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.

PROJECT DETAILS

Approval13 Mar 2010
Funding TypeTechnical Assistance
CountryRegional
SectorEnergy
StatusClosed
Total Cost$750,000

KEY OUTPUTS

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

FINANCING

$750,000 (Asian Development Bank, financed through the Regional Cooperation and Integration Fund)