As you have probably heard in the news, the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak has been declared a public health emergency of international concern by the WHO.

As the conference organiser, your health and safety are our top priority and we want all conference participants to have a great experience at the Microgrid Global Innovation Forum - Southeast Asia..

In light of the transitory global situation with 2019-nCoV and the precautionary recommendations by the Thai Public Health Ministry for travellers from affected countries (including South Korea, China, Macau, Hong Kong, Italy and Iran) to self-quarantine, SGO and ARE as co-organisers have decided to postpone this event to a later date.

In respect of the present unclear situation, our intention is to organise the Forum during Q4 2020 or early spring 2021. Participants and sponsors can carry over their tickets/sponsorship to the later event. We will be in touch again once the new dates for the re-scheduled Forum have been agreed. 

Please note that this decision has not been easy for us, but after careful analysis of the feedback received from key actors, sponsors and supporters and due to the precautionary measures mentioned above, we believe that the best way forward is to behave with prudence and postpone the event.


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
CO2 Neutral Flights

ARE offsets its travel-related CO2 emissions


Jens Jaeger

Director of Policy & Business Development

+32 2 400 10 00