Frontiers in Managing Reform and Regulation of Infrastructure Utilities in Africa
August 13 - 17, 2007
Cape Town, South Africa
Participants learned about overall trends in electricity sector reform at the course during sessions taught by Dr. Paul Sotkiewicz in Cape Town. They also engaged in practical exercises related to the properties of various regulatory methodologies, implementing price cap and revenue cap regulation, conducting price reviews, and rate design for efficient use and pro-poor policies.
The course was presented by the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town, in association with the African Forum for Utility Regulators (AFUR), the Regional Energy Regulators Association (RERA), and PURC.
In attendance were 45 utility professionals from 12 nations. PURC Director of Energy Studies Paul Sotkiewicz was invited to serve as a faculty member at the course and develop course materials, including strategic case studies. His contribution continues a cooperative effort, begun in 2001, between PURC and the University of Cape Town to provide regulatory capacity building on the African continent.