The newly established CoE will offer a range of advisory services, including advanced metering infrastructure deployment strategies, electricity market restructuring and grid infrastructure impact to market potential assessments on the technical and business aspects of smart grids.

DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability CEO David Walker said the center will allow the company to apply its global expertise to support the Asia Pacific energy market in building a solid and more sustainable energy future.

"We have been actively developing technologies, knowledge and market models to help governments and energy industry players overcome the complexities of these promising developments so they can reap the benefits of their investments," Walker added.

DNV KEMA CTC managing director Sanjay Kuttan said the CoE establishment represents the company’s key first step towards building a presence in the Asia Pacific region.

”We aim to help Asia implement the right technologies to address the challenges related to its power systems, focusing particularly on smart solutions to increase reliability," Kuttan added.

Covering both technical and electricity market design considerations, the advisory services are expected to serve as key to facilitating the adoption of renewable energy (RE) in South East Asia, as the RE sources become integrated into the grid.