Dr P.N. Fernando obtained his Ph.D. from Imperial College, University of London in 1976. He was a former Manager in ADB Infrastructure, Energy and Financial Sectors Department East Region responsible for directing the planning and implementation of electrical power, petroleum, natural gas, renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy sector restructuring, and regional energy sector integration operations in half of ADB’s developing member countries.
Cheaper, cleaner, more reliable: Why invest in cross-border power-trading
07 Mar 2016
Despite improvements to energy supply over the years, many Indian states still face frequent power shortages. Meanwhile, neighbouring countries such as Nepal and Bhutan have large reserves of untapped hydropower with the potential to meet unserved demand for energy in major load centres. Investing in interconnections could also contribute to significant reductions in carbon emissions. This column quantifies potential gains from an integrated South Asian power.
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