Association Webinars: COVID-19's Rapidly Changing Impact on Asia Pacific Electricity Markets

  

 

The impact of COVID-19 on the electricity sector throughout the Asia Pacific has been immediate, deep, and profound.

Assumptions underpinning regulatory, policy, commercial, and strategic decisions have been disrupted. A large part of this disruption is tied to the immediate impact of lockdowns and distancing measures and the abrupt curtailment of international mobility.

In this webinar, Mike Thomas-Managing Director for The Lantau Group (TLG)-takes us through an evidence-based journey and deep dive into the issues and headline impacts of Covid-19 to the region. Special focus will be given to the impacts on power markets in Asia Pacific, and how lockdown measures have impacted short- and medium-term demand trajectories and fuel price dynamics as well as reviewing the implications of supply-side market conditions to the region.

Further discussion will be provided by David Wogan-Assistant Vice President for the Asia Pacific Energy Research Center (APERC)-who leads their energy outlook work.

Seats are limited, sign up to ensure a spot!

Moderator:

David Broadstock, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
David is Deputy Director of the Center for Economic Sustainability and Entrepreneurial Finance, and an Advisor to the Accounting and Finance Tech-Lab at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. David specialises in applied econometrics of energy and the environment, with a particular emphasis on topics in consumer behaviour and energy finance. Currently David serves as IAEE Vice President for conferences, and is an Editor for The Energy Journal.

Speaker:

Mike Thomas, Managing Director, Lantau Group
Mike is an expert in energy markets and regulation with experience throughout the Asia Pacific region. He works with stakeholders on matters involving regulation and market design; market evaluation; strategy; and commercial and regulatory disputes. He has advised buyers and sellers on over 50 GW of commercial transactions and associated market and business strategies. And, he has advised governments, regulators, and other stakeholders on numerous major market and regulatory reviews and disputes. Prior to co-founding TLG, he was the Asia Pacific energy and environment practice leader for a global consultancy. Mike has an MPP from Harvard Kennedy School and a BA in economics from Carleton College.

Discussant:

David Wogan, Assistant Vice-President, Asia Pacific Energy Research Center (APERC)
Since 2018 has led the Energy Outlook at APERC, the energy think tank of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum. In support of the Outlook, David leads the in-house energy economics modeling group. David routinely participates in developing energy economics capacity in APEC member economies. Prior to joining APERC, David was a Senior Research Associate with the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. In this role, David led policy studies on electricity and climate change in the Arabian Gulf countries.

 

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