Day 1: 29 October 2018


Seen at the 36th ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting (AMEM) Official Dinner

09.30 PM

As a day of fruitful energy discussions comes to a close, ASEAN Member States’ delegations, dialogue partners and international organisations don their evening best to attend the 36th ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting (AMEM) Official Dinner.

After the Singapore Management University’s Samba Masala band brought the beat with their opening number, Minister for Trade and Industry, Mr. Chan Chun Sing warmly welcomed guests, and expressed his heartfelt appreciation for their continued collaboration toward a sustainable energy future in ASEAN.

The night continued with the 2018 ASEAN Energy Awards, presented to individuals and organisations for their innovation of cleaner, more energy-efficient technology for improved energy systems in the region.

Singapore International Energy Week 2018 continues tomorrow with more discussions around the theme, Transforming Energy: Invest, Innovate, Integrate.

10 Singapore companies win at the 2018 ASEAN Energy Awards

08.00 PM


The 2018 ASEAN Energy Awards for sustainability were held in conjunction with the 36th ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting (AMEM) and Associated Meetings.

Singapore led the charge in three categories: Energy Efficiency Building Awards, Green Building Awards, and Special Submissions – for projects that have used innovative technologies to reduce energy consumption and increase the use of renewable energy.


Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry, Dr. Koh Poh Koon congratulated the 10 ASEAN Energy Awards winners for their efforts in driving sustainability designs and projects.

“The number of local winners has increased from seven and nine in 2017 and 2016 respectively, to 10 organisations this year. This is testament to Singapore’s commitment towards a more resilient and sustainable energy future,” said Dr. Koh.

The awards were presented at the AMEM Official Dinner, where ASEAN Member States, their delegations and partner organisations were hosted on Monday, 29 October.

Taking stock of ASEAN’s progress in energy

04.45 PM


The 36th ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting (AMEM) reinforced the region’s commitment to enhancing resilience and connectivity in the energy space, shared Minister for Trade and Industry, Mr. Chan Chun Sing. Read the full article.

Read the full press release here.

Minister Chan Chun Sing officiates the opening of the 36th ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting

12.30 PM


At the Opening Ceremony of the 36th ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting (AMEM), Minister for Trade and Industry, Mr. Chan Chun Sing, delivered his opening remarks around this week’s theme, “Transforming Energy: Invest, Innovate, Integrate”. He addressed three key areas:

  1. Energy as a key enabler of economic development
    By 2030, ASEAN is projected to be the fourth largest economy in the world, and energy is key to the region’s collective economic growth. As energy demand in the region continues to increase, investments in power generation capacity, infrastructure, and innovative solutions, will be needed to supply energy across ASEAN. This will facilitate the region’s energy transition to sustain economic growth and improve lives.

  2. The importance of strong cooperation within ASEAN
    The region continues to progress in enhancing energy connectivity and market integration through the ASEAN Plan for Action for Energy Cooperation (APAEC).
    ASEAN has already seen a significant reduction in energy intensity, multilateral power trades and the implementation of the Trans-ASEAN Gas Pipeline. Further cooperation is required to enable policy and investment frameworks to facilitate the energy transition and find a balance between renewables and fossil fuels.

  3. Increasing collaboration with ASEAN’s partners
    Global cooperation is increasingly important to maintain energy security, facilitate international partnerships and shape a sustainable energy future. The region continues to work closely with the International Energy Agency (IEA) on energy investment and infrastructure financing and is looking to deepen engagement with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) through the ASEAN-IRENA Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to scale up renewable energy deployment in the region.

We look forward to the rest of Singapore International Energy Week 2018, where policymakers and energy industry leaders will exchange innovative ideas and best practices to prepare our people, cities and countries to navigate the changing energy landscape.

Read the full speech here.

The 36th ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting officially begins

12.00 PM


Energy ministers from the ASEAN Member States, their delegations, and partner organisations gathered to kick off the 36th ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting (AMEM).


The Opening Ceremony began with a performance of the ASEAN Anthem, The ASEAN Way, by the Ngee Ann Polytechnic Strings club.


Minister for Trade and Industry, Mr. Chan Chun Sing, then officiated the opening by addressing the importance of regional cooperation and global collaboration in the energy sector to facilitate the economic development, resilience and sustainability of the region.

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