The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region is an economic zone of around 630 million people with regional gross domestic product of US$ 2.4 trillion (2015) growing on an average of 5.3 percent per year in the period 2007-2015. The demand for energy is immense due to the economic growth in the region driven by transport and industry sectors.
However, energy demand and supply in individual ASEAN Member State (AMS) vary depending on available resources, as well as political and regulatory frameworks.
Launched in 2014, the Solar Nova which is one the Government efforts to accelerate the deployment of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems has successfully achieved electricity generation capacity of 350 Megawatt-peak in the 1st quarter of 2020 During the COVID-19 pandemic, Singaporean government provided a $100 credit rebate for all
The ASEAN-German Energy Programme (AGEP), a jointly implemented programme by ACE and Deutsche Gesellschaft fur International Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), organised its first online workshop on energy efficiency (EE) financing in order to support ASEAN Member States
The government of the Philippines waived the electricity bills from March to April 2020 for households with monthly electricity usage below 50 kWh The Covid-19 pandemic is not only affecting the implementation of Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) regulation, but also causing the postponement of the Dinginin Coal-fired power plant
AGEP supports ACE’s intuitional capacity in both human resource and organisational development. Hereafter, ACE’s could serve as a high-performing institution, a regional centre of excellence that builds a coherent, coordinated, focused and robust energy policy plan and strategy for ASEAN.