APERC Annual Conference

APERC Annual Conference 2015 9 and 10 June 2015,Hotel New Otani,Tokyo,Japan

Opening Session

Opening Remarks Mr.Takato Ojimi, President, Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre (APERC)

Session 1-1: Energy Demand and Supply: Business-as-Usual

APERC is preparing the 6th Edition of APEC Energy Demand and Supply Outlook which aims to provide a basic point of reference and possible options to decision makers in the APEC region.
The objectives of this session is to present the preliminary results of the Energy Outlook Business-as-Usual done by APERC and obtain new ideas and updates on energy demand-side developments from the invited speakers
S1-1-1 APEC Outlook 6th Edition: Overview and BAU Preliminary Results Ms.Cecilia TAM, Deputy Vice President, Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre (APERC)
S1-1-2 Energy Demand and Supply Outlook: Global Perspective Mr.Amos Gonville BROMHEAD, Head, Energy Economics and Policy Unit, Directorate of Global Energy Economics International Energy Agency (IEA)
S1-1-3 Energy Demand and Supply Outlook: South East Asian Perspective Dr.Sanjayan K. V. VELAUTHAM, Executive Director, ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE)
S1-1-4 Energy Demand and Supply Outlook US Perspective Mr.Samuel Angelo NAPOLITANO, Office Director, U.S. Energy Information Administration, United States
S1-1-5 Exploring Drivers behind Outlooks Prof.Masahiro KAKUWA, Chief Economist, Showa Shell Sekiyu, Japan
Discussion & Wrap-up

Session 1-2: Opportunities and Barriers to Improve Energy Intensity

This session aims to explore current trends, technology potentials, key barriers and policy options underlying energy intensity improvement. The Outlook 6th Edition considers APEC’s 45% energy intensity reduction target. This session will cover the following: What are the current trends in the energy demand across the buildings, industry and transport sectors? What are the potentials for energy efficiency and technology development? Lessons learned in policy design and implementation in APEC economies and how can more effective policies be designed and implemented?
S1-2-1 Overview of the APEC Energy Intensity Goal Dr.Atit TIPPICHAI, Researcher, Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre (APERC)
S1-2-2 Energy Efficiency Trends and Policies Mr.Benoit LEBOT,Executive Director, IPEEC
S1-2-4 Key Trends in the Transport Sector –Low Carbon Transport and Smart Urban Designs Dr.Atsushi FUKUDA,Nihon University, Japan
S1-2-5 Key Energy Efficiency Policy, Program and Technology Trends in U.S. Residential and Commercial Buildings Mr.Brian Thomas CASTELLI, President & CEO, Home Performance Coalition, United States
S1-2-6 Economy perspective Ms.Sarea COATES, Director, Energy Efficiency Policy and Engagement, Department of Industry and Science, Australia
S1-2-8 Energy Efficiency Policy Design and Implementation Mr. Mark Angelo YunzalTACDERAS,Transport Researcher, Clean Air Asia, the Philippines
S1-2-9 Verification, Monitoring and Enforcement of Energy Efficiency Policies Mr. Terence John COLLINS, Director, Collins Consulting, New Zealand
Discussion & Wrap-up

Session 2-1: Renewable Energy: How to Achieve APEC’s Doubling Goal?

The APEC region is endowed with abundant potential of renewable energy like geothermal, hydro, solar, and wind as a modal to promote low carbon energy development. Such has been realized by APEC Leaders by setting regional goal of doubling share of renewable energy by 2030. This session will explore the future potential development and deployment of more renewable energy in electricity sector and transport sector that could contribute to achieving the APEC goal. Issues to be considered include policy gap, cost reduction of capital, government support and other barriers to development and deployment.
S2-1-1 Doubling Renewables in the APEC Region Mr.Chrisnawan ANDITYA, Senior Researcher, Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre (APERC)
S2-1-2 How to Accelerate Renewable Energy Development Mr.Masaomi KOYAMA, Senior Programme Officer – Innovation and Technology, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
S2-1-3 Cost Trends of Renewable Energy Technology in Power Generation and Impact of Declining Fossil Fuel Price Dr.Ali Izadi NAJAFABADI, Head of Japan, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
S2-1-4 Competitiveness of Biofuels with Other Alternative Fuels Dr.Nuwong CHOLLACOOP, Head of Renewable Energy Laboratory, National Metal and Materials Technology Center (MTEC), Thailand
S2-1-5 Financing Mechanism for Renewable Energy Development Dr. Robert Keith DIXON, Senior Advisor, Global Environment Facility, United States
S2-1-6 Renewables Integration and Smart Grid Dr. Cary Neal BLOYD,Senior Staff Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, United States
Presentation EU Technical Assistance Facility (TAF) for the“Sustainable Energy for All” Initiative Prof. Thierry LEFEVRE,Director, Centre for Energy Environment Resources Development Foundation (CEERD), Thailand
Presentation Renewable Energy Development in the Philippines Ms. Loreta Guevarra AYSON,Undersecretary, Philippines Department of Energy, the Philippines
Discussion & Wrap-up

Session2-2: Alternative Power Mix Scenario

The objective of this session is to discuss the considerations, drivers and trade-offs underlying the design of an electricity generation portfolio in APEC Economies. The topic will be approached from different and possibly contrasting angles, including those from the government and the industry, from developed and developing economies and from experts with technical and political backgrounds. Some issues that could be raised by the speakers in this session relate to the economic, infrastructure and institutional criteria that favour certain energy sources for their use in the generation of electricity. The energy sources proposed for the discussion are cleaner use of coal, natural gas and nuclear energy.
S2-2-1 Alternative Power Mix Scenario for APEC Energy Demand & Supply Outlook Mr. Kazutomo IRIE, General Manager, Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre (APERC)
S2-2-2 Prospect of Cleaner Use of Coal for Power Generation Mr. Benjamin Robert SPORTON, Chief Executive, World Coal Association
S2-2-4 Prospect of Nuclear Energy for Power Generation Mr.Amos Gonville BROMHEAD,Head, Energy Economics and Policy Unit, Directorate of Global Energy Economics International Energy Agency (IEA)
S2-2-5 Alternative Power Mix Scenario from government’s perspective Dr. Jyuung-Shiauu CHERN, Chief of Energy Affairs, Bureau of Energy, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Chinese Taipei
S2-2-6 Alternative Power Mix Scenario from government’s perspective Dr. Twarath SUTABUTR, Deputy Permanent Secretary of Energy, Ministry of Energy, Thailand
S2-2-7 Alternative Power Mix Scenario from environmental perspective Prof. Ralph Ernest Harper SIMS,Professor of Sustainable Energy, Massey University, New Zealand
Discussion & Wrap-up
Closing Remarks Mr.Takato Ojimi, President, Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre (APERC)