ACEF Speaker 2021

Daniela Schmidt

Energy Specialist,
Asian Development Bank

I worked with different organizations in emerging markets on a variety of programmatic energy infrastructure solutions. These organizations include Chatham House, Suntech, Scatec Solar, Grameen Shakti, International Renewable Energy Agency, and the Asian Development Bank. Throughout my professional career, I became increasingly convinced that our electricity production system can be transformed to clean energy and energy efficiency at an accelerated pace if we provide clarity, predictability, and quality to investors. The focus of my work is to support countries, power utilities and businesses with knowledge, new approaches, and financing that follow the principle of reducing and driving toward net-zero carbon emissions in different end-use sectors. Among others it includes the conceptualization of a viable and financially sustainable digital service model for power utilities that makes efficient cooling an accessible and affordable choice for everyone.


  • Deep Dive Workshop: Innovative and Sustainable Cooling Solutions for Asia and the Pacific (ADB, ADBI, SEforALL, UK Government)