(EnergyAsia, November 22 2010, Monday) — POWER-GEN Asia and co-located Renewable Energy World Asia, two leading conferences and exhibitions for the power generation, renewable energy and transmission and distribution industries, enjoyed a successful conclusion to the recent three-day Singapore International Energy Week event with a record breaking number of delegates.
Following a well-attended opening keynote by Senior Minister of State for Energy & Industry and Education, S. Iswaran, the event experienced three days of high-level conference discussions involving a nearly 700-strong delegation and almost 6,000 industry professionals at the exhibition.
Mr Iswaran updated delegates on the recent developments in the Singapore electricity industry and announce the acceleration of the country’s LNG terminal expansion.
During his keynote speech John Ng, CEO of Power Seraya, said:
“In Singapore, energy companies have committed to new investment to enhance the generation capacity fuelled by the new LNG.”
Power Seraya, Senoko Power, Tuas Power, Keppel and Island Power have all announced and committed to new capacity fuelled by LNG.
The conference discussed issues ranging from future requirements for power generation to financing in light of the recent economic conditions, and from diverse renewable energy solutions to the need for nuclear power in the region to maintain energy security.
Conference Director Nigel Blackaby said: “This year’s conference has been the best in the history of POWER-GEN Asia and Renewable Energy World Asia. Presentations have been of exceptional quality and feedback from the record number of delegates has been excellent.
“We are delighted with the quality of presentations from speakers across the region and around the world, bringing their expertise and knowledge to share amongst the industry. The region’s utility companies also provided invaluable contributions providing an insight into their future developments and plans.”
About 170 exhibitors, the largest ever in the events 18-year history, displayed the latest products, services and technologies.
Glenn Ensor, Director of International Events at PennWell, said: “This year’s event has been extremely successful in attracting the regions power industry professionals, with almost 6,000 visitors from nearly 60 countries.
“Coming off the back of a global recession, the recovering economies offer new challenges for the industry and great opportunities. POWER-GEN Asia and Renewable Energy World Asia, in bringing the industry together, provides the platform for these challenges to be addressed. The products, services and technologies on display in the exhibition demonstrate the research and development that is being invested into meeting these challenges.”