The First Asian Energy Conference:

Smart Grids, Sustainability Transition,

and Innovation in Governance

Powerpoints and Videos

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Keynote Speeches

The Realisation of the “Internet of Energy” in Japan: Challenges and Prospects

Rikiya Abe
Professor, Presidential Endowed Chair of Digital Grid, University of Tokyo; Representative Director, Digital Grid Consortium, Japan

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A Deliberative Approach to Public Opinion Polling: Consumer Perceptions of Energy Choices in Japan and China
Alice Siu
Associate Director, Center of Deliberative Democracy, Stanford University, USA

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Session 1: Asian Experiences from Korea and Japan

Factors Enhancing Smart Grid Consumer Engagement

Chan-Kook Park
Associate Research Fellow, Korea Energy Economics Institute (KEEI), South Korea

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Smart Grids as a Social System Innovation: Experiences from EV Rent-a-car Project

Kenji Tanaka
Project Associate Professor, Organisation for Interdisciplinary Research Project, Department of Systems Innovation, The University of Tokyo, Japan

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Morning Panel Discussion

Chair: Prof. Elizabeth Wilson

Panelists: Prof. Rikiya Abe, Dr. Alice Siu, Mr. Chan-Kook Park, Prof. Kenji Tanaka

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Session 2: Asian Experiences in China

State, Markets, and Governance for Sustainable Energy Transitions: Smart Grid Developments in Japan and China

Daphne Mah
Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Director, Asian Energy Studies Centre, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
Honorary Assistant Professor at the Kadoorie Institute at the University of Hong Kong (HKU)

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A Holistic View on Developing Smart Grids in Asia

John W M Cheng
Senior Manager – Group Sustainability, CLP Power Hong Kong Limited, Hong Kong

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Session 3: International Perspectives on Asian Smart Grid Pathways

The German Energy Transition – Lessons from the Helmholtz Alliance ENERGY-TRANS

Pia-Johanna Schweizer
Senior Researcher, ZIRIUS Stuttgart Research Center for Interdisciplinary Risk and Innovation Studies, University of Stuttgart, Germany

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Smart Grid Modernatisation and Stakeholder Perspectives: Lessons from the US and the Relevance to Asia

Elizabeth Wilson
Professor of Energy and Environmental Policy and Law, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, USA

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Smart Grids, Information Flow, and Emerging Domestic Energy Practices: The Dutch Experience and Implications for China

Robin Smale
PhD Candidate, Environmental Policy Group, Wageningen University, the Netherlands

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Afternoon Panel Discussion

Chair: Prof. Peter Hills

Panelists: Dr. Daphne Mah, Prof. Elizabeth Wilson, and Mr. Robin Smale

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