14 experts expected to share best practices at CEPSI 2018

By BERNAMA / Graphic By TMR

The Conference of Electric Power Supply Industry (CEPSI 2018), to be hosted by Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB), will gather 14 thought leaders who will share their wealth of knowledge related to the electricity industry in Kuala Lumpur this coming September.

According to TNB’s statement yesterday, the experts will, among others, discuss and share the best practices on key topics like global trends and shifts, future utility, sustainability, innovation, digitalisation, megatrends, as well as a smarter future for the industry.

They are Institute of Energy Economics Japan chief economist and MD Ken Oyama; Tesla Energy Asia Pacific business development regional manager Lara Olsen; TEPCO Power Grid Inc executive VP Dr Hiroshi Okamoto; Mc- Kinsey & Co senior partner Dr Jonathan Woetzel; BMW i head of product management Dr Alexander Kotouc; ABB Group senior group VP of South Asia, Middle East and Africa power grid division Venu Nuguri; and Huawei Technologies Co Ltd CTO Paul Scanlan.

The other speakers are Grid Solutions (GE Power) China, East Asia-Pacific region leader Jean-Pierre Faure; Accenture Digital (Asean) MD James Chong; Nokia global VP of energy segment Kamal Ballout; CG Power and Industrial Solutions Ltd India GM (research and development) D John Yesuraj; Manila Electric Co chief technology advisor Gavi n Barfield; Siemens Malaysia Sdn Bhd president and CEO Indranil Lahiri; and Sarawak Energy Bhd group CEO Sharbini Suhaili.

TNB is hosting the biennial event on behalf of the Association of the Electricity Supply Industry of East Asia and Western Pacific. The last time TNB hosted the CEPSI was in 1996.

More than 1,500 delegates including industry leaders, senior executives, government officials, and professionals from East Asia, Western Pacific and other parts of the world are expected to attend this 22nd edition of the CEPSI.

CEPSI 2018, themed “Reimagining Utility of the Future”, will take place in Kuala Lumpur from Sept 17 to 22.