APERC Annual Conference

APERC Annual Conference 2014 26 and 27 March 2014, Tokyo Prince Hotel, Tokyo, Japan

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Opening Session

OS-1 Registration (TBD)
OS-2 Opening Remarks Mr. Takato OJIMI, President, APERC

Session 1-1: “Shale Gas and Liquids: Barriers and Opportunities in the APEC Region”

This session will explore the barriers and opportunities for shale gas and liquid development in the APEC region, especially outside the United States. A key question is whether the success the United States has had with shale gas and liquids development can be replicated in other APEC economies. Issues to be considered include resource quality, environmental sustainability, economic incentives, and transportation access.

S1-1 Moderator: Dr. Marwan Masri
S1-1 Coordinator: Mr. Juan Roberto LOZANO MAYA
S1-1-1 Overview: Barriers and Opportunities for Shale Gas and Liquids Development Outside the United States Mr. Juan Roberto LOZANO MAYA, Researcher, APERC
S1-1-2 Pennsylvania’s Experience with Shale Gas and Liquids Development and Its Lessons for Other APEC Economies Mr. Thomas B MURPHY, Co-Director, Penn State University Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research (USA)
S1-1-3 Challenges and Opportunities for Unconventional Gas and Liquids Development in Australia Mr. Wayne CALDER, Deputy Executive Director, Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics, Australian Department of Industry (AUSTRALIA)
S1-1-4 Barriers and Opportunities for Shale Development in Canada Mr. Francois NGUYEN Director, International Energy Policy Branch, Government of Alberta (Canada)
S1-1-5 Barriers and Opportunities for Shale Gas Development in Mexico Dr. George BAKER, Director, Baker & Associates (USA)
Discussion & Wrap-up

Special Lunch Session

Special Lunch Session Collective Energy Security in Asia Mr. Nobuo Tanaka, Former Executive Director, International Energy Agency (Japan)

Session 1-2: “Russian Gas Trade: Barriers and Opportunities in the APEC Region”

Eastern Russia possesses huge gas resources and sits adjacent to major energy markets with limited domestic gas supplies, including China, Japan, and Korea. Yet so far, the trade between Russia and these economies has been modest. This session will explore the barriers and opportunities to greater Russian gas exports to the APEC Region, including pricing, transportation infrastructure, and energy security concerns.

S1-2 Moderator: Prof. Fengqi Zhou
S1-2 Coordinators: Ms Naomi WYNN & Mr Dmitry SOKOLOV
S1-2-1 Russian Gas Trade: Barriers and Opportunities, a Russian Perspective Dr Boris SANEEV, Deputy Director, Melentiev Energy Systems Institute of Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Russia)
S1-2-2 A Japanese View on Russian Gas Supply to Asia-Pacific Region Dr Ken KOYAMA, Chief Economist, Institute of Energy Economics
S1-2-3 Russian Gas Trade: Barriers and Opportunities, a Chinese Perspective S1-2-3 Dr Qinhua XU (China), Director of the Centre for International Energy and Environment Studies (CIEESS), Renmin University of China
S1-2-4 Russian Gas Trade: Barriers and Opportunities, a Korean Perspective Dr. Ji-Chul RYU, (Former)Senior Fellow, Korea Energy Economics Institute (Korea)
Discussion & Wrap-up

Session 1-3: “Sustainably Meeting China’s Growing Energy Needs: How to Meet the Challenge?”

China is, or soon will be, both the world’s largest economy and the world’s largest source of energy demand. China’s growing energy needs pose challenges in at least three dimensions: environmental (especially particulates and greenhouse gas emissions), domestic resource availability, and imported energy security. This session will consider how China can best meet these challenges through domestic policies and international cooperation.

S1-3 Moderator: Dr. Ralph SAMUELSON
S1-3 Coordinator: Dr Ralph SAMUELSON
S1-3-1 Overview: Sustainably Meeting China’s Growing Energy Needs Dr. Nan ZHOU, Deputy Group Leader, China Energy Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (USA)
S1-3-2 Barriers and Opportunities for Unconventional Gas Development in China Mr. SANG Fengyun, Vice Director, China Coalbed Methane Clearinghouse, China Coal Information Institute (China)
S1-3-3 Meeting the Challenge of Particulate Air Pollution in China Dr. ZHU Fahua, Vice President, State Power Environmental Protection Research Institute (China)
S1-3-4 Barriers and Opportunities for Nuclear Power in China Dr. TONG Jie Juan, Head of Division of Nuclear Safety and Environment, Institute of Nuclear and New Energy Technology, Tsinghua University (China)
Discussion & Wrap-up

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Session 2-1: “Geothermal: Barriers and Opportunities in the APEC Region?”

The APEC region aligns almost perfectly with the “Pacific Ring of Fire”, where much of the world’s geothermal energy potential is concentrated. While some APEC economies lead the world in geothermal development, the future potential is much larger. This session will explore the barriers and opportunities to greater geothermal electricity development in the APEC region. Issues to be considered include environmental regulation, economic incentives, and transmission grid access.

S2-1 Moderator: Dr. Hardiv Harris SITUMEANG
S2-1 Coordinator: Mr Chrisnawan ANDITYA & Ms Elvira Torres GELINDON
S2-1-1 Business Models for Successful Geothermal Electricity Development Mr. James LAWLESS, Independent Geothermal Consultant (New Zealand)
S2-1-2 Opportunities for Geothermal Development Created by New Technologies Prof. Masami Nakagawa, Associate Professor, Colorado School of Mines (USA)
S2-1-3 Barriers and Opportunities for Geothermal Development in the Philippines Mr. Ariel D. FRONDA, Division Chief, Geothermal Energy Management Division, Department of Energy (Philippines)
S2-1-4 Barriers and Opportunities for Geothermal Development in Indonesia Mr. Sjaiful RUCHIJAT, Sub-directorate Head, Geothermal Investment and Cooperation, Directorate General of New Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation (Indonesia)
S2-1-5 Barriers and Opportunities for Geothermal Development in Mexico Mrs. Magaly C. FLORES-ARMENTA, Deputy Manager of Studies, Comision Federal de Electricidad (Mexico)
Discussion & Wrap-up Additional participation: Ms Cecilia TAM (Canada), Dr. Chih-Hsi LIU (Chinese Taipei), and Dr. Kasumi YASUKAWA (Japan)

Session2-2: “Electricity Interconnection in the APEC Region: Barriers and Opportunities”

In North America, and increasingly in Southeast Asia, APEC economies routinely trade electricity with their neighbours. Northeast Asia stands out as the exception, as trade between Northeast Asian APEC economies is almost non-existent, despite what would appear to be attractive economics and potential environmental benefits. This session will explore the barriers and opportunities to greater electricity trade in both Northeast Asia and Southeast Asia, including pricing, transmission infrastructure, and energy security concerns. It will especially focus on what Northeast Asia can learn from the Southeast Asian experience.

S2-2 Moderator: Prof Thierry LEFEVRE
S2-2 Coordinators: Mr Dmitry SOKOLOV & Dr Aishah Binti MOHD. ISA
S2-2-1 Electricity Interconnection in Northeast Asia: Barriers and Opportunities, a Russian Perspective Prof. Nikolai I. VOROPAI, Director, Melentiev Energy Systems Institute of Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (ESI SB RAS) (Russia)
S2-2-2 Barriers and Opportunities for Electricity Interconnection: The Southeast Asian Experience Mr. Syaiful B. IBRAHIM, Secretary in Charge, Heads of ASEAN Power Utilities/Authorities (Indonesia)
S2-2-3 ASEAN Electricity Interconnection to Facilitate ASEAN Energy Market Integration: The Way Forward Dr. Nawal KAMEL, Visiting Professor Faculty of Economics, Chulalongkorn University (Thailand)
S2-2-4 Electricity Interconnection in Northeast Asia: Barriers and Opportunities, a Korean Perspective Dr. Gue-Jae JEONG, Director, Korea Energy Economics Institute (Korea)
S2-2-5 Electricity Interconnection in Northeast Asia: Barriers and Opportunities, a Chinese Perspective Mr GAO Shixian, Assistant Director General, Energy Research Institute (China)
Discussion & Wrap-up Additional participation: Dr Boris SANEEV (Russia)

Session2-3: “Potential Energy Technology Game-Changers”

Technology never ceases to bring surprises to those who attempt to make plans for our energy futures. Shale gas and liquids, wind power, and improving vehicle fuel economy, to name three, are each having impacts on energy markets that far exceed our expectations of a few years ago. What will the next surprise be? This session discusses some candidate technologies and their potential impacts.

S2-3 Moderator: Mr Wayne CALDER
S2-3 Coordinators: Dr Hooman PEIMANI & Dr Ralph SAMUELSON
S2-3-1 Transforming our Energy System: Findings from the IEA's Energy Technology Perspectives and Technology Roadmaps Ms. Cecilia TAM, Head, Energy Demand Technology Unit, International Energy Agency (Canada)
S2-3-2 The Game-Changing Potential of Liquid Metal Fast SMR Nuclear Technology Prof. Vladimir ARTISIUK, Director, Department of International Cooperation, ROSATOM Central Institute for Continuing Education and Training (Russia)
S2-3-3 Future Low-Carbon Energy Options for Food and Mobility – the Hard Ones! Prof. Ralph SIMS, Director, Centre for Energy Research, Massey University (New Zealand)
S2-3-4 The First Offshore Methane Hydrates Production Test Mr. Takami KAWAMOTO Deputy Director General, Methane Hydrate Research and Development Division, Technical Department Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC) (Japan).
Discussion & Wrap-up

Session2-4: “Towards the Outlook 6th Edition”

APERC is currently engaged in the modelling work for the APEC Energy Demand and Supply Outlook, 6th Edition, to be published in 2015. There are, however, still many decisions to be made about the 6th Edition, especially regarding the alternative cases to be considered. This session focuses on the decisions still to be made, and seeks ideas and suggestions for the 6th Edition from conference participants.

S2-4 Moderator: Prof. Kenichi MATSUI
S2-4 Coordinators: Dr Ralph SAMUELSON & Dr Brantley LIDDLE
S2-4-1 Outlook 6th Edition, Current Status and Decisions Still to Be Made Dr. Brantley LIDDLE, Vice-President/Chief of Research, APERC
S2-4-2 The Energy Situation and Outlook for the Future in Papua New Guinea Mr. Warea UNDI, Senior Production Engineer, Petroleum Division, Department of Petroleum and Energy (Papua New Guinea)
S2-4-3 Suggestions for Future Studies Dr. Jyuung-Shiauu CHERN, Chief of Energy Affairs Section, Bureau of Energy, Ministry of Economic Affairs (Chinese Taipei)
Discussion & Wrap-up Additional participation: Dr. Prasert SINSUKPRASERT (Thailand), Dr. Ralph SAMUELSON (APERC)
Closing Remarks Mr. Takato OJIMI, President, APERC