Cross-Border Electricity Cooperation in South Asia

42 Pages Posted: 20 Apr 2016

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Anoop Singh

Department of Industrial & Management Engineering; Centre for Energy Regulation (CER) & Energy Analytics Lab (EAL)

Tooraj Jamasb

Durham Business School

Rabindra Nepal

University of Queensland - School of Economics

Michael Toman

World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)

Date Written: June 23, 2015

Abstract

South Asian countries, facing challenges in efficiently meeting growing electricity demand, can benefit from increased cross-border electricity cooperation and trade by harnessing complementarities in electricity demand patterns, diversity in resource endowments for power generation, and gains from larger market access. The region has witnessed slow progress in expanding regional electricity cooperation and trade, and undertaking needed domestic sector reforms. Although bilateral electricity sector cooperation in the region is increasing, broader regional cooperation and trade initiatives have lagged in the face of regional barriers and domestic sector inefficiencies. Deeper electricity market reforms are not a necessity for further development of cross-border electricity trade, but limited progress in overcoming regional and domestic barriers will limit the scope of the regional market and the benefits it can provide.

Keywords: Non Governmental Organizations, Economics and Institutions, Public Sector Management and Reform

Suggested Citation

Singh, Anoop and Jamasb, Tooraj and Nepal, Rabindra and Toman, Michael, Cross-Border Electricity Cooperation in South Asia (June 23, 2015). World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7328, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2622314

Anoop Singh (Contact Author)

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Tooraj Jamasb

Durham Business School ( email )

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Rabindra Nepal

University of Queensland - School of Economics ( email )

Brisbane, QLD 4072
Australia

Michael Toman

World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) ( email )

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