Knowledge and Power: Lessons from ADB Energy Projects

Publication | October 2015

With Asia set to surpass the rest of the world’s energy consumption before 2035, project implementers and stakeholders need to understand the development and needs of the region’s energy sector to meet its challenges.

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ADB has provided over $28 billion in loans and grants for energy-related projects from 2008 to 2014 to its developing member countries (DMCs), as well as added value through a wealth of knowledge and suitable practices.

This publication offers a snapshot of the region’s energy sources and how they are used, and presents recent developments and challenges that emphasize the urgency and necessity of sustainable energy initiatives. It features 15 recent noteworthy projects as case stories (contexts, solutions, results, and lessons) that were implemented in Bangladesh, Bhutan, the People’s Republic of China, India, Indonesia, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Philippines, and Uzbekistan in the areas of energy efficiency, solar energy, geothermal, waste-to-energy, advanced coal technology, and electricity interconnection.

About this publication

This publication was prepared under a partnership between the Energy Sector Group and the task team managing RETA-8392, which was supported by the People’s Republic of China Poverty Reduction and Regional Cooperation Fund. It is designed to provide recent and practical insights into the design and implementation of the ADB energy projects.


  • List of Tables, Maps, and Figures
  • Foreword
  • Acknowledgements
  • Energy in Asia: An Overview
  • Generating Power Innovatively
  • Transmitting Power Across Borders
  • Promoting Energy Efficiency

Additional Details

  • Energy
  • Clean energy
  • Access to energy
  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • China, People's Republic of
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Micronesia, Federated States of
  • Philippines
  • Uzbekistan
  • 132
  • 8.5 x 11
  • TIM157410-2
  • 978-92-9254-985-5 (print)
  • 978-92-9254-986-2 (electronic)

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