In mid-2013 Bloomberg New Energy Finance invited Percepscion to take part in their Singapore Leadership Forum on Smart Energy. Bloomberg have now published their July 2013 event report, Realising the Potential of Smart Energy, documenting the discussions which took place.
Based on the views of participants, Japan was identified as the country that had made the most progress on Smart Energy, followed by the US and Australia. Although the drivers for Smart Grid investment differ markedly across Asian countries, many of the solutions – including demand-side management – are common.
Interoperability of demand management technical standards was identified as an area of activity for the industry, along with market reforms that promote Smart Energy investment and business models. These developments are behind increased use of demand-side management as a means for addressing capacity constraints and integrating renewable energy sources into the grid.
As part of the gathering, Percepscion presented its ground-breaking electric vehicle charging demand management case study.
Relationships formed during the event have led to a range of opportunities that are bearing fruit now and in future.