ASEAN power grid 20 years after: An overview of its progress and achievements

Hazleen Aris*, Bo Nørregaard Jørgensen

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ASEAN Power Grid (APG) is one of the six programme areas initially identified in the first ASEAN Plan of Action for Energy Cooperation (APAEC) series, APAEC 1999-2004. It is an initiative to ensure security and sustainability of energy in the region, particularly the electricity. In each series, the APG objectives, strategies and actions are revised and updated to reflect its current state and progress. It has been twenty years since the first APAEC series and a lot of APG strategies and actions have been implemented to achieve the stated objectives. It is therefore timely to review the current state of its implementation to gain insight on its progress. In this paper, the action plans are presented and their current states of implementation are reviewed with the aim to determine their progress and achievements to date. Most of the information needed for this study was obtained from the official APAEC reports, related documents and news cuttings. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first ever work that comprehensively review the progress and achievement of the APG to date. Existing reports are usually written per timeframe rather than per programme area, making it difficult to delve deeper into a specific programme area. Among others, findings from the review show that most of the implemented actions were focusing on the physical interconnections of the power grid and a lot still need to be done with regards to the trading. However, encouraging progress with regards to trading is also seen lately. Findings from this study would provide useful insight on the current state of the APG implementation, particularly when the relevant committees are currently drafting the second phase of the APAEC 2016-2025 that will cover the period from 2021 to 2025.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012055
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2020
EventInternational Conference on Sustainable Energy and Green Technology 2019, SEGT 2019 - Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 11. Dec 201914. Dec 2019


ConferenceInternational Conference on Sustainable Energy and Green Technology 2019, SEGT 2019
SponsorGC, Greatians Consulting, SCG, Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB)


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