Regional power sector integration: lessons from global case studies and a literature review

3pm, July 31st, 2015

This report contains twelve case studies and a literature review assessing the current state of regional power sector integration (RPSI) efforts around the world. It draws upon the case study experiences to develop a set of findings to help practitioners address the major challenges that can commonly impede enhanced international electricity cooperation and trade.

The twelve case studies cover developing and industrialized countries in five continents and together, include participation from 96 utilities and IPPs with more than 1,200 GW in generation. The literature review covers more than 70 academic and other papers, and summarizes their analysis along major themes with suggestions for further investigation.

You can view the case studies the paper draws on below:

Transmission and trading

Greater Mekong Subregion
South African Power Pool
South East Europe
Central American Electric Interconnection System
Gulf Cooperation Council Countries
Nile Basin Initiative


Cahora Bassa
Nam Theun 2

Developed countries

PJM Interconnect
Union for the Coordination of the Transmissions of Electricity

Read the literature review.

Institutions Involved

  • World Bank ESMAP
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