Harnessing Energy Efficiency for the Road to Recovery

 

The Singapore economy has begun its journey towards recovery amidst the uncertainties of the Covid-19 pandemic, and under the shadow of climate change. To ready themselves to be part of a stronger and more sustainable future, companies can tap on energy efficiency as a key long-term strategy to achieve both environmental and economic objectives. The benefits of an energy efficient approach can extend along the whole supply chain, and into other business areas, compounding the overall benefits.

 

Join us at the NEEC 2021 to learn how companies are pushing ahead with energy efficiency to reap energy and costs savings, and turning challenges into opportunities.

 

2019 Event Highlights

 

 

Event Schedule

  • 14:30 - 14:45
    NEEC DAY 1
  • 14:45 - 15:15
    EENP Awards Presentation Ceremony
  • 15:15 - 15:30
    Intermission
  • 15:30 - 16:30
    Keynote Presentations

    Speaker 1:

     

    Mr Antonio Della Pelle

    Moving Forward on Singapore Decarbonization

    Speaker 2:

     

    Mr Josh Watts

    Road to Great Energy Performance

     

     

    Moderator: Dr. David Broadstock, Senior Research Fellow (Acting Division Head), Energy Studies Institute

  • 09:00 - 12:10
    Plenary Session
    • 09:00 - 10:30
      Plenary Session: Investing in the Future through Energy Efficiency

      Mr Shalabh Baksi and Mr Anoop Sharma

      Energy Efficiency Future – Energy as a Service 

       

      Mr Low Ying Hui and Mr Luigi La Tona

      Towards a Resilient and Sustainable Future for the Built Environment

       

      Mr Jasper Wong

      Driving Environmental Responsibility through U-Energy

       

      Moderator: Dr. Zhong Sheng, Research Fellow, Energy Studies Institute

       


    • 10:30 - 10:40
      Intermission

    • 10:40 - 12:10
      Plenary Session: Uncovering Opportunities with Energy Management and Technology

      Mr Samuel Ponnuraj

      How to Conduct a Good EEOA for NV? - Findings and Observations from EEOA NV Report Review

       

      Mr Jonas Berge

      Automation for Sustainability – ‘How To’ Guide for Your Existing (and New) Plant

       

      Mr Pierre-Manuel Patry and Mr Tomasz Trabszo

      How DANONE Achieved Between 5 and 15% of Energy Savings on Its Plants by Using Existing Data

       

      Moderator: Professor Ron Hui, MediaTek Endowed Professor, School of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Nanyang Technological University

       


  • 12:10 - 13:40
    Virtual Networking during Lunch Break

    12.15pm: National Environment Agency

    12.25pm: Economic Development Board

    12.35pm: Siemens Pte Ltd

    12.45pm: Sunseap Solutions

    12.55pm: Emerson Automation Solutions

    1.05pm: Metron

    1.15pm: Barghest Building Performance

    1.25pm: EverComm

     

  • 13:40 - 15:10
    Breakout Session 1A

    Best Practices in Industrial EE Part I

     

    Mr Ng Kian Soon

    Performance of Heating Systems in Singapore

     

    Mr Beh Cho Hwa

    Allyl Alcohol Plant Heat Integration Project

     

    Mr Ee Boon Siong

    Innovative approach to improve waste heat boiler’s (WHB) thermal efficiency

     

    Mr Lawrence Lim

    Gas Turbine (GT) Upgrade Package for Senoko CCP6 & CCP7

     

  • 13:40 - 15:10
    Breakout Session 1B

    Smart Energy for SMEs in Precision Engineering (Organised by Singapore Precision Engineering & Technology Association) 

     

    Mr Daniel Heath

    SPETA Sets a 10 Year Smart Energy Target for Members

     

    Ms Dione Tan

    Motivations and Learnings from Implementing Sustainable Initiatives

     

    Mr Lim Wei Yang

    Cooling Temperature Consistency and Energy Reduction by Better Managing Water

     

    Mr Lam Keng Yew

    Learnings from Conducting Energy Assessment with SIT Energy Efficiency Technology Centre

     

  • 15:10 - 15:20
    Intermission
  • 15:20 - 16:50
    Breakout Session 2A

    Best Practices in Industrial EE Part II 

     

    Dr Lal Jayamaha

    Overview of Singapore Standard SS664: Code of Practice for Long-Term Measurement of Compressed Air System Energy Efficiency

     

    Mr Varadharajan Sampathkumar

    Plant Air Compressor Optimization

     

    Mr Avinash Murala

    Olefins Compressors Surge Margin Reduction

     

  • 15:20 - 16:50
    Breakout Session 2B

    Energy Efficiency – A Tool for the Sustainable SME

    (Organised by Energy Efficiency Technology Centre)

     

    Mr Robert Field-Marsham

    Transformation Through Sustainability

     

    Professor Lock Kai Sang

    Economic Benefits of Energy Efficiency and Low Carbon Operations 

     

    Ms Eloise Burnett

    Energy Efficiency and Low Carbon Operations 

     

    Mr Abid Ali

    Real Life Case Study of Energy Efficiency and Low Carbon Operations of Aalst Chocolate

     

  • 16:50 - 17:00
    Closing Plenary

Speakers

Mr Antonio Della Pelle

Director of Advisory Consulting, Asia
Kellogg Brown and Root Asia Pacific

PROFILE

Antonio is a Chemical Engineer with 24+ years of consulting experience in the Energy Industry including refining, petchem, LNG, Gas processing and power, which requires deep understanding of technical and critical business drivers in multiple market and industries.

 

Advisor of Energy policies to UNESCAP and three-time speakers at the Asian Energy Ministerial Meeting where the 52 Asian Energy Minister meet in a for-invitation only basis.

 

Sustainability is a way of thinking, a way of living for Antonio. He spent half of my career in optimizing energy systems, saving energy around the world and industries. He is now spending the second half of his career in supporting governments with sustainable energy policies and energy masterplans and corporations with sustainable business strategies

 

PRESENTATION TIMING

Keynote Presentation

12th October; 15:30 - 16:30

 

PRESENTATION TOPIC

Keynote - Moving Forward on Singapore Decarbonization

 

PRESENTATION SYNOPSIS

The recent SG Green Plan 2030 is a call for action for all of us, and that one company or the government cannot solve the problem alone. We would have to work together and a wider call for action is required to make a difference.

 

NEA's initiative to execute the Energy Performance of Heating Systems in Oil Refining, Petrochemical and Chemical Plants is a great milestone. Many Energy and Chemical Industry players have accepted to participate in the study and the study identified an economical feasible reduction of 130,000 tpa of CO2. Putting the results on a wider context, this is equivalent to 0.5% of the total Singapore Industry emissions, the study has only scratched the surface of the issue.

 

In the midst of the NEA Energy Performance of Heating Systems study the COVID-19 arrived. As stated by IEA, “The Covid-19 crisis added a new layer of uncertainty for global energy efficiency efforts”. Against a backdrop of slow energy efficiency improvements, the Covid-19 crisis adds a new layer of uncertainty. The current economic crisis threatens to delay investments by businesses and households in more efficient technologies. While investments may not have changed significantly yet (particularly as projects are often agreed years in advance), the resilience of investments will be tested in the coming years.

 

In the meantime, several countries and corporations have introduced targets to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. Increasingly attention is turning to what it would mean for the energy sector globally to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 and Energy Efficiency will be one of the pillars to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.

 

At the same time, the Singapore Energy Industry’s Value Add has been declining and over the past 10 years, the total value of both the refinery and the chemical manufacturing sector have declined by 63% in Singapore’s GDP contribution terms. In a context of falling revenues asking the Industry to invest more to reduce emissions is a tough call.

 

And we all know that a wider call for action is required to make a difference. From a preliminary analysis of the data available including the 11 sites, KBR have identified an additional 270,000 tpa CO2 reduction and based on KBR previous experience of executing multi-site energy optimization studies, we believe the CO2 reduction could go up to 800,000 tpa, this is 6X of the savings currently identified by the NEA project.

 

We will need a wider Industry players participation, co-operation and belief; Energy Transition and Decarbonization efforts are synonymous to Private Public Partnership. One Company or one Government alone cannot solve the problem, we must work altogether

 

The NEA Heating Study is just the beginning of a longer journey towards the vision of a decarbonized Energy Industry in Singapore and being Singapore an Export Energy Hub then we all have the same incentive to remain competitive and committed to a sustainable world.

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Mr Josh Watts

Manufacturing Director
Concentrate Manufacturing (Singapore) Pte Ltd

PROFILE

Josh was appointed the Manufacturing Director for CMSPL since 2017 when the plant was commissioned. Under his leadership and vision, CMSPL has achieved a 44% reduction in energy intensity (Kwh per kg) since 2018. 

 

PRESENTATION TIMING

Keynote Presentation

12th October; 15:30 - 16:30

 

PRESENTATION TOPIC

Keynote - Road to Great Energy Performance

 

PRESENTATION SYNOPSIS

PepsiCo’s Winning Formula for Achieving Excellent Energy Efficiency – Our mindset, sustainability culture and strategy.

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Mr. Abid Ali

Energy Specialist
Energy Efficiency Technology Centre

PROFILE

Abid Ali has several years of experience in the commercial and industrial sectors. He is a Singapore Certified Energy Manager, who is passionate about energy efficiency and energy audits. He has worked with several companies to achieve their energy efficiency targets and sustainability related green certifications, taking pride in producing effective recommendations that generate cost reductions and achieve sustainability goals.

 

In his current role with Singapore Institute of Technology, he is helping Singapore local SMEs in improving their facility’s overall energy consumption and reducing their carbon footprints. He is also mentoring some of the university engineering students to build their energy assessment skills.  

 

PRESENTATION TIMING

Breakout Session 2B

13th October; 15:15 - 16:45

 

PRESENTATION TOPIC

Real Life Case Study of Energy Efficiency and Low Carbon Operations of Aalst Chocolate

 

PRESENTATION SYNOPSIS

See real world examples of how energy efficiency assessments help companies develop and adopt a low carbon plan.

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Mr Anoop Sharma

Senior Energy Manager
Siemens Pte Ltd

PROFILE

A Senior Energy Manager with Siemens, with an experience of 17 years in the field of Energy Efficiency Consultancy in Industry. An Electrical Engineer and a Certified Energy Efficiency Opportunities Assessor, he has been working in Singapore for the past 15 years and is the first Singapore Certified Energy Manager (SCEM). He has conducted more than 30 energy audits for industrial customers in Singapore as well as in ASEAN.

 

PRESENTATION TIMING

Plenary Session 1

13th October; 09:00 - 10:30

 

PRESENTATION TOPIC

Energy Efficiency Future – Energy as a Service 

 

PRESENTATION SYNOPSIS

In the last 10-15 years we have witnessed how industries have come so far in terms of energy savings starting from low hanging fruits to investing in projects having a shorter ROI of less than 3 years. However, in the next 5-10 years the energy savings will be driven by “Energy as a Service” concept.  

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Mr Avinash Murala

Instrument Engineer
ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

PROFILE

Avinash Murala is an Instrument Engineer at ExxonMobil’s Singapore Chemical Plant who has challenged himself to improve energy efficiency and ensure reliable operations as part of the Singapore Olefins Plant team. Having been in the petrochemical industry since 2012, Avinash joined ExxonMobil in 2019. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Instrumentation Engineering and a Master’s of Business Administration in Oil and Gas Management.

 

PRESENTATION TIMING

Breakout Session 2A

13th October; 15:15 - 16:45

 

PRESENTATION TOPIC

Olefins Compressors Surge Margin Reduction

 

PRESENTATION SYNOPSIS

The major compressor turbine is one of the largest equipment at ExxonMobil’s Singapore Chemical Plant Olefins unit and consumes a significant amount of steam to compress the process gas. Typically, these centrifugal compressors have a kickback control valve to prevent the compressor from going into surge and thereby damaging the compressor internals. The surge margin is the buffer between the actual surge line and surge control line, which is an additional safety feature that triggers the opening of the kickback valve. However, doing so results in a loss of energy.

 

As part of ExxonMobil Global Energy Management System (GEMS) best practices, the project team evaluated opportunities for energy efficiency during turndown operation. After evaluation and subsequent test runs, the team was able to further pinch down on the compressor surge margin and reduce the process gas being recycled from discharge to suction. This results in savings of steam consumed by the compressor turbines.

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Mr Beh Cho Hwa

Energy Manager
CCD Singapore Pte Ltd

PROFILE

CCD Singapore Energy Manager
CCD Singapore Process Safety Engineer

 

PRESENTATION TIMING

Breakout Session 1A

13th October; 13:30 - 15:00

 

PRESENTATION TOPIC

Allyl Alcohol Plant Heat Integration Project

 

PRESENTATION SYNOPSIS

This project involved the installation of 2 heat exchangers, H-150 and H-152, to recover heat from reaction zone to heat up distillation zone to reduce heating and cooling utilities. This heat integration was conducted at Allyl Alcohol (AAL) process.

 

The chemical reaction involved in the AAL process is exothermic, resulting in high energy content in reactor R-101A/B output. The reactor outlet has two stages of heat integration to reduce the heat content before the heat is being rejected to atmosphere. Based on the heat source temperature, the rejected heat is considered a good grade heating source.

 

AAL plant is designed with distillation units, which are operated with steam, to recover raw material and purify product. After analysis, the rejected heat from the reaction zone can be used to heat up distillation tower T-305 feed and T-451 bottom to reduce steam consumption. Feasibility study indicated that the project payback period was less than one year.

 

After addressing quality, environmental and process safety risk pertaining to scope modification, the project proceeded to engineering design in 2018. The project was completed and commissioned on 12 Nov 2019. The project worked as expected and the overall energy consumption was reduced.

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Mr Daniel Heath

Honorary Treasurer & Advisor Sustainability Committee
Singapore Precision Engineering & Technology Association

PROFILE

Mr Daniel Heath is the Honorary Treasurer & Advisor, SPETA Sustainability Committee. In the last 3 years, he has helped to create, as well as to drive the committee to encourage SPETA members to go green through education and awareness by collaborating with major solar players like REC. He is a brand and marketing professional with over 20 years’ experience in strategic marketing and business development. He is also strong believer in solar and sustainable energy as an important way to slowing down climate change. Daniel is currently the Head of Marketing & Partnership at ST Engineering Land MRO & Services.

 

PRESENTATION TIMING

Breakout Session 1B

13th October; 13:30 - 15:00

 

PRESENTATION TOPIC

SPETA Sets a 10 Year Smart Energy Target for Members

 

PRESENTATION SYNOPSIS

Introduction to SPETA and our sustainability efforts

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Ms Dione Tan

Business Development Manager
PLC Industries Pte Ltd

PROFILE

Dione plays a vital role in driving sustainability practices in PLC Industries, drawing on her knowledge from her Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Engineering from NUS.

 

She is the key project personnel involved in the installation of solar panels, energy sensors and management of various ongoing sustainability projects.  

 

PRESENTATION TIMING

Breakout Session 1B

13th October; 13:30 - 15:00

 

PRESENTATION TOPIC

Motivations and Learnings from Implementing Sustainable Initiatives

 

PRESENTATION SYNOPSIS

Motivations and learnings from implementing solar, real-time energy use monitoring and other sustainability initiatives

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