Second Meeting of the Planning Working Group (PWG-2) of the Regional Power Trade Coordinator Committee (RPTCC): Summary of Discussions

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


The establishment of the Planning Working Group (PWG) was agreed during the 1st Meeting of the Focal Group held in Hanoi in January 2006, and is the first of the sub-groups to be created to carry out priority activities of the RPTCC. The PWG-1 meeting, held in Siem Reap on 13 June 2006, agreed on the procedural arrangements and authorities (electing PRC and Thailand as chair and co-chair, respectively) and discussed the terms of reference for specific PWG tasks, agreeing to focus initially on the study on performance standards and transmission regulation, as well as the preparation and implementation of the training program. The second PWG meeting (PWG-2) was held in Lijiang, PRC and was co-organized by the China Southern Power Grid Co. (CSG) 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, AFD, Soluziona, TEPCO, and World Bank.

The PWG-1 meeting was held to: (i) discuss the terms of reference (TORs) and work plan of priority studies on performance standards and transmission regulation, and the training program; (ii) provide updates and advance the progress of FG/ PWG activities, namely, GMS power master planning, power sector database and website, and best practices for power purchase agreements (PPAs); and (iii) discuss and resolve issues pertaining to priority transmission line projects.