TNB CEO Calls for Acceleration of Efforts towards an Interconnected ASEAN Power Grid


ASEAN power utility companies need to accelerate collaboration towards achieving an interconnected ASEAN Power Grid (APG) in support of the region’s collective goal of reaching Net Zero as member countries urgently shift to cleaner and more sustainable energy.

In making this call, Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) President and Chief Executive Officer, Dato’ Indera Ir. Baharin Din said, “Its progress is one that must be accelerated for many urgent reasons.”

The APG, one of the region’s largest and most visionary shared projects, aims to fully integrate the Southeast Asia power grid system. It has been 25 years in the making. 

Baharin explained that as ASEAN is projected to become the 4th largest economy in the world by 2050 and given its booming population -- growing at a rate faster than China, the region is “most at-risk in facing the impact of global warming.”

“As ASEAN takes actions to safeguard its communities from the on-going and future threats posed by the climate crisis, the APG project can deliver benefits on multiple fronts and combine ASEAN’s strengths to tackle these challenges head-on,” he said at Enlit Asia 2022 in Bangkok, Thailand yesterday (20 September 2022). The event is one of the most influential gatherings for the ASEAN Power Sector.

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