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.
13 Mar 2010
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)