Summary Information
Full Title

2007 Memorandum of Understanding on the ASEAN Power Grid

Short Title / Abbreviations


CIL Subject Classification
Date of Adoption 23/08/2007
Place of Adoption Singapore, 25th ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting (AMEM)
Issued/Adopted by Energy Ministers of ASEAN
Dispute settlement provisions


Any claim or dispute between two (2) or more of the Member Countries, arising out of the interpretation or implementation of this Memorandum of Understanding will be settled amicably by consultations or negotiations between the Member Countries involved in the claim or dispute.”


Secretary-General of ASEAN

Entry Into Force Status In Force

ASEAN Secretariat

Date of Entry into Force


Entry into Force / Termination Provisions

Article X

“3. This Memorandum of Understanding shall enter into force upon the deposit of Instruments of Ratification or Acceptance by all the Member Countries with the Secretary-General of ASEAN.

4. This Memorandum of Understanding shall remain in force for a period of fifteen (15) years, unless terminated earlier by agreement of all the Member Countries. The expiry or termination of this Memorandum of Understanding shall be without prejudice to the rights and obligations of the Member Countries arising from this Memorandum of Understanding prior to the effective date of expiry or termination of this Memorandum of Understanding.
5. A Member Country may at anytime give notice of its intention to withdraw from this Memorandum of Understanding, by giving written notice to the Secretary-General of ASEAN, who shall immediately notify all other Member Countries. Such withdrawal shall take effect six (6) months from the date of the said notice.
6. This Memorandum of Understanding may be extended beyond its period of validity, as stipulated in paragraph 4 of this Article, with the agreement of all  Member Countries.”

ASEAN States (Source:

ASEAN Secretariat

as of 24/10/2019)
Brunei Darussalam Signature 23/08/2007
Ratification 19/05/2008
Cambodia Signature 23/08/2007
Acceptance 19/03/2009
Indonesia Signature 23/08/2007
Ratification 17/02/2009
Lao PDR Signature 23/08/2007
Acceptance 26/08/2008
Malaysia Signature 23/08/2007
Ratification 17/07/2008
Myanmar Signature 23/08/2007
Ratification 04/07/2008
Philippines Signature 23/08/2007
Ratification 10/02/2009
Singapore Signature 23/08/2007
Ratification 24/01/2008
Thailand Signature 23/08/2007
Ratification 26/11/2007
Viet Nam Signature 23/08/2007
Acceptance 21/12/2007
Related Instruments
Related Instruments

1986 Agreement on ASEAN Energy Cooperation

2002 ASEAN Memorandum of Understanding on the Trans-ASEAN Gas Pipeline Project

2004-2009 ASEAN Plan of Action For Energy Cooperation

2010 Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity

External Links
Additional Information

Dates of ratification and accession given above were obtained from the ASEAN Secretariat’s Legal Instruments website and its electronic collection of instruments of ratification, accession and notification. Some of the dates given appear to be the dates of signature or transmission of the instruments of ratification/accession, rather than their date of receipt by the depository.