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Sector: Regional Energy Trade

April 18, 2023

Strategy Paper for Creation of South Asia Forum on Energy Investment (SAFEI) for Promoting Regional Energy Investment

One of the challenges faced by countries in South Asia is mobilizing investments at an affordable cost required for building the generation capacities and regional transmission network in the region because hydro and thermal power projects (which form bulk of the regional power trade in Bangladesh-Bhutan-India-Nepal region) and regional transmission networks are both capital and time intensive in nature.
July 5, 2022

Building consensus and developing a strategy paper on “Creating Regional Technical Institution/Body for cross-cutting deliberations and promoting excellence towards the development and operation of the regional transmission network in South Asia”

The South Asian countries have been undertaking Cross Border Electricity Trade (CBET) through transmission interconnections for over five decades. In the eastern region, CBET is undertaken between India and the other three countries viz. Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal.
July 5, 2022

Creating Regional Network for sharing operational best practices and promoting harmonization & excellence in Power System Operation across South Asia Region

South Asia is amongst the fastest growing regions in the World driving forward the global economic growth. With rapid economic growth, the energy demand in South Asia is expected to more than double by 2030 against 20181 levels.
July 5, 2022

Study on the transition to trilateral and multilateral power trade in south Asia irade-SARI-37 (2021)

This report is part of the study undertaken on “The transition to trilateral and multilateral power trade in South Asia”, under USAID’s South Asia Regional Initiative for Energy Integration (SARI/EI) program.
July 5, 2022

BIMSTEC Energy Outlook 2035

The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) is a regional organization comprising seven Member States (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand) lying in the littoral and adjacent areas of the Bay of Bengal constituting a contiguous regional unity.
July 4, 2022

Strategy Paper for creation of South Asia Forum for Electricity Market (SAFEM) for promoting cross-border electricity trade

The United States Agency for International Development (USAlD) is an independent government agency that provides economics, development and humanitarian assistance around the world in support of the foreign policy goals of the United States. USAID’s mission is to dvance broad-based economics growth, democracy, and human progress in developing countries and emerging economies.
July 4, 2022

Whitepaper on Regional Parliamentary Forum for Energy Cooperation & Energy Trade in South Asia

The BBINS region currently resides in an energy paradox, being rich in energy reserves while lagging in access to reliable, affordable, and clean energy on the other hand.
July 4, 2022

SAFIR Working Group Study Report on Regulatory Interventions for Grid Discipline and Grid Reliability in the South Asian Region

The draft Report was circulated to the key officials and decision makers in South Asian Country governments (Energy/Power Ministries), Electricity Regulatory Commissions, Planning Authorities etc. Their feedback and thoughts have helped make this report more robust and relevant to all the stakeholders.
July 4, 2022
Paper on Risk Mapping and Impact Assessment of COVID-19 on South Asian Power Sector (SAPS)

Paper on Risk Mapping and Impact Assessment of COVID-19 on South Asian Power Sector (SAPS)

COVID-19 has impacted economies across the world in unprecedented ways, including by taking a toll on the South Asian power sector.