Best Practices in Grid Integration: Lessons for an ASEAN Power Grid


About the Webinar

There is growing momentum in the use of renewable energy in Southeast Asian countries’ energy mix. Starting with hydro-powered electricity, countries such as Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam have ventured into tapping into solar and wind energy with more renewable energy projects in the pipeline. There is also increasing interest in the region in sharing renewable energy resources through interconnected grids. This fits in with the region’s aim of realising the ASEAN Power Grid (APG) which is an initiative that began in 1999 to construct an integrated Southeast Asian power grid system.

This joint webinar aims to bring together grid experts from different regions of the world to exchange best practices on grid integration. The presentations and discussion will address one of the most important prerequisites to energy integration in ASEAN – the development of a reliable and efficient regional grid. Experts from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) and the ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE) will share learning points on regional grids around the world including on the pan-European grid, challenges of achieving energy integration and potential obstacles facing the APG.

About the Speakers

Dr Raul Miranda Programme Officer at the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). At IRENA’s Power Sector Transformation, he assists Member Countries in enhancing power system flexibility to accommodate solar and wind energy considering different local energy contexts. He also works on sector coupling-related topics like hydrogen from renewable power. He is a co-author of IRENA’s Renewable Energy Outlook for ASEAN: Towards a Regional Energy Transition, the Indonesia Energy Transition Outlook, and Malaysia Energy Transition Outlook.

Mr Ioannis Theologitis started his career by working as a research engineer on grid integration aspects in a consulting company and then working for five years as a business analyst and then a senior advisor in the solar photovoltaic sector on technology and grid integration topics. At that point, he was also involved in the consultation process of the Requirements for Generators Network Code, representing the solar PV sector. Since 2017, Ioannis has been working at ENTSO-E supporting various sections. He has been a main advisor for the Connection Network Codes WG, involved heavily in implementation topics, relevant consultations and stakeholder interaction, but also involved in groups of power system technology, asset management and research, development and innovation topics. Currently he works as a Manager for Integrated Systems topics i.e. sector coupling and flexibility. He is an Electrical Engineer and Computer Engineer with further studies in Sustainable Energy Engineering.

Akbar Dwi Wahyono is a Research Analyst at Power, Fossil Fuel, Alternative Energy and Storage Department at the ASEAN Centre for Energy. He graduated from the University of Gadjah Mada, majoring in Geophysics; and from the Institute of Technology Bandung, majoring in Geothermal Engineering. At ACE, he has been in a close working relationship with the policymakers, stakeholders, and utilities of the Southeast Asia region for the planning and implementation of the ASEAN Power Grid Program. Currently, his current project is the ASEAN Interconnection Masterplan Study (AIMS III) and Feasibility Study on Cross-Border Interconnection between Indonesia – Malaysia.


This webinar will be delivered online entirely. You can join the webinar at the specified date and time using devices (computer, phone, or tablet) with internet connection.

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If you have questions for the speaker, please key in your questions via the Q&A, stating your name and affiliation. The moderator will field them to the speakers during the Q&A session.


Jul 13 2023


3:00 pm - 4:45 pm