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The ADB Board approved on 24 November the $600 million results-based loan to help the country’s state-owned power company, State Electricity Corporation (PLN) expand electricity access and promote renewable energy in eastern Indonesia. The RBL also includes two grants, at $3 million each, from the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction and the Asia Clean Energy Fund.
 
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This brochure summarizes the findings from a technical assistance (TA) project to define a strategy for a Northeast Asia Power System Interconnection (NAPSI) using Mongolia’s abundant renewable energy resources. The TA spanned 5 years and involved a highly consultative process among a wide range of stakeholders to develop this strategy and frame the associated technical analysis.
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On 18 November, Toru Kubo assumed the position of Director, Energy Division at the Southeast Asia Department. Toru has been leading initiatives in energy access, clean energy, and climate change and has successfully represented SEEN in-country programming missions and other government dialogues and developed innovative projects and studies in the energy sector that are consistent with the strategic objectives of ADB.
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Energy SG’s own Chief, Yongping Zhai provides the rationale and the direction to which the review of the 2009 Energy Policy is going.
 
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In this ADBI working paper, sectorial practice and challenges and policy instruments used for energy efficiency management in the ASEAN countries were discussed and analyzed. It also assesses the institutional capacity, financial mechanisms, and relevant cases of innovative financing schemes, energy investment mechanisms, and the integration modality of demand- and supply-side energy management. It concludes with policy guidance aimed at achieving harmonized and sustainable management of energy efficiency for the ASEAN energy sector.
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Three sovereign projects in the energy sector were approved during the past week helping increase the overall energy portfolio for the year despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
 

  

 

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