EVENT

Power & Renewables Conference: APAC

July 26 - July 28

10:30am SGT | 11:30am JST/KST | 12:30pm AEST

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About the Conference

Accelerating Asia’s Road to Energy Transition: What Needs To Change?

Asia Pacific power markets are the biggest and offer the most potential of any across the world; they dominate global energy and carbon emission trends and are set to become larger than the rest of the world combined. Yet the path to success has now paved with many more obstacles than before as gas and coal prices soar, geopolitical tensions rise, supply chains are struggling, and project developers are faced with increasing cost and vastly increased revenue risks.

The question now at the forefront of major power and renewable investors and players' minds across APAC is whether their previously ambitious plans towards energy transition and net-zero need to be reconsidered and re-calibrated in the light of recent global change. 

Wood Mackenzie’s Power & Renewables APAC Conference 2022 will bring together the leading solar, onshore and offshore wind developers, along with the biggest utilities and investment groups and key regulatory bodies from core APAC markets to shed light on recent changes and addresses the biggest questions arising. The focus will be given to in-depth conversations, emerging trends, and new commercial models with Wood Mackenzie’s leading regional analysts plus the key industry players across Asia.

The three-day conference taking place on 26 - 28 July offers a number of ticket options with full access to a comprehensive APAC regional outlook or individual One-Day passes for your focus preference. 

Day 1: Tuesday, July 26 - Japan Stream
Day 2: Wednesday, July 27 - China & Southeast Asia Stream
Day 3: Thursday, July 28 - South Korea & Australia Stream

 

In Partnership With:

Australian Institute of Energy

Global Wind Energy Council

Solarbe

Topics include:

How Asia’s energy transition can be managed amidst the challenges of a global energy crisis, increasing geopolitical tensions, and supply chain disruption – and if so, which strategies will be used to overcome key obstacles?

Spotlight Regional Focus Discussions: Opportunities & barriers for renewable energy development at scale in South Korea, Australia, China, Japan, and Southeast Asia

Examining how China’s state-owned grid will support a more renewable future via battery fleets and cross-provincial power transmission capacity

Ways in which China will continue to maintain its renewables boom and overcome development barriers from the pandemic and construction delays

The optimum combination of technologies, policies, and finance mechanisms to enable Japan, South Korea, and China to succeed in their net-zero ambitions

Trillions of Yen and Counting: Insight into how high fuel prices and market reform will reshape Japan’s future power markets

Key technology improvements designed to beat back rising materials costs and price inflation for solar, wind, and battery projects

Outlook for Australia’s key distributed solar, storage projects and the race to become a global green hydrogen exporter and ammonia leader

Highlighted Speakers

Hear from power & renewables subject matter experts and speakers from top renewable developers and utilities, transmission operators, energy regulatory bodies, investment entities, and technology providers across the APAC region.

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Agenda

10:30 AM

SGT

10:30 AM - 11:10 AM

Wood Mackenzie APAC Keynote & Fireside Chat

Gavin Thompson

Vice Chairman, Energy – Asia Pacific

Wood Mackenzie

Alex Whitworth

Head of Asia Pacific Power & Renewables Research

Wood Mackenzie

Prakash Sharma

Global Head, Scenarios and Technologies

Wood Mackenzie

11:10 AM

SGT

11:10 AM - 11:30 AM

WOOD MACKENZIE SPOTLIGHT PRESENTATION: The Impact of The Ukraine Crisis on Asia Pacific LNG and Coal Markets Including Japan

Shirley Zhang

Principal Analyst

Wood Mackenzie

Lucy Cullen

Principal Analyst

Wood Mackenzie

11:30 AM

SGT

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Panel Discussion I Trillions of Yen and Counting: Shedding Light on How High Fuel Prices and Market Reform Will Reshape Japan’s Power Markets

Yamato Kawamata

Senior Power Market Analyst, Asia Pacific Power & Renewables Research

Wood Mackenzie

12:00 PM

SGT

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM

Virtual Coffee Break

12:15 PM

SGT

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM

Fireside Chat I How will Japan Maintain Energy Security and Achieve Carbon Neutrality

Yamato Kawamata

Senior Power Market Analyst, Asia Pacific Power & Renewables Research

Wood Mackenzie

12:45 PM

SGT

12:45 PM - 1:00 PM

WOOD MACKENZIE SPOTLIGHT PRESENTATION: Examining the Impact and Result of Japan’s First Offshore Wind Auction

Robert Liew

Principal Research Analyst, APAC Power & Renewables

Wood Mackenzie

1:00 PM

SGT

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Panel Discussion I What Japan’s Record-Low Tender Prices Can Tell Us About the Future of Offshore Wind Development in Northeast Asia?

Yamato Kawamata

Senior Power Market Analyst, Asia Pacific Power & Renewables Research

Wood Mackenzie

Robert Liew

Principal Research Analyst, APAC Power & Renewables

Wood Mackenzie

1:30 PM

SGT

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Closing Interview with a Leading Japanese Utility

Gavin Thompson

Vice Chairman, Energy – Asia Pacific

Wood Mackenzie

10:30 AM

SGT

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

WoodMac Research Spotlight I Breaking Down the Root Causes for the Increase in Solar Supply Chain Prices and the Impact on Global Markets

Xiaojing Sun

Head of Solar

Wood Mackenzie

11:00 AM

SGT

11:00 AM - 11:40 AM

Panel Discussion I Can Technology Improvements Beat Back Rising Materials Costs And Price Inflation For Solar, Wind And Battery Projects?

Xiaojing Sun

Head of Solar

Wood Mackenzie

11:40 AM

SGT

11:40 AM - 11:50 AM

Virtual Coffee Break

11:50 AM

SGT

11:50 AM - 12:20 PM

WoodMac Analyst Roundtable I How China’s Boom Year Is Changing the Path of the Energy Transition

Alex Whitworth

Head of Asia Pacific Power & Renewables Research

Wood Mackenzie

Xiaoyang Li

Principal Analyst, Power & Renewables Research

Wood Mackenzie

Xiaojing Sun

Head of Solar

Wood Mackenzie

Yanting Zhou

Principal Economist, APAC

Wood Mackenzie

12:20 PM

SGT

12:20 PM - 12:50 PM

Fireside Chat with China's State Grid | China's 14th Five Year Plan

Wenxuan Xie

Senior Analyst, Power & Renewables

Wood Mackenzie

12:50 PM

SGT

12:50 PM - 1:30 PM

PANEL DISCUSSION: What Are China’s (And The World’s) Leading Utilities and Renewable’s Developers Doing to Accelerate the Energy Transition?

1:30 PM

SGT

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Closing Roundtable I What Are the Implications of Vietnam’s Renewables Slowdown for Emerging Markets in Southeast Asia?

Yanqi Cao

Research Analyst, Power & Renewables

Wood Mackenzie

10:30 AM

SGT

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

WoodMac Research Spotlight I Identifying the Main Opportunities and Barriers for Renewable Energy Development at Scale in South Korea

Ken Lee

Senior Power Modelling Analyst, Power & Renewables Research

Wood Mackenzie

11:00 AM

SGT

11:00 AM - 11:40 AM

Panel Discussion I Delivering on South Korea’s Offshore Wind Promise

Chenyuan Diao

Senior Consultant, Power and Renewables Research

Wood Mackenzie

11:40 AM

SGT

11:40 AM - 12:10 PM

Fireside Chat with KEPCO

12:10 PM

SGT

12:10 PM - 12:20 PM

Virtual Coffee Break

12:20 PM

SGT

12:20 PM - 12:50 PM

Fireside Chat with Australia Grid Operator I Charting the Path for the Energy Transition in Australia

Alex Whitworth

Head of Asia Pacific Power & Renewables Research

Wood Mackenzie

Chris Graham

Vice President, Consulting

Wood Mackenzie

12:50 PM

SGT

12:50 PM - 1:30 PM

Panel Discussion I Grid or Distributed? Where are the biggest opportunities for solar and storage in Australia?

Xin Zhang

Research Analyst, Power & Renewables APAC

Wood Mackenzie

1:30 PM

SGT

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Closing Roundtable | Can Australia Unlock Its Potential as A Global Green Hydrogen and Ammonia Leader?

Prakash Sharma

Global Head, Scenarios and Technologies

Wood Mackenzie

Maria Yee

Senior Research Analyst, Power & Renewables

Wood Mackenzie

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Why Attend

  • The P&R market in Asia has changed: How can it realise its vast, true potential amongst uncertain geopolitical change?
  • What opportunities does an unprecedented market ecosystem and the exponential growth in renewables bring to international and local developers willing to expand their footprints across the region?
  • How will past emission-reduction targets and carbon need to change to policies for shaping the energy mix in these territories?

Who should attend?

Large-scale solar developers, large-scale onshore & offshore wind developers, large-scale energy storage developers, utilities, TSOs, national energy regulators, investment banks, solar/wind/energy storage technology providers

Day One: Japan Stream

Day Two: China & Southeast Asia Stream

Day Three: South Korea & Australia Stream

Agenda Themes

Accelerating Asia’s Road to Energy Transition: What Needs To Change?

Japan’s Moment of Truth: Adding Up the Costs of Carbon Neutrality

Shifting South Korea’s Power Mix Away from Coal and Nuclear

China’s Critical Role in the Global Push Towards Decarbonisation

 

Southeast Asia – Does the Renewables Slowdown in Vietnam Signal The End Of A Golden Age Or A New Opportunity?

Adapting to a World of High Renewable Penetration: How National Market Designs Need to Evolve to Better Integrate Renewable Energy​

Australia’s Potential to Become a Global Green Hydrogen Leader: Defining the Green Hydrogen Markets of the Future

 

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. Education BA (First Class Hons), Newcastle University in Politics, Economics and Chinese language.

Chenyuan Diao

Senior Consultant, Power and Renewables Research

Wood Mackenzie

Chenyuan is responsible for sourcing, updating and analysing wind data covering Asia Pacific excluding China (APeC). She focuses on impactful data analysis for market intelligence, strategy planning and analysis, and forecasts in the wind power sector in APeC. Chenyuan leverages her experience in gathering and evaluating market data and assists in the development of databases and forecast models. Her key focus is on collecting reliable and up-to-date data, to identify trends regarding industry participants, markets, the value chain and technology developments in APeC. Chenyuan has a strong technical background in renewable energy, specialising in wind energy. She wrote her project thesis on the electrical control of offshore wind power integration. Education MSc, Wind Energy, Technical University of Denmark (DTU) MSc, Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Xiaojing Sun

Head of Solar

Wood Mackenzie

Xiaojing is the global head of solar research at Wood Mackenzie, leading a team of research analysts to unpack the technological, economic and market forces that drive the growth of solar. Prior to taking up this role, Xiaojing was a principal analyst leading our coverage of US utility-scale solar with a focus on the competitive landscape, market fundamentals and innovations in project origination. She investigated how policy, financing, market demand and project economics interact with each other to drive the growth of the US utility-scale solar market. In an earlier role, she was the lead analyst of global solar PV supply chain and technology. Her coverage areas included the expansion of the solar manufacturing capacity across the globe, new technology commercialisation, solar module and PV system costs. 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 platforms and clean energy consulting projects. Her work directly contributed to over 30 American cities passing and implementing 100% clean energy programs. She was also a research manager at Stanford University Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance and led a team to examine the development path of the Chinese solar PV industry. Education PhD, Energy and Climate Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology MSc, Environmental Management, Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment BSc, Environmental Engineering, Nankai University

Robert Liew

Principal Research Analyst, APAC 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.

Ken Lee

Senior Power Modelling Analyst, Power & Renewables Research

Wood Mackenzie

Ken is a senior power modelling analyst in our Power & Renewables group. He has over seven years of experience in power and gas/LNG sectors in Asia Pacific covering conventional fuels and renewable energy in model development, strategy, and core market fundamentals research. Prior to joining Wood Mackenzie, Ken worked for an energy-focused research consultancy and was responsible for conducting strategic market studies for state-owned energy companies and private investors in gas/LNG-to-power, coal, and renewable energy in Asia Pacific. He has also run commercial due diligence for a major regional power sector investor-operator. Education BA, Public Policy, Duke University

Xiaoyang Li

Principal Analyst, Power & Renewables Research

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. Education MSc, Wind Energy Engineering, Technical University of Denmark (DTU) MSc, Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) BSc, Energy System, University of Gävle

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. Education: MA, Public and International Affairs, Princeton University MS, Earth and Environmental Engineering, Columbia University BE/BCom, University of Auckland

Prakash Sharma

Global Head, Scenarios and Technologies

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. 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. Education MBA, International Management Institute in India.

Yamato Kawamata

Senior Power Market Analyst, Asia Pacific Power & Renewables Research

Wood Mackenzie

Yamato delivers power and renewables market research in Asia Pacific. He covers solar, wind, storage, power modelling and power policy analysis to develop research and market insights. He engages with clients and industry players active in Japan’s power market. Prior to joining Wood Mackenzie, Yamato spent 13 years at Japan International Cooperation Agency, where he engaged in the energy industry in Asia Pacific and the Middle East, focusing on power sector master planning, project financing for renewables, and investments in conventional power plants and the power grid. He has also engaged in R&D projects on hydrogen fuel cells and biofuels. Education: MIPP, Energy, Resources and Environment, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) ME, Environment, Resource and Materials, Waseda University BE, Resource and Environmental Engineering, Waseda University

Yanting Zhou

Principal Economist, APAC

Wood Mackenzie

Yanting leads our in-house macroeconomic research for Asian economies, working closely with commodity teams across the company to align macro views and commodity demand. She joined Wood Mackenzie in 2015 as a copper demand analyst and draws on her knowledge and experience of commodity end-use markets in China and major economies in Asia, which extends to the property, electrical network, transportation, machinery and appliance sectors. Yanting started her career in the natural resource industry in Rio Tinto‘s Economics and Markets team, where she focused on the economic outlook for China and long-term metals demand analysis. Education MS, Economics, Tufts University BA, Economics, Nankai University

Xin Zhang

Research Analyst, Power & Renewables APAC

Wood Mackenzie

Maria Yee

Senior Research Analyst, Power & Renewables

Wood Mackenzie

Maria has seven years of experience in the energy industry, across all major commodities. She is currently a senior research analyst for our Energy Transition Practice. In her role, Maria monitors the energy transition in the Asia Pacific region and contributes to low carbon technology related content. Prior to her current research role, Maria was a managing consultant in our consulting downstream practice. She was responsible for managing numerous projects involving energy demand modelling, fuel substitution dynamics, corporate/government strategy and market transaction due diligence.

Wenxuan Xie

Senior Analyst, Power & Renewables

Wood Mackenzie

Yanqi Cao

Research Analyst, Power & Renewables

Wood Mackenzie

Chris Graham

Vice President, Consulting

Wood Mackenzie

Lucy Cullen

Principal Analyst

Wood Mackenzie

Lucy is a principal analyst in Wood Mackenzie’s Asia Pacific Gas & LNG team, primarily focused on supply, demand, contract and price analysis for the Northeast Asian markets. Lucy joined the team in Singapore in 2019, having spent over six years with Wood Mackenzie research in the UK. Lucy was part of the global gas research team in the UK with responsibility for developing European gas supply analysis. Lucy joined Wood Mackenzie in 2012 as an intern in the Energy Markets research team, producing long-term energy balances by looking at inter-fuel competition and energy demand drivers. Lucy has also worked on a number of consulting projects in the areas of gas monetisation, market entry and opportunity screenings and cost analysis in Europe, North Africa and the Caspian.

Shirley Zhang

Principal Analyst

Wood Mackenzie

Shirley is a principal analyst with more than 10 years of experience in metals and mining industry research. She joined Wood Mackenzie in 2012 and is responsible for the Asia Pacific thermal coal markets analysis. Her current research focus is the impact of economic development, energy transition and policy intervention on different coal markets in Asia. Shirley is a frequent speaker at regional mining conferences and has presented strategic analysis at clients’ board meetings in the region. Prior to joining Wood Mackenzie, Shirley was an equity research analyst covering Hong Kong/China-listed coal, steel and metal recycling stocks. She also worked for a financial consulting firm based in London.

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. Education BA (First Class Hons), Newcastle University in Politics, Economics and Chinese language.

Yanting Zhou

Principal Economist, APAC

Wood Mackenzie

Yanting leads our in-house macroeconomic research for Asian economies, working closely with commodity teams across the company to align macro views and commodity demand. She joined Wood Mackenzie in 2015 as a copper demand analyst and draws on her knowledge and experience of commodity end-use markets in China and major economies in Asia, which extends to the property, electrical network, transportation, machinery and appliance sectors. Yanting started her career in the natural resource industry in Rio Tinto‘s Economics and Markets team, where she focused on the economic outlook for China and long-term metals demand analysis. Education MS, Economics, Tufts University BA, Economics, Nankai University

Yamato Kawamata

Senior Power Market Analyst, Asia Pacific Power & Renewables Research

Wood Mackenzie

Yamato delivers power and renewables market research in Asia Pacific. He covers solar, wind, storage, power modelling and power policy analysis to develop research and market insights. He engages with clients and industry players active in Japan’s power market. Prior to joining Wood Mackenzie, Yamato spent 13 years at Japan International Cooperation Agency, where he engaged in the energy industry in Asia Pacific and the Middle East, focusing on power sector master planning, project financing for renewables, and investments in conventional power plants and the power grid. He has also engaged in R&D projects on hydrogen fuel cells and biofuels. Education: MIPP, Energy, Resources and Environment, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) ME, Environment, Resource and Materials, Waseda University BE, Resource and Environmental Engineering, Waseda University

Xiaojing Sun

Head of Solar

Wood Mackenzie

Xiaojing is the global head of solar research at Wood Mackenzie, leading a team of research analysts to unpack the technological, economic and market forces that drive the growth of solar. Prior to taking up this role, Xiaojing was a principal analyst leading our coverage of US utility-scale solar with a focus on the competitive landscape, market fundamentals and innovations in project origination. She investigated how policy, financing, market demand and project economics interact with each other to drive the growth of the US utility-scale solar market. In an earlier role, she was the lead analyst of global solar PV supply chain and technology. Her coverage areas included the expansion of the solar manufacturing capacity across the globe, new technology commercialisation, solar module and PV system costs. 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 platforms and clean energy consulting projects. Her work directly contributed to over 30 American cities passing and implementing 100% clean energy programs. She was also a research manager at Stanford University Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance and led a team to examine the development path of the Chinese solar PV industry. Education PhD, Energy and Climate Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology MSc, Environmental Management, Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment BSc, Environmental Engineering, Nankai University

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. Education: MA, Public and International Affairs, Princeton University MS, Earth and Environmental Engineering, Columbia University BE/BCom, University of Auckland

Prakash Sharma

Global Head, Scenarios and Technologies

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. 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. Education MBA, International Management Institute in India.

Xiaoyang Li

Principal Analyst, Power & Renewables Research

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. Education MSc, Wind Energy Engineering, Technical University of Denmark (DTU) MSc, Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) BSc, Energy System, University of Gävle

Trina Solar

Founded in 1997, Trina Solar Co., Ltd. is the world’s leading provider of integrated solutions for photovoltaic (PV) smart energy. It is mainly engaged in the research and development, production and sales of PV modules; power stations and system products; PV power generation, operation and maintenance services, etc. On June 10, 2020, Trina Solar was listed on the Science and Technology Innovation Board (STAR Market) of the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE). It is the first PV company that has gone public on the STAR Market providing PV products and systems as well as smart energy.

http://www.trinasolar.com/