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Workshop on Energy Efficiency Prosperity in ASEAN

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On 11 September 2018, the Energy Studies Institute, National University of Singapore (ESI) convened a workshop titled "Energy Efficiency Prosperity in ASEAN" in Chiang Mai, Thailand. In  collaboration with the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) energy working group, this workshop was co-located with the 52nd Meeting of APEC Expert Group on Energy Efficiency & Conservation and the 51st Meeting of APEC Expert Group on New and Renewable Energy Technology, hosted by the Ministry of Energy of Thailand over 10 -14 September 2018.

With their total energy demand forecasted to grow by almost two-thirds over the next two decades, the ten countries of the ASEAN are set to become a significant game changer for the global energy landscape. This workshop looked into the role of energy efficiency in transitioning to a sustainable energy system in ASEAN, with a particular focus on the prospects of the Energy Services Company (ESCO) market.

Dr Liu Yang, Senior Research Fellow at the ESI, and Ms. Munlika Sompranon, Director of International Cooperation in the Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency, Ministry of Energy of Thailand, opened the workshop and welcomed ASEAN-wide experts to enhance cross-country learning for energy efficiency prosperity.


The experts from ASEAN Centre for Energy, Department of Energy of Philippines, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi of Thailand, National Institute for Science and Technology Policy and Strategic Studies of Vietnam, China National Institute of Standardization, Institute for Policy, Advocacy and Governance of Bangladesh, University of Technology Sydney, and NEXERGY of Singapore, provided insights into the challenges and prospects of the ESCO market and energy efficiency financing instruments in ASEAN. 


Ms Melissa Low, Dr Dina Azhgaliyeva, Dr Victor Nian, and Dr. Zhong Sheng from the ESI moderated the workshop sessions and participated in the discussion. The ESI team also participated in the 52nd Meeting of APEC Expert Group on Energy Efficiency & Conservation and the 51st Meeting of APEC Expert Group on New and Renewable Energy Technology.

(Posted on 12 September 2018)