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capacity building

The South Asia Regional Energy Partnership (SAREP) program, which forms part of Asia Edge, seeks to support interventions in Bhutan as part of its goal of improving access to affordable, secure, reliable, and sustainable energy in the South Asia region. Bhutan Government for the first time expects to face power shortage this winter and plans to import electricity from India through the Indian power exchanges. They recently received approval from the Indian Government to buy from the power exchange.

Towards this, SAREP conducted a two-day training (December 23-24, 2021) for Bhutan stakeholders in the power sector, aimed at supporting capacity building for the country’s participation on electricity exchanges.

The key objectives of the training was to provide hands-on knowledge to Bhutan stakeholders to participate on power exchanges by:

  • Conducting expert sessions and practical exercise for key Bhutan government stakeholders
  • Curating and providing literature for their ready reference
IMPACT:

Bhutan has started procuring power for winter season requirements from Indian power exchanges. The development came days after SAREP conducted this two-day practical training session for power sector professionals in the Himalayan country to facilitate their participation on electricity exchanges.

January 12, 2022
Various speakers at SAREP’s training program for Bhutan on Power Exchange Participation

Training Program for Bhutan on Power Exchange Participation

The South Asia Regional Energy Partnership (SAREP) program, which forms part of Asia Edge, seeks to support interventions in Bhutan as part of its goal of improving access to affordable, […]