Cross-Border Energy Trade between Nepal and India: Assessment of Trading Opportunities

David Hurlbut, Amy Rose, Joseph Palchak, Jaquelin Cochran, Brendan McBennett, Jaquelin Cochran

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


This study builds on several prior analyses of cross-border energy trading in South Asia to explore the potential trading opportunities between India, Nepal, and the larger South Asia region, including Bangladesh and Bhutan. It uses a detailed one-year, 1-hour resolution unit commitment and economic dispatch model of the South Asia power system to examine the technical and economic impacts of imports and exports under different assumptions about hydropower development in Nepal and regional trade agreements in the year 2022.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages53
StatePublished - 2019

Bibliographical note

See NREL/TP-6A20-72345 for related companion report

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-6A20-72066


  • Asia
  • Bangladesh
  • cross-border energy trading
  • India
  • international cooperation
  • Nepal
  • production cost modeling


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