Power purchase agreements are crucial for financing electricity infrastructure in the Pacific. Developing them with greater transparency will help make the power supply more reliable and affordable.
The move to clean energy and carbon neutrality in the People’s Republic of China will require conservation, conversion to new energy sources beyond coal and changing people’s energy consumption habits.
State-owned power companies in the Pacific are increasingly becoming a fiscal risk in part due to their outdated management practices. Reforms are needed to allow them to prosper and perform into the future.
Utility-scale battery energy storage systems could be a game changer for clean energy, but more action is needed to lower barriers to entry
As countries in Asia and the Pacific make the transition to renewable energy in a post COVID-19 world, they should strive to ensure clean energy is available to everyone, everywhere and around the clock.
Studying and evaluating the results of projects and programs is crucial for policy planning and decision-making.
With expanding regional cooperation and a readily available platform, the building blocks are in place for Central Asia to achieve energy security, resilience and economic competitiveness.