Southeast Asian countries will invest $9.8 billion in smart grid infrastructure between 2018 and 2027. The region's development will be propelled by a handful of leading countries that have made smart grid investment a key pillar of their energy futures. By 2027, the largest markets will be Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, the Philippines and Vietnam. The market for microgrids and battery storage in particular will experience high levels of growth as countries seek solutions for remote and island communities. The time is now to position your company for success in this burgeoning market.

Co-organised by the Smart Grid Observer and the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE), the 12th Microgrid Global Innovation Forum - Southeast Asia,  on 22-23 April 2020 in Bangkok brings together thought leaders, utilities, energy providers, project managers and other stakeholders for two days of focused networking and information sharing concerning the latest technological developments, design, implementation and operation of hybrid renewable energy microgrids. The emphasis is on maximising the business case for microgrids, integration of renewable energy, and sharing real-world case studies of both grid-tied and off-grid/remote systems.

Countries such as Thailand are making a concerted effort to service remote and off-grid locations with solar and other renewable energy resources. The time is now to move toward decarbonizing the energy mix in developing regions such as Southeast Asia. Join us in Bangkok next April to see how your company can play an integral - and profitable - role in this seismic energy shift.


Call for speakers

The session schedule and faculty of speakers for the Forum is currently in development. Industry professionals who are interested in delivering a presentation or organising a panel discussion session are encouraged to submit a proposal to by Friday, 6 December 2019. 

More information on how to become a speaker here.


More information

Date events
22 April 2020 to 23 April 2020
Bangkok, Thailand
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Jens Jaeger

Policy & Business Development Manager

+32 2 709 55 42