Event Details

AMCHAM and the United States Embassy Kuala Lumpur invites you to a presentation titled "Integrating Renewable Energy into the Grid" focusing on renewable energy technologies by Dr. Allen Eisendrath, Director - Office of Global Climate Change, U.S. Agency for International Development and Mr. Santhosh Nair, Industry Leader, Energy, Environment and Utilities of IBM.

Date: Friday, April 13
Time: 8.30 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. (Registration starts at 8.00 a.m.)
Location: AMCHAM Executive Office

Please join us as Dr. Eisendrath shares his expertise on ways to encourage the adoption of renewable energies into the electricity market and Mr. Nair will share IBM’s exciting work on smart grids, which represent an unprecedented opportunity to move the energy industry into a new era of reliability, availability, and efficiency that will contribute to economic and environmental health and energy security.

This will be an informative presentation and discussion on the challenges, opportunities, and best practices for taking advantage of the redundancies and benefits of harnessing renewable energy from both small-scale and industrial-sized installations. Renewable energy has not only benefits for energy security, but price stability and predictability, health, and the environment. Smart grids offer benefits such as the highest efficiency electricity transmission, fewer and less severe power interruptions, reduced operation and management costs for utilities, increased integration of large-scale renewable energy systems, and more. On the cusp of the next energy revolution, learn how Malaysia can become a regional leader through innovative renewable energy integration.

A light breakfast with coffee/tea will be served. This complimentary program is open to AMCHAM members and invited guests only.

For more information, please contact Ms. Elyna Ngu at elyna@amcham.com.my


8:30 AM - 9 AM
Registration & Breakfast
9 AM - 10 AM
Presentation followed by Q&A


  • Dr Allen Eisendrath (Director, Office of Global Climate Change at U.S. Agency for International Development)

    Dr Allen Eisendrath

    Director, Office of Global Climate Change at U.S. Agency for International Development

    Dr. Eisendrath has extensive experience in renewable and traditional sources of energy. He previously served as USAID's Energy & Infrastructure Office Director and Energy Division Chief. His work focuses on power and water sector reform, restructuring of utilities, regulation of infrastructure and innovative infrastructure contracts. He has designed electricity market programs in Central Asia, India and the Middle East, and supported commercialization of power utilities in 10 countries. Dr. Eisendrath leads USAID's global "Scaling Up Renewables" initiative, which develops toolkits, training materials and project designs related to grid integration, smart incentives, renewable energy zones and competitive procurement of renewable energy. Before joining USAID in 2004, Dr. Eisendrath worked for Deloitte's Emerging Markets Utilities and Infrastructure Division. He holds a Ph.D in Development Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master's degree in International Affairs from Columbia University.

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  • Santhosh S Nair (Industry Leader, Energy, Environment & Utilities at IBM)

    Santhosh S Nair

    Industry Leader, Energy, Environment & Utilities at IBM

    Mr. Nair leads IBM’s Energy & Utility Industry Practice for the ASEAN region. He has more than 30
    years of experience in the Energy & Utility industry. He worked with leading utility companies, National
    Hydro Electric Power Corporation of India and Power Grid Corporation of India in various capacities and
    as technical solutions leader for Energy and Utilities with IBM India / South Asia region. He has a long
    association with power utility industry and has authored and presented many papers on the impact of
    information and communication technologies on business transformation of utilities, and smart energy
    transformation. Mr. Nair is associated with various ASEAN industry forums to promote smart grids and
    smart grid federations for knowledge exchange and economic growth. He served as member and secretary
    for BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) sectional committee working group for Smartgrid Security. He was
    member of Institute of Asset Management (UK), Malaysian chapter.
    Mr. Nair is an electrical engineer graduated from College of Engineering, Trivandrum, Kerala (India) and
    holds Master’s degree in Industrial Management from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and a
    Master’s Degree in Information Systems Management from the London School of Economics and
    Political Science, UK. He is a Fellow member of Institution of Electronics & Telecommunication
    Engineers (IETE), India, member of Institution of Industrial Engineers (India), Institution of Power

    Engineers (India), Computer Society of India, London School of Economics Society and Association of
    British Scholars (India) and Institute of Asset Management (UK).

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