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May this Lunar New Year be safe and bring you happiness, prosperity and good health! #TeamSarawakEnergy #PowertoGrow

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Part III of our 2019 advertorial series, Working Together to Ensure Nobody Gets Left in the Dark, highlights the importance of collaboration and committment amongst all stakeholders in delivering reliable and affordable electricity to all households under the Sarawak Government's Projek Rakyat Accelerated Rural Electrification Masterplan. Read more: #PowertoGrow #LightingUpCommunities

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Part II of our 2019 advertorial series, Technology and Innovation Light Up Rural Sarawak, looks at how technology has allowed rural households to have access to reliable, renewable and affordable electricity. Sarawak is in the final miles of its electrification initiative with rural electricity coverage and state domestic coverage at 93% and 96.9% respectively today. Read more: #PowertoGrow #LightingUpCommunities

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Sarawak Energy Berhad

4 days 12 hours ago

Sarawak Energy's rural electrification efforts is captured in our 2019 advertorials which appear in English, Malay, Chinese and Iban. The three-part series capture strategies and initiatives to light up rural Sarawak with a target of 97% rural coverage in 2020 towards full electrification by 2025. Part I: Electrifying Sarawak and Beyond showcases the overall Accelerated Rural Electrification Masterplan being driven by Sarawak's Ministry of Utilities and implemented by Sarawak Energy. Read more: #PowertoGrow #LightingUpCommunities

Plenary Sessions


Energy Leaders Forum

A leadership forum to drive the discourse among ASEAN energy players to discuss the way forward and to facilitate cross-border collaborations towards a sustainable energy future.


Sustainability & Renewable Energy

As the world gears up towards building a sustainable future, it is vital to find renewable energy solutions that meet growing energy demands while reducing emissions. What are the best and most sustainable ways for countries to build their way to energy security?

Renewable Hydropower – Catalyst for Growth in SEA

The role of hydropower in attaining renewable energy targets for Southeast Asia, including challenges, mitigation and best practices and realising the ASEAN Grid by sharing renewable energy resources amongst countries. Explore key considerations in rolling out the Grid which not only has the potential to improve delivery and reliability but also contributes to energy security by tapping more domestic and renewable providers.

Renewable Energy Certificate

Business owners are actively pursuing the transition to renewable energy. This plenary session aims to facilitate knowledge exchange regarding the mechanism of Renewable Energy Certificate and to understand trends in the global green energy supply chain, to support the development of renewable energy trade in the Asia Pacific region.

Sustainability and Financing

With greater concern about climate change risks and transition to a low carbon economy, organisations and financial institutions globally are integrating sustainability criteria into business and investment decisions. This plenary session brings in the financial element into sustainability & renewable energy discussion with special focus on how sustainability creates business value and what it takes to address the challenges that come along with this shift.


Circular Economy

Companies are increasingly recognising and moving towards circularity as a business opportunity. But do they understand its true value and implement it effectively? At its core, a circular economy aims to design out waste so products are optimised for a cycle of disassembly and reuse. What can we do to break down barriers to scaling up the circular economy across supply chains at a global level?

Driving Sustainability

Many administrations around the world are betting on smart cities to improve the quality of life of its citizens. Explore the strategies and technologies that will become the main drivers in delivering more efficient management of resources such as water and energy. This includes reduction of human being’s impact on the environment.

Preparing the Workforce for 2030

Aligning the existing and future workforce to build a sustainable environment, in accordance to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Ministerial Speakers


The Right Honourable
Datuk Patinggi (Dr.) Abang Haji Abdul Rahman Zohari bin Tun Datuk Abang Haji Openg

Chief Minister of Sarawak


The Honourable
Dato Sri Dr. Stephen Rundi Anak Utom

Minister for Utilities, Sarawak

Special Address


Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh

Goodwill Ambassador, United Nations Development Programme,
Producer and Artiste



Datuk Amar Abdul Hamed Sepawi

Sarawak Energy


Datu Haji Sharbini Suhaili

Group CEO
Sarawak Energy


Dato Ir. Alice Jawan Empaling

Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Utilities Sarawak


Dr Muhammad Abdullah Bin Hj Zaidel

Economic Planning Unit Sarawak


Chuah Kee Heng

CEO of SP Services
Singapore Power Group


Faroze Nadar

Executive Director
Global Compact Network Malaysia


Antonio Castellano

Partner and Co-Leader, Electric Power & Natural Gas Practice in Southeast Asia
McKinsey & Co


Mohd Yusrizal Mohd Yusof

Managing Director
TNB Renewables Sdn. Bhd.


Eddie Rich

International Hydropower Association


Tammy Chu

Managing Director


Karen Atkinson

Deputy Chief Operating Officer
SMEC International Pty Ltd South East Asia


Takafumi Kadono

Senior Energy Specialist
World Bank Group, Singapore


Quan Nan

Director of Southeast Asia-South Asia Office
Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation Organisation


Tom Szaky

Terracycle, USA


James Ung

CEO of SEB Power
Sarawak Energy


Dr. Sanjayan Velautham

Sustainable Energy Development Authority Malaysia


Peter Godfrey

Managing Director - Asia Pacific
Energy Institute


Dr Chen Yenhaw

Ph.D., PMP, Research Fellow
Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER)


Ts. Dr. Wei-Nee Chen

Chief Strategic Officer
Sustainable Energy Development Authority Malaysia


Dr Melvin Gumal

Wildlife Conservation Society, Malaysia


Sooksiri Chamsuk

Programme Officer
UNIDO Regional Office Thailand


Dato’ Sri Idris Jala

President and CEO
PEMANDU Associates


Jennifer Martin

Executive Director
Center for Resource Solutions


Roble Poe Velasco-Rosenheim

Asia Regional Lead
APX Inc.


Nora A Manaf

Group Chief Human Capital Officer


Rufimy Yii See Khin

Senior Managing Director Deputy Head, Corporate Banking Malaysia
CIMB Bank Berhad


Muhamad Shukri Abdul Rani

Manager, Financial Surveillance Department
Bank Negara


Tan Sri Paul Koon

Press Metal Aluminium Holdings Bhd


Seohan Soo

Chief Executive Officer
AmInvestment Bank Berhad


Hon. Benjamin C. Abalos JR.

Former Mayor
City of Mandaluyong


Dr Chung Nien Mien

General Manager
Taiwan Power Research Institute


Ir. Polycarp HF Wong

Vice President
Hydro, Sarawak Energy


Brian Selby

Managing Director
GE Renewable Energy Hydro for Asia (ASEAN, ANZ and Korea)


Promod Dass

RAM Sustainability Sdn Bhd (RAM Sustainability)


Michele Lemmens

Regional Head


Dr. Jay Mariyappan

New Energy



Kamarul Bahrin Haron

Editor-in-Chief & Vice President


Reggie Ho

Associate Content Director
South China Morning Post


Teymoor Nabili

International Journalist and Broadcaster


Andrew WK Chan

Consulting Leader (Malaysia) and Sustainability & Climate Change Leader
PwC’s South East Asian Consulting Services


Day 1

10 December

0700-0900 Registration & Morning Breakfast
0900 -1030 Session 1
Sustainability and Renewable Energy
1030-1200 Opening Ceremony

Welcome Speech by SAREF Chairman
Datu Haji Sharbini Suhaili

Speech by Chairman of Sarawak Energy
Datuk Amar Abdul Hamed Sepawi

Officiating Speech by The Right Honourable Chief Minister of Sarawak
Datuk Patinggi (Dr.) Abang Haji Abdul Rahman Zohari bin Tun Datuk Abang Haji Openg

Official Opening of SAREF 2019

Official Launch of REC Sarawak
“Enabling Corporate Purchases of Renewable Energy in Sarawak”
MoU Signing Ceremony

Special Address by UNDP Goodwill Ambassador
Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh
1230-1330 Lunch
1330-1430 Session 2
Renewable Energy Certificate
1430-1600 Session 3
Renewable Hydropower - Catalyst for Growth in SEA
1600-1630 Tea Break
1630-1730 Session 4
Sustainability and Financing
1730-1745 Remarks by
Dato Ir. Alice Jawan
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Utilities, Sarawak
1800 Predinner Cocktail
1930 Dinner Hosted by Sarawak Government

Day 2

11 December

0900-0915 Remarks by
Dr Muhammad Abdullah Bin Hj Zaidel
Director of Economic Planning Unit, Sarawak
0915-1045 Session 5
Circular Economy
1045-1115 MoU Signing Ceremony between Sarawak Energy and Korea Consortium
“Collaboration for joint development of Renewable Energy Convergence in Sarawak”

Coffee Break
1115-1245 Session 6
Driving Sustainability
1245-1345 Lunch
Featuring Communities of Bakun, Murum and Batang Ai
Featuring “The Mat Weavers Tale”
A documentary showcasing the orang ulu communities weaving the longest mat in the world
1345-1430 CNBC Fireside Chat with
Datu Haji Sharbini Suhaili, Sarawak Energy Group CEO
1430-1530 Session 7
Preparing the Workforce for 2030
1530-1545 Tea Break
1545-1645 Energy Leaders Forum
1645-1745 Closing Ceremony

Resolution by SAREF Chairman
Closing Remarks by The Honourable Dato Sri Dr. Stephen Rundi Anak Utom,
Minister for Utilities
1730 Hi-Tea
Closing Network Session

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  • Location

Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK)

Sarawak, Malaysia, Borneo