Agostinho Miguel Garcia is the Chief of Development and Engineering at Sun Business Development Lda.
15/01/18 | Water and PV plants: Why we may not be able to have both 61 views
Gautam Jindal is a Research Associate at Energy Studies Institute, National University of Singapore. He holds a master’s degree in Carbon Management from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland and bachelor's in Electrical & Electronics Engineering. Gautam has seven years’ experience in energy and low carbon policy research, corporate GHG measurement and management, and sustainability reporting. At ESI, Gautam’s research areas include renewable energy integration, climate change negotiations, and management of HFCs under the Montreal Protocol.
20/04/17 | Will Singapore's power sector bear the brunt of its carbon tax? 141 views
Kate Lazarus is the team leader for IFC’s hydro advisory program in Asia. Since Kate joined IFC in 2012, she has been developing and managing an advisory program on environmental and social (E&S) standards for the hydropower sector in Asia including Lao PDR, Myanmar, Nepal and Pakistan. Amy Luinstra is the program manager and gender advisor at East Asia Pacific International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group. She manages gender programs and advises colleagues on gender issues across East Asia and the Pacific at the International Financial Corporation (IFC), part of the World Bank Group.
31/03/17 | Building the business case for hydropower companies to employ more women 70 views
Matthew Heling has over 10 years of experience in the energy sector in fields spanning project finance, energy technologies, and energy markets. At Pöyry, Heling has led electricity market analyses, tariff and wholesale price forecasting, and financial modeling of generation assets for projects in countries across Southeast Asia. His past positions include six years at Pacific Gas & Electric Company in Northern California in technical, policy/strategic, and economic roles focusing both on utility-scale power plants as well as distributed generation, and more recently, in Project Finance at SunEdison.
Heling holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Davis; an M.S. in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering from the University of California, Irvine; and an M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.
12/02/18 | What you need to know about utility-scale solar+storage in Southeast Asia 109 views
Pramod Jain is a leading expert in Wind Power, Energy Storage and Internet of Things. He is a consultant to private developers, the Asian Development Bank, USAID, US Department of Energy, United Nations Development Program, Inter-American Development Bank and others. One of his areas of focus is improving the operations of wind and other power plants through solutions that include sensors, cloud computing and smart analytics. Pramod has provided consulting in the USA, Bangladesh, Guyana, Jamaica, Mexico, Mongolia, Indonesia, Lebanon, Philippines, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts, Suriname and Vietnam. He is the author of a book Wind Energy Engineering, McGraw-Hill, NY, published in April 2016. He holds a B. Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley.
Arun Ramamurthy is a Senior Public Management Specialist (ICT & e-Governance) at ADB. Arun is an expert in designing and implementing digital technology solutions and innovations in development economics activities of ADB. His recent work includes piloting new connectivity and communications technologies in Bhutan and Myanmar. He is presently involved in conceptualizing Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence solutions through ADB interventions in India, Cambodia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, and the People’s Republic of China. He was with Tata Consultancy Services, India and worked in the US, UK, and Singapore before joining the ADB.
15/09/17 | IoT in the power sector: Opportunities in Asia and the Pacific 231 views
Dr. Victor Nian is a research fellow at the Energy Studies Institute, National University of Singapore. His research interest and expertise is in the areas of atomic energy and energy systems modeling. His works in atomic energy include economics of advanced reactor technologies, trends in reactor technology and market developments, risk analysis of radiological events, safety, security and safeguards, nuclear fusion energy, and policy issues related to atomic energy. His works in energy systems modeling include the development of energy systems modelling tools, modeling analysis using MARKAL and TIMES for policy issues facing Singapore and Southeast Asia, technology assessment in the whole-system approach, water-energy nexus, and hydrogen economy. He is a co-leader of the nuclear special interest group in the Institution of Chemical Engineers (Singapore). He holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and a Bachelor in Electrical Engineering with a Minor in Management of Technology from the National University of Singapore.
18/07/17 | Are small modular reactors the way to go for Southeast Asia? 101 views
Vikram Kumar is International Finance Corporation's (IFC) Country Manager for Myanmar, based in Yangon, effective from December 2013. He has established IFC’s presence in Myanmar as the largest foreign financial investor with a cumulative investment program of ~$900m and also as a key contributor to advisory work focused on regulatory reform and capacity building that will promote private sector development in the country.
Prior to this assignment, he was Chief of Staff for the IFC Vice President, Asia Pacific in Washington DC. He has also working in Nairobi, Kenya and in New Delhi, India focusing primarily on infrastructure investments in Africa and South Asia regions respectively.
Kumar’s background also includes the field of Corporate Investment Banking for ICICI Bank, YES Bank in India and in Credit Risk and Portfolio Management with Bank of America in the UK.
12/09/17 | How the private sector can use Myanmar's strategic environmental assessment 175 views
William I.Y. Byun is the Managing Director at Asia Renewables - Singapore.
24/04/17 | Back to the future? – A shakeup in industrial solar 159 views