The information included in this publication pertains to the years 2001 and 2002. The first part of the
publication contains an analysis and overview of electric power development at the regional level considering
electricity generation and consumption, electric power generating capacity, access to electricity, electricity
prices, and carbon dioxide emissions associated with power generation. Selected statistical tables on fuel
consumption, system losses, renewable energy capacity, export/import of electricity, and stand-alone units
are also provided for some countries.
The second part of the publication contains country or area profiles with information on energy sector
development, major achievements, challenges, and stakeholders in the electricity sector.
Information is collected primarily through a survey questionnaire filled in by utilities, institutes and other
government agencies of the region. Statistics produced and made available by other international
organizations have been used to complete or augment the collected information.
The ESCAP secretariat would like to extend its deepest gratitude for the cooperation and assistance of
the organizations and authorities, which have contributed to the issuance of this publication.