GMS Regional Power Trade Coordination and Development


Project 39594-012
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Type TA
Sector Energy
Country Regional
Start 2006
End 2009
Status Closed
Last Edited 05 Jul 2021


US$('000) 1,300
Confinancing Source: Agence Francaise de Developpement

Project Description

The TA was designed to assist the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) member countries in developing their institutions and building capacities that will lead to the creation of efficient and competitive GMS power market. In particular, the TA supported the activities of GMS Regional Power Trade Coordination Committee (RPTCC). The TA comprised four coherent components undertaken in two phases: Phase 1: (i) Component 1, Developing a Systematic and Integrated Action Plan on Regional Power Trade Development; and (ii) Component 2: Facilitating Creation of Institutions to Coordinate and Develop Regional Power Trade. Phase 2: (i) Component 3: Capacity Building and Human Resource Development; and (ii) Component 4: Establishment of a Platform and Database for Information Exchange and Communication.

Progress (as of March 2021)

Project closed


Contact 1
Contact Name Jude, Anthony J.
Organization Asian Development Bank
Contact 2
Contact Name -
Organization -
Email -

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  • Established cross-border grid connections among neighboring countries to allow contracted power trade and share resources available in 2010.
  • Achieved cross-border power trade of 500 megawatts per year started in 2010.
  • Established institutions promoting cross-border power trade in 2007.