SARI/EI Technical Support programs are conducted by IRADe and USEA (U. S. Energy Association).Though there is ongoing power exchange between India and Bhutan, and power trade between India- Bangladesh and India-Nepal, for a regional electricity market in South Asia, countries in the region need to have minimum criteria of power trading to be put in place. For a regional power market it is required that participating countries will have the fundamentals of power trading such as licensing for electricity traders and ensuring open, non-discriminatory access to transmission services, market regulations etc. are put in place. However, the power sector in the countries of the region are at different phases of development and evolution. Hence there are two distinct focus areas for SARI/EI Technical Support activities.