The Roadmap to Sustainable Generation

The transformation of global energy systems needs to accelerate with limiting climate change and fostering sustainable growth. While recent years have seen a rise in the adoption of renewable energy globally, this has been more sporadic in the ASEAN region. Vietnam is among the top three nations leading the shift to renewables with wind and solar in Asia Pacific, and Indonesia plans to increase the proportion of renewable power in its 2021-2030 national electricity plan to at least 48%, from 30% in the 2019-2028 plan. But others are still trailing behind due to a myriad of factors.

Renewables are not a quick fix and utility-scale implementation will require significant planning, investment and time. Because the transition will not occur overnight, existing energy infrastructure must be optimised to help resolve intermittencies in supply as more renewables enter the grid. They should also be designed to accommodate new and cleaner energy sources such as hydrogen, ammonia and biomass. Given its current reliance on thermal energy, the region must consider opportunities to reduce carbon emissions in existing and planned thermal assets while continuing the drive to zero carbon.

This panel discussion, hosted by Mitsubishi Power, will explore the prospects for sustainable energy in ASEAN and the power generation solutions that will be critical to transitioning systems toward a low-carbon future while upholding energy security.

Topics of discussion:

  • The current energy landscape, challenges and opportunities for adoption of low-carbon energy solutions including renewables
  • The role of existing thermal power generation assets in paving the way for more sustainable energy systems
  • Prospects of alternative fuels such as hydrogen, biomass and ammonia in driving the clean energy goals of ASEAN nations
  • Potential of renewables in ASEAN and how can they support the SDG7 goals of affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

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