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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 | Opening Remarks: Why we Need to Rethink Now: The Importance of a Stable Solar Industry for the Future of Southeast Asia
Markus A.W. Hoehner

Jack Kneeland, Partner, Vector Energy Advisory

10:40 - 11:00 |  Rising with the Sun: A Ranking of Thailand in the Energy Landscape of Southeast Asia
Parag Bhamre

Parag Bhamre, Partner, Joint Forces for Solar

11:00 - 11:20 | 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
11:20 - 11:40 |   Prospects of the Solar Residential Segment
Dr. Kessara Thanyalakpark

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

  • The evolution of Solar residential regime in Thailand
  • Investment
  • Another paradigm shift
  • How can the Solar power project for household rooftops help ?
11:40 - 12:00 | 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
12:00 - 12:20 | Floating Solar – Opportunity for SEA
Juergen Bender

Juergen Bender, Managing Director, Bender-IS Co., Ltd

  • Concept of a floating solar installation
  • Review of existing floating solar technologies
  • Benefits and Challenges of floating solar
12:20 - 13:40 | LUNCH BREAK
13:40 - 14:00 |  Best Practice Examples and Technological Advancements for the Thai Solar Market
Dianbing Qiu

Dianbing Qiu (Willie), Global Product Management, Jinko Solar

  • Real-world field experiences and insights by a global market leader
  • Maximizing project ROI by innovative technologies: Bi-facial modules and transparent backsheet
14:00 - 14:40 |  Panel Discussion: The Main Drivers of the Thai Solar Industry and how to Strengthen them Sustainably
Markus A.W. Hoehner

Jack Kneeland, Partner, Vector Energy Advisory

Markus A.W. Hoehner

Joost Siteur, Investment Mobilization Lead, USAID Clean Power Asia

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 - 16:30 | Workshop Room 1

This four-hour workshop brings together a unique group of regional energy storage experts and practitioners to inform the audience of trends and developments in one of the most dynamic parts of the energy industry. The presentations and panel discussions are designed to provide insights into key issues in this region and around the world – then package conclusions about the next chapter in this exciting industry segment.

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

Jack Kneeland, Partner, Vector Energy Advisory

  • Provides a big-level framework for understanding and assessing opportunities in the emerging energy storage market in ASEAN
  • Defines and describes four viable energy storage applications/business segments
  • Reviews relevant electricity market characteristics in key countries
  • Analyses applications and country markets in a matrix format and makes conclusions on future opportunities based on economic, regulatory and other drivers
13:20 - 13:40 | Solar Plus Storage in APAC

Mark A. Hutchinson, Vice President, Head of Power & Renewables Consulting, APAC

  • Overview of APAC solar plus storage opportunities
  • LCOE trends of combined systems
  • The role of storage in system balancing across APAC
13:40 - 14:00 |  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)

  • Current market drivers and profitable business models
  • Economics of energy storage systems – Where are the returns?
  • Assessing the dynamics of energy storage
14:00 - 14:20 | Energy Storage Plans and Prospects for Thailand
Parinya Eakponpisan

Parinya Eakponpisan, Engineer, Generation and Transmission System Planning Division, Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT)

  • Assessment of EGAT’s energy storage pilot projects   
  • Future outlook for the Thai storage industry
    14:20 - 14:40 | Best Practice Examples: Recent Microgird & Solar+Storage Tenders
    Hein Oomen

    Hein Oomen, Head of Solar APAC, ENGIE

    14:40 - 15:00 | Exploring Battery and Hybrid Project Opportunities in Indonesia: Recommendations and Lessons Learned
    Matthew Heling

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

    • BESS compensation in a PPA world – What is an appropriate tariff structure?
    • Costs and benefits – Making the case for BESS value(s)
    • Selling BESS projects – What arguments are effective… and not effective?
    15:00 - 15:20 | Financing and Implementing Energy and Energy Storage Projects and the Opportunities in Thailand
    Markus A.W. Hoehner

    David Gilchrist, Solicitor, Castletown Law Ltd.

    • What are the challenges facing the industry?
    • How can government policy influence the deployment of renewables technologies?
    • What developments are required in policy and the legal framework?
    15:20 - 16:30 | Panel Discussion: Concrete Opportunities of the Thai Storage Market from the Perspective of Leading Industrial Players
    • Energy storage applications and business models: Which ones are most likely to be viable first and what markets are likely to see early activity?
    • Country opportunities: Where is the region is development most advanced? Where are we most likely to see activity and what will it look like?
    • Regulatory and policy support: What are regional governments doing to enable energy storage growth?
    • Expectations for the future: What is the most likely trend for energy storage in Southeast Asia? What would be required to speed the process?
    Matthew Heling

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

    Mark A. Hutchinson, Vice President, Head of Power & Renewables Consulting, APAC

    Markus A.W. Hoehner

    Jack Kneeland, Partner, Vector Energy Advisory

    Nat Wongsuryrat

    Nat Wongsuryrat, Southeast Asia Regional Business Development Manager, UL Renewables


    International Battery & Energy Storage Alliance
    Joint Forces for Solar

    Strategic Partner

    Grid Asia


    Xenia Zoller
    International Marketing & Business Development Manager