The HAPUA Council Members Joint Statement 2018

We, the Heads of ASEAN Power Utilities/Authorities, reiterate our commitment to contribute to strengthening ASEAN energy security and enhancing capacity building in the region, while taking necessary actions to preserve the environment and address climate-related challenges. We are specifically committed to:

  1. In pursuit of the integration of the ASEAN Power Grid (APG) to support optimal use of resources and economic integration, conduct a review of the lessons learned from the Phase 1 of the Lao PDR–Thailand–Malaysia-Singapore Power Integration Project (LTMS PIP) and assess the implementation plans for Phase 2 to include Singapore as well as the Lao PDR-Thailand-Myanmar power integration project;
  2. Towards establishing the market mechanism, institutions and interconnection infrastructure needed to advance multilateral electricity trade, complete the Feasibility Study for ASEAN Multilateral Power Trade in 2019 and synergise with the two other major APG studies, namely the studies on the ASEAN Power Grid Generation and Transmission System Planning Institution (AGTP) and the ASEAN Power Grid Transmission System Operator Institution (ATSO) as well as the ASEAN Interconnection Master Plan Study (AIMS III);
  3. Contribute to the achievement of the ASEAN renewable energy (RE) target of 23% by 2025, by among others examining the flexibility of the generation, transmission and distribution systems to respond to the increasing scale of RE penetration and strengthening programs on energy efficiency and conservation as well as exploring ways to deploy smart grid and digitisation technologies;
  4. Address the challenges to the utility industry arising from the convergence of power and telecommunications by embarking on technical, commercial and safety studies on the use of existing fiber optics in the power systems for telecommunications; and,
  5. Continue to enhance the competency of ASEAN Member States on the efficient production, delivery and consumption of electricity through collaborative trainings and providing avenues to share expertise and best practices.

The HAPUA Council Members Joint Statement 2017

Emphasizing our commitment towards ASEAN energy security and economic community, the HAPUA Council is committed towards:

  1. Implementing the first phase of “Lao PDR-Thailand-Malaysia-Singapore (LTMS) Power Integration Project (PIP)” by January 2018, which will optimize the use of resources and promote economic cooperation on multilateral power interconnections and trading in the region;
  2. Pursuing the three (3) ASEAN Power Grid (APG) identified as priority projects under the APAEC 2016-2025 Phase I, in addition to the eight (8) projects already implemented, which will more than double the power exchange and purchase in the region from the current 5,200 MW to 10,800 MW by 2020, and further increase to over 16,000 MW post – 2020;
  3. Pursuing the development of a high level plan for the realization of multilateral power trading in the APG that covers three phases, including a comprehensive feasibility study, design and implementation, to deliver a fully operable multilateral power trading in ASEAN;
  4. Contributing to the reduction of carbon emission from primary energy by supporting the ASEAN target of achieving 23% of renewable energy mix by 2025 from the current level at about 11% (Total Primary Energy Supply, TPES), while maintaining system reliability and power quality;
  5. Enhancing power reliability and quality by modernizing the Grid system in ASEAN Member States, including utilizing Smart Grid technologies and providing technical and non-technical expertise, cooperation and human capital development.

HAPUA WG5 Workshop on Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) – Smart Meters

The rise of smart metering technology has gained widespread attention in recent years.  Utilities have embraced the innovation with open arms, investing millions in large-scale implementation projects meant to catalyze the growth of a nationwide smart grid. Utilities have proven capable partners in these efforts.

As part of the rollout of smart meters in Malaysia, Tenaga Nasional Berhad hosted  the HAPUA WG5 Workshop on Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) – Smart Meters from 14-15 January 2019 in Kuala Lumpur.

The workshop was design to assist utilities to assess the Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) – Smart Meter projects carried out in various parts of the world. The engagement with stakeholders who play a big role in the success or failures of these rollouts was also deliberated in detail. Business case especially with respect to the framework of electricity industry in the region was discussed and simple cost benefit analysis was conducted. Various success stories and failures was also shared with the participants. A total of 23 delegates from DES Brunei, PLN & ICON+ of Indonesia, NGCP of Philippines, SP Powergrid Ltd of Singapore, PEA of Thailand, EVN & Central Power Corporation of Vietnam, Sarawak Energy Berhad and Tenaga Nasional Berhad of  Malaysia attended the workshop. The workshop was facilitated by Dato’ Mohandass S. Nair of Tenaga Nasional Berhad.

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Among the key resolution of the workshop:

 

“Suggest to continue interactions within this HAPUA AMI Smart Meter by having annual meeting/training + sharing sessions. Future topics to consider to include roll-out challenges + solutions, new technology (NBIOT), use of smart meter data and beyond smart metering capabilities.”

HAPUA WG5 Workshop on Implementing RCM Analysis

 

Electricity of Vietnam hosted the above workshop from 7-11 January 2019 at Laly Hydro Power Company, Pleiku City, Vietnam.

 

Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) is a corporate-level maintenance strategy that is implemented to optimize the maintenance program of a plant or facility. The final outcome of an RCM program is the implementation of a specific maintenance strategy on each of the assets of the plant. In the case of power generation plants, this would include critical assets such as synchronous generators, turbines, generator transformers, etc.

 

The challenges for power plant owners is to increase reliability and reduce cost. Reliability-based maintenance is a proactive approach to helping power plants achieve better results of delivering the highest availability and reliability at the lowest cost.

 

The ultimate goal of RCM is to achieve optimum environmental, health and safety compliance, and desired plant operability, by establishing the most economical balance of corrective, preventive, and predictive maintenance activities to ensure plant assets perform as required.

 

15 participants from Laly Hydro Power Company attended the workshop facilitated by Mr Fazle Ayob and Mr Marwan Mohamed of Tenaga Nasional Berhad

 

UPCOMING: The 34th Meeting of HAPUA Council and Its Associated Meetings

The 34th Meeting of HAPUA Council and Its Associated Meetings

that will be held on:

  • Day, Date  : Sunday – Friday, 25 – 30 November 2018
  • Place          : Bohol, Philippines

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UPCOMING: The 36th ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting (AMEM) and Associated Meetings

The 36th ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting (AMEM) and Associated Meetings will
be held together with the 11th Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW).

that will be held on:

  • Day, Date  : Thursday – Friday, 25 October – 2 November 2018
  • Place          : Singapore

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UPCOMING : The AGTP&ATSO Workshop and HWG 3 Annual Meeting 2018

 

ERIA, as the Implementing Agency of the Study on Formation of AGTP & ATSO will host the 2nd Workshop of AGTP & ATSO and the 3rd Coordination Meeting, that will be held on:

  • Day, Date  : Tuesday – Wednesday, 3 – 4 April 2018
  • Place         : Bangkok, Thailand

Department of Electrical Services, Brunei Darussalam, will host the 7th Meeting of HAPUA Working Group 3 and Its Projects Meeting that will be held on:

  • Day, Date  : Monday – Wednesday, 2 – 4 April 2018
  • Place         : Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam

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The 1st Workshop of The ASEAN AGTP & ATSO

Mr. Ignatius Rendroyoko as the Alternate HAPUA Secretary In Charge delivered his welcoming address in the opening of the 1st Workshop of The ASEAN Generation and Transmission System Planning Institution (AGTP) and ASEAN Transmission System Operators Institution (ATSO) Study that held from 7 – 8 February 2018 at The Century Park Hotel Jakarta, Indonesia.

Mr. Rendroyoko stressed in his speech the importance of the study to help ASEAN Member States to pursue the objective of APAEC phase 1 (2016 – 2020) in accelerating the realization of the ASEAN Power Grid. At the end of his speech, Mr. Rendroyoko thanked Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) and HAPUA Working group 2 for their contribution for making this workshop possible.

The workshop is attended by the total of 50 participants consists of the National experts from eight ASEAN Member States, JAPAN – ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF), Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), Nord Pool, and Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO).

10 HAPUA Member Utilities Participated in Public Relations Management Workshop

Fifty five Public Relations (PR) practitioners from 10 utilities of 6 HAPUA Member States participated in the HAPUA Workshop on Public Relations Management on 6 – 7 September 2017 at the Anvaya Beach Resort, Bali, Indonesia.

This is the second Communication and PR workshop held among HAPUA Members, after previously PLN hosted the Communication Workshop for Communication Practitioners among HAPUA Member States in Bandung, Indonesia, in 2016.

The HAPUA Workshop on Public Relations Management aimed to allow participants to exchange knowledge and experience(s) in Public Relations Management as a Corporate’s strategic and comprehensive function, as well as to have a deeper understanding toward Southeast Asia utilities public to promote the traditional spirit of ASEAN solidarity and cordiality in HAPUA Member States.

During the first session, two Communication experts, Mr. Noke Kiroyan and Mr. Mardian Marsono delivered their presentation on Constructing A Strategic Communications Plan and Re-Focusing Public Relations Through Stakeholder Approach. In the subsequent sessions of the Workshop, the participants from each utility were given opportunity to share the PR practices in their respective companies. The participants actively participated in the discussion that widen their perspective in PR Management.

The 6th Meeting of the HAPUA Working Group 3 – Distribution and Power Quality & Reliability, and Its Projects Meeting – Cambodia – May 2017