I was in Manado, South Sulawesi, Indonesia last week, attended the 30th HAPUA Council Meeting, generously hosted by PT PLN (Persero) Indonesia. HAPUA stands for The Heads of ASEAN Power Utilities/Authorities, a specialized energy body in ASEAN which consists of national electricity companies from all of ASEAN Member Countries. The meeting that attended by CEOs/Directors of ASEAN’ national electricity companies is the venue for the region in shaping their effort to develop a regional inter-connectivity for electricity. Read more
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Finally, I finished the new list for electricity pricing in all of ASEAN countries as of May 2014. The first edition was in 2011, and then I updated it in 2012. And more good news, all of these data are actually public domain. You could get it just by googling it. Although some data is difficult to found as there are only available on national language.
But, different with two previous versions, I am no longer making a complete table showing the old number and the update for each main sector; residential, commercial, and industrial. The new list is for the new data only, which is being implied now (May 2014) in each ASEAN countries. So, if you want to see how the price are going up (or down) in any particular country, just get all the lists and do it by yourself.
But… I made a complete comparison table for Residential sector (only). Here are some good features: Read more
ASEAN long-term energy path. ASEAN is one of the fastest growing economic regions in the world, driven by a growing middle class, urbanisation and industrialization, as well as economic integration of its ten (10) member countries. This growth had a consequential increase in primary energy consumption which was registered at 3.6% per annum from 1995 to 2007. Total primary energy consumption increased from 339 MTOE in 1995 to 511 MTOE in 2007, in which fossil fuels; oil, coal and gas, are accounted for 64.6% in 1995 and increased to 72.4% in 2007. Read more
Quick update (again).
My latest article is up now (second for ESI Bulletin), where I wrote about Trans-ASEAN Gas Pipeline. It’s an honor for me to join Dr Noeleen Heyzer who currently serves as the Executive Secretary of United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and Dr Philip Andrews-Speed, Principal Fellow & Head , Energy Security Division, ESI.
See the clip below (on top of Publications section) and read the the article here. (pdf).
Another info, next week I will be in Chiang Mai, Thailand, as one of speaker and chair for energy policy discussion at ASEAN Renewable Energy Workshop (AREW 2013), organized by Asian Development Institute for Community Economy and Technology, Chiang Mai Rajabhat University. See the agenda and related information at http://www.adicet.cmru.ac.th/AREW2013/
I was on China Daily, edition Asia Weekly 9 August 2013, talking about the future of green energy in ASEAN.
By Karl Wilson
ASEAN must also improve its coal and oil technologies while investing in renewable energy
Despite the investment of billions of dollars in clean energy projects throughout the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), fossil fuel will still dominate the energy mix for decades to come.
Energy consumption and economic growth in the ASEAN region have been growing in tandem over the last two decades, and as Asia continues to grow, so too will its appetite for energy.
ASEAN will continue to be heavily dependent on fossil fuels for many decades, says Beni Suryadi, program officer for regional energy policy and planning at the ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE) in Jakarta.
He expects fossil fuel use to increase from the current 70 percent of total energy production in ASEAN to 80 percent by 2030.
That is not to say ASEAN is ignoring clean energy, Suryadi tells China Daily Asia Weekly. He says ASEAN leaders are committed to a 15 percent target of clean energy — solar, wind, hydro, geothermal power — in the ASEAN energy mix by 2015.
“ASEAN nations have joined together to develop cost-effective carbon mitigation technologies and cleaner fossil fuel technologies including use of clean coal technology and nuclear power,” Suryadi says.
Read the full article here.
First post in 2013!
So, here are the updates.
1. My book chapter on energy infrastructure in ASEAN is published.
Enhancing ASEAN’s Connectivity
Sanchita Basu Das, editor
Pub Date: 2012
Soft cover ISBN: 978-981-4414-11-1
Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
No. of pages: 196
Chapter 9. Integration of Energy Infrastructure towards ASEAN’s Connectivity, by Nguyen Manh Hung and Beni Suryadi
2. My article about Hydro in ASEAN is online.
Energy Study Institute (ESI) Singapore: ESI BULLETIN ON ENERGY TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENT (Vol. 5, Issue 3, December 2012), Hydro Energy in Southeast Asia: Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities.
3. My book about Energy in ASEAN.
To be published this February.
I’ll keep you update then.
In this edition, US-ATM, took FAMs Talk: Exclusive Interviews of Foreign Affairs Ministers as the cover story.
I guess someday I will be there, right?
But for now, I am on Page 42-43.