

12:40 PM

SGT

12:40 PM - 1:10 PM

Wood Mackenzie Research Briefing Deep-Dive Sessions

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APAC Carbon Neutrality Targets

Global expectations for action on climate change in Asia have soared since China announced a 2060 carbon neutrality target in September of 2020, followed by 2050 targets from South Korea and Japan in October.  

In line with these ambitious plans from the three biggest economies to transition to net-zero, large-scale renewable pipelines have exploded. China installed twice as much solar capacity in 2020 compared to 2019, according to China’s National Energy Administration

 

WoodMac Expertise

Hear exclusive presentations from Wood Mackenzie subject matter experts on achieving decarbonization goals through the 2020s and beyond. 

Top-tier Speakers

Connect with leading solar, onshore and offshore wind developers, utilities, investment groups and regulatory bodies from key APAC markets.  

Breakout Sessions

Each day will include a breakout session to connect directly with other attendees, Wood Mackenzie analysts, and exhibitors. Here you can ask questions and have in-depth discussions will fellow attendees on topics presented throughout the day.

Ojasvi Gupta

Senior Vice President International Business

Amplus Solar

Ojasvi Gupta has more than two decades of experience in Investment Banking, Merger & Acquisition, Contract Negotiation and Business Development. He has previously worked with Druk Holding & Investments Limited (National holding company of Bhutan), Ostro Renewable, SBI Capital Markets and L&T. He is post graduate engineer in power plants from NIT Bhopal.

Vinutha Hosur

Head of Strategy for APAC

BayWa r.e.

Rishab Shrestha

Senior Research Analyst, APAC Power

Wood Mackenzie

Rishab is a senior analyst focused on Asia-Pacific power markets, with a particular interest in renewable market dynamics. His work includes power modeling and forecasting project economics of various generation technologies. He also leads the solar market research for the region. Before joining Wood Mackenzie, Rishab worked as a solar market analyst at GTM Research & MAKE Consulting. At MAKE, he helped the company kick start its solar research product offerings. He also has experience working with cleantech start-ups in the UK and India. Rishab holds an MSc. degree in Sustainable Energy Future from Imperial College and a BSc. in Physics from Mahidol University.

Miyuki Zeniya

Fellow, Management Planning

Dai-Ichi Life Insurance

Alex Whitworth

Head of Asia Pacific Power & Renewables Research

Wood Mackenzie

Alex is responsible for overall power and renewables research strategy in Asia. He supports solar, wind, storage and power analysts to develop insightful and high-impact analysis and reports, building team capabilities and research product strategy. Alex also engages with clients and industry leaders at key events and meetings. Alex has over 10 years’ experience in the energy industry in China and Asia, including roles at McKinsey, GE and IHS Markit. His work experience includes provincial-level modelling of China’s power, coal and gas markets, policy analysis, power and fuel price forecasting, power project feasibility studies, and product strategy for power equipment. Alex holds an MA in Public and International Affairs from Princeton University, an MS in Earth and Environmental Engineering from Columbia University and a dual Bachelors Degree in Resource Engineering and Commerce from the University of Auckland.

Prakash Sharma

Head of Markets & Transitions, APAC

Wood Mackenzie

Prakash has over 26 years’ experience in energy, metals & mining and climate change policy developments. His expertise ranges from operational management to commodity trading and business strategy. Prakash joined Wood Mackenzie in 2006 and is currently based in Singapore. He leads integrated analysis, energy transition and cross-commodity discussions in Asia Pacific. He has presented to board and senior-level management teams, as well as at major industry conferences. Previously, Prakash spent two years in Beijing as head of China research guiding a team of analysts on China’s energy and economic trends, including supply-side reforms, inter-fuel competition and commodity prices. He has also led global coal markets analysis for five years delivering research on decarbonisation policies, impact of renewables, alternative scenarios and evolving patterns of supply and demand. Prakash’s extensive experience in the commodity sector includes export of steel-making raw materials (metallurgical coal, iron ore and scrap) and energy coal to China for an established Canadian trading firm. He has also spent nine years in the mining industry specialising in technical services, international sourcing and ISO 9001 certification. Prakash holds an MBA from the International Management Institute in India.

Jeremy Stone

Non-Executive Director and Advisor

J-Power Latrobe Valley

Jeremy is a Non-Executive Director, global executive and advisor with over 30 years of experience leading businesses and in the delivery of major infrastructure projects. He has held a variety of positions, including Regional Director for Asia and Group Manager of Innovation & Digital for a 10,000 strong global professional services company. He lived and worked in Asia and the UK for 14 years and has also delivered projects in the US, Middle East, Australia and China. He is a Director of the Australian subsidiary of J-Power, one of Japan's largest utility companies and part of the Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain (HESC) consortia.

Gavin Thompson

Vice Chairman, Energy - Asia Pacific

Wood Mackenzie

Gavin joined Wood Mackenzie in 1997. His expertise spans across the Asia Pacific commodity sectors, and in particular, helping companies identify and build their international growth strategies. He has led a range of consultancy and research projects with domestic and international energy companies across the region, providing LNG project evaluation and provincial gas price forecasting. In 2017, Gavin took the role of Head of Asia Pacific research, and led a team of around 100 analysts. Most recently in 2019, Gavin was appointed Vice Chairman, Energy for the company's Asia Pacific business. He is based in Singapore and frequently travels the region to meet with clients. Gavin holds a BA (First Class Hons) from Newcastle University in Politics, Economics and Chinese language.

Dr. Xiaojing Sun

Principal Analyst, Manager

Wood Mackenzie

Dr. Xiaojing Sun is a Principal Analyst and Manager at Wood Mackenzie specialized in global solar PV supply chain and technology development. Her coverage areas include the expansion of the solar manufacturing capacity across the globe, the commercialization of new technologies, the evolution of solar system cost in different markets, and the interaction between technology, market, and policy. With the greater Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables team, Xiaojing is committed to unpacking market conditions for clients and discovering new opportunities. Before joining Wood Mackenzie, Xiaojing was the chief technology officer at The Greenlink Group, a data-driven clean energy consulting firm, leading the development of energy modeling platform and clean energy consulting projects. Her work directly contributed to over 30 American cities passing and implementing 100% clean energy programs. Before Greenlink, Xiaojing was a research manager at Stanford University Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance. In this position, she led a team to exam the development path of the Chinese solar PV industry and the sources of their competitive advantage. Xiaojing holds a PhD, Energy and Climate Policy from the Georgia Institute of Technology, an MSc, Environmental Management from Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment and a BSc in Environmental Engineering from Nankai University.

Robert Liew

Principal Analyst, Power & Renewables

Wood Mackenzie

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. 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. Robert has a master’s degree in public policy from Tsinghua University specializing in renewable energy.

Shinichi Kato

Country Director & President, Japan

RWE

Kyeongho (Ken) Lee

Senior Power Modeling Analyst,

Wood Mackenzie

Dr. Le Xu

Senior Analyst, Power and Renewables

Wood Mackenzie

Dr. Le Xu is a senior research analyst in Wood Mackenzie’s Energy Transition division. She is currently based in Singapore, leading Wood Mackenzie’s Energy Storage markets in Asia-Pacific. She provides insight to decision-makers worldwide and engages with key stakeholders in areas of the power and renewable industry to build a holistic understanding of market trends. Le's expertise ranges from market intelligence, technology innovation, business strategy, supply and demand forecast in both the Solar and Energy Storage sector. She previously worked as a research fellow at Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS), Singapore’s national institute for applied solar energy research. She conducted research and consultant services in solar potential analysis using GIS and 3D modelling, PV grid integration and solar energy-efficient building and has presented her work at major international conferences. Le holds a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National University of Singapore, an M. Eng in Software Engineering, Data Mining from Xian Jiaotong University and a B. Eng in Software Engineering, Information System from Xidian University.

Xiaoyang Li

Principal Consultant

Wood Mackenzie

Xiaoyang focuses on China’s wind power market, specifically market developments, future scenarios, supply chain dynamics and competitive strategies across the value chain. By closely monitoring industry actors, policy developments, markets and technology trends, Xiaoyang provides clients with insightful and relevant research. Prior to joining Wood Mackenzie, Xiaoyang worked for a Sino-German solar energy manufacturer, where she accumulated valuable experience in the solar energy industry. Xiaoyang holds an MSc in Wind Energy Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), an MSc in Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm (KTH) and a BSc in Energy Systems from the University of Gävle (Sweden).

Dr. Attilio Pigneri

CEO

H2U

A professional mechanical engineer from Italy, Attilio brings to H2U over 15 years of professional and academic experience in the broader energy area in Europe, US, China, Australia and New Zealand, with a strong professional and academic focus on strategic planning for the development of alternative energy infrastructures and greenhouse gas mitigation initiatives.

Daniel Mallo

Managing Director – Head of Natural Resources & Infrastructure, Asia Pacific

Société Générale

Daniel is responsible for Société Générale’s Natural Resources & Infrastructure practice in Asia Pacific. The team’s activities include conventional and renewable power, oil & gas, LNG, base and precious metals, transportation and social infrastructure. He is based in Hong Kong. Prior to that, he was a Managing Director in Société Générale’s New York-based Energy Project Finance Group, where he was responsible for originating and executing transactions in the conventional power, renewable energy, LNG and oil & gas sectors in the United States, Canada and Latin America. Daniel has over 18 years of experience in structured finance and has focused on the Energy and Natural Resources sectors for the past 15 years. Daniel has been involved in several important transactions in the renewable energy sector across the region, including the 126 MW Formosa 1, the 370 MW Formosa 2, the 500 MW Yunlin and the 589 MW CXFD offshore wind farms in Taiwan, as well as the 140 MW Akita offshore wind farm in Japan – the five first offshore wind farms to be project-financed in Asia Pacific -, several projects in Indonesia such as the 180 MW Asahan 1 hydro power project, the 39 MW Hasang hydro power project and the 320 MW Sarulla geothermal project, 18 wind and solar power projects in Australia over the past 3 years, several hydro power projects in China, Chile and Peru, a 300 MW wind farm in Mexico and approximately 5000 MW of wind and solar capacity in the United States and Canada. Daniel graduated from Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) in Paris.

Jean-Philippe Baudrey

Head of Business Development, South Korea

Ocean Winds

Shinichi Yasuda

Senior Vice President, Structured Finance

Development Bank of Japan

Dr. Alex Wonhas

Chief System Design and Engineering Officer

AEMO

Dr. Alex Wonhas is responsible for overseeing AEMO’s expanded focus on system design, development and engineering, which includes planning and forecasting. Alex started at AEMO in January 2019. With more than 15 years’ experience in the energy sector, Alex was previously the Managing Director – Energy, Resources and Manufacturing at international engineering and advisory firm Aurecon, focusing on growing its energy and resources advisory services to supplement its traditional engineering business. Prior to working at Aurecon, Alex was the executive director responsible for CSIRO’s research and development in environment, energy and resources.

Shinichi Kato

Country Director & President, Japan

RWE

Dr. Alex Wonhas

Chief System Design and Engineering Officer

AEMO

Dr. Alex Wonhas is responsible for overseeing AEMO’s expanded focus on system design, development and engineering, which includes planning and forecasting. Alex started at AEMO in January 2019. With more than 15 years’ experience in the energy sector, Alex was previously the Managing Director – Energy, Resources and Manufacturing at international engineering and advisory firm Aurecon, focusing on growing its energy and resources advisory services to supplement its traditional engineering business. Prior to working at Aurecon, Alex was the executive director responsible for CSIRO’s research and development in environment, energy and resources.

Miyuki Zeniya

Fellow, Management Planning

Dai-Ichi Life Insurance

Ojasvi Gupta

Senior Vice President International Business

Amplus Solar

Ojasvi Gupta has more than two decades of experience in Investment Banking, Merger & Acquisition, Contract Negotiation and Business Development. He has previously worked with Druk Holding & Investments Limited (National holding company of Bhutan), Ostro Renewable, SBI Capital Markets and L&T. He is post graduate engineer in power plants from NIT Bhopal.

Shinichi Yasuda

Senior Vice President, Structured Finance

Development Bank of Japan

Vinutha Hosur

Head of Strategy for APAC

BayWa r.e.

Dr. Attilio Pigneri

CEO

H2U

A professional mechanical engineer from Italy, Attilio brings to H2U over 15 years of professional and academic experience in the broader energy area in Europe, US, China, Australia and New Zealand, with a strong professional and academic focus on strategic planning for the development of alternative energy infrastructures and greenhouse gas mitigation initiatives.

Daniel Mallo

Managing Director – Head of Natural Resources & Infrastructure, Asia Pacific

Société Générale

Daniel is responsible for Société Générale’s Natural Resources & Infrastructure practice in Asia Pacific. The team’s activities include conventional and renewable power, oil & gas, LNG, base and precious metals, transportation and social infrastructure. He is based in Hong Kong. Prior to that, he was a Managing Director in Société Générale’s New York-based Energy Project Finance Group, where he was responsible for originating and executing transactions in the conventional power, renewable energy, LNG and oil & gas sectors in the United States, Canada and Latin America. Daniel has over 18 years of experience in structured finance and has focused on the Energy and Natural Resources sectors for the past 15 years. Daniel has been involved in several important transactions in the renewable energy sector across the region, including the 126 MW Formosa 1, the 370 MW Formosa 2, the 500 MW Yunlin and the 589 MW CXFD offshore wind farms in Taiwan, as well as the 140 MW Akita offshore wind farm in Japan – the five first offshore wind farms to be project-financed in Asia Pacific -, several projects in Indonesia such as the 180 MW Asahan 1 hydro power project, the 39 MW Hasang hydro power project and the 320 MW Sarulla geothermal project, 18 wind and solar power projects in Australia over the past 3 years, several hydro power projects in China, Chile and Peru, a 300 MW wind farm in Mexico and approximately 5000 MW of wind and solar capacity in the United States and Canada. Daniel graduated from Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) in Paris.

Shell

Shell is an international energy company with expertise in the exploration, production, refining and marketing of oil and natural gas, and the manufacturing and marketing of chemicals. We use advanced technologies and take an innovative approach to help build a sustainable energy future. We also invest in power, including from low-carbon sources such as wind and solar; and new fuels for transport, such as advanced biofuels and hydrogen. Shell's purpose is to power progress together with more and cleaner energy solutions. We believe that rising standards of living for a growing global population are likely to continue to drive demand for energy, including oil and gas, for years to come. At the same time, the need to tackle climate change means there is a global transition under way to a low-carbon energy system.

https://www.shell.com/