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2018 through Our Lens: ASEAN is moving forward with RE | found in: Energy Insight

The world leaders’ meeting in The United Nations Climate Change Conferences’ 24th Conference of the Parties (COP24) in Katowice, Poland, ended 2018 with significance in the area of clean energy.  COP24 came up with concrete plans to implement the Paris Agreement. The meeting ended on a high note, resulting in a “rulebook” of how countries […]

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August 29, 2018 | by Going Beyond LCOE: The Real Costs of Variable Renewable Energy | found in: Blog

The Levelised Cost of Electricity (LCOE) is defined as the lifetime costs of energy generating technologies divided by the amount of energy produced. The LCOE calculation considers all plant-level costs, such as initial investments, operation costs and fuel costs during the power plant’s lifetime.   Costs that incur at different points in time are discounted to […]

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August 7, 2018 | by Trading Renewable Energy Through the ASEAN Power Grid | found in: Blog

As a result of the global concern over climate change, the ASEAN Member States (AMS) are committed to prioritise sustainable development practices into both their economies and their energy systems. ASEAN as a group has identified a target of 23% share of renewable in primary energy mix by 2025. To achieve this target, the region […]

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August 7, 2018 | by Welcomed Disruption in Energy by Advanced Technologies | found in: Blog

Over the past decades, global energy landscape has tremendously changed due to the rapid development of technology and information. In the energy sector, the fast-changing transition is driven by the emergence of numerous energy technologies that bring new value into energy development and fundamentally change the global market. These technologies are groundbreaking; contributes to the […]

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May 31, 2018 | by Learning to Shift to Cleaner Energy from China | found in: Blog

It is not until marked as one of the major polluters in the world that China started shifting to a cleaner path in generating energy. China has been listed in the top three greenhouse gas (GHG) emitter, followed by the United States and the European Union.  It has been identified that China’s being the biggest […]

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May 31, 2018 | by How ASEAN Should Respond to Oil Price Hike | found in: Blog

In Southeast Asia, the first oil discovery was in Sumatra, Indonesia, in 1883. Since then, crude oil exploration has expanded and commercially produced by ASEAN major players in the industry, namely Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, and Malaysia. The oil drilling activities are necessary to provide ASEAN Member States’ (AMS) energy demand to support the industrial, transport […]

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April 20, 2018 | by Benefits of Digitalising The Power System | found in: Blog

Global energy landscape is shifting from fossil fuels to renewable energy (RE). As one of the world’s most dynamic regions, ASEAN is also continuing to develop RE in their energy landscape. Increased high energy demand and fast-growing digital technologies are pushing ASEAN to start digitalising its energy system. This means moving to the digital business […]

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April 6, 2018 | by The History and Roadmap of Power Sector Reform in Vietnam | found in: Blog

As a growing economy, Vietnam has already conducted three reforms in its power sector: 1) in 1995 when Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) was established; 2) in the period of 2003-2007 when EVN was restructured; and 3) in 2012 when the Vietnam Competitive Generation Market (VCGM) was officially started (ADB, 2015; Nguyen A.T.,2012). Before 1995, Vietnam’s […]

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February 28, 2018 | by Preparing ASEAN Human Resources for the Nuclear Power Era | found in: Blog

Some ASEAN Member States (AMS) such as Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand explored nuclear as potential energy source since 1960s and 1970s to secure their future energy demand. To embark on the nuclear programme, one of the important aspects is to prepare the human capital to run the project.  Nuclear technology requires specific skills […]

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January 30, 2018 | by The Role of Natural Gas in ASEAN Energy Security | found in: Blog

As energy security takes precedence in ASEAN energy agenda, ASEAN governments are seriously looking to explore energy sources that are reliable and sustainable as the main principles of energy cooperation in the region. These principles have been conceptualised under the ASEAN Plan of Action for Energy Cooperation (APAEC) 2016-2025.  In line with this concept, as […]

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