Greater Mekong Subregion Power Trade and Interconnection

Date: September 2012
Type: Reports
ISBN: 978-92-9092-836-2 (print), 978-92-9092-837-9 (web)
Price: US$28.00 (paperback)


This publication is a historical summary of progress made in energy cooperation in the GMS since the beginning of the economic cooperation program in 1992. It highlights a two-pronged and phased approach to develop the GMS power market to realize the full benefits of synchronous operations—the policy and institutional framework to promote power trade and the physical interconnection to facilitate cross-border power transfers. This publication aims to help stakeholders understand GMS members' efforts in power cooperation and to draw attention to crucial issues on regional power trade.


  • Introduction
  • GMS Energy Resource Endowment and Power Demand
  • GMS Energy Cooperation in Its Initial Years
  • Policy and Institutional Framework for Regional Power Trade
  • Physical Interconnection for Cross-Border Dispatch of Power
  • Coordination with Development Partners
  • Working Toward a GMS Power Market
  • Appendixes