AMEM a chance to promote multilateral energy trading

Published onSeptember 5, 2019

The Energy Ministry is ready to push forward five plans to promote the sector regionally at the 37th Asean Ministers on Energy Meeting (AMEM), scheduled for Sept 2-6 in Bangkok. Poonpat Leesombatpiboon, the ministry’s director for international affairs, said the five action plans are expected to be developed at the meeting. The priority plan is to initiate multilateral electricity trading on a subregional level this year under an Asean power grid including Laos, Myanmar and Malaysia through the power infrastructure of Thailand…”The ministry has adopted a main theme of renewable energy innovation for the forum, including hosting the Asean Energy Awards,” Mr Poonpat said. “The ministry will facilitate negotiations between energy ministers and senior officials from Asean members and partner countries to help reach a consensus.”