Event Details

SEAS Clean Energy Committee has been active since 2007 to provide a forum for companies & individuals to discuss issues around clean energy policies, technologies and finance that impact the industry.


Like many countries in Southeast Asia, the abundant sunlight in Singapore, coupled with lower equipment costs, makes solar power a viable, alternative source of electricity for many businesses. The SEAS White Paper showed that solar power is now at grid parity, so it is competitive with traditional sources of energy and will be the leading renewable option for Singapore. Besides solar other options for Singapore will be biomass, biogas and marine renewables.


Asia's solar energy industry is undergoing formidable growth. Advances in technology and changes in government policies and regulations have driven the industry's expansion. It's also been fuelled by lower equipment costs that have increased the potential for savings, making its adoption an economic imperative, not just an environmental issue.


The benefits of using this clean energy are immense and the outlook for the industry is very positive. Especially with options emerging for businesses that cannot afford the upfront costs. Solar leasing allows them to use solar power without having to buy, maintain or install the PV panels. Customers only pay for the solar energy that they use.


Agenda

2:30 PM - 3 PM
Registration
3 PM - 3:10 PM
Welcome remarks by Chairman
Approved minutes of last meeting
3:10 PM - 3:20 PM
New Member Introduction
3:20 PM - 3:35 PM
Update by Secretariat
3:35 PM - 3:45 PM
Guest Presentation by
Mr Matthew Blake, Chief Engineer at Rolls Royce on The Future of Nuclear
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Fireside Chat by
Mr Christopher Inglin, Vice Chairman – SEAS and Chairman of Clean Energy Committee & Mr Matthew Blake, Chief Engineer from Rolls Royce
4:30 PM - 4:35 PM
End of Programme

Speakers

  • Kavita Gandhi (Executive Director of Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore)

    Kavita Gandhi

    Executive Director of Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore

    https://seas.org.sg

    Kavita Gandhi has an extensive background in environment and developmental sector spanning over last 20 years. Kavita has been involved in multi-dimensional projects like United States Asia Environmental Partnership (US-AEP) and was Instrumental in setting up of Clean Technology Environmental Management Centre (CTEM) in the Singapore Manufacturer’s Association. She has experience working with environmental sector startups and SMEs in her capacity as a manager of the Singapore Association for Environmental Companies (SAFECO). Kavita was one of the key personnel involved in setting up the Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore and securing a grant from SPRING Singapore to run programs in the area of local enterprise development, market development and training & conferences for clean energy industry. She also represents the association in various government and non-government committees related to clean energy. She was instrumental in developing and managing some unique programs like the SME Energy Efficiency outreach as well cleantech incubator. Kavita has an MSc in Environmental Management from Wye College, University of London.
    Kavita is also representing SEAS on the following:
    • Environment & Resource Standards Committee (ERSC), ESG
    • Co-convener Renewable Energy Standards (RECs) working group, ESG
    • TC for Energy, ESG
    • SCEM Steering Committee, NEA
    • Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) committee, ADB
    • Advisory Board: EcoLabs Centre of Innovation for Energy, NTU

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  • Christophe Inglin (Managing Director of Energetix Pte Ltd)

    Christophe Inglin

    Managing Director of Energetix Pte Ltd

    https://www.energetix.sg/

    Mr Christophe Inglin has been in the field of Photovoltaics since 1996. He is currently the Managing Director of Energetix Pte Ltd. He is also on the council of SEAS as vice-chairman.

    Christophe was Managing Director of Phoenix Solar Pte Ltd, one of Singapore’s best respected solar systems integrators. Prior to that, he spent 10 years with Shell Solar Pte Ltd (formerly Siemens Showa Solar), a leading manufacturer of PV cells and
    modules. He is an invited trainer for the Green Mark Manager Programme held by the BCA Academy.

    Christophe holds a BSc in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from the University of Surrey in England, and an MBA from INSEAD in France.

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  • Matthew Blake (Chief Engineer at Rolls-Royce Singapore Pte Ltd)

    Matthew Blake

    Chief Engineer at Rolls-Royce Singapore Pte Ltd

    Matthew is a Chartered Engineer (CEng); a Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He is also a registered European Engineer (Eur Ing).

    Matthew joined the Rolls-Royce as a professional engineer in 1992, having previously been an Offshore Exploration Drilling Engineer with BP.

    Currently, Matthew is the Chief Engineer for Rolls-Royce SMR Ltd, for which he leads and manages the Engineering Directorate, developing the UK’s SMR power station solution. Previously he has held several positions in the Rolls-Royce Submarines business covering reactor design, test and operation. He has led the businesses development of the next generation nuclear propulsion plant and he has been seconded to the Ministry of Defence undertaking special programme work. Matthew has worked at multiple locations, in both the UK and overseas, engaged with and managing projects covering both reactor design and assembly and supporting civil facilities.

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  • Mark Argar (General Manager at Keppel Renewable Energy Pte Ltd)

    Mark Argar

    General Manager at Keppel Renewable Energy Pte Ltd

    Mark has a professional career of 35 years and more than 13 years of professional experience in the Renewable Energy industry in both wind and solar projects, in Asia and Latin America.

    He specialises in developing renewable energy assets, bringing them to financial close and eventually to successful construction.
    He manages renewable energy assets in accordance with the approved investment case.

    As General Manager of Keppel Renewable Energy (KRE) Mark provides strategic market analysis, development knoweldge and a wide range of business acumen for the business unit.

    Mark holds an undergraduate degree in economics & politics, an MBA in Strategic Management, a Master of Business Economics and Doctoral studies in International Commerce.

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Documents

SEAS-CE-ESS-220519-MOM.pdfdownload

Venue

Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS)

180 Kitchener Road
City Square Mall
#06-10
Singapore 208539

Singapore

If you have any questions please contact Norazah Salim

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+65 63388578

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