GMS Power GridWho gains, who loses?
Chuenchom Sangarasri Greacen
17 July 2005
Implementation of GMS Power Trade Operation Agreement- Stage 1
Implementation of GMS Power Trade Ageement stage I
To set an implementation framework for bilateral power trade between countries with transmission links in accordance with the draft GMS Power Trade Operation Agreement stage I
Norconsult June 2002
*Cost savings of extended power cooperation scenarios over base case
Source: Comments on Indicative Master Plan on Power Interconnection in GMS Countries by Bretton W. Garrett, P.Eng., Ph.D.
Analyses of Dr. Brettron Garrett
Transmission expert from BC, Canada
1. The most serious concern is the wisdom of committing to an expensive, long-term electricity trade arrangement without certainty of the economic benefits
Opportunity for peak reduction
Reduce Peak by only 2.5%
Fact 3.No competition
4. Vulnerability of power interconnection to political situation
Without GMS Grid, Thailands energy security would be at risk?
Source: Norconsult, Indicative Master Plan on Power Interconnection in GMS Countries, June 2002
Reduces air and water pollution