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Improving Energy Efficiency in South Asia

Publication | October 2016
Improving Energy Efficiency in South Asia

Opportunities for energy efficiency in South Asian power systems exist mostly in the areas of operation of thermal power plants, electricity transmission and delivery systems and in demand management and conservation at the user-end.

This paper concludes that there is scope for significant improvement in coal-fired power plant efficiency improvements and loss reduction in transmission and distribution systems. On the demand side expanded application of time-of-use electricity tariffs and appliance standards along with demand control through smart metering will improve efficiency. These improvements can be realized with appropriate policies and programs that can be readily implemented with the existing institutional framework.


  • Tables
  • Abstract
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Efficiency of Power Plants
  • Losses in Power Transmission and Distribution
  • Management of Demand and Ancillary Services
  • Institutions and Regulatory Initiatives
  • Conclusions
  • References