Frontiers in Managing Reform and Regulation in the Electricity Sector in Africa

October 16 - 21, 2005
Cape Town, South Africa

Participants learned about the international experience with electricity sector reform, and engaged in a case exercise on carrying out reform in the African context during sessions taught by Dr. Paul Sotkiewicz. They studied widely applied regulatory mechanisms and their properties, the design and practical implementation of price caps and revenue caps, and rate design and tariff structures.

This course was sponsored by the Graduate School of Business at the University of Cape Town in association with PURC, the World Bank Institute, the Regional Electricity Regulators Association (RERA) and the African Forum for Utility Regulators (AFUR) and with support from the Norwegian Agency for Development and Cooperation. (NORAD).

In attendance were 42 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.


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