Accelerating Progress on the ASEAN Power Grid 2.0: Lessons from the LTMS-PIP and Beyond

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The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute
DATE 26 October 2023
TIME 10:00 - 12:00 hrs
VENUE
Level 4, Orchid Junior Ballroom, 4211 and 4311, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
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In June 2023, the Laos-Thailand-Malaysia-Singapore Power Integration Project (LTMS-PIP) celebrated its one-year anniversary, demonstrating the successful import of up to 100 megawatts of hydropower from Lao PDR to Singapore through Thailand and Malaysia. Hailed as an historic pathfinder project, the LTMS-PIP delivers a proof-of-concept for multilateral power trade in the region, but ASEAN’s ambition goes much further. Through the ASEAN Power Grid (APG) initiative, ASEAN envisions the development of more cross-border connections and eventually a regionally integrated power market with a trading capacity of over 30 gigawatts which will support both the energy security and decarbonisation of the power sector across ASEAN countries. What can experiences from the LTMS-PIP tell us about the opportunities and challenges ahead? What are the next steps which ASEAN stakeholders can undertake to build on the successful commencement of the LTMS-PIP? What lessons might be learned from experiences in other regions? This roundtable discusses the key takeaway from LTMS-PIP Project and outlines the path forward for ASEAN stakeholders.

Programme Details

Panellists:

Nikita Yu, Director, Regional Business Development, EDP Renewables

Dr Tharinya Supasa, Project Lead Southeast Asia, Agora Energiewende

Architrandi Priambodo, Senior Energy Specialist, Asian Development Bank

Chin Xueyong, Senior Vice President, Project Finance, Institutional Banking Group, DBS Bank

Marlon Apañada, Southeast Asia Lead, Global Energy Program, World Resources Institute

Nick Pittarello, Head of Future Interconnections, Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (OFGEM), United Kingdom

Beni Suryadi, Manager, ASEAN Centre for Energy

Moderator: Sharon Seah, Senior Fellow and Coordinator, ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute

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