Setting Emission Standards for Coal-Fired Power Plants in ASEAN


According to the Baseline Scenario, the ASEAN region is rich in coal resources and profiled in the 6th ASEAN Energy Outlook. Coal-fired power plants (CFPPs) are expected to generate 3,123 terra-watt hours of electricity, accounting for 25.7% of total electricity production in 2040. In recognition of the need to reduce the environmental impacts of the CFPPs, the ASEAN Member States (AMS) are making efforts to move towards more efficient CFPP technologies through the Clean Coal Technology (CCT) Programme Area under the ASEAN Plan of Action for Energy Cooperation (APAEC). 

Given the necessity to find ways to reduce the carbon footprint of the CFPPs in ASEAN, “ASEAN CO2 Emissions from Coal-Fired Power Plants: A Baseline Study” was carried out by the ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE) with support from the ASEAN Climate Change and Energy Project (ACCEPT) to evaluate the opportunities and challenges in setting baseline emission standards for the CFPPs in the ASEAN region. The report was endorsed at the 19th Annual ASEAN Forum on Coal (AFOC) Council Meeting held on 28 April 2021.

Welcome Remarks by 

  • Dr Nuki Agya Utama, Executive Director of the ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE)
  • Mr Abdul Razib Dawood, Chief Executive Officer of Energy Commission Malaysia, ASEAN Forum on Coal (AFOC) Chairman

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13 Jul 2021



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