Second Meeting of the Focus Group (FG-2) of the Regional Power Trade Coordination Committee (RPTCC): Summary of Discussions

Date: June 2006
Type: Conference Proceedings
Series: Proceedings of the Meetings of the GMS Regional Power Trade Coordination Committee (RPTCC)


The Focal Group was established with the holding of the its first meeting (FG-1) in Hanoi in January 2006. The earlier FG-1 meeting agreed on the appointment of the authorities (chair and co-chair), the setting up of communication channels/ procedures, prioritization of activities, and the establishment of the Planning Working Group (PWG). PRC was appointed chair for the next two years, with ADB as co-chair. The FG-2 meeting was co-organized by the Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy (MIME) of Cambodia and the Asian Development Bank (ADB). It was attended by FG-2 members of the six GMS member countries, as well as by representatives of AFD, IUCN, JBIC, SIDA, Soluziona, TEPCO, World Bank and ADB.

The FG-2 meeting was held to: (i) confirm the procedural arrangements and division of work with PWG; (ii) review the PWG recommendations and confirm the next steps on the GMS Power Master Plan, power sector database and website, and best practices for power purchase agreements (PPAs), for presentation to the RPTCC; and (iii) agree on the next steps for specific priority tasks, namely, performance standards, operational planning, rules for cross-border electricity trade, transmission regulation and training program, for presentation to the RPTCC.