Pre-feasibility Study for Setting up SAARC Regional/Sub-regional Coal Based Power Plant

South Asia, as a whole, is having difficulties of supplies in the energy sector. There is load-shedding in all SAARC countries of varying intensities. In Pakistan and Bangladesh, gas shortages have initiated crisis conditions both in thermal as well as electric power sector. Traditionally cheap and abundant gas is no more. In India, major reliance of power sector has been on coal. Despite abundant coal resources, there are coal shortages in India now and coal has to be imported. Oil and Gas is short in all SAARC countries. However, South Asia is rich in Hydro and Coal resources, the latter being the focus of this study.

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Study on Cogeneration Opportunities in Sugar and Paper Industries in SAARC Member States.

The main objective of this study is to review existing cogeneration potential in sugar and pulp & paper industries in four SAARC member countries with a view to assess the current cogeneration situation, potential, government initiatives and legal framework. The study also covers the technical aspects, economic drivers and environmental benefits, barriers and constraints and proposes the way forward for the implementation of cogeneration in SAARC member states.

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Study on Pricing Mechanism of Electricity in SAARC Member States

The main objective of this study on “Pricing Mechanisms for Electricity in SAARC Member States” is to share the experiences in the area of electricity pricing among the Member States and promotion of energy trade in the region. The institutional, legal and regulatory frameworks for electricity sector of the Member States are also examined under this study.

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SAARC Energy Data Book (2003-2013)

This is the fourth issue of SAARC Energy Data Book published by SAARC Energy Centre (SEC). It provides statistics on different sources of energy in the SAARC Region for the years from 2003 to 2013.

The book provides various aspects of energy in this Region for regional and international professionals, researchers and planners.

Basic energy data of SAARC Member States have been taken mainly from The "Energy Statistics Database" of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. The definitions and conversion factors used here conform to those used in the UN publications and have also been included in this issue, for ready reference.

SEC has the mandate to maintain a databank dealing with energy in South Asia to provide a basis for facilitating and promoting regional cooperation. To present reliable and accurate regional energy data in this book, we critically analyze the available UN data for its consistency and try to remove any discrepancies with the help of relevant organizations in the Member States. However, there is a need for assistance of Member States for quick response to the queries for critical review of their country data presented in this book and reporting any correction or revisions. It will help SEC maintain accurate energy statistics.

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