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Agostinho Miguel Garcia

 Agostinho Miguel Garcia

 Agostinho Miguel Garcia is the Chief of Development and Engineering at Sun Business Development Lda.

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15/01/18 | Water and PV plants: Why we may not be able to have both 79 views

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Bree Miechel

Bree Miechel

Bree is a partner at Reed Smith and has over 12 years’ experience advising on energy and infrastructure projects globally. She has particular expertise in international tendering, contracting strategies and risk allocation, and advises on the full suite of project documentation including procurement contracts (EPC, supply and services agreements), concession and offtake agreements, fuel supply agreements and consortium agreements/JVAs.

Having worked in Asia, the Middle East and Australia acting for sponsors, governments, lenders, contractors and suppliers, Bree understands the drivers and constraints of all parties on major infrastructure projects. She was previously seconded as acting Head of Legal East Asia for a rail group and works efficiently alongside in-house legal and commercial teams. 

Bree advises on power (conventional and renewables), oil & gas, water & waste, transport and social infrastructure projects. As part of a multi-law firm and industry team, Bree is working with TWI and IRENA to develop a standardized suite of documents to de-risk and decrease project and transaction costs to accelerate the development of solar PV projects globally.

Bree was shortlisted by Euromoney Asia Women in Business Legal Awards 2017 as Best in Energy and Natural Resources.

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18/07/18 | Powering ahead: Taiwan's renewable energy plan in focus 304 views

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Dan Perera

Dan Perera

Dan is a partner in the Energy & Natural Resources Group of Reed Smith LLP. He specializes in disputes and advisory matters within the fields of commodities and international trade (hard rock minerals, metals, energy, oil and gas), mining (exploration, production and regulatory), shipbuilding and offshore (including rig and FPSO-related matters under EPIC contracts). Dan regularly acts for miners, oil and gas companies and commodity traders, and has conducted arbitrations under, amongst others, SIAC, ICC, LCIA, LMAA and GAFTA rules, and ad hoc arbitrations under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. 

Having been based in Singapore since 2010, Dan worked with a market-leading international arbitration practice before spending three years as senior in-house counsel with a mining major from 2012, where he supported the company’s iron ore, coal, copper and uranium marketing businesses and assisted with group-wide projects and disputes. Dan has been actively involved in the development and refinement of a number of industry-standard commodity contracts, and the implementation of market-based pricing mechanisms within developing markets such as iron ore. He regularly advises on multi-commodity marketing standardisation projects.

Dan is a regular speaker at industry conferences relating to commodities and international trade, deep sea mining, and shipping. In 2016 he was recognised by Singapore Business Review as one of Singapore's most influential lawyers aged 40 and under.

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18/07/18 | One Belt, One Road – An opportunity for regional cooperation 84 views

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Gautam Jindal

Gautam Jindal

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.

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06/04/18 | A guide to Singapore's recently announced Carbon Tax 245 views

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Matthew Heling

Matthew Heling

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.

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24/04/18 | Solar policy, programs, and progress in Southeast Asia: Current status and future outlook 468 views

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    Pramod Jain & Arun Ramamurthy

    Pramod Jain & Arun Ramamurthy

    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.

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    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.

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    15/09/17 | IoT in the power sector: Opportunities in Asia and the Pacific 635 views

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      RV Ahilan

      RV Ahilan

      Dr RV Ahilan is Joint CEO and Group Director, Renewables Advisory & Energy Technology at LOC Group. He holds a BSc (Leeds) and MS (Caltech) in Civil Engineering, a PhD (Cantab) in Engineering Fluid Mechanics and an MBA (Imperial). He is a well-known and highly respected technology and business leader with over three decades of industry experience, more than 15 years of which has been at board level. Prior to LOC, Ahilan was EVP of the Renewables Advisory Division of DNV GL, with strategic and operational responsibility for the world’s largest technical advisory firm in renewable energy.

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      16/04/18 | Taiwan set to join offshore wind's top table by 2025 375 views

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      Vikram Kumar

      Vikram Kumar

      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.

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      12/09/17 | How the private sector can use Myanmar's strategic environmental assessment 243 views

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