The ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE) is an intergovernmental organization established by the ASEAN Member States composed of Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. It is guided by a Governing Council composed of senior officials on energy of the ASEAN Member States and a representative from the ASEAN Secretariat.
Since its establishment, ACE has been instrumental in preparing the ASEAN Plan of Action for Energy Cooperation (APAEC), a plan that is assiduously implemented by ASEAN's specialist organizations in the field of energy. ACE facilitates and coordinates the work of these specialist organizations, which includes the Forum of Heads of ASEAN Power Utilities/ Authorities (HAPUA), the ASEAN Council on Petroleum (ASCOPE), the ASEAN Forum on Coal (AFOC), the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Sub-sector Network (EE&C-SSN) and the New and Renewable Sources of Energy Subsector Network (NRE-SSN). The major programmes under this plan are:
The Centre acts as a catalyst for the economic growth and development of the ASEAN region by initiating, coordinating and facilitating regional as well as joint and collective activities on energy.
The ASEAN Centre for Energy will accelerate the integration of energy strategies within ASEAN by providing relevant information, state-of-the-art technology and expertise to ensure that over the long term, necessary energy development policies and programs are in harmony with the economic growth and environmental sustainability of the region.
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