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South Asia, which accounts for over a quarter of the world’s population, is bolstering its transmission and distribution infrastructure to meet growing energy demand, not only by expanding power grids but also by improving renewable energy sources such as solar and hydropower.

The electricity policies of South Asian countries aim at providing electricity to every household.

The expansion of electricity coverage across industries and households benefits South Asian countries significantly.

Steps taken towards green growth, green energy:

Because South Asia has abundant renewable energy resources (hydropower, solar, wind, geothermal, and biomass), leaders are increasingly focusing on efficient, creative, and advanced energy production technologies in order to achieve 100% electrification.

The current participation in cross border power-sharing projects has been restricted among three nations, Nepal, India and Bangladesh.

Progress:

South Asia’s electricity production has increased exponentially, from 340 terawatt hours (TWh) in 1990 to 1500 TWh in 2015.

Issues:

Way ahead:

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