Thirteenth Meeting of the Regional Power Trade Coordination Committee (RPTCC-13): Summary of Discussions

Date: November 2012
Type: Conference Proceedings
Series: Proceedings of the Meetings of the GMS Regional Power Trade Coordination Committee (RPTCC)


The RPTCC-13 meeting held on 27 November, updated on the process of securing GMS members’ internal clearances for signing the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish the Regional Power Coordination Center (RPCC), and initialed a further refined version of the draft MOU. It was determined that four countries committed to sign the MOU at the 18th GMS Ministerial Conference. A draft Articles of Association (AA) to provide administrative guidance to the RPCC was reviewed, and agreement was reached to circulate a revised version among the GMS members by 15 January 2013, with the deadline for submission of comments by the countries set on 15 March 2013. The RPTCC-13 meeting also continued the knowledge sharing tradition with topics covering (i) lessons from power pooling in other regions, (ii) GMS strategic environmental assessment activities, and (iii) the elements of the GMS regional investment framework for energy. The meeting announced that Cambodia would be the incoming RPTCC Chair, and that PRC would be the next meeting venue.