Power Connections: Cross-border electricity trade gains traction in South Asia

A number of developments over the past several months indicate the strengthening of cross-border electricity trade (CBET) in South Asia, with India playing a pivotal role in it. CBET in South Asia is mostly being undertaken through the bilateral route and the share of the power exchanges is gradually inching up. CBET is crucial from the viewpoint of energy security in the South Asian region, especially in light of the current geo­political scenario.

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