USAID’s Southeast Asia Smart Power Program is designed to support modern, connected, reliable energy system, with a particular focus on Mekong sub-region countries. The program aims to decarbonize and strengthen the region’s power systems by increasing regional energy trade, accelerating the deployment of clean energy technologies, and actively engaging private sector leaders. The program operates in partnership with relevant ASEAN and other regional mechanisms and aligns with ASEAN Plan of Action for Energy Cooperation (APAEC) Phase II. The program includes activities under the Japan-U.S. Mekong Power Partnership Action Plan.