digital transformation

The co-location of POWERGEN Asia, Asian Utility Week, DistribuTECH Asia, SolarVision and Energy Capital Leaders in 2019 provides you with one show covering the whole value chain of power and energy – from conventional and renewable generation to transmission and distribution; to its digital transformation and how the industry will finance the energy transition.

The combination of these leading energy shows brings unprecedented authority, with insights shared by the world’s most forward-thinking experts and innovators.

This article was originally published in Smart Energy International 3-2019. Read the full digimag here or subscribe to receive a print copy here.

POWERGEN Asia has, over its 27-year history, established itself as the leading platform, where the power industry comes together to share information on the challenges being faced and to discuss opportunities and solutions for advancing Asia’s generation sector.

At the core of POWERGEN Asia is the desire to help power utilities and IPPs in the region maximise their generation assets and showcase world-leading products and services that will help them achieve that.

This 3-day event offers a comprehensive conference program focused on helping the industry Navigate the Energy Transition in Asia, as well as presenting a truly international Exhibition.

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Asian Utility Week celebrates its 20th edition, having begun as a small event focused on smart metering and billing issues. In recent years, it has expanded the digital theme to include digital transformation topics which include real time analytics and visualisation, cloud platforms, machine learning applications, mobile field services, smart home-business service platforms, and customer engagement strategies which are relevant to liberalised energy markets.

Asian Utility Week is designed to help utilities meet and do business with the world’s digital technology leaders. It’s also designed to help commercial and industrial customers meet their energy efficiency obligation to save money and improve sustainability programs.

The topics are all closely linked with data capture, data communication and analytics programs.

RACE TO THE EDGE

DISTRIBUTECH Asia focuses on the technical strategies to support fast tracking renewable power integration into the power grids, and solutions for effectively stabilising standalone power solutions. The program includes the latest in distribution automation and microgrid strategies that are being developed for advanced energy markets – to highlight development roadmaps – and to offer R&D partnerships in Asia.

Major investment being poured into building the grid edge – supporting a decentralised energy model. This model is supported by new energy services being developed by utilities and others who go directly to large energy users with niche services for carbon reduction and energy efficiency technology.

FINANCING THE ENERGY TRANSITION

In partnership with the Energy Council, we bring you Energy Capital Leaders to ensure the most diverse audience possible assembles to discuss energy transition from an investment perspective. Energy Capital Leaders is dedicated to assisting the financial and investment community to generate change and more value from the opportunities arising from Asia’s shift to renewable energy. We investigate the implications from moving beyond coal, to how gas-to-power and clean tech solutions like solar and storage will radically change the energy value chain.

Our focus is upon bringing together investors and asset owners from traditional utilities and oil majors to look at navigating the finance and investment landscape to support the energy transition, and won’t just be approaching it from a geopolitical standpoint. SEI