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Harmonizing Power Systems in the Greater Mekong Subregion: Regulatory and Pricing Measures to Facilitate Trade

Publication | February 2020
Harmonizing Power Systems in the Greater Mekong Subregion: Regulatory and Pricing Measures to Facilitate Trade

This publication identifies bottlenecks to regional power trading in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) and proposes solutions to overcome them.

The six GMS countries are striving to ensure an adequate, reliable, sustainable, and affordable energy supply for all their citizens. Toward this, the GMS countries have identified power trading as a priority for regional cooperation. However, such trading currently represents less than 2% of electricity consumed in the GMS. This publication examines the regulatory and commercial barriers that are preventing a greater uptake of power trading in the region and identifies the key measures needed to overcome them.

Contents 

  • Regional Power Trading in the GMS: Current Situation
  • Barriers to Cross-Border Trade
  • Priorities for Increasing Regional Electricity Trading
  • Open Access Proposals
  • Methodology for Wheeling Charges
  • Short-Term Bilateral Trading Measures
  • Balancing Mechanism
  • Conclusions and Recommendations
  • Appendixes