ASEAN-EC Energy Management and Research Training Centre (AEEMTRC)

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8 Nov 1988, Jakarta (Indonesia), at official inauguration, within the framework of Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) in cooperation with European Commission (EC). Activities taken over by ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE) in 1999.


Strengthen cooperation among ASEAN countries and between ASEAN and the European Union in the field of energy; contribute to ASEAN-EU dialogue on energy issues of mutual interest; provide a focus for joint energy activities; manage a regional energy database and provide information on advanced energy technologies to users; promote third party cooperation to facilitate information exchange and accumulate technical expertise.

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Organizes and facilitates high level policy dialogues among Senior Officials of ASEAN member countries to discuss issues of concern to the region, so as to formulate a common outlook in the field of energy. Formulates policy recommendations for stronger regional cooperation. Acts as a facilitator by bringing together, coordinating, catalyzing and ensuring support for various energy and energy-related activities, involving planning, development, manpower training, information exchange, with particular focus on the ASEAN Medium-Term Programme of Action (1995-1999) and the further development of these programmes. Provides a comprehensive assessment of the energy situation so as to support a regional framework in the development of national energy policies and programmes. Studies the development of regional security of energy supply. Promotes a strong energy efficiency and energy-environment awareness among the ASEAN member countries, by facilitating the exchange of experiences on promotional policy measures, technological development and economics of efficient and clean energy technologies.

Programmes (4):

1. 'Research Programmes'

The Research Division of AEEMTRC is responsible in charting energy policy studies, special projects, micro-studies and programmes. It carries out energy management and policy research, as well as in-house research activities and forges cooperation with third parties institutions on various projects. 'ASEAN 2020 Programme' strives to provide a comprehensive assessment of the energy situation in ASEAN and identify opportunities for regional action. 'Integrated Urban Energy Planning (IUEP) Programme' strives to investigate energy-related problems in ASEAN urban areas, especially in their relationship with social, economic and environmental aspects. 'Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EE and C) Programme' strives to: analyse the current energy efficiency and conservation policies, strategies, plans and programmes of ASEAN member countries; highlight programme successes, failures and constraints; evaluate the factors that contribute to success and failure; develop a list of priority actions to be undertaken at the regional level to promote energy efficiency and conservation in ASEAN. 'ASEAN Energy Database and Analysis Programme (AEDAP)' strives to improve the flow of information on energy through a reliable data collection from regional networks consisting of focal points as well as the coordination of existing information systems and services. AEDAP maintains, updates, collects and analyses information on primary energy supply, energy transformation demand and consumption, non-energy use and other relevant data in developing the national balance table for each ASEAN member countries. 'New and Renewable Sources of Energy (NRSE)' strives to provide the decentralized energy supplies to meet the energy requirements for improving quality of life of the people, particularly of vast rural and isolated areas of ASEAN region. Development of coal in the region; development and utilization of natural gas.

2. 'Training Programmes'

Seminar-Workshops. 'Energy Management Training Courses (EMTCs)' aim at transfering information and experience from the European Union to ASEAN professionals, assisting and strengthening manpower skills and expertise.

3. 'Information Management Programmes'

The various activities and services of the information programmes include the development of computer-based information systems, homepage services, the effective use and packaging of information, documentation of seminar-workshop proceeding and management of the library. 2 types of services: Information Services and Information Materials.

4. 'Third Party Cooperation Programmes (TPCPs)'

All activities are directed to forge closer links and to promote cooperation with various energy institutions and dialogue partners. Major activities: 'Masterplan on Natural Gas Development and Utilization in ASEAN Region' forecasts intra and extra ASEAN gas production and trade, analyses all factors which could have an impact on the development of natural gas in the region and formulates a regional plan consistent with national and regional development policies; 'ASEAN Energy Cooperation': 'ASEAN Regional Energy Programme under the Medium-Term Programmes of Action'; 'Heads of ASEAN Power Utilities and Authorities (HAPUA)'; ASEAN Council on Petroleum (ASCOPE); ASEAN Energy Business Forum (AEBF).


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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 6 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 non-governmental organizations.
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Information Services

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Members in 9 countries
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Subjects *

  • Resources
    • Energy
  • Research, Standards
    • Research
  • Education
    • Training
  • Management
    • Management

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth



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