EGAT to host the 21st Conference of Electric Power Supply Industry (CEPSI 2016)

          Bangkok — 11 October 2016 — The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT), in collaboration with the Association of the Electricity Supply Industry of East Asia and the Western Pacific (AESIEAP), will organize the 21st Conference of Electric Power Supply Industry (CEPSI 2016) under the theme of “Energy Sustainability and Security: Choices and Challenges for Power Supply Industry” during 23 – 27 October 2016 at Centara Grand Hotel at CentralWorld Bangkok. Air Chief Marshal Prajin Juntong, Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand, will preside over the opening ceremony and give keynote speech. Over 1,200 leaders of electricity supply industry from over 40 countries all around the world gather to share their ideas and experiences while updating the technological advancement of the power supply industry in various fields. This will bring benefits to the developments of the country’s power supply industry and professionals and to achieve energy sustainability and security countrywide.

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          Mr Kornrasit Pakchotanon, President of AESIEAP and Governor of the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT), stated that since the power supply industry today is facing worrisome challenges and risks, initiation for power sector is unavoidably required: especially greater energy stability and a revival of renewable energy with heedful actions on its efficiency and environment. Moreover, this particular region of East Asia and Western Pacific is improving to be the center of the global energy market, thus, it is our responsibility to gain public acceptance as well as the confidence from the world of power industry. Amid these circumstances, it is necessary to gather our forces for a future of electric power industry where East Asia and Western Pacific regions aspire to stand up as a pillar of the global economy.

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          CEPSI 2016 is the biggest and the most important event of AESIEAP held every two years. It will provide a platform for power industry companies, top management, professionals and experts from all around the world to exchange their ideas and experiences through discussion sessions, paper presentations, 356 academic articles written from the first-hand experience of speakers and an exhibition in which EV Charger Station and Robot Barista will be displayed among other technologies. Also, it is a venue to strengthen global power supply industry connection.

          CEPSI 2016 will feature a wide variety of activities directly related to the power supply industry. They include 1) Panel sessions that feature key topics by world renowned speakers, such as Mr. Marco Baroni, the International Energy Agency (IEA), Prof. Dr. Jochen Kreusel, Head of Sector Initiative Smart Grids, ABB Group and more. Keynote sessions comprise of “Perspectives on the World Energy Outlook 2016”, “Challenge of RES, Energy Storage and EV in Electric Supply Industry”, “The Brave New World of Personalized Energy”, “Smarter Grids – The Key for Integration of Renewable Energy”, “Digital Transformation of the Electricity Sector”, “Web2Energy and other sample projects as a Disruptive Thinking of Energy Management” including “Big Shift in Power – Shaping the System of the Future”. 2) Interesting exhibitions by global leading power supply companies, 3) Technical visit, learn power technologies in Thailand through either of the 2 facilities of Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT), North Bangkok Power Plant and EGAT Workshop and Spare Parts Division.

          The benefits that Thailand will gain from being the host of CEPSI 2016 this year are as follows: It is the opportunity for various agencies, both state and private sectors, to explore the new knowledge and technologies related to the power supply industry which can be applied for the country’s energy security. It will also reflect Thailand’s potential to become the leading producer of power supply in the region in the near future.

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          “I sincerely hope that CEPSI 2016 in Bangkok will be a promising opportunity for the participants to communicate, contrive significant solutions to global power issues, and most importantly, emphasize the roles of the Asia-Pacific region in electric power industry,” Mr Kornrasit concluded.