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Rethinking Energy

Southeast Asia

Rethinking Energy in Southeast Asia

Driven by national energy strategies, falling installation costs of renewables, and public pressure against fossil fuels countries are gradually transforming their fossil fuel-based power generation fleets into more sustainable and diversified energy supply portfolios. The Rethinking Energy -series discusses key global and local factors that shape the energy sector.

Learn more about the global energy transition and its impact on energy markets across Southeast Asia, energy solutions that help maximize customer value and optimize power systems while reducing environmental footprint, and deep dive into the role of flexibility in high-renewable power systems and key asset performance criteria to consider in future-proof power system planning.



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Episode 6: Rethinking gas conversions

As more countries across Asia prioritise decarbonisation and the integration of more renewable energy into their power grids, gas conversions of power plants are becoming an increasingly popular solution. Find out how gas converted power plants are helping to reduce emissions and provide the grid stability needed for energy transition across the region.  

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Episode 5: Rethinking hybrid power

The growing integration of renewable energy into power grids across the region is increasing the need for greater system flexibility to ensure stable power output. Find out how hybrid power plants provide a solution that can meet these needs and become instrumental in the energy transition across Southeast Asia. 

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Episode 4: Rethinking energy storage systems

Installed energy storage is predicted to grow tenfold around the world in the coming decade, with 55% of that growth taking place in Asia Pacific. Find out what is driving this growth, as well as the challenges energy storage still faces in the region by listening to experts from Wärtsilä and the International Finance Corporation (World Bank).

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Episode 3: Rethinking market mechanisms for flexibility

The integration of variable renewable energy into energy systems requires flexible technologies that can balance their intermittent output and ensure overall grid stability. In this episode, we look at flexibility from a market, planning and financial perspective and how we can incentivise greater investment in flexibility that will help accelerate the integration of renewables.

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Episode 2: Rethinking power system flexibility

In Indonesia, the power systems face a wide range of issues that make commitments to lowering carbon emissions and transitioning to renewables challenging. Listen to experts from Wärtsilä and PLN, Indonesia’s state electricity company, discuss why flexibility vital to the power systems.

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Episode 1: Rethinking energy planning

How can the energy industry across Southeast Asia better plan, optimise and manage the integration of renewable energy sources into their power grids? Find out by listening to the experts from Energy Exemplar and Wärtsilä discuss how energy simulation software is transforming power system planning.

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Rethinking Energy in Southeast Asia to achieve an optimal transition to a low carbon system

Southeast Asia is set to become a key driver of world energy trends over the next 20 years as its energy demand grows at twice the global average. To meet growing electricity demand, the countries in the region are still pushing for new coal power projects over the next decade. However, the rising public pressure on financial institutions to stop funding new coal power projects could derail many of these projects and jeopardize government plans. Philippines and Vietnam are gradually shifting from their fossil fuel-based power generation fleets into more sustainable and diversified energy supply portfolios.

The renewable energy sector in Southeast Asia boasts a long track record involving large hydro, bioenergy, and geothermal solutions which have been deployed for decades. More recently, the declining costs of solar PV and wind have prompted several gigawatts of installed capacity. As share of Variable Renewable Energy (VRE) increases in the energy mix, so does the necessity to include flexibility into the power system. This webinar will provide an overview of the key factors that shape energy markets in the
Southeast Asia region and solutions that can enable higher penetration and seamless integration of renewable energy sources:

  • Get an overview of the key global and local factors that influence the energy sector in Southeast Asia.
  • Understand how flexibility will turn out to be a key feature of future power systems and creates a friendly environment for the deployment of large-scale renewable grids.
  • Listen to real-life case-studies on energy solutions that help optimize power system dispatch while reducing the carbon footprint.

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