The Government of Indonesia has partnered with the ASEAN Energy Business Forum to explore cross-border grid connectivity with Brunei, Malaysia and the Philippines. The project will be developed as a part of  the Asean Power Grid (APG) scheme to boost regional energy security and renewable resource sharing. 

Indonesia’s existing electricity connectivity with Malaysia will be extended to Brunei while the grid connection with the Philippines will be developed via North Sulawesi. The planned interconnectivity will enable trade of hydropower from East Malaysia and geothermal energy from the Philippines. 

Initial work on the grid link-up project has already commenced although details have not been disclosed as of yet.