Asia data transparency

Asian Electricity Data Transparency

Not yet fit for a rapid electricity transition

Pete Tunbridge

26 November 2020 | 12 min read

Asian Electricity Data Transparency

Despite Asia's size, there is not yet regional data

In this report we examine the sources currently available for timely electricity data in Asia. We have scored each country based on the quality of the available data.

Why does data transparency matter?

Asia is currently undergoing an energy transition, with many countries recently announcing net-zero commitments. The electricity sector is seeing the fastest transition, as wind and solar replaces coal generation. It is critical that this transition can be tracked with timely, reliable and publicly available data. Good quality data drives better decision making, and allows better understanding of what to expect in the future. The aim would be to have power plant level generation and capacity data in real-time, free available and easy to download. The Covid-19 pandemic opened the world’s eyes to the need for accurate, real-time data to manage a crisis. The same is required to solve the climate crisis.

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