Nexant Plays Key Role In Asia Clean Energy Forum

Jul 25, 2013
Annual Regional Event Organized by Asian Development Bank and USAID

BANGKOK – For the second year in a row, Nexant has co-sponsored the Asia Clean Energy Forum (ACEF), the region’s foremost summit on clean energy developments and opportunities. 

The 2013 forum, organized by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) with support from Nexant, was held in Manila between June 25th and 28th. Over 600 industry experts, professionals, and government representatives from 52 countries gathered to discuss issues ranging from developing clean energy policies and accelerating energy efficiency implementation to financing clean energy initiatives and promoting renewable energy technologies.

“The theme of this year’s event—Unlocking Asia's Clean Energy Future—highlights the growing significance of clean energy in the region’s economy,” said Nexant Vice President Peter du Pont, ACEF Co-Chair. “The Forum plays a key role in bringing together practitioners—the professionals who design, finance, and implement clean energy initiatives—for frank discussions about what works, and to learn from each other about how clean energy efforts can be improved.  The high profile of the event underscores ADB’s commitment to maximizing access to clean, affordable, modern energy for all, especially for the rural poor.”

ADB has steadily increased its investment in clean energy, which now exceeds an annual level of $2 billion, accounting for nearly 80% of its energy-sector lending.  ADB provides investments to the public and private sector, via technical assistance grants, loans, and direct investments to support development of efficient and renewable forms of energy and facilitate the adoption of low-carbon technologies throughout Asia.  ADB is particularly focused on the challenges of helping to reduce Asia’s rapidly growing output of carbon emissions, which poses a major environmental and economic threat to the entire region.

USAID is supporting major clean energy initiatives throughout Asia, including the Partnership to Advance Clean Energy Deployment (PACE-D) in India, managed by Nexant, the Low Emissions Asian Development (LEAD) Program, the Vietnam Clean Energy Program (VCEP), and others.



Nexant is a global industry leader focused on every facet of clean energy planning, development, and implementation. The company has extensive experience and expertise in energy efficiency, demand side management, biomass, geothermal, solar, wind, hydrogen, natural gas, clean coal, and CO2 capture and sequestration. Nexant also offers a comprehensive suite of best-in-class services and software designed to transform utility business processes and support implementation of smart grid and demand management initiatives. Over the last decade, it has been developing and commercializing technology solutions—such as Nexant iEnergy®, Nexant Grid360™, Nexant iHedge®, and Nexant RevenueManager®—that enable utilities, power producers, and retailers to improve operational and financial efficiency, reduce risk, and enhance customer engagement across the energy value chain.