Second Meeting of SAARC Council of Experts of Energy Regulators

The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Council of Experts of Energy Regulators (CEERE) serves as a regional forum to discuss, share knowledge, and achieve consensus on harmonized rules to enable bilateral and multilateral power trade in the SAARC region. The first SAARC-CEERE Meeting, held in December 2016 in Thimphu, Bhutan, finalized the terms of reference and work plan for the Council.

This upcoming Second Meeting of the SAARC CEERE will deliberate and finalize the road map for the implementation of the SAARC Framework Agreement on Energy Cooperation (Electricity) and discuss the implementation status of the CEERE Work Plan. It will discuss issues on power trade, including techno-economic rationale of power trade in the Western part of South Asia, harmonization of grid code/ operating procedures for cross-border power trade, and harmonizing electricity laws related to implementing the SAARC Framework Agreement on Energy (Electricity).

Representatives of energy/ power agencies of SAARC countries, and staff and consultants of the Asian Development Bank will attend the Meeting.

The SAARC Energy Regulators’ Meeting held on 8-9 February 2016 in Colombo, Sri Lanka recommended the establishment of the CEERE. The 42nd Session of the Standing Committee, convened on 16 March 2016 in Pokhara, Nepal, approved the recommendation. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) extends technical and financial support to the Council.

Sector: Energy

Date: 24-25 Oct 2017

Location: Islamabad, Pakistan

Contact Person: Kaoru Ogino
kogino@adb.org

Bhutan: Workshop on Intelligence, Information Gathering, and Investigation

Date: TBD
Sector: Trade Facilitation
Venue: Phuentsholing, Bhutan

SASEC SPS-TBT Diagnostic Study for Nepal: National Validation Meeting

Date: 31 Oct 2017
Sector: Trade Facilitation
Venue: Kathmandu, Nepal

SASEC SPS-TBT Diagnostic Study for Bangladesh: National Validation Meeting

Date: 26 Oct 2017
Sector: Trade Facilitation
Venue: Dhaka, Bangladesh

Inception Meeting of the Cross-border Power Trade Working Group

Date: 12-13 Oct 2017
Sector: Energy
Venue: Delhi, India

Presentation of the Colombo-Trincomalee Economic Corridor Study

Date: 10 Oct 2017
Sector: Economic Corridor Development
Venue: Colombo, Sri Lanka

Nepal: Inception Meeting for SASEC Loan 3546 and TA 9346

Date: 24-25 Sep 2017
Sector: Trade Facilitation
Venue: Kathmandu, Nepal