Uper Energy Zhang Chengfei: Rapid PV Market Development in SE Asia Highlights Value of Professional O&M Services

SHANGHAI, Nov. 21, 2019 /PVTIME/ -- The two-day 4th Annual ASEAN
Solar + Energy Storage Congress & Expo 2019 was held in Manila, Philippines
on November 14. Uper Energy was invited to attend the congress, at which its
International Business Development Director Zhang Chengfei led an in-depth
round table discussion with guests on the development opportunities for
renewable energy in Southeast Asia.

As a rapidly growing market, the installation capacity of PV in Southeast
Asia is expected to reach 12.6 GW this year and nearly triple to 35.8GW in
2024. Large photovoltaic projects are expected to dominate the market over the
next five years. Mr. Zhang noted that the reasons behind the rapid
development of the Southeast Asian market in recent years are the
huge renewable energy potential, favorable policies and rapid economic

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has set as a
target a goal that 23% of the Total Primary Energy Supply comes from renewable
sources by the year 2025. Mr. Zhang said based on the current market situation,
the target can be achieved, but is still subject to continuous improvement of
power generation efficiency and a decrease in curtailment rates of wind power
and PV systems. Taking the many floating solar power stations built across
Southeast Asia as an example, the lack of professional technical personnel in
the operation and management of power stations risks leading to inefficient
power generation and unsafe power station assets, and, in a worst-case scenario,
could even result in serious casualties. Through its proprietary UniCare
operation and maintenance (O&M) platform, Uper Energy has
established a standardized O&M and risk management system
tailored for floating power stations, which can undertake comprehensive and
integrated management of power stations, better achieve planned prevention and
rapid response of O&M for power stations, improve operational efficiency
and assure an enhanced ROI, delivering intelligent O&M of PV power stations.

The Annual ASEAN Solar + Energy Storage Congress & Expo 2019 is
supported by more than 20 authorities across ASEAN, including the Philippines'
Department of Energy, Lao's Ministry of Energy and Mines, the
Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand, Tenaga Nasional Berhad
of Malaysia, Ministry of Power of India, the Asian Infrastructure
Investment Bank and the Asian Development Bank, among others. The congress aims
to explore the huge market potential of solar + energy storage in Southeast
Asia, helping renewable companies better understand the renewable
energy market in the region and identifying key challenges in the market.