ASEAN Decarbonisation Pathway: A Policy Review on Variable Renewable Energy, Electric Vehicle, and Smart Microgrid

19 May 2022


  • Progression of variable renewable energy, electric vehicle, and smart microgrid among the ASEAN Member States is facilitated through policy mapping
  • AMS have concrete policies and targets for variable renewable energy as part of their existing renewables implementation frameworks; solar power is expected to be a significant contributor to the total renewables generation
  • The year 2030 is a crucial time mark for most member states to achieve their targets set for electric vehicles on the road and the availability of charging stations
  • Enabling an investment-friendly environment through clear policy direction and supporting mechanisms is the top priority for decarbonisation
  • Ensuring cost-effective energy supply through smart microgrid with digitalisation and battery energy storage system can be imperative components

The development of this policy brief was supported by the Energy Foundation China (EFC) through the project “ACE-EFC Joint Studies on COVID-19 Impact on Energy Sector Development and Variable Renewable Energy – Smart Microgrid – Electric Vehicle Integration”.



Renewable Energy


Rika Safrina (ACE), M. Rizki Kresnawan (ACE), Andy Tirta (ACE), Cassendra P.C. Bong (UTM), Haslenda Hashim (UTM), Wai Shin Ho (UTM), Zarina Binti Ab Muis (UTM), Nor Alafiza Binti Yunus (UTM)

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