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Philippines, the Most Energy-Efficient Country in ASEAN?

I am working on energy data of ASEAN Member Countries to see the trend from the last decade (2001-2010). One thing that I found very interesting is about the Philippines. Read more

Keynote Speech: POWER-GEN Asia and Renewable Energy World Asia 2012

Speech for Dr.Norkun Sitthiphong, Permanent Secretary of Energy, Ministry of Energy

POWER-GEN Asia and Renewable Energy World Asia
3 October 2012
Challenger Hall 1 at IMPACT Exhibition & Convention Centre Read more

Viet Nam: Electricity Profile

Captured from Annual Report of Viet Nam Electricity (EVN) , I am pleased to share with you some figures of electricity profile in Viet Nam.

For complete information, you may go to its website on http://www.evn.com.vn.

Here we go! Read more

ASEAN Energy Policy: Case of Indonesia


Indonesia is the largest country in Southeast Asia in terms of land area and population. It is 17,508 islands with a total land area almost two million square kilometers are inhabited by 237,641,326 people (BPS, 2010). Indonesia has experienced an increasingly strong economic expansion since recovering from the 1997 Asian financial crisis. Economic growth accelerated to a 10-year high of 6.5% in 2011 (BI, 2012), despite unstable global financial markets and a slowing world economy.

Map of Indonesia

As a consequence of the relatively high economic growth and rapid increase of population, energy consumption in Indonesia has been growing at a high rate. Although currently the country is one of the worlds’s largest producers and exporters of natural gas and coal, this former member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Country has to import the crude oil and petroleum fuel in order to meet the one-third of demand. Energy access is also one concern as per 2011, the electrification rate still laid on 73%. As fossil energy resources are finite, an efforts need to be undertaken to optimize the utilization of energy resources, especially the renewable energy sources where its potential is relatively abundant. With its relatively isolated islands and regions, provision of basic energy needs by renewable energy is an appropriate option. Read more

Electricity Tariff in Lao PDR

As the update for the ASEAN Electrical Tariff 2011, please find the Electricity Tariff in Lao on the table below. It’s very interesting to see how the tariff in lower and middle Residential class were rose on average 15% and 3% ever year, respectively while upper class stay the same.

Even better, the electrical tariff for industry is declined.

Source: Electricity Department, Ministry of Energy and Mines of Lao PDR

Brunei Darussalam : Energy Overview

Location map of Brunei

Image via Wikipedia

Located in Southeast Asia, bordering the South China Sea and Malaysia, Brunei is geographically divided by Malaysia into 2 unconnected parts. Brunei has an area of 5,765 square kilometers. Administratively, it is divided into four districts and namely Brunei-Muara, Tutong, Belait and Temburong. The capital city, Bandar Seri Begawan, is located in the Brunei-Muara districts and is where the government operations and major business activities take place.

The population of Brunei is 390 thousand as of 1 July 2007 with a growth rate estimated at 1.8 percent from previous year.

Economy of Brunei is almost totally supported by exports of crude oil and natural gas, with revenues from the petroleum sector accounting for over half of GDP. The GDP at Current market Prices reached US$ 12,317 Million in 2007, or 0.6 percent hiked compare to 2006. It’s equal to US$ 31,582 of GDP per Capita at Current market Prices that makes this country become the 2nd highest per capita incomes among ASEAN countries after Singapore.

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