ADB is working to increase access to reliable, affordable, low-carbon energy across Asia and the Pacific to reduce poverty and promote development.

Regional Cooperation

The distribution grids at Sirajganj Power Plant in northern Bangladesh.
The distribution grids at Sirajganj Power Plant in northern Bangladesh. Photo: MR Hasan/ADB

Regional cooperation can play a vital role in ensuring energy security in a sustainable manner. Subregional power trade can help meet energy demand, and maximize scarce natural resources.

Together with regional and subregional networks, ADB can play a pivotal role in promoting effective cooperation on energy among countries in Asia and the Pacific.

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Other Energy Issues in Asia and the Pacific

Energy demand is projected to almost double in the Asia and Pacific region by 2030. Widespread energy poverty across Asia has curtailed development. Innovative ways to generate power in a socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable manner are imperative and urgent.

Access to Energy

Access to Energy

Access to modern, cleaner energy is essential to sustainable human development. The majority of the world’s energy poor are living in Asia and the Pacific.

Clean Energy

Clean Energy

Energy efficiency is emerging as one of the key options that can help nations in Asia and the Pacific meet the region's growing energy needs in a clean and effective way.

Sector Governance and Reform

Sector Governance and Reform

Policies, capabilities and institutions are just as important as transmission and distribution lines or solar parks.