Foundations Course in Utility Regulation in Africa
August 22 - 27, 2004
Cape Town, South Africa
Participants learned about energy sector reform, rate-of-return regulation, price cap and other incentive regulation mechanisms, and rate design and pricing. He and then-Chairman Thomas Welch of the Maine Public Utilities Commission led sessions on overview of rate-of-return, price caps, revenue caps and other mechanisms, and designing price caps and revenue caps. They led case study exercises focusing on electricity restructuring, choosing regulatory priorities and hybrid regulatory systems.
Presented by the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), the World Bank, the World Bank Institute (WBI), PURC, the Graduate School of Business at the University of Cape Town, and in association with the African Forum for Utility Regulators (AFUR) and the Regional Electricity Regulators Association (RERA), and with financial support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the World Bank/Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF).
In attendance were 42 utility professionals from 13 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.