The Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre (APERC) was established as an affiliate to the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan. The Chair of the Institute of Energy Economics oversees the overall administrative functions of APERC. APERC covers all 21 nations of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC): Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, People's Republic of China, Hong Kong, China, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, United States, and Vietnam. Notable publications include Energy Balance Tables for the APEC Energy Demand and Supply Outlook that contains data on the trade, price, supply and consumption of coal, oil, gas, electricity, heat, renewables and waste presented as comprehensive energy balances for member countries. These data are available in PDF format. The annual APEC Energy Demand and Supply Outlook provides forecasts for 20 years out and is available free of charge.
APERC also conducts energy related research in areas identified as priority by the organization's Energy Working Group.