June-August 2018

In This Issue:


Message from the Executive Director

We celebrated APUEA’s first anniversary in July 2018 and we are now entering a new phase of its operation. The Secretariat has expanded to six professionals providing a range of services to APUEA’s ever increasing membership. During the first-year, efforts were made to establish a solid foundation and in the coming year we will continue the work to build strong relationships with local governments in the region. In order to maximize the impact of the Association’s activities, our special focus this year will be on China, India and Southeast Asia.

In this newsletter you can read about the new issue of the APUEA Magazine featuring Integrated Urban Energy. You can also read more about our recent and future activities.

The Association continues to grow, and in this newsletter we are glad to welcome and introduce the Qatar District Cooling Company. Please take note of the 2018 APUEA Events Calendar and 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 second issue of the APUEA Magazine is now available to read or download from our website. In this issue, we interview Michael Schack from Engie, provide insights on the integration and forecasting of renewable energy as well as how campuses can become 100% renewable. We also look into electrification of the transport sector including EV-charging infrastructure and provide updates on recent APUEA activities. The Magazine includes articles from ABB, Johnson Controls, Pöyry, Enfor and Scania.

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

Conference Invitation

Sino – Asia Pacific Urban Energy Conference 2018, Regional and International District Energy Experiences in Fengxi New City, Xian, P.R. China, 12-13 September 2018.

The conference, with the main theme “Regional and International District Energy Experiences” is hosted by APUEA together with Xian District Heating Company and Fengxi Energy Company. The conference will feature international and national industry experts sharing experience from real-world cases creating an opportunity for knowledge exchange, networking and discussions on solutions, collaborations and concrete business opportunities.

The audience will include both national and international stakeholders including government representatives, utilities, solution providers, financial and legal experts, developers, planners, academia and other organizations with interest in Urban Energy.

For speaker slots, sponsorship and registration please contact Peter Lundberg at plundberg@apuea.org.

Join us in Xian and sign up for the conference already today!

Membership Section – Introducing Qatar Cool

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

Qatar District Cooling Company (Qatar Cool) is one of the leading district cooling company in the Middle East and among the top five in the world. Since 2003, we have aimed to deliver world class products and services, underpinned by excellence in our knowledge base; both technical and operational, excellence and innovation in our facilities, and highly skilled staff.

Since inception, Qatar Cool owns and operates four cooling plants, one of which being the largest in the world. Qatar Cool provides cooling solutions to two major districts in Qatar as well as the Nations railway structure. Qatar Cool continues its growth agenda in Qatar as well as penetrating the overseas market. Qatar Cool have a specific framework for overseas expansion which will allow us to take our expertise outside of Qatar, in line with our expansion agenda.

For more information please visit http://www.qatarcool.com.

Recent APUEA Activities

IDEA2018 – Local Solutions, Global impact

APUEA attended IDEA2018, the 109th annual conference and tradeshow of the International District Energy Association (IDEA) during June 11-14 in Vancouver, Canada. The event attracted 800 attendees from 17 countries worldwide. As a collaborating partner of IDEA, APUEA co-hosted several events during IDEA2018, including the workshop: “District Energy for Warmer Climates”, a networking reception, and the APUEA annual general meeting.

The District Energy for Warmer Climate workshop attracted registrations from more than 100 experts from 65 companies, universities and organizations in the energy field including executives, technical managers, sales and marketing managers, business and project developers. The good turnout is a testament to the increased interest in the growing market for district energy in the Asia-Pacific region.

The APUEA networking reception was held in the main exhibit hall in connection with the signing ceremony for the collaboration between IDEA and KDHC (Korea District Heating Corporation). After a short introduction by APUEA’s Executive Director Mikael Jakobsson, the conference audience had the chance to mingle with representatives from APUEA and other APUEA members to learn more about the Association and the ongoing and upcoming activities in the Asia Pacific region.

The first APUEA Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held during IDEA2018 and gathered APUEA members and collaborating partners as well as conference participants who wanted to learn more and contribute to the development of the Association. The meeting was opened by Mikael Jakobsson, who presented the associations activities since the launch in July 2017 and its plans for the upcoming year. Speeches were also made by representatives from ADB, Johnson Controls, Engie, IDEA and Euroheat & Power.

Asian Utility Week

APUEA attended the 19th edition of Asian Utility Week in Bangkok during June 27-28, as a supporting partner. This year, the event attracted 2,000 participants, including regional and international utilities, energy companies, regulators, academics, and research institutions.

The conference, hosted by Clarion Events, had a thematic focus on Digital Transformation and Customer Experience, and covered a range of topics including Smart Grids, Electrical Vehicles, Commercial and Industrial (C&I) Energy Savings, and Prosumers.

APUEA Events Calendar 2018

September 12-13, Sino-Asia Pacific Urban Energy Conference, Xian, P.R. China
APUEA Activity: Co-hosting the conference together with Xian District Heating Company and Fengxi Energy Company.

November 1, Innovations in Digital Energy Asia, Singapore
APUEA Activity: Co-hosting the conference with Clarion Events.

November 5-10, Sino-Europe Clean Heating Conference/Sino-Denmark Clean Heating Forum, Shanghai, P.R. China
APUEA Activity: Supporting Organization.

November 28, Financial Times Climate Finance Asia Summit, Hong Kong
APUEA Activity: Supporting Organization.

December, Smart District Energy Seminar, Qingdao, P.R. China
APUEA Activity: Co-hosting the conference together with Qingdao Energy Group and Asian Development Bank (ADB).

December 9-11, District Cooling 2018 - Efficient Energy for Smarter Cities, Dubai, UAE
APUEA Activity: Participant


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.

For more information about APUEA, contact info@apuea.org or visit www.apuea.org.



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