April 2019

In This Issue:


Message from the Executive Director

APUEA is raising the bar, and as a result, the operation plan for 2019 is very ambitious. More publications will be launched and on average, APUEA will host or participate in at least one event per month, promoting sustainable urban energy development in China, India, and Southeast Asia. Our activities in the first quarter, in addition to the publication of the first APUEA Magazine of the year, include participating in India Smart Grid Week during 12-16th March in New Delhi and The Future Energy & Tech Investment Forum on the 28th of March in Shanghai.

In this newsletter, you can read about the new issue of the APUEA Magazine featuring Future Urban Energy. We present our member Capital Heat and inform about current highlighted events. You can also read more about our recent activities.

Please take note of the 2019 APUEA Events Calendar. We hope to see you at one or more of these important gatherings!

Mikael Jakobsson, Executive Director, Asia Pacific Urban Energy Association

APUEA Magazine

The fourth issue of the APUEA Magazine is now available to read and download from our website www.apuea.org. In this issue, we introduce a guest column, an interview conducted with ABB's Martin B. Petersen, and presents the results of a recently conducted survey on energy efficiency survey in Asia. The Magazine includes insights into how digital tools can help in the ongoing digital transformation of the energy sector and updates on recent APUEA activities. The Magazine also explores why district energy is considered a fast track to sustainable energy and present case studies of modern district energy systems in China and Sweden. The Magazine includes articles from International Institute for Energy Conservation (IIEC), ABB, Johnson Controls, Lux Research, Danfoss, Capital Heat and Mlarenergi AB.

Read the full APUEA Magazine on our website: www.apuea.org/index.php/magazine

Membership Section - Introducing Capital Heat

Each edition of the APUEA Newsletter highlights one of our members. In this issue, it is our pleasure to introduce Capital Heat.

Beijing Capital Heat Co., Ltd. is a joint venture between Capital Stock and Hongyi Investment and Management Team. It is an integrated company that focuses on technological research and development, investment, construction, operations, and management. Based on regional heating companies and through the organic combination of industry, government resources, and capital, Capital Heat builds the largest, most technologically advanced, and most market-oriented green district heating systems in China. The company has a registered capital of 1 billion RMB.

Recent APUEA Activities

Qingdao Low-Carbon District Energy Workshop

APUEA co-hosted the Qingdao Low-Carbon District Energy workshop in Qingdao, China, on 12 December 2018, together with the Asian Development Bank, Qingdao Energy Conservation Association, NXITY, and Qingdao Energy Group. The theme for the workshop was "Multi Energy Systems and Energy Efficient Gas Solutions," and the event attracted more than 100 international and national district energy experts.

The focus of the workshop was to discuss how modern district energy and distributed energy schemes, multiple energy systems, and efficient gas utilization can play a vital role in the development of energy systems in Qingdao City and in the Shandong region. We want to thank our co-hosts, along with all the speakers for contributing to a very interesting and high-quality workshop. The workshop proved once again the valuable role that APUEA plays in creating platforms for the exchange of knowledge and ideas, as well as providing a starting point for collaboration among industry stakeholders to develop sustainable energy projects in China.

Financial Times Climate Finance Asia Summit

APUEA was a supporting partner to the first Financial Times Climate Finance Asia Summit in Hong Kong on November 21st, 2018.

The one-day summit brought together leading investors and companies in Asia to explore the developing trends and emerging opportunities in Asia's low-carbon transition. APUEA was represented by Head of Operations, Peter Lundberg. The summit gave insights into the climate economy in Asia and covered topics such as green bonds and loans, carbon markets, sustainable transport, and opportunities and risks in the energy transition in Asia.

Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW) 2018

During 1-2 November 2018, APUEA participated in the annual Singapore International Energy Week. APUEA was a supporting partner at the Innovations in Digital Energy Asia event, which was hosted by Clarion Events. The focus of the event was to disseminate knowledge on how to increase energy-efficient measures to maximize energy savings and profits by utilizing the ongoing digital transformation of the energy sector. The event attracted over 400 energy experts, who exchanged views on how digital transformation is changing the business.

1 November 2018

In the afternoon, the Executive Director of APUEA, Mikael Jakobsson, moderated a panel discussion on the topic: "Decentralised and digital - what's next in energy services?" Mikael summarized the session by stating that the decentralization and digitalization trends in the energy sector are focusing on consumers, which allows energy retailers to offer new innovative services to their customers.

2 November 2018

APUEA's Head of Operations, Peter Lundberg, joined the Lux Research Executive Briefing. The briefing, on the topic of "Decarbonizing Energy by Capture, Convert and Capitalize," gave insight into the trends in energy innovation. It included interesting presentations, such as "The Lux Carbon Canvas - a framework for companies looking to prepare for the energy transition," by Chloe Holzinger, and "Milligrams to Megatons - following the innovation journey of carbon capture and utilization," by Runeel Daliah. The briefing provided important insights into how the energy industry can navigate while decarbonizing its processes and transition to a non-carbon business.

Read more about recent our activities in the APUEA Magazine: https://issuu.com/apuea/docs/apuea_magazine-no.4_february_2019

Highlighted Events

ASEAN Sustainable Energy Week (ASE), 5-8 June 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand

APUEA is a supporting partner to the ASEAN Sustainable Energy Week (ASE) in Bangkok, June 5-8 2019. The ASE 2019 is a co-located with four unique events: Renewable Energy Asia, Energy Efficiency Expo, Entech Pollutec Asia, and Electric Vehicle Asia. The ASE 2019 will feature the very latest innovative energy technology, along with cutting-edge machinery and equipment from over 1,500 of the world's leading brands from 35 countries and 12 national pavilions, including Israel, Czech Republic, Germany, China, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, and South Korea. The event is expected to attract more than 27,000 visitors from 45 countries. Read more about the event here: http://www.asew-expo.com/

Asia Clean Energy Forum (ACEF) & APUEA 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM), 17-21 June 2019 in Manila, the Philippines

The Asia Clean Energy Forum (ACEF) will take place at the Asian Development Bank headquarters in Manila from 17-21 June. This year, APUEA is planning to host it's Annual General Meeting (AGM) in conjunction with the event in Manila. APUEA also plans to co-host a Deep Dive Workshop on District Energy in collaboration with UN Environment. This will be an excellent opportunity to get insight into the concept of district energy and its challenges and opportunities in the region as well as to meet and network with top professionals in the energy sector. More information will follow soon. Read more about the event here: http://www.asiacleanenergyforum.org/

Asian Utility Week 2019, 3-4 September 2019 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

APUEA is a supporting partner to the 19th edition of Asian Utility Week, hosted by Clarion Events in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 3-5 September 2019. This year the event is co-located with three world-class events: PowergenAsia, DistributechAsia, and Solarvision. This means thousands of more visitors and business development opportunities as one ticket will give visitors access to all three shows.
Some facts:
- 11,000+ Visitors from across Asia.
- 350 Exhibitors and 22,000 sqm of exhibition hall space.
- 3 Days of networking and business development.
- World class future facing conference and learning opportunities.
- The whole power and energy chain represented.
- Asia's largest power and energy event.

APUEA offers its Members and Partners special prices on exhibition spaces at an Energy Efficiency Pavilion. Read more about this offer here: http://apuea.org/index.php/featured-news-details/945-exhibit-at-asian-utility-week-2019


About the Asia Pacific Urban Energy Association (APUEA)

The APUEA is an initiative of the International Institute for Energy Conservation (IIEC), a not-for-profit organization that has been promoting sustainable energy and environmental solutions in developing and emerging economies - including in the fast developing urban sector - for more than three decades. The APUEA platform promotes public and private sector collaboration to develop sustainable urban energy systems that support livable cities across the Asia Pacific region. The Association's online portal serves as an information hub to support city policymakers, program managers, and other stakeholders in the design, development, and implementation of sustainable urban energy systems. Through this portal, APUEA events, and continuous outreach to its members, the Association shares international and regional best practices for planning and implementing sustainable urban energy systems - including policies and regulations, business models, and technologies for implementing district heating and cooling, smart grids, energy efficiency improvements, and renewable energy systems.

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