Macau: Electricity company CEM organizes conference on power supply

25 September 2008

Macau, China, 25 Sept – The long-term viability of the energy industry will be under the spotlight in Macau in October when over 1,000 industry leaders gather to discuss everything from climate change to nuclear power.

The 17th Conference of the Electric Power Supply Industry (CEPSI 2008) will be hosted by Macau power company, Companhia de Electricidade de Macau (CEM) at the Venetian Macau Resort Hotel from 27 to 31 October.

CEM chief executive officer Franklin Willemyns said the energy market was set for a massive shake-up in coming years and climate change was at the forefront of international debate.

Willemyns said the theme selected by CEM for this year’s biennial conference, “Power Sector in a Fast Climate Changing World,” had attracted a great deal of international interest.

Speakers include Mohan Munasinghe, the vice-president of Al Gore’s Nobel Peace Prize winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and Zhenya Liu, president of the world’s largest power utility, State Grid Corporation of China.

More than 600 research papers were received for the five-day conference and CEM, in conjunction with Hong Kong University academics, selected 24 issues for discussion.

There will be an exhibition covering more than 6,000 square metres featuring power companies and product suppliers. (macauhub)