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COVID-19 vs ASEAN Energy Sector: Electricity

06 May 2020

Nadhilah Shani and Muhammad Rizki KresnawanWednesday, 06 May 2020

Key Points

    “Falling electricity demand is a dire impact of COVID-19 as the quarantine practice, which urges power utilities to cope. Left hanging between temporary technical adjustment and necessity to revise the power development plan once things are back to normal, the pandemic ripples uncertainty to the whole power system. Further down the line on the government side, emergency policies are needed to balance these two: keep the impacted citizens to afford electricity and supporting power utilities to survive the declining revenue.”