Ecosperity Conversations

Powering the Energy Transition in Southeast Asia 

Energy demand in Southeast Asia (SEA) has increased by approximately 3 per cent a year over the past two decades, and is expected to increase by a further 60 per cent by 2040 as the region's economies continue to grow at a rapid pace. Today, SEA is a net importer of energy products, with more than 40 per cent imports to meet its total energy requirements. Existing policies also set it on a trajectory towards increased fossil fuel imports and emissions.

Nine out of the 10 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states have pledged to achieve net zero targets by 2050. To meet rising energy demand and its net zero commitments, the region needs to diversify its energy sources and supply. 

An integrated ASEAN power grid could also bring about significant benefits by pooling renewable sources from countries with endowment advantages and supplying to countries with significantly less resources. However, ASEAN currently does not have an integrated electricity market, though there is significant potential for development of cross-border electricity trade, and eventually development of a regional electricity market.

In conjunction with PwC’s latest report "Regional electricity trade in ASEAN", this webinar will feature a discussion on:

  • The feasibility of a regional power grid in accelerating the clean transition in SEA;
  • Pathways for businesses in the region's power sector; and
  • Key takeaways from COP27 for the region's clean energy transition. 

This Ecosperity Conversations session is held in partnership with PwCFor enquiries, please contact us at

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30 NOV 2022
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Live webinar (dial-in details will be sent to registered attendees only)

Timings indicated are Singapore time (GMT+8)

15:00 – 15:05
Welcome Remarks
5 mins
15:05 – 15:15
Takeaways from COP27 for the clean energy transition in Southeast Asia
10 mins
Lit Ping Low speaker frame
Lit Ping Low

Asia Pacific ESG, Climate Change, Partner, PwC Hong Kong

15:15 – 15:25
Highlights from “Regional electricity trade in ASEAN” report by PwC
10 mins
Jennifer Tay speaker frame
Jennifer Tay

Partner, Infrastructure Leader​, PwC Singapore

15:25 – 16:15
Panel Discussion + Q&A
50 mins
Speakers and Moderator
John Eric T. Francia speaker frame
John Eric T. Francia

President & CEO, ACEN

Don Stokes speaker frame
Don Stokes

Partner, Singapore, Latham & Watkins

Jennifer Tay speaker frame
Jennifer Tay

Partner, Infrastructure Leader​, PwC Singapore

Ryan Koh speaker frame
Ryan Koh

Senior Associate, Sustainable Solutions, Temasek

Watch the session recording:

About the speakers

President & CEO
Asia Pacific ESG, Climate Change, Partner
PwC Hong Kong
Partner, Singapore
Latham & Watkins
Partner, Infrastructure Leader​
PwC Singapore

About the moderator

Ryan Koh

Senior Associate, Sustainable Solutions