Renewable Energy Outlook for ASEAN –
a REmap Analysis

Date: 27 October 2016, Thursday
Time: 14:00 - 17:00 hrs
Organiser: International Renewable Energy Agency, ASEAN Centre for Energy
Venue: Lotus 4D/E, Level 4, Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands Singapore

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The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is represented by ten Member States: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

In October 2015, ASEAN set an aspirational target of achieving 23% of its total primary energy supply from renewable energy by 2025, representing a significant increase from the 2015 level of around 10%. Realising this renewable energy target requires a significant increase in renewable energy deployment; therefore it is necessary to have a detailed understanding of the types of renewable energy technologies that are available in the region, their potential, and the subsequent costs and benefits of significantly accelerating deployment over the coming decade.

The International Renewable Energy Agency’s (IRENA) REmap programme assesses the deployment potential, costs and benefits of renewable technologies across the entire energy systems of countries. Over the course of 2016, IRENA and the ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE) -working in close collaboration with the ten ASEAN Member States and supported by the Renewable Energy Support Programme for ASEAN, a jointly implemented project by ACE and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) - conducted an in-depth study looking at renewable energy potential for the region. The study applies IRENA’s REmap analytical methodology and tools at a country level and focuses on identifying the key trends and technologies that will enable the region to meet its 23% renewable energy target by 2025.

This roundtable will provide a platform to discuss the joint report “Renewable Energy Outlook for ASEAN: A REmap Analysis” in more detail with experts from around the region. The roundtable will focus on discussing which sectors and technologies offer the potential for the region to meet its renewable energy goals, how regional cooperation and integration of energy markets can help to accelerated renewable energy uptake and what are some of the key challenges and solutions.

Some of the topics the roundtable will discuss include:

  • How the region’s energy demand grows over the coming decade and how ASEAN Member States can accelerate renewable energy uptake
  • Which technologies and sectors are key to realising the regions renewable energy potential
  • The role of regional co-operation and how can countries promote better sharing of knowledge and best-practice
  • What key solutions are available to help ASEAN reach its renewable energy targets

Programme Details



14:00 - 14:15

Welcome introduction of IRENA and the REmap report “Renewable Energy Outlook for ASEAN”

Sakari Oksanen, Deputy Director-General, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

14:15 - 14:30

Overview of cooperation between IRENA and ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE), and on the emerging role of renewable energy in the region

Dr Sanjayan Velautham, Executive Director, ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE)
14:30 - 14:50

Keynote presentation

Eugene Toh, Director, Energy Planning and Development Division, Energy Market Authority, Singapore

14:50 - 15:30

Introduction of panelist and views

15:30 - 16:00

Tea Break

16:00 - 17:00

Roundtable Discussion

Moderator: Sakari Oksanen, Deputy Director-General, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)


Eugene Toh Eugene Toh
Director (Policy Department), Energy Planning and Development Division
Energy Market Authority
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Maritje Hutapea
Director, Directorate General of New and Renewable Energy
Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources 
Karnnalin Dr Karnnalin Theerarattananon
Engineer, Energy Research Bureau
Department of Alternative Energy and Development and Efficiency
Dr Sanjayan Velautham
Executive Director
ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE)
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Maria-Jose Poddey
Principal Advisor, Renewable Energy Support Programme for ASEAN (ASEAN-RESP)
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Cecilia Tam Cecilia Tam
Special Advisor
Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre (APERC)
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Sakari Oksanen Sakari Oksanen
Deputy Director-General
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
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