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Solar & Energy Storage Briefing Thailand

Following the great success story of the previous nine years, with over 150 PV & energy storage conferences across the Middle East, the Americas, Europe as well as Asia and more than 20,000 highly satisfied delegates, IBESA is proud to come to Thailand with the IBESA Solar & Energy Storage Education Sessions.

Both sessions aim to bring together local decision-makers including government authorities and key developers with international companies from the solar and energy storage industry to encourage the exchange of ideas and expertise and pave the way for business partnerships.



»        Leveraging substantial synergies: The two Solar & Energy Storage Education Sessions take place at SETA 2019, Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre, Bangkok, Thailand on 10 and 11 October 2019. Total number of exhibitors 130 – Local and international visitors 8,500+ expected.

»        Become part of the Thai renewable energy market from the start: SETA focuses on latest technologies & solutions in the areas of Sustainable Power Generation, Energy Storage, Digitalization and Electric Vehicle Infrastructure and provides a platform for the energy industry to tap into a rapidly growing market.

Panoramic View of Thailand's Solar Dynamics | presented by Joint Forces for Solar

Thursday, 10 October 2019 | 10:30 - 14:40 | Workshop Room 1

This three-hour education session is dedicated to current challenges of actors in the Thai solar landscape. The presentations will tackle questions around the current market situation and hand-picked speakers will point out concrete chances for the further development of the industry. The invited national and international experts will share their knowledge and promote an open exchange of ideas and networking.

10:30 - 10:40 | Keynote Speech: Why we Need to Rethink Now: The Importance of a Stable Solar Industry for the Future of Southeast Asia
10:40 - 11:00 |  Rising with the Sun: A Ranking of Thailand in the Energy Landscape of Southeast Asia
Parag Bhamre

Parag Bhamre, Partner, International Battery and Energy Storage Alliance (IBESA)

11:00 - 11:20 |   Prospects of the Solar Residential Segment
Dr. Kessara Thanyalakpark

Dr. Kessara Thanyalakpark, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, SENA SOLAR ENERGY, SENA Development Pcl. 

11:20 - 11:40 | Prospects of the Solar Large-Scale Segment
Dr. Kessara Thanyalakpark

Somesh Shah, Manager, Renewable Energy Projects, Pöyry Energy Ltd.

  • Understanding the global trend
  • Current solar Project Implementation strategies
  • Future of large scale projects
11:40 - 12:00 | National Champions: Already Successfully Implemented Business Models and Promising Solar Projects in Thailand
12:00 - 13:20 | LUNCH BREAK
13:20 - 13:40 | Insights into the Brand-new Technologies of the Global Solar Industry
13:40 - 14:00 |  The Economic Feasibility of Residential Solar PV Systems Under Self-consumption Schemes in Thailand

Dr. Phimsupha Kokchang, Researcher at Energy Research Institute, Chulalongkorn University

  • Present Thailand’s solar rooftop development and current household solar rooftop scheme.
  • Compare the economic feasibility of self-consumption schemes for residential PV in Thailand and associated barriers.
  • Express the stakeholders’ perspectives on self-consumption schemes
14:00 - 14:40 |  Panel Discussion: The Main Drivers of the Thai Solar Industry and how to Strengthen them Sustainably
Dr. Ulrich Eder

Dr. Ulrich Eder, Managing Director, PUGNATORIUS Ltd.

  • Solar farms, solar rooftop, floating solar and P2P power trading – does Thailand need four separate regulatory frameworks?
  • Ups and downs in Thailand's power development plan (PDP) – renewable energy policy as a moving target
  • Foreign investors and deceptive announcements of regulatory facilitation – bridging the cultural gap
Dr. Ulrich Eder

Korbin Wei, Senior Sales Manager Thailand, Suntech

  • Current situation of photovoltaic industry in Thailand
  • Solar Roof Thailand

Thailand’s Energy Storage Landscape | presented by IBESA

Friday, 11 October 2019 | 13:00 - 16:00 | Workshop Room 1

In this open three-hour session, we invite all attendees interested in energy storage topics to familiarize themselves with the current issues and deepen their knowledge. Experts from industry, politics and science will share their experiences with the audience in highly informative lectures and present the best practices and opportunities for energy storage development in Thailand.

13:00 - 13:20 | KEYNOTE: Outlook on the Prospects for Energy Storage in Thailand
Markus A.W. Hoehner

Jack Kneeland, Partner, Vector Energy Advisory

13:20 - 13:40 |  How Energy Storage can Make Electricity Affordable and Available to all
Markus A.W. Hoehner

Markus A.W. Hoehner, CEO, International Battery and Energy Storage Alliance (IBESA)

13:40 - 14:00 | Best Practices from Micro-grid Implementation Worldwide
14:00 - 14:20 | Economics of Energy Storage Projects in Southeast Asia

Sarah Fairhurst, Partner, The Lantau Group

14:20 - 14:40 | A Smart Power Grid in Symbiosis with Electric Mobility – An Utopia?
14:40 - 15:00 | Exploring Battery and Hybrid Project Opportunities in Indonesia: Recommendations and Lessons Learned
Markus A.W. Hoehner

Matthew Heling, Head of Energy Consulting, Asia-Pacific, Pöyry Energy Ltd.

15:00 - 15:20 | Financing and Implementation of Energy Storage Projects in Line with Thailand‘s Current Regulations
Markus A.W. Hoehner

David Gilchrist, Solicitor, Castletown Law Ltd.

15:20 - 16:00 | Panel Discussion: Concrete Opportunities of the Thai Storage Market from the Perspective of Leading Industrial Players


International Battery & Energy Storage Alliance
Joint Forces for Solar


Xenia Zoller
International Marketing & Business Development Manager