Facilitating Power Trade in the Greater Mekong Subregion: Establishing and Implementing a Regional Grid Code

Publication | December 2022

This report explains the complex challenges facing the six countries in the renewables-rich Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) as they work to implement a comprehensive framework to enable regional electricity power trading.

  • US$32.00 (paperback)

Against the backdrop of energy market volatility, it details how ADB is helping high-voltage electricity network operators reach a deal on interconnections which could unlock extensive economic benefits for each GMS country.

Acknowledging a transparent power-sharing regime is still some way off, it provides a road map to help countries overcome infrastructural challenges and political concerns to build a fully synchronized GMS transmission network.


  • Executive Summary
  • GMS Institutional Planning for Regional Power Trade
  • GMS Networks and Stakeholders
  • GMS Interconnection Options
  • Grid Code Types and Applications
  • Scope of the GMS Regional Grid Codes
  • Implementation of Power Trading
  • Conclusions and Recommendations
  • Appendixes

Additional Details

  • Energy
  • Regional cooperation and integration
  • Cambodia
  • China, People's Republic of
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Myanmar
  • Thailand
  • Viet Nam
  • 126
  • 8.5 x 11
  • TCS220569
  • 978-92-9269-664-1 (print)
  • 978-92-9269-665-8 (electronic)
  • 978-92-9269-666-5 (ebook)

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