The Regional Energy Policy and Planning Sub-sector Network worked with the ASEAN-USAID IGNITE project, US-ABC, and the ASEAN Centre for Energy to develop this report to connect ASEAN’s energy challenges and digital solutions. This report is intended to help ASEAN and ASEAN Member States address high-priority power sector challenges through increased digitalisation by providing useful digital technology and energy sector context, educational and inspirational success stories, and relevant recommendations.
The first section provides an overview of the wave ofdigital technology and digitalisation introduced with the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) from both a global and ASEAN perspective.
The second section discusses digitalisation specifically within the energy sector, again from both a global and ASEAN perspective.
The third section gives a brief overview of ASEAN’s energy sector and identifies high-priority power sector challenges that could be addressed by digitalisation: meeting power demand sustainably, closing the electricity access gap, maintaining energy system resilience.