It’s about more than just electricity
- With approximately 840 million people still without electricity access, the world is failing to meet the energy target in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) for 2030.
- As one of the fastest-growing regions in the world, ASEAN is also aiming for improved electricity access as one of the key goals under the ASEAN Plan of Action of Energy Cooperation (APAEC) 2016-2025 as ASEAN aiming for achieving energy security, accessibility, affordability, and sustainability for all.
- In ASEAN, one of the countries closest to total electrification is Indonesia. As the biggest and most populous Member State, Indonesia made huge investments to fulfil this target. While total electrification is projected to be reached before 2030, Indonesia needs to address the next step to ensure improved livelihoods, to justify the investment made and to set an example for other ASEAN countries.
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