Sixth Meeting of the Planning Working Group (PWG-6), 7th Meeting of the Focal Group (FG-7), 7th Meeting of the RPTCC (RPTCC-7), and Inception Meeting of RETA 6440: Summary of Discussions

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


The PWG-6 meeting will revisit/ review the results and accomplishments under the regional technical assistance project (RETA) 6304 (Regional Power Trade Coordination and Development), particularly in the areas of training, database/ website development, master plan study, and studies on performance standards and transmission regulation. The meeting will also discuss the proposed next steps under the new RETA 6440: (Facilitating Regional Power Trading and Environmentally Sustainable Development of Electricity Infrastructure in the GMS), which was approved by ADB in December 2007 and funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).

The Inception Meeting of regional technical assistance (RETA) 6440 will present and discuss the approach, methodology, work plan and timetable, implementation organization and deliverables of RETA 6440. The meeting will also discuss the ways to advance further regional power trade by building up on the current outputs of RETA 6304 as taken up in the PWG-6 session earlier.

The FG-7 meeting will take up the power sector updates in each country, and will also review the overall results of RETA 6304 in order to determine the way forward with respect to: (i) data collection and addressing key issues in performance standards and transmission regulation; (ii) topics for subsequent training courses; (iii) enhancing database/website use and administration; and (iv) applying the master plan model (in relation to the energy strategy and country power programs).