Thursday 9th March 2017

CLMVT Energy Forum

Thursday 9th March 2017

09.00-9.30 Opening Keynote Address
  • Dr.Twarath Sutrabutr, Chair of SETA2017 
    Executive Director, Energy Policy and Planning Office, Ministry  of Energy Thailand
09.30-10.30 Financing in Energy Projects, Opportunity and Challenges for CLMVT Economies
One factor to push forward the energy development in the Region, as a matter of fact, is that the country cannot fully achieve energy development without sound global/regional linkages. Focusing on the energy relationship with neighbouring countries, this Session tries to understand the opportunities and barriers and realize expected roles for each stakeholder regarding opportunities & challenges, de-bottlenecking, security vs. commercial matter, clean & green policy, country commitments, current activities, and way forward to achieve the Region’s interconnectivity goals, as far as Regional and National Energy Policy is concerned.Some sample questions include:

  1. What are the current dialogues regarding the interconnectivity policy and development in the country and the Region?
  2. What are the main drivers for successful interconnectivity in the Region, is it costs, energy security, environment, sustainability?
  3. How the country optimize between security vs commercial issue of the interconnectivity? What are the relevant opportunities and barriers?
  4. In the APG Plan, Is there still room for improvement in the planning in terms of timing, routes, and capacity of the cross-border transmission lines, or barriers in cross-border regulation, legislation, or standards harmonisation?
  5. What is the update on a current multilateral grid interconnection, Laos – Thailand – Malaysia Transmission Line Project.

Hon. Panelists:

  • Dr. Yaowateera Achawangkul
    Mechanical Engineer-Professional Level,
    Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency
    (DEDE), Ministry of Energy Thailand
  • Dr.Xiaoping Wang
    Senior Energy Specialist,The World Bank
  • Dr. Milou Beerepoot
    Regional Technical Specialist – Energy and Climate Change
    Mitigation, United Nations Development Programme- Global
    Environmental Finance, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support
  • Mr. Chris Stephens
    Associate Director, Carbon Trust

Moderator: Mr.Boonrod Yaowapruek
Investment Mobilization Lead, USAID Clean Power Asia

10.30-11.15 — Coffee Break —
11.15-12.15 Promoting Renewable Energy, is it a Rising Star in the Region? 
(Panel Discussion)
  • Mr.Aung Myint
    General Secretary, Renewable Energy Association Myanmar
  • Mr.Suwat Kamolpanus
    Deputy Secretary General, The Federation of Thai Industries
  • Mr. Anousak Phongsavath
    Deputy Director General, Ministry of Energy and Mines, Laos PDR
  • Mr. Maung Maung Kyaw
    Chief Engineer, Electric Power Generation Enterprise

Moderator :Thomas Chrometzka
Director Renewable Energy GIZ Thailand
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH

12.15-14.00 –Lunch–
14.00-15.00 Moving Towards Low Carbon Together?
(Panel Discussion)
  • Dr. Luong Quang Huy
    General Secretariat for National Council for Sustainable Development Vietnam
  • Dr. Natarika Wayuparb Nitiphon
    Deputy Executive Director of Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (Public Organization)
  • Mr. Syiful B. Ibrahim
    Secretariat of HAPUA

Moderator : Mr.Ingo Puhl
South Pole Carbon Group

15.00-15.45 —– Coffee Break —–
15.45-16.45 Energy Policy and Interconnectivity in CLMVT Region (Panel Discussion)
  • Dr. Twarath Sutrabutr
    Executive Director, Energy Policy and Planning Office,
    Ministry of Energy Thailand
  • Ms.Pimchanok Vonkorpon
    Director-General of Trade Policy and Strategy Office
  • Mr.Hongpeng Liu
    Officer-in-Charge, Energy Division, United Nations ESCAP
  • Mr. Gnhoung Choumnit
    Deputy Director, Energy Development Department,
    General Department of Energy
    Ministry of Mines and Energy, Cambodia
  • Mr. Khamso Kouphokham
    Deputy Director General of Department of Energy Policy and
    Planning Ministry of Energy and Mines, Lao PDR
  • Dr. Atit Tippichai
    Manager Policy Research and Analytics Programme,
    ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE)

Moderator : Dr. Weerawat Chantanakome
Council and Senior Policy Advisor to the Ministry, Office of the
Permanent Secretary Ministry of Energy of Thailand

17.30 onward Closing of the Forum