ASEAN Power Grid (APG) Interconnection: Stepping Up ASEAN Efforts for Advancing Regional Interconnectivity through Realising Investment Potentials

Date : 24 August 2023

Location : Nusa Dua Hall 2-4
ASEAN Power Grid (APG) Interconnection: Stepping Up ASEAN Efforts for Advancing Regional Interconnectivity through Realising Investment Potentials

The ASEAN Power Grid (APG) is one of ASEAN’s key priorities in meeting long-term energy security and sustainability in the region. Enhancing ASEAN interconnectivity through APG is one of the critical solutions to tackle the region’s challenges in ensuring the increasing demand is met sustainably through utilising untapped RE resources. In recent years, stronger national ambition has been shown to accelerate RE energy deployment for energy transition as the time is ticking towards achieving the aspirational RE target by 2025 and individual country target under their national power development priorities. ASEAN Interconnection Master Plan Study (AIMS) III projected 47.7 billion USD of investment needed for APG by 2025 to unlock greater utilisation of vRE to achieve the ASEAN RE target. This race creates momentum for rolling the APG forward, as the probability of achieving the target is thin without greater AMS collaboration.

Apart from maintaining the current success of existing bilateral and multilateral interconnection, there are low-hanging fruit priorities worth exploring, such as Indonesia-Singapore, Indonesia-Malaysia, and expansion of Malaysia-Thailand interconnection. The next question is how and what milestone we are looking to turn these new potential interconnections into reality in the spirit of greater regional interconnectivity under APG.

Time

Agenda

15:00 – 15:05

Opening by MC

15:05 - 15:08

Photo Session

15:08 – 15:10

Presentation 1
Darmawan Prasodjo, President Director of PT PLN (Persero)

15:10 – 15:17

Presentation 2
Dato' Indera Ir. Baharin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tenaga Nasional Berhad Sdn. Bhd.

15:17 – 15:24

Presentation 3
Chanthaboun Soukaloune, Managing Director of Electricite du Laos

15:24 – 15:31

Presentation 4
Boonyanit Wongrukmit, Governor, Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand

15:31 – 15:38

Presentation 5
Jimmy Khoo, Chief Executive Officer of SP PowerGrid Limited

15:38 – 16:25

Discussion
Panelist:

  • Bapak Darmawan Prasodjo, President Director of PT PLN (Persero)
  • Dato' Indera Ir. Baharin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tenaga Nasional Berhad Sdn. Bhd.
  • Chanthaboun Soukaloune, Managing Director of Electricite du Laos
  • Mr. Boonyanit Wongrukmit, Governor, Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand
  • Jimmy Khoo, Chief Executive Officer of SP PowerGrid Limited

Moderator: Beni Suryadi, Manager of Power, Fossil Fuel, Alternative Energy and Storage (PFS) Department from ASEAN Centre for Energy

16:25 – 16:35

QnA Session

16:35 – 16:40

Summary & Closing