Study on a South Asia Regional Power Exchange
This technical assistance prepared a proposal for a South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) regional power exchange to facilitate regional development of the power market and enhance power trading among SAARC member countries. Phase I detailed existing operational environment in the power sector of SAARC countries, Phase II identified and analyzed regional power trade, and Phase III developed the structure of regional power exchange.
|Approval||13 Mar 2010|
|Funding Type||Technical Assistance|
Proposal for SAARC regional power exchange developed, with technical requirements, economic feasibility, and benefits quantified
Scenario analysis of cross-border power transfer opportunities identified
Technical visit in HVDC electricity transmission conducted to analyze hydropower development in South Asia
$750,000 (Asian Development Bank, financed through the Regional Cooperation and Integration Fund)