The South Asia Regional Energy Partnership (SAREP) serves as a flagship program to advance objectives of the U.S. Government’s Clean Asia Enhancing Development and Growth through Energy (Clean EDGE) initiative. SAREP improves access to affordable, secure, reliable, and sustainable energy in six countries – Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka – to strengthen systems and processes, in line with the economic and energy-security priorities of these countries.
This program furthers the U.S. Government’s Indo-Pacific Vision of facilitating collaboration among the six countries, to operate and accelerate the transition to clean energy, mitigate climate change, and promote energy security, economic development, self-reliance, livelihood, health, and productivity.
SAREP’s activities and outcomes also support and contribute to the Strategic Clean Energy Partnership (SCEP) and the Climate Action and Finance Mobilization Dialogue (CAFMD) under the recently established U.S.-India Climate and Clean Energy Agenda 2030 Partnership. Through this collaboration, India, and the U.S. aim to demonstrate swift climate action that is inclusive, resilient, and based on national and regional priorities. Countries in the region will also benefit from each other’s experiences through this collaborative program by sharing of the learnings, best practices, and lessons.
By 2026, upon the conclusion of its activities, SAREP aims to leverage US$7 billion in private investment in power infrastructure, increase clean energy capacity by 5,000 megawatts (MW), save 435-gigawatt hours (GWh) through energy efficiency, and facilitate 4 terawatt-hours-worth (TWh) of cross-border trade.
SAREP is working through four technical objectives and three cross cutting themes. The program is also providing grants to demonstrate innovative pilots, business models, conduct market assessments, policy advocacy, deploy decision making tools, amongst other solutions to advance SAREP’s objectives through the SAREP Partnership Fund (SPF).
More information on the four technical objectives, three cross cutting themes and SPF is available on the links below: