Online, 28 October 2021
On 28 October 2021, the ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE) participated in the Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW). This is an annual platform for energy professionals, policymakers and commentators to share best practices and solutions within the global energy space. Every year, ACE is given the opportunity to host a Thinktank Roundtable at SIEW. This allows us to disseminate our work on energy in the region—under the ASEAN Plan of Action for Energy Cooperation (APAEC) 2016-2025—to the wider audience, and to build collaboration with various existing and potential partners. The event is also a venue for ACE to leverage our position as the leader in energy cooperation within ASEAN.
In alignment with this year’s SIEW 2021 theme “Advancing the Energy Transition”, ACE hosted a Roundtable session on “Innovation to Accelerate the Energy Transition in ASEAN”. This was supported by the ASEAN Climate Change and Energy Project (ACCEPT). Building on the key findings from The 6th ASEAN Energy Outlook (AEO6), ACE delivered practical insights into innovations for raising the region’s ambition in accelerating the energy transition within Southeast Asia. The Roundtable brought together experts from various backgrounds to present current actions, innovations, and strategies to accelerate the energy transition.
Beni Suryadi, Manager of Power, Fossil Fuel, Alternative Energy and Storage (PFS) Department of ACE, delivered the opening remarks on behalf of Dr Nuki Agya Utama, Executive Director of ACE. He conveyed the importance of leveraging innovations to accelerate the energy transition for ASEAN. This was followed by Jonathan Goh, Director of External Relations Department of Energy Market Authority Singapore, who mentioned that Singapore has awarded S$55 million to support 12 projects on improving the technical and economic feasibility research of low carbon technologies.