ECA has been working in the South and South-East Asian region on a continuous basis from our establishment through to the present. We were engaged in many of the policy debates around the liberalisation of energy sectors in the region during the late-1990s and early-2000s and have continued to work in those countries and others on infrastructure industry reform, regulation and private participation.

We also have wide-ranging experience in infrastructure planning and appraisals across the region including gas master plans, national electrification plans, water sector financing strategies and the institutional reforms required to support these. Across the region, our experience encompasses China, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Cambodia, Lao PDR and Mongolia.



Setting tariffs for rural electricity cooperatives, Bangladesh

ECA assisted the Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board in the application to rural electricity cooperatives of the tariff methodology issued by the Bangladesh Electricity Regulatory Commission. This included development of tariff models for all 80 cooperatives and their transfer to BREB along with recommendations on enhancements to the BERC methodology.

Development of water supply investment and service improvement framework, Indonesia

The objective of this assignment was to develop a framework to be used by the Government of Indonesia to improve urban water service provisions through efficient allocation of available sources of finance for the sector to appropriate investment or service improvement projects. The framework includes an incentive based investment grants that are accompanied by technical assistance and capacity building component. To support the framework, a self-assessment tool (SAT) for local governments and water utilities (PDAMs) was developed to measure baseline performance and monitor progress. The framework has been accepted by the GoI and is planned to be implemented by mid-2017 and the SAT is currently being piloted in selected PDAMs.

Advisory services on the competitive electricity market, Vietnam

ECA worked as an integral part of the market design team of the Electricity Regulatory Authority of Vietnam on the transition to a wholesale competitive electricity market. The range of advice provided was wide-ranging including market design, reviews of draft rules and regulations, identifying accompanying industry restructuring requirements and developing capacity-building programmes for participants.

Domestic private sector participation in small town water supplies, Philippines

ECA led an international study to develop operating procedures and guidance note for developing countries and World Bank task team leaders on how to support public institutions in effectively engaging local private sector to deliver water and sanitation services, especially to the poor in rural growth centres and small towns. An in-depth case study of the domestic private sector participation in the Philippines was one of the major deliverables from this study.

Electricity tariff regulations, Myanmar

ECA was responsible for drafting the Electricity Tariff Regulations which govern all on-grid tariffs. The regulations were prepared over a four-month period working intensively with the Ministry of Electric Power.

Indonesia gas masterplan

The project developed a new gas development master plan (GDMP) which serves as a guide to the necessary infrastructure investments required over the period to 2025. Given the uncertainty over supply sources and future prices and, hence, demand for gas, the project looked at a number of scenarios for the future market.