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ASEAN’s energy future landscape post-pandemic

  • Han Phoumin

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Jakarta   /   Thu, September 17, 2020   /  03:51 pm
ASEAN’s energy future landscape post-pandemic The 5MW Sambelia power plant on Lombok island, West Nusa Tenggara. (PLN/PLN)

For the past two decades, ASEAN has achieved remarkable progress in the energy sector in terms of the acceleration of rural electrification access, rapid provision of large-scale national grid systems, successful mobilization of indigenous resources, gradual adoption of new technologies and share of renewables into ASEAN’s energy mix. Further, ASEAN is also beginning to see cross-country electricity entry trade bilaterally and power exchanges that will promote the future market of multilateral trade. However, the future energy landscape of ASEAN will rely on today’s actions, policies, and investment to change the current dominant fossil fuel-based energy system towards a cleaner energy system. As the world is focused on containing the spread of COVID-19, policy measures will have mixed outcomes as to when it is appropriate to reopen the economy, either partially or full...

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