March 2018

In This Issue:


Note from the Executive Director

At the end of March, we published the first issue of the APUEA Magazine. The quarterly Magazine features thought-provoking articles on timely issues by experts in the field of sustainable urban energy systems. The first issue highlights themes related to district energy – one of APUEA’s focus areas.

We are delighted that the Association continues to grow, with the addition of new members. In this newsletter we are glad to welcome and introduce Engie as a Founding Member of APUEA. You can read more about one of Engie’s many District Cooling projects worldwide – the Northgate Cyberzone District Cooling System – in the first issue of the APUEA Magazine.

APUEA is engaged in a number of events throughout the year with a focus on sustainable urban energy. The 2018 APUEA Events Calendar at the end of this newsletter outlines the planned events for the remainder of the year. We hope to see you at one or more of these important gatherings!

Mikael Jakobsson, Executive Director, Asia Pacific Urban Energy Association

Membership Section – Introducing Engie

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

Engie is committed to taking on the major challenges of the energy revolution, toward a world more decarbonised, decentralised and digitalised.

ENGIE Services APAC is a leading provider of integrated services across various customer segments: aviation, healthcare, education, government, commercial, industrial, hospitality, transportation, etc. With a focus on mission-critical facilities in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines and Australia/New Zealand, we offer integrated solutions in:

   •    Energy Efficiency Solutions (Accredited ESCO)
   •    Integrated Facilities Management
   •    District Cooling
   •    Transportation and Green Mobility
   •    Data Centre Maintenance & Management

For more information please visit

Publication – APUEA Magazine

The first issue of the APUEA Magazine is now available. In the APUEA Magazine, we provide insights into the important role of local governments in urban energy innovation, overviews of district energy solutions, discussions of the challenges of promoting district cooling, and introductions to successful district cooling projects in the region. The Magazine features articles from Engie, Johnson Controls, Qatar Cool, Danfoss, UN Environment-District Energy in Cities Initiative, IPEEC, Eco-Business and Devcco.

Read the full APUEA Magazine on our website:

APUEA Events Calendar 2018

June 11-14, IDEA2018: Local Solutions, Global Impact, Vancouver B.C, Canada
APUEA Activity:
•    Co-hosting the workshop on June 11; “District Energy for Warmer Climates including;
      District Cooling, CHP, and Microgrids for Cities, Communities and Campuses”.
•    Annual General Meeting

June 27-28, Asian Utility Week, Bangkok, Thailand
APUEA Activity: Panel discussion promoting the role of the Energy Prosumer in the Facility Management market.

July, District Energy Conference with focus on Local, Regional and Global Experiences, Xian, P.R. China
APUEA Activity: Co-hosting the conference together with Xian District Heating Company and Danish Board of District Heating (DBDH).

September, Smart District Heating, Beijing, P.R. China
APUEA Activity: Co-hosting the conference together with China District Heating Association (CDHA) and Danish Board of District Heating (DBDH).

November 1, Innovations in Energy Services, Urban Energy Efficiency Services, Singapore
APUEA Activity: Co-hosting the conference together with Clarion Events.


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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