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Best Practices for Scaling Energy Efficiency with ESCOs: Opportunities for ASEAN

09 December 2021
09 December 2021



Recognising the vital role of Energy Service Companies (ESCO) in the energy efficiency story for ASEAN, SEforALL and ASEAN Center of Energy (ACE) is hosting a webinar to bring the latest knowledge and practices on ESCO market development globally to the relevant policymakers and stakeholders in ASEAN.

Objective: to bring global and regional experts that have been involved in ESCO promotion and deployment. The webinar would identify the trends, challenges and some of the models that have been successful in developed and developing countries, which can inspire ASEAN Member States (AMS) to promote and deploy ESCO in their countries.

Target Audience:

  • ASEAN Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EE&C) Sub-Sector Network
  • Other interested and relevant stakeholders from the region and the world


09:00 – 10:30 am (CET) / 15:00-16:30 (Jakarta Time)

M.C. – Rosa Garcia, Energy Efficiency and Cooling Specialist, SEforALL

9:00-9:05 am

Welcome and opening remarks by ASEAN Centre of Energy and SEforALL

09:05-09:20 am

Bridging Southeast Asia’s USD 0.9 trillion Energy Efficiency Capital Gap through 2040 (Removing ESCO market barriers across Southeast Asia) 

Alexander Ablaza, founding convenor and co-chair, Asia-Pacific ESCO Industry Alliance (APEIA)

09:20-10:00 am

Learnings from the field moderated by Septia Buntara, Manager of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Department of ASEAN Centre of Energy

  • Key learnings from the Global ESCO Network
    Dr. Søren Lütken, chair of Global ESCO Network

  • Observations from Malaysia’s ESCO market in the public sector 
    Zulkifli Zahari, president of Malaysia Association of Energy Service Companies MAESCO

  • China’s regulation of energy-intensive industry and the role of ESCOs 
    Dr. Xianli Zhu, Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency

  • Revitalizing the ESCO Market in Japan, NDC perspectives 
    Tetsuya Maekawa, Vice President of Japan Association of Energy Service Companies (JAESCO)

  • Thailand’s strategy in promoting ESCO to scaling-up the energy efficiency projects
    Wisaruth Meathasith, Energy Regulation and Conservation Division, Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency (DEDE), Thailand

10:00-10:25 am

Discussion – What can fit the ASEAN context?  
Moderated by Søren Lütken (Global ESCO Network)

  • Jiwan Acharya, ADB

  • Cornelia Schenk, IEA

10:25-10:30 am

Wrap-up and closing remarks by Alvin Jose, SEforALL


Register here for free.