ACEF 2020 Speaker

Susumu Yoneoka

Energy Specialist
Asian Development Bank

Susumu Yoneoka is the ADB energy specialist (Smart Grids). His major roles are the technical support of operations department and the development & management of knowledge in smart grid area including microgrids and mini-grids. He has been supporting various smart grid-related projects in ADB such as island microgrids/minigrids, smart metering, and demand-side energy efficiency.

He also has over 10 years private sector working experience including a subsidiary of the largest telecommunications company in Japan, in planning and leading energy system projects, especially focusing on distributed energy systems (e.g., renewable energy based microgrids), with expertise in the electricity sector structure, regulation, regional power supply, and smart grid technology applications in renewable energy integration into grids, ICT system for grid network and demand-side management.

He holds a Master's degree of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering, and a Bachelor's degree of Mechanical Engineering and Science, both from Tokyo Institute of Technology.