Strategic Summit Agenda

Day 1 Morning – Strategic Summit

09:00 - 09:15

15 mins

[Keynote] Host Country Opening: The State of Renewable Energies in the Philippines

Senator Win Gatchalian

Vice Chairman of the Energy Committee


09:15 - 09:30

15 mins

[Keynote] The State & Future of Renewable Energies in the Philippines

Sec. Raphael P. M. Lotilla


Department of Energy, the Philippines (Reserved)

09:30 - 10:00

40 mins

[Ministerial Roundtable] ASEAN Energy Governance: New Approaches, New Rules, New Future

Following the “No New Coal” Committment - what does it mean to ASEAN nations, how to make the goal possible at a legislative level, and what detailed mechanisms and measures can we expect in the years to come?


H.E. Mrs. Santisouk Phimphachanh

Deputy Director General, Department of Energy Policy and Planning

Ministryof Energy and Mines, Laos

10:00 - 10:50

50 mins

[CEO Panel] Leading the Trend of One Decarbonizing ASEAN- The Role of the Private Sector

The transition to carbon neutrality requires both public and private sectors to join forces. In particular, substantial and coordinated investments and innovations from the private sector are the fuel to the future.


Raghuram Natarajan


Blue Leaf Energy Asia

Torbjorn Kirkeby-Garstad

General Manager, Southeast Asia


Yau Wai Hoo (Alan)

Group General Manager

Metis Energy (Athena Energy)


Janssen Dela Cruz

President, Terra Solar Philippines

Prime Infra


Hendrik Bohne

Head | Business Development & Asset Management

Aquila Clean Energy APAC

Coffee & Networking

11:20 - 11:35

15 mins

[Guest of Honor Keynote] Our Efforts to Create A New Prosperity in the Philippine Electricity Market with Green Power

Monalisa C. Dimalanta

Chairperson and CEO

Energy Regulatory Commission of the Philippines (ERC)

11:35 - 12:15

40 mins

[Panel] The Philippine Model for An Integrated System of Free Electricity Markets Based on Renewable Energy
  • Management and regulation of the power grid

  • Electricity market reform

  • Renewable energy + storage applications and grid connection


Sharon O. Montaner 

Director, Market Operations Service

Energy Regulatory Commission of the Philippines (ERC)

Rodrigo M. San Pedro Jr

Senior Vice President

AC Energy


Clares Loren Jalocon

Head of Department

Philippine Electricity Market Corporation

Hanzel M. Cubangbang

Senior Market Applications Officer for Southeast Asia


Stephan Williams

Founder and Principal Engineer



Ping Mendoza

Board Member

Philippine Solar and Storage Energy Alliance

12:15 - 12:35

20 mins

[Innovation Box] Reserved for Sponsor

Day 1 Afternoon – Strategic Summit

14:00 - 14:50

50 mins

[Panel] The Prospect of Large-scale Projects with Opportunities and Challenges


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Salman M. Baray

Country Director, Indonesia

ACWA Power


Robert Pereja

Chief Operating Officer 

PAVI Green

Andre Susanto

Chief Technology Officer

Quantum Power Asia

Tetchi Capellan


Sun Asia Energy

Junrhey Castro 

Director of Solar Trade - SEA

BayWa r.e.


Evan Woolard

Head of Section, Solar


14:50 - 15:10

20 mins

[Innovation Box] ESS DC-coupling with Solar PV: The Next Step in Optimizing Efficiencies of Energy Storage/RE Hybrid Systems

Wilhelm van Butselaar

Area Manager Energy Storage and Optimization

Wärtsilä Singapore Pte

15:10 - 15:30

20 mins

[Innovation Box] Ensuring High Efficiency Solar Project with Trina Solar

Ren Noel Peter Gutierrez

Sales Manager

Trina Solar

Coffee & Networking

16:00 - 16:40

40 mins

[Panel] Scaling-Up Innovative Projects in ASEAN – How We Consider Storage System, Distributed Generation and Energy Efficiency


Ari Natividad


ZA Global Partnerships, Corp.

Alexander Ablaza


Climargy Inc

Yu-Tack Kim

Division Director

Korea Battery Industry Association

Ping Mendoza

Board Member

Philippine Solar and Storage Energy Alliance

Jeffrey Calderon

Country Head

Sungrow Power Supply Co., Ltd


Matthew Carpio

Head, Transaction Advisory

Climate Smart Ventures

16:40 - 17:30

50 mins

[Panel] Mobilizing Finance for ASEAN Clean Energy Demands
  • Key roles played by development banks, export credit agencies and commercial Banks

  • Securing reliability and bankability of PV project


Geoffrey Tan

Managing Director, Asia Pacific

U.S. International Development Finance Corporation

Thomas Walenta

Senior Investment Officer, Banking Department

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

Karim Megherbi

Executive Director

Orisun Invest 

Sivaramakrishnan Sreedharan

Chief Investment Officer

Metis Energy

Marla Garin-Alvarez

Vice President, Sustainability

BDO Unibank, Philippines



Marilyne Crestias


Renewable Energy Insights

17:30 - 18:10

40 mins

[Panel] Mastering the Green Asset Management Strategy in the ASEAN
  • Ways to ensure the efficiency and stability of the asset over life-cycle

  • Deliberations on digitalization

  • Evaluation dimensions for investment, maintenance, and management


Sophie Horak

Business Development & International Sales


Jonas Marie Dumdum


Nomura Research Institute

Lawrence Ang 

Managing Partner

Climate Smart Ventures


Marian Soriano

Special Investigator III /Chief Mediator

Laguna Lake Development Authority