Designing Renewable Energy Incentives and Auctions: Lessons for ASEAN

Ecofys contributes to make auctions fit for ASEAN

Published: 12/09/2017

Momentum for renewable energy is building quickly in the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) region. ASEAN leaders have recognized that renewable energy (RE) will play a major role in securing the energy supply critical to the region’s economic and demographic development. Indeed, ASEAN has defined an aspirational regional target of 23% RE in total primary energy supply by 2025.

In this publication, Ecofys, a Navigant company, outlines how auctions for renewable energy can help to achieve the targets in the ASEAN region. Ecofys provides an introduction to RE auctions, explains common policy goals, highlights preconditions for an auction, gives an overview of key design elements, and explains the importance of institutional actors in auction implementation.

Ecofys’ work complements the comprehensive overview on experience with other renewable energy incentives in the ASEAN countries, including feed-in tariffs, self-consumption schemes, tax incentives, soft loans, and other incentives for RE used in the region. A comparative analysis across countries was also conducted to identify best practices and lessons learned.

The study was prepared by Abt Associates for USAID under the Clean Power Asia Program. Ecofys experts Silvana Tiedemann and Ana Amazo presented the findings of the report and hosted a consultation session on RE auctions for ASEAN member states at a regional workshop on RE incentives that was co-organized by the ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE) and USAID Clean Power Asia in Bangkok.

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Silvana Tiedemann
Energy Policies
Ana Amazo
Energy Policies
Angélica Afanador
Climate Strategies and Policies