SIEW 2022 announces theme at global launch

The Energy Market Authority (EMA) recently unveiled “A Resilient and Sustainable Energy Future” as the theme for the 15th edition of the Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW) 2022.

The theme reflects how the global energy community has accelerated the pursuit of a greener future; Against this backdrop, SIEW 2022 will discuss how the global energy community can ensure secure, diverse and resilient energy supply even as the world undergoes an energy transition.

The SIEW 2022 theme was announced at the hybrid Global Launch event featuring speakers from the International Energy Agency (IEA), International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Siemens Energy, Sembcorp and SMBC. It also saw the launch of the Southeast Asia Energy Outlook 2022 report by IEA, and the World Energy Transition Outlook report by IRENA.

Ngiam Shih Chun, Chief Executive of the Energy Market Authority, speaking at the SIEW Global Launch.

Speaking at the launch, EMA Chief Executive Ngiam Shih Chun said: “Earlier this year, EMA released the Energy 2050 Committee Report, which indicated that it is technically feasible for Singapore’s power sector to achieve net zero by 2050. This is a real milestone for us, because it shows that it is possible if you work together to achieve a net-zero future. The report highlighted that this will be a challenging process… but now, more than ever, we have to press on with our decarbonisation journey.”

Other announcements made at the event included the launch of a new “SIEWCast” podcast series, aimed at featuring high-level interviews with energy leaders, and SIEW Techtables focused on discussing the latest energy innovations and technologies.

Singapore will also be working with international energy organisations in hosting key events, which include the inaugural Singapore-IEA Ministerial Roundtable that will focus on Energy Security in a Low Carbon World, and the 2nd Singapore-IRENA High-level Forum on energy investments and green financing.

“SIEW will continue to feature our returning partner events that will address key topics such as renewable and clean energy, sustainability in refining and petrochemicals, grid optimization, and the growth and development of LNG and hydrogen,” said Ngiam.

“Together, the SIEW energy insights and SIEW think-tank roundtables will showcase perspectives from international organizations and industry leaders to address how we can advance the energy transition.”