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Toward Sustainable Energy Connectivity in APAC: Report

ESCAP’s 2022 Regional Trends Report examines the role of power system connectivity in attaining the energy transition. It presents the current status of sustainable development and regional power connectivity in the Asia-Pacific region, pointing out progress and prospects; and it provides insights into where action is most needed, highlighting regional and non-regional examples of successful approaches.

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The biggest challenge seems to be grid capacity: Mainstream Renewable Power’s Bernard Casey

We have a long history in the offshore wind space, and we have developed the world’s largest offshore wind farm in the UK, which is now owned and being built out by Orsted. In the APAC region, we are currently developing offshore wind projects in Vietnam and Japan as well as tracking various opportunities in the Philippines. The biggest challenge for offshore wind transmission often seems to be the onshore grid capacity. Meanwhile, the best locations for these projects are often remote from the load centers as is the case, for example, in Vietnam.

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Resilience of Renewable Energy in Asia Pacific to the COVID‐19 Pandemic

In response to the economic slowdown, most governments in the Asia‐Pacific region have implemented economic recovery packages. Strategies have varied. Strategies have varied. Some have focused directly on livelihoods and healthcare, while others have increased investment in infrastructure. A few have declared strong green recovery strategies intended to guide the entire economy in a new direction.

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Taiwan has fast emerged as a key offshore wind market: SG CIB’s Daniel Mallo

In the APAC region, offshore wind will act as an accelerator of the energy transition. Taiwan has fast emerged as a key offshore wind market in the region. Japan is clearly the next upcoming market. South Korea could be a very big market for floating offshore wind owing to very conducive conditions for this type of offshore wind installations. Vietnam is another potential market owing to tremendous fundamentals.

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