Southeast Asia – Power To The People

Southeast Asia – Power To The People

A flick of a switch. That’s all it takes to turn on the power in most Southeast Asian cities. While this modern convenience might be taken for granted by most city dwellers, one fifth of the population in Southeast Asia still have little or no access to electricity. But that is about to change. As Southeast Asia continues to develop, its hunger for energy has risen unabated. It is estimated by the International Energy Agency (IEA), that between 2011 and 2035, the increase in demand will be 1,200 terawatt-hours. If you want to know how much that is, consider this – 1 terawatt hour of energy is enough to power a city of 200,000 people for an entire year. How will Southeast Asia continue to fuel its economic growth and increasingly urban lifestyles? We take a look at some of the ways Southeast Asia is approaching the challenge…

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