Inception Meeting of the Cross-border Power Trade Working Group
The Government of India and the Asian Development Bank will host the Inception Meeting of the SASEC Cross-border Power Trade Working Group on 12-13 October 2017 in New Delhi, India, to discuss the roles and priorities of the proposed SASEC Cross-Border Power Trade Working Group.
This Meeting is in follow-up to the SASEC Finance Ministers' Meeting held on 3 April 2017, which endorsed the SASEC Vision and Strategy, and adopted the SASEC Operational Plan 2016-2025. It will discuss
- Way forward for regional projects identified in the SASEC Operational Plan 2016-2025;
- SASEC studies/ regional technical assistance on coordinated development of cross-border power trade infrastructure; and
- The role of the SASEC Cross-border Power Trade Working Group and its workplan.
The Working Group can serve as a focal point for policy dialogue and implementation of the SASEC vision on energy trade. It is envisaged to play a key role in tracking sector developments, building consensus on key challenges, and updating member countries on recent developments in the energy sector.
The SASEC Operational Plan 2016-2025 defines the strategic objectives and operational priorities of the SASEC Program in energy, transport, trade facilitation, and economic corridor development.
This Meeting will be attended by senior officials and representatives of energy/ power agencies and other relevant institutions from SASEC countries, and staff and consultants of the Asian Development Bank.