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Video Conference on “Roadmap for the Implementation of SAARC Framework Agreement on Energy Cooperation (Electricity)

Video Conference on “Roadmap for the Implementation of SAARC Framework Agreement on Energy Cooperation (Electricity)

SAARC Energy Centre, Islamabad is organizing a Video Conference on “Roadmap for the Implementation of SAARC Framework Agreement on Energy Cooperation (Electricity)” on Tuesday, 22 September, 2020 from 1100-1430 hrs Pakistan Standard Time (PKT).

Recognizing the importance of electricity in promoting economic growth and improving the quality of life, “SAARC Framework Agreement for Energy Cooperation (Electricity)” was signed in 2014. Adoption of this agreement is a crucial step towards a SAARC Market for Electricity on a regional basis. The key objectives of this agreement are to improve power availability in the entire region and facilitate integrated operation of the regional power grid. 

The Agreement contains broad-ranging provisions: 

  1. Non-discriminatory access to transmission  
  2. Market based pricing of electricity exchanged, and 
  3. Establishment of body for coordination regional power integration and trade 

The motive is to allow cross border trade of electricity among the South Asian countries. Progress has been made in developing bilateral electricity interconnection among some of the SAARC member states however regional interconnection is yet to be established. 

SEC, under its thematic area of “Program on Energy Trade between SAARC countries” (PENT), is organising a video conference on “Roadmap for the implementation of SAARC Framework Agreement on Energy Cooperation (Electricity)”. 

The scheduled conference will be a one-day activity and will consist of presentations / talks from experts from the SAARC region as well as outside SAARC region expert to share their experience on such regional energy frameworks. This target audience for this event will be government officials from relevant ministries, policy makers, professionals working in power sector and academia from SAARC member states. 

It is apprised that the event will be open for all and anyone interested to join can register using the provided link:

 https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6095276158969835534

Relevant Material:

  1. Concept Paper, Click Here
  2. Agenda of the Video Conference, Click Here
  3. Guidelines to Join the Video Conference, Click Here