Asean Energy

Renewable Energy Support Programme for ASEAN (ASEAN-RESP)




The Renewable Energy Support Programme for ASEAN (ASEAN-RESP) is jointly implemented by the ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE) and German Development Cooperation (GIZ) and contributes to improved preconditions for the use of renewable energy in the ASEAN region. By implementing its activities and working towards the overall objective, the project supports the realization of the APAEC and encourages ACE and the ASEAN member states in working towards a greener region.

As a regional project ASEAN-RESP implements activities with relevance for all ASEAN member countries, following its guiding principle ‘learning from each other’. Through its close collaboration with ACE and other relevant regional institutions, the project supports the ASEAN member states in better making use of already existing policies and experiences and in exchanging regional know-how.

for more information, visit ASEAN-RESP website.

Wind energy is kinetic energy of wind exploited for electricity generation in wind turbines.

Wind power experienced dramatic growth since the turn of the 21st century. Global installed capacity at the end of 2011 was around 238 GW, up from 18 GW at the end of the year 2000. Around 41 GW was added in 2011 alone. Over the last couple of years, wind’s centre of growth moved from Europe and North America to Asia, which emerged as the global leader. China became the global leader in terms of total installed capacity in a very short time, overtaking the United States in 2010. A number of recent important policy measures and programmes have emerged in support of expanded wind markets, and many of the new policy developments concern offshore wind. Ten European countries have agreed to develop an offshore electricity grid in the North Sea to enable offshore wind developments.