TITLE:  Episode 3: EGAT's Current and Future Hydrogen 

Content: Expert Insights Series
Date: 16 June 2020

In this interview with Yosapol Rathamarit, we discussed about exploring EGAT's current and future hydrogen aspirations. Watch the full interview to learn more.

Indonesia's New Energy Paradigm Series


Episode 1: PLN's New Paradigm - Interview with the PLN President Director


Content: Webinar
Date: 15 July 2020
Overview: Launching the series, this interview with PLN’s President Director will provide a detailed insight into PLN’s New Paradigm. The President Director presented the core pillars of the strategy, Green, Lean, Customer Focus and Digital and what they mean for Indonesia’s power industry, and the opportunities it provides for investment from both domestic and international stakeholders.

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Episode 2: How can Coal-Fired Generation Remain Relevant in a Changing Energy Landscape?

Content: Interview & Webinar
Date: 29 July 2020
Overview: The opening interview will provide insights into PLN’s coal strategy and its continued place in Indonesia’s energy mix. In the subsequent panel, our experts discussed the role of clean coal technologies in helping coal remain relevant amidst a regional push for clean energy.


Episode 3: PLN's Digital Future


Content: Interview & Webinar
Date: 12 August 2020
Overview: This interview will outline how digital technology features within PLN’s New Paradigm and highlight where the organisation sees maximum benefit to their existing and future operations, driving their investment strategy in the short- to medium-term.




Episode 4:
PLN's Smart Grid Strategy


Content: Interview & Webinar
Date: 26 August 2020
Overview: The interview will take a deep dive into PLN’s smart grid strategy and how the implementation of smart grids across Indonesia will facilitate the transition to renewable energy, while also helping to ensure a more reliable supply of power to a country plagued by blackouts, driving economic growth.

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Episode 5: Meeting Indonesia's National Renewable Energy Target

Content: Interview & Webinar
Date: 9 September 2020
Overview: Indonesia's energy policy calls for 23% renewables in the national energy mix by 2025. A series of presentations will provide insights into the Ministry of Energy & Mineral Resources’ plan of how to achieve this ambitious figure, the role PLN plays in supporting this through their RE strategy, and the barriers the private sector faces in playing a role in Indonesia’s clean energy future, and how these can be overcome.


Episode 6: PLN Achieving 100% Electrification: The Role of Distributed Energy

Content: Interview & Webinar
Date: 23 September 2020
Overview: In the panel discussion, expert speakers will discuss the rise of microgrid technology and how these can be adopted to best suit PLN’s needs.  Sometimes seen as a threat to national utilities’ existing business models, the discussion will provide insights into how PLN’s business models can be adapted to view the adoption of distributed energy and microgrids as an opportunity on which to capitalise. 

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Past Webinars


How Digital Technologies Keep Power Generation Reliable in Times of Crisis?

Content: Webinar
Date: 25 June 2020
Overview: This panel discussed trends in digitalisation, and the impact this pandemic will have on future plans for such technologies, will it accelerate or decelerate investment?


The Rise of the C&I Buyer in Supporting ASEAN's Energy Transition

Content: Webinar
Date: 11 June 2020
Overview: How will the ASEAN energy transition be affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and how will the rise of C&I as energy buyers seeking sustainable energy solutions play a role?


Unlocking the Potential of Hydrogen in APAC


Content: Webinar
Date: 21 May 2020
Overview: Hydrogen is forecasted to play a key role in a clean, secure and affordable energy future.

But how bright is its future in APAC?


The World’s Fastest One Million Smart Meter Deployment


Content: Webinar
Date: 14 May 2020
Overview: Understand the secrets to a partnership that was so integral to the success of the project and highlight key lessons learned that will shape the future of mass-meter deployment across the region.


Expert Insights Series


Episode 1: Assessing the Power Generation Fuel Mix of SE Asia for the Next Decade

Content: Interview
Date: 23 April 2020
Overview: In this interview, we discussed about the latest version of IHS’s Energy & Natural Resources Insights publication, and his article, 'Assessing the Power Generation Fuel Mix of Southeast Asia for the Next Decade'.



Episode 2: Impact of COVID-19 on the Asian Renewable Energy

Content: Interview
Date: 16 June 2020
Overview: In this interview with Vincent Bakker, we discussed about the Impact of COVID-19 on the Asian Renewable Energy Sector. Read Vincent’s insights into Positive Energy’s Industry Survey here & find out more about Positive Energy and their platform.



Episode 3: EGAT's Current and Future Hydrogen


Content: Interview
Date: 16 June 2020
Overview: In this interview with Yosapol Rathamarit, we discussed about exploring EGAT's current and future hydrogen aspirations. Watch the full interview to learn more.


Episode 4: Blockchain - An Enabler for New Business Models


Content: Interview
Date: 22 June 2020
Overview: Maria Rossbander, Strategic Marketing, Innovation and Blockchain Expert, Siemens Energy, and Prof. Dr. Monika Sturm, Principal Key Expert in Digitalization, Siemens Energy,  discuss the potential for blockchain to positively impact Southeast Asia’s energy systems.



Episode 5: Australia’s Generator Compliance Obligations

Content: Interview
Date: 23 June 2020
Overview: In this interview with Peter Brown, New Zealand General Manager from PSC, we discuss the Australian generation market’s regulatory environment and explore Compliance Monitoring Programs, a mandatory requirement for all generation assets in Australia.




Episode 6: Interview with Daniel Mallo, Societe Generale

Content: Interview
Date: 30 June 2020
Overview: Daniel Mallo, Head of Energy, Infrastructure and Metals & Mining, Asia Pacific, Societe Generale, joins Simon for a general discussion about the state of the industry, the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on the power sector, the availability of capital and he shares with us where he sees the bright spots in the region’s power sector going forward.


Episode 7: Interview with Narsingh Chaudhary, Black & Veatch

Content: Interview
Date: 21 July 2020
Overview: Narsingh Chaudhary, Executive VP & MD, Asian Power Business, Black & Veatch discussed the opportunities that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has presented for the regional power sector, 3 trends he sees impacting the industry most in the next 5 years and how the regional power sector can prepare for the adoption of these trends.

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Episode 8: Interview with Yatin Premchand, Black & Veatch

Content: Interview
Date: 23 July 2020
Overview: Yatin Premchand, MD of Management Consulting, Black & Veatch spoke about the investment strategies of multinational and development banks in Asia’s energy transformation, the investment opportunities and sector growth forecast across Asia, in view of the pandemic and how project developers, lenders and investors are viewing the RE opportunity in Asia.

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Episode 9: Interview with Achal Sonhdi, APAC Market Director, Fluence


Content: Expert Insights Series
Date: 2 September 2020
Overview: We had the opportunity to sit down with Achal Sondhi APAC Market Director for Fluence – a Siemens and AES Company and discussed the role of energy storage in making the grid more efficient, how feasible storage for the ASEAN region actually is and how ASEAN nations can help accelerate the adoption of storage.

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Episode 10: Interview with Joerg Gmeinbauer, Global Vice President, Power & Utilities, Bureau Veritas

Content: Expert Insights Series

Date: 7 September 2020
Overview: In this far-reaching interview with Joerg Gmeinbauer, Global Vice President, Power & Utilities, Bureau Veritas, he shared with us the 3 biggest trends he sees impacting the industry most in the next 5 years. 


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Initiate Talks


Initiate Talks: Interview with Energy Investment Management BV

Content: Interview
Date: 25 August 2020





Initiate Talks: Interview with Young Green Tech                           

Content: Interview
Date: 23 July 2020
Overview: What does the global support network of Young Green Tech look like and what does it take for a start-up to scale?




Initiate Talks: Interview with ARC Capital


Content: Interview
Date: 23 July 2020
Overview: Gayrajan Kohli, Director, Energy & Infrastructure at ARC Capital tells us why innovation plays such an important role in the energy transition, and his views on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.


Initiate Talks with ARC Capital

Initiate Talks: How COVID-19 impacted Energy & Environment Investment

Content: Interview
Date: 23 June 2020
Overview: Hiro Yamaguchi from Energy & Environment Investment shares his views on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in relation to the Japanese energy industry.



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Initiate Talks: Interview with Pinsent Masons

Content: Webinar
Date: 4 September 2019
Overview: Dr. Thorsten Volz, Partner, Head of the German Energy Practice at Pinsent Masons spoke about the 3 D's whilst speaking to Smart Energy International.


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