An Initiative about Renewable Energy Integration: REIDS Project

Committee Meeting
Energy/Infrastructure , Research & Innovation, Smart Cities, Sustainability
Date and Time: 
21 Feb 2017
08:30 to 10:30
French Chamber, Meeting Room, 541 Orchard Road, #09-01 Liat Towers
Registration Dates: 
15 Jan 2017
20 Feb 2017

Please note that this event is fully booked.

Renewable Energy Integration Demonstrator-Singapore (REIDS), an initiative led by Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and supported by EDB and NEA, is the first micro-grid in the region and the largest hybrid micro-grid in the tropics. It will test and demonstrate, on Semakau Landfill, the integration of solar, wind, tidal, diesel, storage and power-to-gas technologies, and ensure these energy sources operate well together.


Micro-grids can meet the need for electrification of hundreds or thousands of islands in the Southeast Asian region that are not connected to the main power grid because they serve as independent energy sources for offgrid and island communities.


Describing the offshore project, NTU’s Professor Hans Bjorn Puttgen, Senior Director, Energy Research Institute @ NTU, said : "It is about matching what nature gives us to what consumers want, which is energy on demand".


"REIDS is the largest microgrid research and development plateformin SEA and therefore is instrumental to Singapore’s ambition to achieve a global leadership position in microgrids and serve the regional markets" said Mr Goh, EDB’s Executive Director of Cleantech.


Join NTU, Engie, Schneider Electric and REC Solar, and get an overview of this successful collaboration, understand the contribution of each partner and their vision on off grid. 

About the Speakers :

  • Roch Drozdowski-Strehl, Deputy Director - REIDS, Microgrid Technologies, NTU, Energy Research Institute

Roch Drozdowski-Strehl is the Deputy Director and Co-Principal Investigator of the REIDS flagship initiative led by the Energy Research Institute @NTU. The “Renewable Energy Integration Demonstrator - Singapore” – REIDS, is a Singapore-based RD&D platform dedicated to designing, testing and demonstrating multi-energy solutions for sustainable and affordable energy access-for-all in Southeast Asia. Cf.:

Roch is a graduate of Centrale Supélec School of Engineering, the Paris-Sud University Master of Research on Network Industries & Digital Economy, the ENA Master of Governance & Administration and the Stanford Ignite Program on Innovation & Entrepreneurship.

Prior to joining the Nanyang Technological University, Roch served as Research Engineer and subsequently Strategy Executive specializing in Smart Technologies and Energy Systems Integration for the ENGIE Group.


  • Antoine Ballereau, Smart Energy Senior Project Manager, Engie

Antoine Ballereau started his career at Engie’s R&D where he developed the first Engie’s Smart Service regarding energy consumption for domestic market. He was then appointed as Portfolio Project Manager, in charge of R&D part on a smart grid project with 1000 domestic customers in France.

After 2 years at the marketing department, as head of Smart Energy offers development platform (smart metering, smart thermostat…), Antoine joined Elengy (LNG Terminalling) as a Business Developer in order to develop innovative services like Small Scale LNG, mainly in South East Asia. He is currently Project Manager of SPORE (Sustainable Powering of Off Grid Regions) within the ambitious international R&D REIDS initiative (Renewable Energy Integration Demonstrator-Singapore).

  • Torgeir Ulset,  VP Sales for Asia Pacific, REC Solar
Torgeir Ulset is a Chemical Engineer from the Norwegian Institute of Technology. He has been involved in product development and worldwide sales of Solar Grade Silicon and mono and multicrystaline wafers in Elkem Solar and REC Solar since 1997. Following the integration of Elkem Solar and REC into one company in 2014, he has held the position of Sales Manager in Asia Pacific for REC Solar since December 2015.
  • Soni Wibisono, Project Manager for REIDS, Schneider Electric

Soni Wibisono has been working for Automation Industry Business since 20 years, with specialty in the system integration. Graduated as Control & Instrumentation Engineer from the 10 November Institute of Technology, he started as a Control System Engineer. He has several technical and projects management positions in automation projects field, then appointed as Schneider Electric - Automation Application Center East Asia  Director at 2010 to run the operation of this unit, as the division that focusing in the implementation of automation projects business until 2016. He is currently assigned as a Project Manager for REIDS-project at Schneider Electric - Energy Business Unit Division.



  • Yves Le Bail: Vice President Asia Pacific (Delegate China, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam), Total Exploration & Production

Yves LE BAIL has been working in the Petroleum Industry since around 30 years for the Energy Company TOTAL. Graduated a Fluid Mechanics Engineer from Ecole Centrale (France) and a Petroleum Engineer from IFP School (France), he started as a Reservoir Engineer on Africa operations. After several technical and business positions in both Exploration-Production (Africa) and Natural Gas (Europe, Middle-East and Asia) Branches, he was appointed Vice President E&P Joint Ventures Coordination in 2000 and then Vice President International Public Affairs (Group) in 2004 while he served as a Board Member of the French-Chinese Medef Committee. He is currently Vice President E&P Asia Pacific (Delegate China, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand) based in Singapore since 2011.


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