The Independent Power Producers Association of India (IPPAI) is organizing the 5th in the series of its flagship events on energy security - The 5th Asia Energy Security Summit (AESS) in Kathmandu, Nepal from 3rd to 4th March 2015. This is a Track II diplomacy Initiative, where Government and Industry Leaders, Regulators, Policymakers, Academicians and think tanks from across Asia discuss and debate issues relating to the entire energy spectrum, particularly the emerging issues and challenges in the Energy landscape of Asia. The proceedings from the previous conclave are carried forward for review and discussion.
It is a “must attend” summit for business houses to strategize their operations so as to move forward quickly and efficiently for their business development as well as network with the best minds in the energy sector.
The Summit focuses on Geopolitics of Energy, Energy Security, Transnational Electricity Trade and Security of Energy Infrastructure
After 200 years of western dominance, Asia is once again emerging as the centre of attention. The growing aspirations of the large population in Asia are resulting in huge demand for energy and energy security has become the main driver for both integrative as well as disruptive forces within the region.
The 5th Asia Energy Security Summit shall discuss the geopolitical issues that arise because of the competing demand for energy, while also addressing the environmental concerns that arise because of rising energy consumption. The use of renewable sources of energy, with a special focus on Hydro power generation as well as promotion of energy efficiency shall be discussed by industry experts. Most importantly, the summit shall look at alternative scenarios like the impact of shale gas discoveries and technologies on the global energy markets.
The summit shall have experts from the industry to showcase latest technologies for securing critical energy infrastructure. Cross border trade of electricity between the Asian countries could be a game changer for energy security in the region. Harmonization of regulations and policies for cross border electricity trade shall be one of the important issues to be discussed at the Summit.