This infographic summarises the requirement for and the challenges to energy access across the ASEAN region (Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore , Thailand, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar (Burma) and Vietnam).
The ASEAN region is now the engine of the global economy. Its spectacular growth over the past two decades has lifted hundreds of millions of people out of poverty. Energy demand has grown 2.5 times since 1990 and is due to increase 80% by 2035. Yet 139.5 million people in the region, particularly in rural areas, still lack access to electricity and therefore have yet to enjoy the health, social, and economic benefits afforded by modern energy services.