Agreements and MOUs

1.  Memorandum of Understanding Between ASEAN Centre for Energy and ADB

Signed on 25 August 2023, the MOU establishes the framework for collaboration between ACE and ADB in developing clean energy and energy efficiency projects, regional power market and multilateral power trade arrangements, and regional power interconnections within ASEAN in line with the ASEAN-ADB Energy Dialogue, ASEAN Plan of Action for Energy Cooperation (APAEC) Phase 2 (2021─2025) and the subsequent cycle of APAEC

2. ​Intergovernmental Memorandum of Understanding on GMS Regional Power Coordination Centre

Signed in Nanning on 12 December 2012, the MOU establishes the RPCC, describing its functions, governing documents, membership, governance structure including the board, executive director and technical groups, administration and financing.

3. Memorandum of Understanding on the Road Map for Implementing the GMS Cross-Border Power Trading

Signed in Vientiane on 31 March 2008, the MOU outlines the activities and timeline for Stage 1 implementation from 2008 to 2012 and the measures to be taken to prepare for Stage 2. The timeline includes completion of studies on GMS performance standards, transmission regulations, standard regional metering arrangements and power trade rules, regulatory barriers, operational procedures for the GMS grid codes, and transmission regulations to allow third-party access in interconnections.

4. Memorandum of Understanding on the Implementation of the Regional Power Trade Operating Agreement (Stage 1)

Signed in Kunming on 5 July 2005, the MOU defines the institutional arrangements and power trade arrangements for Stage 1 of the draft regional power trade operating agreement (RPTOA). The RPTOA constitutes the initial guidelines for the future development of cross-border interconnections and regional power trading.  The MOU also describes the guidelines for bilateral agreements.

5. Intergovernmental Agreement on Regional Power Trade in the GMS

Signed in Phnom Phen on 3 November 2002, the agreement aims to implement the Policy Statement on regional power trade endorsed by the GMS ministers in January 2000 to establish the framework under which the Parties plan to advance regional trade in electricity in the GMS.