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BIMSTEC – Building a Regional Approach to Energy Security for BIMSTEC (ORF)

Roshan Saha, Anasua Basu Ray Chaudhury

The seventh of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aims “to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all” by 2030. Such quest for energy security is echoed in subregional strategies as well; in the BIMSTEC region, it is a key priority. As the gap in electricity supply and demand increases in the countries of BIMSTEC, trans-border cooperation can help diversify energy sources, reduce the average cost of supply, and meet peak demands. This paper examines the current state of cross-border energy cooperation in the region, identifies the challenges to electricity trade between the countries, and explores opportunities for mutually beneficial energy cooperation

Building a Regional Approach to Energy Security for BIMSTEC | ORF (orfonline.org)