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.
3:00 PM - 3:05 PM
Welcome Remarks by Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS)
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
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.
Founder and CEO of Energi Tranz Pte Ltd with a mission to help corporates transition to sustainable energy. Be-spoke consultancy services on Electricity, Solar, EV, RECS, Carbon Credits, ESS and ESG. Passionate about green and low carbon energy production. GRI framework trained ESG reporting practitioner helping corporates benchmark and mitigate GHG emissions.
15 years with leading energy producer and retailer, Senoko Energy. Performed various roles including Analytics, Pricing and Portfolio Management. Originated the electricity retailing business and managed team of 50 executives with I SWITCH PTE LTD. Grew customer base to be amongst the top 3 Retailers in Singapore. Held senior positions as GM and COO.
Gee Yong currently leads the policy and planning functions within EMA. Under this, he seeks to chart out the energy sector’s long-term direction and strategies, and ensure that EMA’s policies are coherent and aligned to its overall objectives. He started out in economic regulation and licensing, where he determined the allowable charges for monopoly energy companies and enforced regulations on licensee companies. He subsequently moved into policy, where he worked on climate change, solar and electricity futures policies among others. He also did short attachments with the Australian Energy Regulator and the International Energy Agency.