A Nordic model for sharing energy between neighbouring countries could help increase energy access in the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

A current ASEAN action plan for energy integration seeks to establish a regionwide electricity grid and energy market but the plan has suffered from long delays.

The Nordic power pool model recommends that national governments simplify their approach by allowing companies to sell electricity across the border at transparent prices set by the market. The exchange rate is separate from the price consumers have to pay, which each country will have to determine on their own.

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