The IEA will launch its Southeast Asia Energy Outlook 2019 at Singapore International Energy Week this year. The Outlook, the fifth edition of this biannual publication, is one key component of the IEA’s extensive work plan supporting the ASEAN region in 2019, reflecting ASEAN energy ministers’ recent formal call for stronger institutional ties between ASEAN and the IEA.
The Outlook will examine current energy dynamics and challenges in Southeast Asia, then set out detailed forecasts for energy sector development in the region to 2040. The central scenario provides a measured assessment of where today’s policy frameworks and ambitions in Southeast Asia, together with the continued evolution of known technologies, might take the energy sector in the coming decades. Our assessment of the adequacy of this pathway is facilitated by comparison with the Sustainable Development Scenario, in which accelerated clean energy transitions put the world on track to meet goals related to climate change, universal access and clean air.
These forecasts will, for the first time, be complemented by a number of deep dives into specific energy challenges and issues identified by the IEA’s engagement with senior policymakers and other stakeholders, namely the link between regional power system and renewables integration, cooling efficiency, and power sector investment and financial sustainability.