Asia is now becoming a hotspot for blockchain-energy applications. An increasing amount of utilities are doing pilot projects, markets are being liberalized, governments are experimenting with blockchain and an ever-increasing and vibrant startup scene is gaining momentum. With a huge appetite for energy and the increasing penetration of renewable resources, Asia is set to be the perfect place for blockchain-energy applications.
This guide aims to provide you with a comprehensive overview of players and initiatives currently active in the field, accompanied by a brief description of their activities and the latest news regarding their efforts.
We’ve analyzed over 150 companies and pilot projects working with blockchain and energy.
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|MARTIN LIM /// COO - ELECTRIFY.ASIA|
|A perpetual problem solver, ideas-generator and new business connector, he has transformed idealistic startups into newsworthy, profitable businesses as the lead in corporate planning, business development and consolidation, for more than a decade.
His interest in energy and water led him to co-found Arteton Sdn Bhd to develop water treatment systems for disaster relief in the region.
With his latest venture, ELECTRIFY.SG, he and his partner, Julius Tan, plan to intend to ignite the electricity retail industry by creating a retail marketplace and simplifying the entire electricity purchasing process. Their marketplace is powered by Fibonacci, our proprietary electricity pricing engine that enables retailers to offer dynamic prices to end-users.They have also developed Synergy, the first P2P energy trading platform for utility-grids powered by blockchain and able to empower individuals to trade their surplus energy across a city-wide power grid. Currently being trialed in Singapore, commercial trial in Japan are slated for 2019.
COO /// ELECTRIFY.ASIA
|LEONCIO MONTEMAYOR /// PROJECT MANAGER - SOLARPLAZA|
|Leoncio has been passionate about energy since his first encounter with it during a thermodynamics course while studying mechanical engineering. His graduation project involved the design of a solar stirling engine that would be used in marginalized communities in Mexico for electricity and heat provision. After graduation, he went on to work for General Electric as a performance engineer doing thermal tests on natural gas turbines. However, the long-term sustainability of the energy system prompted him to study a Master in Sustainable Energy Technology at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. His master thesis was about how key assumptions affect the social cost of carbon in mathematical climate policy models. Now, as a project manager at Solarplaza, Leoncio is interested in the innovations (blockchain, AI, etc) that will play a big role in the electrical grid of the future.|
PROJECT MANAGER /// SOLARPLAZA
10. Distributed energy study by KEPCO E&C, MUFG, The University of Tokyo, Nihon Unisys, Ltd.
9. Carbon Credit app by South Pole, Ixo Foundation and Gold Standard.
8. Carbon Credit app by BYD, VeChain and DNV GL
|SHERYL FOO /// DIRECTOR VERTECH CAPITAL APAC - VERTECH CAPITAL|
|With presence in APAC, Europe and the Americas, Vertech Capital’s key expertise is in the smart energy industry. Sheryl helps innovative firms scale in new markets by providing futures analysis, designing cross-domain solutions, and commercializing frontier technologies. She drives the core business offerings of the firm on Solar projects, Electric Vehicles and Blockchain with Fortune 500 clients. Her skillset is premised upon design thinking, financial/futures analysis and modelling, business strategy & development, and strategic value creation. Facilitating the Fourth Industrial Revolution by bringing frontier technologies to emerging markets is core to her personal work. Her previous working experiences include stints with Accenture, CoreAlpha, WPP Kantar Consulting, World Vision, Forum for the Future and the US Dept of State. Outside of professional work, she is passionate about sustainable development and women in business. She was President Obama’s Young Southeast Asian Leader Academic Fellow in 2015, and has volunteered with Choson Exchange’s Women in Business program as business leader. She is the ex-curator for the World Economic Forum Global Shapers Community (Singapore Hub).|
DIRECTOR VERTECH CAPITAL APAC /// VERTECH CAPITAL
|BELINDA KINKEAD /// DIRECTOR AUSTRALIA - LO3 ENERGY|
|Belinda is a sustainable energy and climate finance professional with a BE (Hons) in Environmental Engineering and 20 years’ industry experience.
After graduating from the University of New South Wales, Australia she joined the Sustainable Energy Development Authority in Sydney in 1998 as a Program Manager for Energy Smart Homes. In 2001 she joined EcoSecurities in Oxford, UK as Energy Co-ordinator and Senior Carbon and Energy Consultant, managing teams around the world to carry out their energy consulting work.
In 2004 she moved to Manila, in the Philippines, to work for the Asian Development Bank as a consultant on their Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Facility for two years before re-joining EcoSecurities in the UK as Associate Director, managing their Implementation division with a global portfolio of 350 emission reduction projects.
She returned to Australia in 2010 to work as a Climate Finance Consultant, providing strategic advice to banks, governments and the private sector, and was appointed a Director of Climate Link, a climate change mitigation and adaption strategy firm, in 2015 before joining LO3 Energy to head up the Australian division in 2017.
DIRECTOR AUSTRALIA /// LO3 ENERGY
|APICHAI RIDDIBOOT /// ADVISOR TO THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER - BCPG GROUP|
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ADVISOR TO THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER /// BCPG GROUP
|JOSEPH JACOBELLI /// SENIOR ANALYST - BLOOMBERG INTELLIGENCE|
|Joseph has been involved in Asia’s energy sector since 1990. He joined Bloomberg Intelligence (BI), Bloomberg's research arm, in 2013. At BI he leads Asia's utilities industry and company-level research. He is also responsible for research content coordination for the Asia region. Prior to joining BI, he was Global Head of Cleantech and Asia Pacific Head of Utilities research at HSBC Global Research. He altogether spent 21 years in sell-side equity research with leading global investment banks, including Merrill Lynch, and was ranked at various times in Institutional Investor, Greenwich and Asiamoney. Joseph also was Group Director – Carbon Ventures, CLP Holdings, a leading pan-Asia energy firm. At CLP, he gained broad execution expertise in the alternative energy and carbon markets businesses and investments in clean tech energy companies. Joseph frequently appears in printed, digital and visual media on Asia’s power, gas and water utilities sectors. He permanently resides in Hong Kong and speaks English, French, Italian, Mandarin and some Japanese.|
SENIOR ANALYST /// BLOOMBERG INTELLIGENCE
|VINOD TIWARI /// HEAD BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & SALES - POWER LEDGER|
|Vinod has over 25 years of experience in operations, senior sales and business development roles within the renewable energy and other engineering industries. He has a successful track record of building and defending market share, expanding product lines, developing renewables portfolios and developing and executing long term strategies to achieve challenging sales targets and influencing key stakeholders at board and senior management levels. Vinod is leveraging his extensive network of contacts to engage Power Ledger's technology with client stakeholders across power and business domains, as well as third party providers to support the delivery of the company’s groundbreaking products. Most recently, Vinod was General Manager Sales at Perth Energy with a responsibility for all gas and electricity portfolios. In that role, Vinod successfully grew the energy sales for the company from a $20 million annual turnover to more than $300 million. Academically, Vinod holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronics and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Australia. He has also completed the Executive Leadership Program at the University of California, Berkeley, USA.|
HEAD BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & SALES /// POWER LEDGER
|RAVI KRISHNASWAMY /// VP ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT - FROST & SULLIVAN|
|Ravi Krishnaswamy heads Frost & Sullivan’s Energy & Environment Practice in the Asia Pacific region and is based in Singapore. Ravi has spent more than twenty years in the Energy & Environment sector. He is also Frost & Sullivan’s in house expert on clean technologies and utilities. Ravi has advised clients on market entry, geographic expansion, new product launch, competitive strategies, roadmap development, business planning and strategic partnering. Ravi has directly managed and guided several consulting engagements on industry areas as diverse as Smart Grids, Renewable Energy, Power & Gas Transmission, Datacenter Energy, Water & Wastewater Treatment, Building Automation and Oil & Gas upstream technologies Ravi has also worked on economic and regulatory consultancy for the Energy market regulator in Singapore, including review of CAPEX plans submitted by the power utility, review of the gas retail market and establishment of secondary gas trading market. Ravi’s current management responsibilities in Frost & Sullivan include business unit profit & loss, growth strategies, research planning, quality control, industry thought leadership, strategic review of consulting delivery and managing client relationships.|
VP ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT /// FROST & SULLIVAN
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