Regional Cooperation

Regional cooperation can play a vital role in ensuring energy security in a sustainable manner. Subregional power trade can help meet energy demand while maximizing scarce natural resources. By using different peak times of neighboring countries, regional power trade can reduce the need to build new power generation plants in each country. Read More

The rational for regional cooperation and trade in energy cannot be further emphasized in the context of uneven distribution of energy resources across countries, continuous depletion of conventional, non-renewable energy and increasing demand for energy to fuel economic growth.

An innovative ADB hydropower project in Bhutan will meet two of the country's pressing development needs: extending electricity for all rural households and raising revenue from the export of hydropower to India. Features: Bhutan Hydropower P...

In generating clean, renewable energy from mountain streams, the run-of-the-river Dagachhu hydropower plant in southwestern Bhutan will reap benefits for the local community, neighboring India, and the South Asia region. More on the Green Power Dev...

ADB has been appointed transaction advisor to help attract a commercial consortium leader of global repute that will build, own and operate the planned 1,800-kilometer Turkmenistan–Afghanistan–Pakistan–India natural gas pipeline.

The Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program helps Central Asia and its neighbors realize their potential by promoting regional cooperation in transport, trade and energy. ...

Cross-border power exchanges can play a central role in helping Asia and the Pacific meet its booming demand for power, which is set to sharply outpace the rest of the world’s over the next two decades, says a comprehensive new report from ADB.

Electricity will tomorrow begin to flow from India to Bangladesh through a new transmission line, marking South Asia’s first-ever high voltage direct current interconnection between two countries and a key step forward in regional power sharing and cooperation.

Len George, Energy Specialist with ADB's South Asia Department, describes the importance of boosting cross-border energy trade in South Asia as a new India-Bangladesh transmission line opens. News release: India Electricity Flows to Bangladesh ...

An ADB green energy project that brings greater electrification to rural households in Bhutan and boosts access to green power in neighboring India is among the recipients of the U.S. Treasury Department’s Development Impact Honors.

Senior officials from the 10 member countries of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Program met on 27-28 June in Almaty to review the implementation of the program aimed to develop regional transport networks, boost regional trade, and secure an efficient, reliable energy supply.

This paper summarizes the proceedings of the Fourteenth Meeting of the Regional Power Trade Coordinating Committee in Kunming, People's Republic of China, on 18-19 June 2013.