A workshop on the current and projected market and legal trends in the Asian power sector.
In 2016, global conditions continued to challenge and transform the energy space, resulting in changes across the industry. Moving into 2017, some of the key issues facing the power sector include the impact of the Paris Agreement, falling capital costs for renewable energy and volatile natural gas and oil prices.
Simmons and Simmons, together with ERM, hosted an interactive workshop in Singapore – supported by leading industry participants – to discuss the current and projected market and legal trends in the Asian power sector. This session garnered views on one of the most important challenges facing the Asia-Pacific region: to meet projected energy demand in the face of evolving requirements from regulators, communities and financiers.
Key topics discussed include:
- An overview of current market trends for the power sector in Asia
- Examination of recent legal developments including the Paris Agreement, the OECD Arrangement, the AIIB Energy Strategy and regulation of green bonds
- Sustainability considerations and the shift to less carbon-intensive power generation, including renewables and an increased demand for FSRU/natural gas-derived power
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