DAY 1 HIGHLIGHTS

The International Conference on Energy, Environment and Climate Change (International Conference on Utilities and Exhibition) – ICUE 2020 being held at the Robert B. Banks Auditorium, AIT Conference Center, Pathumthani, Thailand started with the Opening Ceremony presided by AIT President Dr. Eden Y. Woon. 

A Keynote Address by Dr. Edward Vine from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), USA quickly followed where he presented “Evaluation of Energy Programs and Policies in the Asia Pacific Region: Current Status, Challenges and Opportunities Ahead”. Three sessions were held:

Session A: Energy Resources and Technology, chaired by Dr. P. Abdul Salam of the Sustainable Energy Transition program of AIT).

Session B: MESfIA’s Special Session on “Energy Access” chaired by Dr. Jai Govind Singh and Dr. Antonios Tsikalakis from Hellenic Mediterranean University, Greece.  

Session C: Climate Change, was chaired by Dr. Indrajit Pal of AIT and Dr. Sylvia Szabo, who virtually co-chaired from Dongguk University, Korea.

Most of the papers on day 1 were presented virtually via ZOOM with only 4 of the 20 papers presented at AITCC.

ICUE 2020 is streamed live at Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/icue.ait.9

Past editions of ICUE conferences were well-attended by delegates from at least 35 countries around the globe and with conference proceedings published in IEEE Xplore. This year’s edition is no different

  • Recent trends in renewable (Green) energy systems (RES), such as wind power, hydropower, solar energy, biomass, biofuel, geothermal energy, wave energy, tidal energy, hydrogen, etc.
  • Energy storage principles, trends and technologies
  • Recent trends in fossil fuel (coal, oil and natural gas) technologies
  • Power devices, driving circuits, control techniques for renewable energy systems
  • RESs in smart grid
  • Grid interactive systems in hybrid RESs
  • Hybrid RESs with/without fossil-based technologies
  • Smart cities and transportation
  • Electric power generation, transmission and distribution
  • Power system design, operation and interconnection
  • Power system optimization, planning and analysis
  • Energy infrastructures
  • Greening the industrial sector’s energy use and options
  • Reliability and maintenance in RESs
  • Policies and strategies for promoting RESs
  • Public awareness and education on RESs
  • Energy efficiency in building designs
  • Energy policies for improving energy access promoting renewable energy, energy efficiency, and GHG mitigation
  • New directions for energy policies in the context of rapid digitalization, application of artificial intelligence, big data and data analytics
  • Green financing, green economy initiatives
  • New business and financial models for energy projects
  • Energy and sustainable development, SDGs
  • Trade-off and synergies of SDG goal 7
  • Tariffs, incentives, and subsidies
  • Air, water and soil pollution: estimation, technologies and policies
  • Waste management
  • Plastic pollution and management
  • Environmental management systems and policy
  • Cleaner production
  • Ecosystems, services, accounting and management
  • Greenhouse gas mitigation and climate change
  • CO2 capture and sequestration
  • Economics of climate change
  • Accounting of greenhouse gases
  • Deep carbonization
  • Climate policy assessment (progress and analysis of Nationally Determined Contributions, NDCs)
  • Carbon market and climate financing
  • Low carbon and climate resilient cities
  • Lifestyle and behavioural change and climate change
  • Climate-energy-water-food nexus: policy and practice
  • Climate change projections: models and methods
  • Climate change impacts and adaptation in water
  • Critical infrastructures and risks
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