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Abstract: The challenges the world is facing in regard to energy supply and climate change are huge. Fortunately, rapid technological developments are opening up new opportunities to transform the way energy is generated, distributed and used. This has disrupted the traditional energy paradigm and opened up new business opportunities for electricity supply that will challenge traditional models. How are forward-thinking utilities responding to this challenge, and realistically how will the future electricity grid evolve?
Bio: Richard Lancaster is the Chief Executive Officer of CLP Holdings Limited, one of Asia’s largest power utilities supplying electricity and gas to millions of homes and businesses across the Asia Pacific region. CLP operates in Hong Kong, Chinese Mainland, Australia, India, Southeast Asia and Taiwan. He is a Fellow of the Hong Kong Management Association and a council member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development Climate and Energy Cluster Board. He is also Chairman of the Hong Kong Membership Committee of the UN-accredited World Energy Council. He holds a degree in electrical engineering from the University of NSW in Australia and has over 35 years experience in the power industry.