The grid is about to get a lot more airtime!
Coming this October 2021 – Enlit Asia is delighted to announce the launch of their first grid-focused event, ‘Future of the Grid’, taking place as part of Singapore’s largest and most senior energy event, Singapore International Energy Week. The conference will highlight the challenges faced by current grid infrastructure as power systems develop, and the opportunities this provides. Enlit Asia is delighted to be working in partnership with the World Energy Council (WEC).
The event will take place on 28-29 October 2021 and will be attended by an array of senior energy experts who will deliberate on topics that affect the grid such as government policies, corporate strategies, and next-generation technologies to drive a more sustainable energy future. The event is expected to draw approximately 2,500 attendees and will be hosting a variety of sessions to support everything grid-related.
The demands on national grid infrastructure are growing and increasingly varied driven largely by growing power demand and sustainability and emissions reduction targets. The electric vehicle (EVs) is set to increase its presence on roads across the region, with Singapore’s LTA setting a target of 60,000 EV charging points by 2030 (up from 1600 currently) while EV’s across Asia are forecasted to consume 1TW of energy per day, adding significant power demand to existing grid infrastructure, a challenge compounded by additional factors such as fast charging and vehicle-to-grid. The rise of renewable energy in the region’s power mix, with the expectation that 218GW of renewable energy will be added in 2021 alone and every ASEAN nation targeting a rise in RE adoption in the short- to medium-term will again put stress and demands on the grid that existing infrastructure cannot cope with. These challenges highlight the need for top-level discourse examining how the grid must develop and flex to accommodate these factors, and those of the future, and the technologies and development strategies that will enable the future grid to continue providing reliable and cleaner power to the ASEAN population for a more sustainable future.
Future of the Grid will address all of the above and more across two days. On 28th October, the event will be in-person at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore while on the 29th of October, the event will be virtual.
“We are delighted to have the opportunity to collaborate with WEC on this dynamic event which due to the current environment, we felt must be focused on the modern and sustainable grid. Sustainability is becoming ever important in the current energy landscape and with the Future of the Grid, we are excited to be presenting ideologies and strategic grid roadmaps from some of the energy sector’s brightest minds. I’ve seen the agenda and I couldn’t be more pleased with the calibre of our presenters and the content,” said Richard Ireland, Managing Director at Clarion Events Asia.
To expand your grid knowledge and join the conversation, register as an attendee here: The Future of the Grid – Enlit Asia 2021. We also are actively accepting sponsors and speakers. Get involved today.