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Strengthening Emerging Asia's Power Sector

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On 20 and 22 January, the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR), in partnership with the Energy Research Institute Network and the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia, will host a virtual workshop, 'Strengthening Emerging Asia's Power Sector: Needs, Requirements, and Potential Roles for East Asia Summit Engagement.'

Event Description

Growth in electricity demand in South and Southeast Asia is among the fastest in the world. Yet questions remain about how countries across this region might be able to individually or collectively meet their demand requirements while navigating complex economic, environmental, and energy security considerations. Major market shifts, such as the shale revolution in the United States and the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, have had a profound impact on the availability and affordability of a range of energy supply options. However, capitalizing on these opportunities is often deeply constrained by rigid, opaque, and uncompetitive energy markets (particularly for natural gas and LNG); unresponsive energy pricing arrangements; weak and inadequate transmission infrastructure; and the need to broadly strengthen energy sector policymaking, governance, and technical and local capacity. How might stakeholders from across the region come together to address these issues, and what specific facilitating roles can fora such as the EAS play in this process?

PROGRAMME AND AGENDA

Speakers

  • Saleh ABDURRAHMAN, Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, Indonesia
  • Mandira ADHIKARI, Nepal Electricity Authority
  • Saleh ABDURRAHMAN, Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, Indonesia
  • Mandira ADHIKARI, Nepal Electricity Authority
  • Venkatachalam ANBUMOZHI, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia
  • Weerawat CHANTANAKOME, Ministry of Energy, Thailand
  • Tom CUTLER, Cutler International
  • Clara GILLISPIE, The National Bureau of Asian Research
  • HAN Phoumin, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia
  • Mikkal E. HERBERG, The National Bureau of Asian Research; University of California, San Diego
  • Shigeru KIMURA, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia
  • Twarath SUTABUTR, Ministry of Energy, Thailand
  • Courtney WEATHERBY, Stimson Center

    *Additional speakers to be announced. Agenda is subject to change.

Agenda (UTC+7)

DAY ONE

Wednesday, 20 January 

09:00 am

Welcome and Introduction

09:10 am

Powering Emerging Asia: Supply and Demand Outlooks and Paths Forward

10:30 am

Resourcing the Toolkit: Building Technical and Human Capacities for Power Sector Transformation

DAY TWO

Friday, 22 January 

09:00 am

Welcome and Introduction

09:05 am

Mobilizing Energy Sector Investments

10:35 am

Crafting the Call to Action

 

RSVP

Please note that this is an invitation-only workshop. If you wish to attend or have any additional questions, please contact Tom Lutken at [email protected]. In a confirmation email, you will be provided a link allowing you to access the event.

Starting Date

20 January 2021

End Date

22 January 2021

Category

Workshop

Location

Virtual Room

Contact Info

Ms Tri Manik


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