ASEAN celebrated its 50th year of cooperation in 2017. With the establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in late 2015, ASEAN is projected to become the fourth-largest economy in the world by 2030. One of the crucial elements in the realisation of AEC, which calls for a well-connected ASEAN to drive an integrated, competitive and resilient region – is energy. Securing affordable and sustainable energy supplies become an important agenda for ASEAN to achieve the aspirational target of 23% RE share in the primary energy mix by 2025 and to reduce energy intensity by 20% in 2020 based on 2005 levels, as outlined in the ASEAN Plan of Action for Energy Cooperation (APAEC).
The publication was developed by the ASEAN-German Energy Programme (AGEP), a jointly implemented programme by the ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE) and Deutsche Gesellschaft fur International Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).