Special Session B: Renewables towards remote coastal locations

Daily life of people and their commercial and coastal security activities in remote coastal locations demands energy for their operations and presently rely predominantly on diesel powered electricity that is imported, which consumes a fair share of their financial capacity.  Also fossil based energy sources impairs ecology and leaves a huge impact on the carbon footprint of the region. This challenge is particularly severe in South East Asian Countries that has enough remote coastal locations and its islands which exceeds more than 25,000. This can be mitigated through identification of appropriate clean renewable energy resources and harvesting through sizing and deployment of onshore and offshore renewable systems towards remote coastal locations’ conditions and limitations.  However there are several barriers to adoption such as lack of clarity in energy resource availability and right sizing of the renewable system.


Accordingly, this special track is designed to invite speakers from various dimensions of the renewable energy value chain to highlight their views and solutions towards promoting renewables for remote coastal locations and achieve energy self-sufficiency, sustainability and resilience. This special track’s topics include energy resource mapping including wind, wave and tidal, renewable device design for tropical water conditions, onshore and floating renewable solutions, renewables deployment and maintenance strategies, complimentary technologies such as power electronics, health monitoring, etc. and renewable powered smart nano-grid architecture to suit remote coastal location.

Call for Papers is open for discussion topics in the following:

  • Resource Mapping for renewables

  • Energy resource characterization

  • Device design and development

    New materials development and material processing advancements

  • Floating Renewables

  • Deployment strategies

  • Environmental Impact Assessment studies

  • Future markets and financing

  • Grid connection and system aspects

  • Policy development and legislation

  • Power take-off and device control

  • Power electronics and Smart remote grid technology

  • Socio-economic impact

  • Digital twin: Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence techniques for enhanced renewables

Deadline for submission of full paper is 31 July 2018 

Authors will be notified of acceptance no later than 20 August 2018
Final paper manuscripts are due no later than 14 September 2018

Preparation of Full Paper:
Prospective authors of technical papers are asked to submit a full paper of their planned presentation.

Authors are requested to register for an account at LINK to upload the full paper (in PDF format). Please include details of the primary contact and presenter.

Full Paper template links: Word format – A4, US Letter

All authors should obtain company and governmental clearance prior to submission of the Full Paper. Full Papers will be sent to multiple reviewers; therefore, “Confidential” and “Proprietary” information should be omitted.Please note that papers presented at ACEPT 2018 must be original material and not have been presented at previous conferences or previously published. Manuscripts not received by the deadline above may not be published in the Proceedings and will not be presented at the conference. Finished manuscripts should not exceed eight (8) pages.

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For more information, contact:

Secretariat, ACEPT 2018
Email: ACEPT@ntu.edu.sg

For participation, please email JIP-ERIAN@ntu.edu.sg