Given the changes in the international environment for energy, it is important to progress in the energy transition while considering different national circumstances. This way, Asian nations can simultaneously secure a stable supply of energy, sustainable economic growth, and mitigate climate change.
Aligned to the respective national policies and legislations, Asia Zero Emission Community (AZEC) is expected to be a platform for information sharing, knowledge exchange, and implementation of measures in decarbonization. AZEC provides financial support to boost investment in clean energy infrastructures, including power grid, to secure interoperability of clean technologies and to strengthen human resources capacity.
Acceleration of the energy transition should allow for various and practical pathways which are tailored to meet the circumstances of each country, including in the Asian region which is experiencing rapid increases in the energy demand due to economic growth. In ASEAN for instance, to meet the growing electricity power demand while pursuing the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in ASEAN, power generation capacity improvement from renewable energy (RE) and multilateral power trading arrangements in ASEAN under the ASEAN Power Grid (APG) initiative have been taken.
Aligned with AZEC’s priorities, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) is planning to expand knowledge-related support to the Community. One of the activities is to host a pre-workshop on AZEC and the ASEAN Power Grid (APG) in Decarbonizing ASEAN Power Sector.
The pre-workshop will be held to deepen understanding of the APG initiative and AZEC activities and to discover possible future cooperations in all related projects. Experts from cross-cutting sector related to power grid system in ASEAN region will be invited to enlighten the discussion on the challenges and opportunities of APG and how AZEC’s support can appropriately fill the gap in the APG program implementation.
Venue : ERIA Digital Innovation and Sustainable Economy Centre, 15th floor, Sentral Senayan II, Jl. Asia Afrika, No. 8, Jakarta, Indonesia
Date : 17 November 2023
Time : 08:30 AM – 12:00 PM (GMT+7)
|8.30 - 9.00|
|9.00 - 9.05|
|9.05 - 9.35|
Keynote Speech: Asia Zero Emission Community (AZEC) in ASEAN
AZEC in ASEAN
AZEC in Indonesia
|9.35 - 9.40|
|9.40 - 9.50|
Scene Setting: Energy Outlook and Energy Saving Potential in East Asia 2023
|9.50 - 10.20|
Session 1: Strategies of APG
APG's overview (from the past to the present)
The ASEAN Interconnection Masterplan Study (AIMS) III and the ASEAN Plan of Action and Energy Cooperation (APAEC) Phase II
ERIA’s previous project (AGTP/ATSO study)
|10.20 - 10.30|
|10.30 - 10.55|
Session 2: APG Initiatives, Bilateral and Multilateral power trade progress and challenges in ASEAN countries
|10.55 - 11.05|
Session 3: Explanation of AZEC Projects / activities
|11.05 - 11.35|
Panel discussion: 'How can AZEC fill APG Implementation Gaps?'
Moderator: Mr Tran Dong Phoung, Senior Policy Advisor, ERIA
|11.35 - 11.40|