Business Models to Realize the Potential of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in the Greater Mekong Subregion

Publication | July 2015

Investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency generate benefits to society as a whole that cannot be fully reflected in investment returns, leading thereby to underinvestment by the private sector.

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Prepared in collaboration with the governments of Cambodia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam, this report was published with the objective of helping accelerate the development of renewable energy and energy efficiency in the Greater Mekong Subregion.

The report provides outlines of business models relevant to pursuing the renewable energy and energy efficiency targets adopted by the five Greater Mekong Subregion countries: Cambodia, the Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam. It also indicates ways in which investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency can be made through public–private partnerships, providing a basis for further dialogue among stakeholders. Business models for investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency provide policy makers and investors with alternative business methods for the deployment of new technologies, or for the application of well-established technologies and practices in new settings.

About this report

This report was produced as part of a study conducted under the ADB technical assistance project Promoting Renewable Energy, Clean Fuels, and Energy Efficiency in the Greater Mekong Subregion(TA 7679). The project was cofinanced by the Asian Clean Energy Fund and the Multi-Donor Clean Energy Fund under the Clean Energy Financing Partnership Facility of ADB.


  • Introduction
  • Basic Purpose and Broad Categories of Business Models
  • Ownership Business Models
  • Service Business Models
  • Business Model Examples
  • Conclusions

Additional Details

  • Environment
  • Eco-efficiency
  • Energy
  • Clean energy
  • Private sector development
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Cambodia
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Myanmar
  • Thailand
  • Viet Nam
  • 48
  • 8.5 x 11
  • RPT146842-2
  • 978-92-9254-827-8 (Print)
  • 978-92-9254-828-5 (e-ISBN)

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