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Infrastructure Investor: Investing in Asia’s multi-trillion-dollar energy transition

27 June 2023
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Actis’ Senior Partner, Torbjorn Caesar recently spoke with Infrastructure Investor about the significant opportunity for energy infrastructure investors offering the necessary scale, experience and capital in Southeast Asia.

Nowhere is the enormity of the global energy transition more evident than in Asia. Across the continent a combination of challenging climate commitments from governments and ambitious environmental targets promised by multi -nationals has created a significant and urgent need for low carbon power infrastructure. There is now a multi-trillion-dollar investment imperative to unlock the construction and delivery of this pipeline.

Electricity is man’s biggest ever investment, and we now need to replicate that investment. Some $90 trillion of capital spend alone is required for APAC between 2021 and 2050 to meet net-zero pledges.

Energy investment in Southeast Asia is expected to rise to an annual average of $190 billion by 2030. In Japan, adding renewable and battery storage capacity will require around $150 billion of investments by 2030, according to Wood Mackenzie. In India, the construction of large-scale data centres and processing businesses is estimated to require power generation capacity of around 10GW over the next five years.

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