Fifth Meeting of the Planning Workshop Group (PWG-5) of the Regional Power Trade Coordination Committee (RPTCC): Summary of Discussions

Date: June 2008
Type: Conference Proceedings
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Series: Proceedings of the Meetings of the GMS Regional Power Trade Coordination Committee (RPTCC)

Description

The PWG-5 meeting was held to: (i) decide on chairmanship for the PWG and FG, and firm up the system for rotation and tenure of chairmanship; (ii) update on and advance the progress of priority RPTCC studies and activities, such as the studies on performance standards and transmission regulation, training programs, and the power sector database and website; (iii) provide updates of each GMS country’s power generation and transmission development plans; (iv) discuss priority GMS interconnections for ADB support and other priority projects in the master plan and their relation to country power programs; and (v) mobilizing support from development partners to achieve the milestones for initial GMS power trading as provided in the power trade road map.

The PWG-5 meeting was held in Vientiane, Lao PDR and co-organized by the Department of Electricity of the Ministry of Energy and Mines (DOE-MEM) of Lao PDR and the Asian Development Bank (ADB). It was attended by PWG nominees of the six GMS member countries, as well as by representatives of ADB, Agence Francaise de Developpement (AFD), Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), World Bank (WB) and Soluziona.