Dr Deb Chattopadhyay leads the Power System Planning Group of the World Bank in Washington DC. He was a Director with Deloitte Australia and a Principal of Charles River Associates Asia Pacific before joining the World Bank. He holds adjunct professor appointments in University of Melbourne and University of Queensland in Australia.
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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