Rationale:

Based on IEA data, transmission and distribution (T&D) losses in electricity networks in ASEAN vary from a low of 4.4% to a high of 15.6 % of final consumption. About a third of T&D losses take place in distribution transformers (DTs). About 80% (or more) of DTs are used by distribution utilities while demand from industry and buildings is growing.

Objectives:

- Reduce distribution losses by over 15,000 GWh per year, corresponding to 9 MtCO2 emission reduction

Strategic Approach:

- Harmonize standards to new IEC 60076-20

- Adopt regional and national policies to adopt MEPS and set timeline for progressive increase

- Build capacity of repair workshops to stop energy efficiency loss during repair (installed transformers)

- Create awareness among large industry and buildings by cooperating with utilities

Achievements to date:

- Scoping study completed: analysis of potential, analysis of barriers, policy recommendations. Download the report here.

Action Plan:

The Action Plan for the promotion of higher efficiency distribution transformers is presented below:

Standards: all ASEAN Member States adopt the new IEC 60076-20 standard

- Form Technical Working Group (TWG) composed of representatives from power utilities, standard making bodies, manufacturers, and ministry of energy: the TWG will lead the standards harmonization process under the technical guidance of an international expert

- TWG meetings

- In-country stakeholders’ consultations by international consultant

- TWG submits recommendations to the EE&C SSN for adoption by ASEAN MS

- Following endorsement by EE&C SSN, the decision to adopt the IEC standard will be adopted by SOME and AMEM as part of the regional policy roadmap

Regional Policy Roadmap

- Form the Policy Working Group (PWG), composed of representatives from ASEAN ministries of energy: the PWG will prepare the regional policy roadmap under the technical guidance of the ASEAN SHINE Technical Support Team (UN Environment, CLASP, ICA; external resources will be secured if required)

- PWG meetings

- Impact assessment study

- Following endorsement by EE&C SSN, the regional policy roadmap will be adopted by SOME and AMEM

National Policy Roadmaps

- Each ASEAN Member State will develop and adopt its national policy roadmap to achieve the long-term goals set out in the regional policy roadmap

- The national policy roadmaps will include a timeline for the progressive increase of MEPS

- For each country:

- Form National Steering Committee, chaired by the ministry of energy

- Form Country Chapter, assembling all relevant national stakeholders (manufacturers, industry associations, government, …)

- Develop national policy roadmap in consultation with Steering Committee, with technical assistance from the ASEAN SHINE Technical Support Team (UN Environment, CLASP, ICA, external consultants if required)

- Organize Country Chapter meetings for consultation

- Once approved by the National Steering Committee, the national policy roadmap will be endorsed by the ministry of energy

End-users awareness campaigns: (according to plans laid out in the national policy roadmaps)

- For distribution utilities: face-to-face meetings, technical seminars

- For industry and buildings:

- Work with distribution utilities to outreach to industry and buildings that request connection license

- Develop marketing strategy and plan

- Develop Total Ownership Cost (TOC) software

- Organize technical seminars for energy managers and purchasing officers

Capacity building for local manufacturers:

- Develop Eco-Design guidelines

- Organize technical training seminars

Capacity building for repair workshops:

- DTs undergo several repairs during their lifetime, and efficiency drops during repair due to poor repair practices

- ASEAN SHINE will embark in the training and certification program, in cooperation with the relevant government agencies (ministry of energy, ministry of industry, distribution utilities) and training institutions

Ongoing:

Standards comparative analysis and preparation of policy recommendations, conducted by IIEC and funded by APEC:

- Regional stakeholders’ consultation workshop in Seoul on 28 March 2017

- Draft report in August 2017

- Second consultation workshop in September 2017

- Organization of international conference in November 2017