South East Asia power demand is expected to grow at 5% in the next decade. While rest of the world is moving away from coal in the power sector the pace of coal development in South East Asia has not even peaked. Meanwhile the rate of growth of renewables is generally tiny. Why is this the case? In the presentation we look at the following aspects of electricity market in South East Asia: Capacity and generation mix: can South East Asia get away from coal how fast? Current tariff comparisons and policy: Do the current tariffs provide incentives for renewables as yet? LCOE of various technologies: How does the cost of conventional technologies compare as the cost of renewables decline rapidly?