Cross Border Transmission

India is actively working with its neighbouring countries to develop a robust transmission network with capability of high-power transmission flow across countries. To facilitate import / export of electricity between India and neighbouring countries, the Ministry of Power, Govt. of India has issued the "Guidelines for Import/Export (Cross Border) of Electricity-2018" on 18th December, 2018. Presently, India is connected with Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Myanmar.

South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation(SAARC) countries have signed the SAARC Framework Agreement Energy Cooperation (Electricity) on 27th November, 2014, which allows the member states to carry out Cross Border Trade of Electricity subject to laws, rules, and regulations of the respective member states.
In terms of regulatory and policy progress for cross-border trade in India, MoP has issued Guidelines for Import/Export (Cross Border) of Electricity in 2018, which were modified in 2019. Other than this, CERC has issued Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (Cross Border Trade of Electricity) Regulations, 2019