Energy Security and Energy Market Integration in South Asia

Improving Energy Access and Enhancing Regional Stability

October 7 Sunday


October 7 - 9, 2018


Kathmandu, Nepal


Dr Nishchal PANDEY, Director, Centre for South Asian Studies(CSAS); Dr Peter HEFELE, Director, Regional Project Energy Security and Climate Change, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Hong Kong



In South Asia, energy demand is growing rapidly. The benefits of an interconnected electricity system in the region have not been fully utilized. KAS RECAP and COSATT hold a workshop to discuss energy cooperation between countries in South Asia.

Also available in Deutsch

Lack of access to stable and affordable energy is a massive roadblock for further economic and social development in South Asia. Integrating local and national energy markets can effectively contribute to increasing energy security throughout the region.

Against this backdrop, the workshop will focus on options for further regional integration of national energy markets to enhance energy security in South Asia.

Among others, the following topics to be discussed:

  • Current developments in local, national and regional energy systems in each of the SAARC member states
  • Lessons to be learnt from other energy market integration processes, i.e. European Union and ASEAN
  • Geostrategic implications of energy security in the SAARC region
  • Political and legal requirements for better connecting local and national energy systems/markets
  • Options for new business models in the production, transmission and distribution of energy
Electricity access

An efficiently coordinated distribution of electric energy is a condition for energy security in developing countries.

Contact person

Dr. Peter Hefele

Head of the Regional Project Energy Security and Climate Change in Asia and Pacific

Dr. Peter Hefele
Phone +852 28822245
Fax +852 28828515
Languages: Deutsch,‎ English,‎ Français,‎ Magyar


Consortium of South Asian Think Tanks (COSATT)