Energy deregulation and blockchain: a perfect match?
On Nov 1 2018, the energy market in Singapore will open up for competition as the Open Electricity Market will be extended to more than 1.4 million households. And this is not only happening in Singapore, but many Asian countries are following suit or have already done so, like Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Thailand and others. This opens a breadth of possibilities to consumers, producers, retailers and others.
On the other hand, Blockchain is slowly upending energy markets in Asia. Join this webinar as we look at the intersection of these two trends! You will learn:
What is blockchain's role in a deregulated energy market?
Is blockchain able to provide lower energy costs to consumers?
The opportunities that blockchain brings to all stakeholders.
|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
Blockchain and Energy in Asia: Opportunities & Challenges for transforming the energy sector
At the onset of a renewable and decentralized energy grid in Asia, blockchain-energy applications are starting to gain some traction. However, this is not without a share of opportunities and challenges. Join this webinar as we explore both from the strategy side and the technical side what are these opportunities & challenges.
Looking at the current ecosystem and macrotrends, how can corporations--from multinationals to startups--utilize new tools and methodologies to revolutionize the energy market? Blockchain is an important and enabling technology.
Beyond applications in the energy market what other innovative industries can corporations deploy blockchain?
|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
|LESLIE CHENG /// PROJECT MANAGER - ENERGO LABS|
|Leslie has more than 6 years of experience in leading high level strategic planning for energy conglomerates and startups. In his years with Envision, the world's leading wind turbine technology company with a global footprint of more than 10 countries, he has led and managed multiple large scale wind energy projects. Prior to joining Energo Labs, Leslie helped Akcome Technology with intelligent operation and management of power station in areas such big data, wireless transmission, cloud services, cloud computing functions. His core skill sets include product development, strategic planning and project management in the renewable energy space. Currently Leslie leads blockchain strategic planning and execution of energy related projects in Asia Pacific for Energo Labs. With industrial insights into blockchain applications, Leslie will be able to provide a comprehensive overview of opportunities and challenges in the regional energy market.
Energo Labs website
PROJECT MANAGER /// ENERGO LABS