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Synopsis

The power sector in Singapore accounts for about 40% of the country’s carbon emissions. In light of Singapore’s 2050 Net Zero Target, reducing the power sector’s emissions will be critical to achieve this goal. However, this does not come without challenges. Singapore will still need to maintain a secure, reliable and sustainable power system in an increasingly unpredictable geopolitical environment. Additionally, mobilising around $3.5 trillion a year of capital investment to achieve a net-zero economy between now and 2050 won’t come without its risks.

Key topics to be covered are:

  • Understanding Singapore’s power sector and its decarbonisation plans
  • The role of renewable energy importation and intraregional energy transmission
  • Ways financiers, policymakers, and energy companies can enable the redirection of capital needed to transition to a decarbonised energy system

 

Programme

08.30 am    Registration & Networking
09.00 am    Welcome Remarks by White & Case
09.05 am    Opening Remarks by Mr Eduardo Karlin, Chair of the Sustainability Committee at EuroCham and General Manager Asia Pacific at Mainstream Renewable Power Asia
09.10 am    Panel Discussion moderated by Prof Alessandro Romagnoli, Cluster Director, Multi-Energy Systems & Grids at NTU

  • Mr Ganesh Padmanabhan, Managing Director, Head of Project Finance at DBS
  • Mr Gavin Adda, CEO at Peak Energy (a Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners company)
  • Mr Tim Fourteau, Partner at White & Case

10.00 am    Open and Interactive Q&A 
10.25 am    Closing Remarks by Prof Alessandro Romagnoli
10.30 am    End of Event

Light refreshments will be served.
The organisers reserve the right to change the programme content without giving prior notification or any reasons thereof.


 

Panellists

Ganesh Padmanabhan
Managing Director, Head of Project Finance
DBS

Ganesh has been with DBS Bank since 2014 in different leadership roles and has led the Project Finance team since
2023.

Ganesh has over 22 years of banking experience and has worked in advisory and arranging capacity on deals in the
power, telecom, ports, and Oil & Gas sectors and across geographies.

Ganesh is currently advising clients in Project / Structured Finance for Renewable energy (Solar, Onshore Wind, Battery
Storage, Offshore Wind and Hydro), LNG to Power, Oil & Gas midstream and Transmission infrastructure projects in the
Asia Pacific region.

Prior to DBS, he worked at Standard Chartered Bank. Ganesh has an MBA in Finance and a Bachelor of Engineering.

 

Gavin Adda
CEO
Peak Energy
(a Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners company)

Gavin Adda is the CEO of Peak Energy a renewable energy independent power producer with operations across Asia. Peak is wholly owned Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners which has over USD 57 Bn AUM making it one of the largest infrastructure investors globally.

Previously, he was CEO of TotalEnergies Renewables Utility Scale (Asia) and Distributed Generation (Asia) which was formed when he sold his start-up to TotalEnergies. It subsequently became the largest B2B-focused renewable player in the region before being merged with ENEOS to form a USD 2 Bn joint venture.

Based out of Singapore, Gavin is also a Board Director of Lindström Group and Co-Chair of the Sustainability Committee at the European Chamber of Commerce.

Prior to TotalEnergies, Gavin founded several start-ups in the renewable sector. This includes Cleantech Solar one of the largest developers in India, now partly-owned by Shell and Keppel. At REC Solar, he ran several departments and sold the company to ChemChina for USD 640m (the largest solar M&A deal in ’15).

Previously, he had various management roles in Samsung Group. This included developing, constructing and financing a USD 1 Bn portfolio of utility-scale solar projects and launching a JV with one of the largest, independent solar developers in the US.

Gavin has an MBA from INSEAD and a Master’s Degree from Cambridge University.

 

Tim Fourteau
Partner
White & Case Singapore

Tim Fourteau is an infrastructure partner at White & Case in Singapore. He helps equity and debt investors navigate complex investments in infrastructure projects. In particular, he has a strong focus on advising on power, energy and digital infrastructure projects in Asia-Pacific (including on data center projects). He specialises in project development and finance and also has extensive experience in M&A and structured corporate financing transactions. Tim is an adjunct professor at the Sorbonne University Law School – Asia where he has been teaching a seminar on finance transactions since 2012.

 

 

Moderator 

Prof Alessandro Romagnoli
Professor at the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Cluster Director, Multi-Energy Systems & Grids, Energy Research Institute
Nanyang Technological University of Singapore (NTU)

Alessandro is currently serving as Assistant Dean for Innovation and Enterprise, focussing on technology translation and collaboration with Industry. Since 2020, Alessandro has been appointed as Co-Director of the NTU-Surbana Jurong Corporate Lab, a S$60M effort looking at Intelligent Urban Solutions, Active Solutions for Sustainability, and Future of Construction and Underground. Since 2015 Alessandro is also serving as Cluster Director on Multi-Energy Systems and Grids at the Energy Research Institute @ Nanyang Technological University. 

During his time at NTU, Alessandro established the Thermal Energy Systems Lab @NTU which focuses on energy conversion and management, power generation – from large scale to distributed energy generation applied to micro-grids, and energy systems integration for different energy mixes – including renewables and energy storage. Alessandro’s research activity is mainly focused towards serving the industry by providing advice and viable solutions for some of their most pressing challenges, such as reducing carbon footprint, energy efficiency, and energy prosumption. 

Alessandro is advising the International Finance Corporation – World Bank Group, the Asian Development Bank and others on energy related projects. Alessandro is also serving as reviewer and advisor for Breakthrough Energy (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation), the European Research Council and he sits in Scientific and Advisory Boards in a number of companies and initiatives.

Alessandro has published more than 100 articles in top-tier research journals, and he is recipient of several awards and recognition in the academic and research field.

 


 

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