Financial Modelling for Utility Tariff Setting

University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business

How long?

  • 2 weeks
  • online

What are the topics?

University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business

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Who should attend

You will benefit highly from this course if you are a:

  • Manager or senior professional in a utility, a regulatory authority or government
  • Utility Board member
  • Professional in the power sector
  • Manager or senior professional in a utility, a regulatory authority or government

About the course

Professionals in the power sector need a unique skill set. Gain practical know-how with this specialised short course. Financial modelling for tariff setting is a core skillset for professionals working in the continent’s power sector regulatory, municipal and utility space. The Financial Modelling for Utility Tariff Setting course at the UCT GSB gives managers, senior professionals and advisors in utilities, regulatory authorities and government the skills needed to set tariffs in a regulated context.

This specialised one-week course is offered by the Power Futures Lab, a leading centre of excellence at the UCT GSB.

The course provides a basic understanding of the building blocks of a tariff-setting financial model. It teaches delegates to build a financial model – including all constituent parts such as regulatory asset base, weighted average cost of capital, and energy and input costs – that can run sensitivity analyses and provide various tariff paths.

The course builds on the foundational knowledge developed in the Managing Power Sector Reform and Regulation in Africa short course at the UCT GSB, but it can be taken as a stand-alone course. Delegates should bring their own laptops and have computer literacy in Excel.

What does the course focus on?

Topics covered include:

  • An optional module on basic financial concepts and basic Excel financial formulas
  • Tariff objectives
  • Cash flow and accounting equivalence: Building a simple model from scratch
  • Valuation techniques
  • Capital costs: Asset base, capex, depreciations
  • Endogenous and exogenous capex
  • Costs of capital: WACC, costs of debt, costs of equity
  • Opex: efficiency levels, benchmarking, demand projections
  • Fixed and variable costs
  • Tariff level and tariff structure, efficiency and affordability

Experts

Peter Twesigye

Peter Twesigye is a PhD Candidate in Managing Infrastructure Investment Reform Regulation In Africa (MIRA) based at the Graduate School of Business (GSB) of the University of Cape Town. He is an Infrastructure Economist with work experience in Electricity Distribution & previously in Utility ...

Martin Rodriguez Pardina

Martin Rodriguez Pardina is currently Chief Economist of Macro Consulting S.A. a consulting firm specialized in economic regulation of utilities. He has experience working as a consultant in regulation and restructuring of public utilities in Latin America, Middle East, Africa, Russia and India. ...

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