Asia: Lower Mekong

First Lower Mekong Regional Regulatory Workshop

Dates: October 14-16, 2013
Location: Bangkok, Thailand

With the support of the U.S. Department of State, NARUC launched the first in a series of regional regulatory workshops, with participation from national regulators from Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam, and those performing regulatory functions from Laos and Myanmar. Two NARUC volunteer experts participated in the workshop. The workshop sought to review tariff issues with a focus on moving to cost-reflective pricing, protecting of vulnerable consumers, and advancing renewable energy; regional interconnections and cross-border trade; and resource planning strategies, including integrated resource planning.

NARUC’s regional regulatory workshop supported the Energy Pillar of the Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI), providing a platform for national energy regulators and those performing regulatory functions to better coordinate on energy regulatory issues in order to facilitate cross-border trade and regional market development, pur clean energy development, and enhance energy security.




At A Glance

Project Dates: 2013-2015

Primary Partners:
Electricity Authority of Cambodia

Lao P.D.R. Ministry of Energy and Mines

Myanmar Ministry of Electric Power

Energy Regulatory Commission of Thailand

Electricity Regulatory Authority of Vietnam

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Southeast Asian Regulators Work to Advance Energy Security
With the support of the U.S. Department of State, NARUC supported regulators in Southeast Asia by offering a platform to collaborate to advance regional market development.