Ninth Meeting of the Regional Power Trade Coordination Committee (RPTCC-9) and Fourth Meeting of the Subregional Energy Forum (SEF-4): Summary of Discussions

Date: October 2010
Type: Conference Proceedings
Series: Proceedings of the Meetings of the GMS Regional Power Trade Coordination Committee (RPTCC)


The PWG/FG/RPTCC-9 meeting: (i) took stock of the final reports and recommendations of regional technical assistance project (RETA) 6440 (Facilitating Regional Power Trading and Environmentally Sustainable Development of Electricity Infrastructure in the GMS), (ii) discussed successor RETA on support for sustainable GMS power trade development and its implementation arrangements, (iii) reviewed the country progress reports on power development plans, and (iv) considered various institutional options for developing power trade.

The SEF-4 meeting discussed the following: (i) country developments in the energy sector, and national strategies for CC/greenhouse gas reduction targets; (ii) progress in the GMS Road Map for Expanded Energy Cooperation; and (iii) implementation plan for RETA on Promoting Renewable Energy (RE), Clean Fuels (CF) and Energy Efficiency (EE) in the GMS. Knowledge sharing session focused on (i) Viet Nam’s experience in rural electrification; and (ii) Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) as climate change (CC) mitigation approach.

The PWG/FG/RPTCC-9 and SEF-4 meetings were held in Shenzhen, PRC on 26-27 October 2010 and co-organized by the National Energy Board (NEB) and China Southern Power Grid Company (CSG) of PRC and the Asian Development Bank (ADB). It was attended by RPTCC/SEF nominees of four (out of the six) GMS member countries, as well as by representatives of ADB, Agence Francaise de Developpement (AFD), Environment Operations Center (EOC), Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), World Bank (WB), and RTE International/ Center for Energy Environment Resources Development (CEERD).