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Table 8.

Recent regional cooperation for sharing of electricity in South Asia.

Participant countriesDescription
Afghanistan and Central Asia In 2011, Afghanistan imported about 2,246.2 GWh electricity from Iran, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan. CASA − 1000 has expected to increase the electricity trade 
Bangladesh and India In 2013, Bangladesh imported about 500 MW (expandable to 1,000 MW in future) electricity from India 
India and Bhutan In 2013/2014, India imported 5,556 GWh electricity from Bhutan. India and Bhutan have signed an agreement by which India will import a minimum of 5,000 MW electricity by 2020 
Nepal and India In 2013, Nepal imported 793 GWh electricity from India 
Sri Lanka and India A feasibility study has been conducted by Sri Lanka for importing up to 1,000 MW electricity from India 
Pakistan and India Pakistan submitted a draft MoU to India for importing about 1,200 MW electricity. CASA could be extended up to India 
Pakistan and Iran In 2014, Pakistan imported 419 GWh electricity from Iran 
Participant countriesDescription
Afghanistan and Central Asia In 2011, Afghanistan imported about 2,246.2 GWh electricity from Iran, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan. CASA − 1000 has expected to increase the electricity trade 
Bangladesh and India In 2013, Bangladesh imported about 500 MW (expandable to 1,000 MW in future) electricity from India 
India and Bhutan In 2013/2014, India imported 5,556 GWh electricity from Bhutan. India and Bhutan have signed an agreement by which India will import a minimum of 5,000 MW electricity by 2020 
Nepal and India In 2013, Nepal imported 793 GWh electricity from India 
Sri Lanka and India A feasibility study has been conducted by Sri Lanka for importing up to 1,000 MW electricity from India 
Pakistan and India Pakistan submitted a draft MoU to India for importing about 1,200 MW electricity. CASA could be extended up to India 
Pakistan and Iran In 2014, Pakistan imported 419 GWh electricity from Iran 

Source: Singh et al. (2015).

CASA-1000, Central Asia-South Asia power project.

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