Energy Sector Coordinating Committee (ESCC) Meeting

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia: 5-7 July 2010

Representatives from the CAREC countries, CAREC multilateral institutions and other development partners, and international energy experts participated in the meeting. The objectives of the ESCC meeting were to

  • update the initial activities under the CAREC Energy Action Plan,
  • seek agreement on the subcommittee work program, and
  • share experiences and build capacities among participating countries in the subjects of energy regulatory reform and power system operation.

During the meeting, the committee agreed in principle to formulate, monitor, and update a 5-year rolling program of priority CAREC energy investment and technical assistance projects. They were also briefed on Mongolia’s energy sector strategy, regional cooperation policy, investment environment, and projects pipeline.

The committee received an update on the status of the diagnostic studies on energy supply/demand infrastructure constraints and regional energy trade, and on phase 1 of the energy-water linkages modeling. Participants also discussed the proposed ESCC results framework.

Two capacity building sessions were conducted on energy regulation experiences in Mongolia and Kazakhstan, and system operation and regional market integration experiences in India and Turkey.



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