Training for South Asia Regional Initiative for Energy Integration (SARI/EI)
Delhi, India – Through funding from USAID’s South Asia Regional Initiative for Energy Integration (SARI/EI) program, 15 energy executives from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Nepal participated in the final of three modules on the design, management and operation of a power trading entity. The training was organized by the U.S. Energy Association and conducted by PTC India Ltd. (India’s largest power trader) at their offices in New Delhi, India. The program was tailored for the Nepalese, to provide them with the institutional and human capacity to establish a power trading entity in Nepal, as a next step to expand cross-border electricity cooperation between governmental, public and private enterprises. Cross-border electricity trade and collaboration has the potential to provide much needed economic and environmental benefits and improved energy security to all the countries, and ultimately the region.