Webcast Series - Corporate Sourcing of Renewable Energy: South East Asia & Australia
About the Webcast
GWEC and RE100, an initiative led by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP, are organising a webcast series on “Corporates in the Global Energy Transition” throughout 2020. This series examines how corporate sourcing of renewable energy in emerging wind/solar markets is transforming energy systems around the world. The webcasts are conducted in partnership with Baker McKenzie and Global Solar Council (GSC), and focus on four high-impact markets or regions: India, Taiwan, Japan and South East Asia & Australia.
The South East Asia & Australia edition will be held on 6 October 2020, beginning with a webcast highlighting the opportunities and challenges for corporate procurement of renewable energy in the region of South East Asia and Australia. International law firm Baker McKenzie will explain the legal and regulatory frameworks supporting the corporate market in the region, including potential barriers for market actors. Google will discuss the on-the-ground reality from the corporate demand-side perspective, unpacking the pathway to 24/7 carbon-free energy by 2030. This edition is proudly supported by Baker McKenzie, Global Solar Council and Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore.
Following the webcast, there will be an opportunity for free networking sessions bringing together corporate renewable energy buyers, sellers and advisers, hosted for one hour on the Hopin platform.
The South East Asia & Australia edition of this webcast series will run over two hours and include:
13:30-14:30 SGT I Webcast
- Opening remarks
- Aleksandra Klassen, Senior Impact Manager, RE100
- Joyce Lee, Policy and Operations Director, Global Wind Energy Council
- Market readiness and regulatory environment of corporate PPAs in South East Asia and Australia
- Paul Curnow, Partner, Baker McKenzie (Sydney)
- Martin David, Principal, Baker McKenzie (Singapore)
- 24/7 carbon-free energy by 2030
- Leo Wirawan, Senior Lead, Energy Strategy & Global Infrastructure, Google
- Roundtable discussion, moderated by Christophe Inglin, Vice Chairman of Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS) and Managing Director of Energetix Pte Ltd
- Joined by experts above
- Steve Blume, President, Smart Energy Council, Australia; Board Director, Global Solar Council (GSC)
14:30-15:30 SGT I Networking
- Facilitated in small groups and 1-on-1 matches
Steve Blume is one of Australia’s most experienced energy experts and advocates with more than 20 years experience in the energy sector after 25 years in ITC. President of the Australian Smart Energy Council; Director of the Global Solar Council; Treasurer, New Zealand & Pacific Solar & Storage Council; Director, Australian Institute of Energy and Director, & Steering Committee Chair, Asia PV Industry Association. CEO of NoCarbon Pty Ltd, a smart energy consulting firm. Steve is a former political adviser, private & public sector senior executive, and change advocate assisting the adoption of clean energy solutions as a primary climate change response.
Paul specialises in energy and projects and is Co-head of Baker McKenzie’s Global Renewable Energy & Clean Technology Group. Paul Curnow is recognised as one of Australia’s leading renewable energy and, globally as a market leader in climate change, with over 20 years of experience in renewable energy and carbon markets across Australia, Asia and Africa. Paul acted as General Counsel of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (on secondment) from its set up in April 2013, overseeing the legal execution of the financing of clean energy projects and reporting to the CEFC Board. Paul is a member of Baker McKenzie’s Global Projects Practice Steering Committee.
Martin is a specialist projects and infrastructure lawyer with particular experience in projects, project finance, energy M&A, general finance and international construction. He has over 25 years of experience in Asia, acting both for sponsors and lenders (including multilateral agencies) on the full range of infrastructure projects and project financings, with particular strengths in renewables, conventional power, telecommunications, petrochemicals and roads.
Christophe is a veteran of the solar photovoltaics (PV) industry, with two decades of experience throughout the value chain from silicon ingots to turnkey solar power plants. He is Managing Director of Energetix Pte Ltd, which designs, installs and maintains rooftop solar power plants and utility-scale solar farms.
Christophe also serves the PV sector as Vice Chairman of SEAS and in his capacity as trainer and speaker. Six times a year he conducts PV technology course for Green Mark Managers at Singapore’s Building & Construction Authority (BCA), and two to four times a year for GreenRE at Malaysia’s Real Estate & Housing Developers’ Association (REHDA). He teaches in-depth workshops for the Asian Productivity Organisation, headquartered in Tokyo, and for SEAS in Singapore.
Aleksandra oversees the international operations of the global corporate renewable energy initiative RE100. She first got involved in the energy industry through publishing market intelligence reports in seven countries across South East Asia, Northern Europe and the Middle East. At the UK Solar Trade Association, she worked across policy, business development and strategy.
Joyce is Policy and Operations Director at GWEC, managing political risk and public policy analysis for the Market Intelligence team and leading the Women in Wind Global Leadership Program. Joyce is experienced in political risk analysis and corporate investigations in Europe, East Asia and Southeast Asia. Prior to joining GWEC, Joyce worked at FTI Consulting, Aegis Advisory and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Beijing.
Leo Wirawan leads Asia-Pacific energy market strategy and infrastructure initiatives for the Global Infrastructure group at Google. His work is focused on building a cost-effective, customer centric, energy strategy to support Google’s portfolio of current and future data centers and related assets. This includes ensuring that the company can meet its commitment to source 100% renewable energy for its global operations, as well as working towards the “24/7 Carbon Free Energy by 2030” ambition.
Prior to Google, he held various positions and responsibilities with the common thread of focus area in energy value chain. His last position was the Head of Energy, Utilities, and Basic Chemicals Procurement for an integrated, multi-national chemical manufacturing company.
30 July 2020
Corporate Sourcing of Renewable Energy: India
13 August 2020
Corporate Sourcing of Renewable Energy: Taiwan
6 October 2020
Corporate Sourcing of Renewable Energy: South East Asia & Australia
26 October 2020
Corporate Sourcing of Renewable Energy: Japan
Past Series Webcasts
Missed the webcast on corporate sourcing in Taiwan?
Watch “Corporate Sourcing of Renewable Energy: Taiwan” (13 August 2020) for an overview of the regulatory framework, opportunities and challenges for corporate renewable energy procurement in Taiwan. This edition featured presentations and a roundtable discussion among experts from RE100, GWEC, Baker McKenzie, Chung-hua Institution for Economic Research and TCI.
Missed the webcast on corporate sourcing in India?
Watch “Corporate Sourcing of Renewable Energy: India” (30 July 2020) for an overview of the regulatory framework, opportunities and challenges for corporate renewable energy procurement in India. This edition featured presentations and a roundtable discussion among experts from The Climate Group, GWEC, Baker McKenzie, ReNew Power, CDP and WWF.
Missed the first webcast in the series?
Watch the first edition, “Corporate Sourcing of Renewable Energy in Emerging Markets,” (27 May 2020) for a global overview of corporate renewable energy procurement trends, models and opportunities. With experts from BloombergNEF, RE100, GWEC and Eurelectric, the first edition provides foundational knowledge on how the corporate market can drive the energy transition of emerging renewables markets.