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Enhance Consensus On Power Trade and Energy Markets

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SAREP is working to develop regional institutions to enhance energy co-operation and co-ordination in the region. Expanding work initiated under SARI/EI, regional forums relating to transmission utilities, system operators, electricity markets, regulators, distribution utilities, investments, and clean energy financing, amongst others have been proposed. The form and nature of these forums will be based on stakeholder needs and preferences. These forums will act as a bridge for knowledge, and to fill institutional gaps to help evolve a common and shared understanding. Some of the proposed forums include:
  • South Asia Forum of Transmission Utilities (SAFTU)
  • South Asia Forum of System Operators (SAFSO)
  • South Asia Forum for Electricity Markets (SAFEM)
  • South Asia Forum for Energy Investment (SAFEI)
  • Working with SAFIR Working Group and SAARC council of experts of energy (electricity) regulators

In addition to these forums, SAREP is building consensus by making information and data available to all stakeholders. The recently launched South Asia Energy Database developed under SARI/EI will be expanded under SAREP to serve as a key resource for policymakers and utility managers in the region.

SAREP is also working towards establishing a Regional Parliamentary Forum (RPF) on energy cooperation and trade. The forum will help garner the required political support from policy makers and regulators to enhance energy cooperation and trade.

Through the South Asia Think Tank Forum (TTF) for regional energy cooperation, SAREP is working to enable the required CBET-related outreach and dissemination that will catalyze engagement with policymakers, media, and parliamentarians, bureaucrats, civil society, and citizens.