Research Project Reports

Study on Effective Power Infrastructure Investment through Power Grid Interconnections in East Asia

By Kazutaka Fukasawa, Ichiro Kutani and Yanfei Li

ERIA Research Project Report 2014-30

Posted: December 2015

Abstract

Dense cross-border power grid connections can benefit the ASEAN region through maximum use of untapped resources to generate power and stabilise power supply with low investment for power stations. This study aims to support existing initiatives--ASEAN Power Grid and Greater Mekong Subregion Power Master Plan--by quantitatively showing possible economic and environmental benefits of such power grid connections.

This study selected specific routes from candidate international connection lines extracted from a FY2013 study on the same subject, and carried out preliminary planning and cost estimation for said selected routes and cross-border line per kilowatt-hour. The results indicate that although cross-border connection lines are capital intensive, the attainable benefits seem large enough to rationalise the investment. This study drew policy implications on how to resolve the remaining institutional barriers.

Full Report

RPR-FY2014-30

Contents

Cover

Preface

Acknowledgement

Contents

List of Tables

List of Figures

List of Abbreviations

List of Project Member

Executive Summary

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. Preliminary Feasibility Assessment of Selected Routes

Chapter 3. Institutional and Regulatory Framework

Chapter 4. Major Findings and Policy Recommendations

Appendix: Power Grid Interconnections in the ASEAN Region (by Country)

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