The 6th ASEAN Energy Outlook (AEO6) and The ASEAN Plan of Action for Energy Cooperation (APAEC) 2016-2025 Phase II Support the Development of Sustainable Energy

Press Release

Jakarta, 19 August 2021 – ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE) in cooperation with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), through the ASEAN-German Energy Programme (AGEP) Phase II, and support from the ASEAN Member States (AMS), developed the 6th ASEAN Energy Outlook (AEO6). AEO6 is a flagship publication to express the AMS’ interest at understanding current energy trend and landscape. AEO6 supports the development of sustainable energy in the ASEAN Member States (AMS).

"The 6th ASEAN energy outlook provides us with an overview of the current energy landscape with some possible scenarios for policymakers and other stakeholders. It also contains energy perspectives by 2040 and its pathways for the region to be more resilient, to enable energy affordability and sustainability. It presents comparative scenarios versus baseline, current energy planning, more implementation on RE and EE targets, as well as the implementation of SDG7", said Dr Nuki Agya Utama, the Executive Director of ASEAN Centre for Energy.

“This highly relevant publication is the result of an outstanding joint research and development effort by various well-respected energy experts in the region. Therefore, we would like to thank the ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE), ASEAN Member States, as well Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), for their fruitful and excellent collaboration,” said Oliver Hoppe, Development Cooperation Counsellor, German Embassy - ASEAN.

The AEO6 reflects the ASEAN Member States’ desire to learn the current energy landscape and explore different opportunities and possibilities. The outlook also examines how the region can meet its growing economy and population’s energy needs until 2040, including different ways forward and their implications for energy security, socio-economic development, and the environment.

This 6th edition is also special, as it complements and supplements the outcome-based strategies of the ASEAN Plan of Action for Energy Cooperation (APAEC) 2016–2025 Phase II: 2021–2025,

which is launched at the 38th ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting (AMEM) in November 2020.

The findings can also contribute to concrete action plans for various ASEAN Specialised Energy Bodies (SEBs) and Sub-Sector Networks (SSNs) in their respective Programme Areas under APAEC. The APAEC Phase II: 2021-2025 builds on the accomplishment of APAEC Phase I: 2016- 2020 and sets out ambitious objectives and initiatives to enhance energy security and sustainability. The key strategies of the seven (7) Programme Areas of the APAEC Phase II: 2021- 2025 are as follows:

ASEAN will enhance its efforts towards building an ASEAN Power Grid (APG) to expand regional multilateral electricity trading, strengthen grid resilience and modernization, and promote clean and renewable energy integration.

In the gas sector, ASEAN will pursue the development of a common gas market for ASEAN by enhancing gas and LNG connectivity and accessibility.

In the acceleration of energy transition and sustainability, ASEAN will optimize the role of Clean Coal Technology (CCT) in facilitating the transition towards sustainable and lower emission development.

On energy efficiency and conservation (EE&C), ASEAN aims to reduce energy intensity by 32% in 2025 based on 2005 levels and encourage further energy efficiency and conservation efforts, especially in transport and industry sectors.

On Renewable Energy (RE), ASEAN will aim to achieve aspirational target for increasing the component of renewable energy to 23% by 2025 in the ASEAN energy mix, including through increasing the share of RE in installed power capacity to 35% by 2025.

Under the Regional Energy Policy and Planning (REPP), ASEAN will advance energy policy and planning to accelerate the region’s energy transition and resilience.

In the civilian nuclear energy sector, ASEAN aims to build human resource capabilities on nuclear science and technology for power generation.

As reported during the 38th AMEM last year, ASEAN achieved 21% energy intensity reduction and 13.9% share of RE in the total primary energy supply in 2018. Furthermore, AEO6 offers various options to adopt more ambitious measures and emission reduction efforts for AMS to achieve the future APAEC targets.



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About ACE

Established on 1 January 1999, the ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE) is an intergovernmental organisation within the ASEAN structure representing the 10 ASEAN Member States (AMS) interests in the energy sector. It is guided by a Governing Council composed of Senior Officials on Energy from each AMS and a representative from the ASEAN Secretariat as an ex-officio member. Hosted by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of Indonesia, the office is located in Jakarta. For more information, visit

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