Highlights from ERM: POWER-GEN Asia and ASEAN Power Week
08 October 2015
POWER–GEN Asia 2015, as part of the ASEAN Power Week, was held in Bangkok on September 1-3, 2015. The event had over 7,000 participants attending the exhibition hall and over 800 delegates attending the conference proceedings, being the most attended PowerGen event in Asia Pacific.
Asia Pacific’s primary energy demand is projected to increase at 2.1% per year between 2010 and 2035, much faster than the world’s average of 1.5% ccording to the Asian Development Bank. As such, one of the greatest challenges for the Asian power sector is to diversify and increase its supply capacity on this growth path in a sustainable way. ERM has extensive experience advising both power sector lenders and developers across the project life cycle, from environmental permitting, environmental and social impact assessments (ESIAs), monitoring and compliance through to decommissioning, whether it is thermal or renewable energy including wind, solar, biomass and geothermal power.
POWER–GEN Asia offers ERM the opportunity to have direct dialogue with clients such as utilities, independent power producers (IPPs), government agencies and engineering, procurement and construction companies (EPCs), and to assess challenges and solutions for advancing Asia’s energy future.
Continuing with the theme from last year, ERM attended the conference as the Sustainability Sponsor for both the conference as well as the Gala Award Dinner. During the conference and exhibition client attendance was amongst the following:
- Major international and regional Independent Power Producers (IPPs) and utilities - approximately the same numbers as compared with last year;
- Private equity funds and smaller specialist developers—a significant increase from last year; and,
- EPC contractors, financing institutions and equipment suppliers - approximately the same numbers as compared with last year but more diverse.
ERM leaders from offices across Asia delivered keynote presentations, including insights to potential investors and developers of the environmental and social risks and management measures for power projects in Asia; and tips for project developers in overcoming challenges relating to land acquisition. The next few pages summarise our thoughts and insights from the conference in more detail. We hope they stimulate or reinforce some of your own thinking, which we would be happy to discuss with you.
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