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University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business

Managing Power Sector Reform and Regulation

Sep 30—Oct 4, 2019
5 days
Cape Town, South Africa
ZAR 29950 ≈USD 2046
ZAR 5990 per day
Oct 7—11, 2019
5 days
Cape Town, South Africa
ZAR 33000 ≈USD 2254
ZAR 6600 per day

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Description

Leaders, managers and professionals in infrastructure sectors around the world are facing new and complex challenges. The old model of state-owned, vertically integrated utilities is giving way to hybrid models with increased private sector participation and competition. New regulatory regimes are being put in place and reformed utilities need to deliver expanded and affordable services for the poor, while underpinning and supporting economic growth. Renewable energy is reaching grid-parity, distributed generation is on the rise and new reform and regulatory models need to be explored to accelerate investment and to manage power systems effectively.

This programme, focused on Africa's needs, exposes participants to the frontiers of international experience, including new research on the “Utility of the Future”. Leading international experts are part of the teaching faculty. A number of case studies from Africa will be presented. Participants will also be given a thorough grounding in the fundamentals and practice of economic regulation of utilities.

This course is offered by the Management Programme in Infrastructure Reform and Regulation (MIR) at the GSB, a leading centre of excellence and expertise in Africa and emerging economies. The course is run in partnership with the African Forum of Utility Regulators and the Regional Electricity Regulators Association.

Is this course for me?

Board members, managers and senior professionals in utilities, government, regulatory authorities, civil society and the private sector working in the electricity sector can all benefit greatly from this course.

Key take-outs

The course aims to build an understanding of:

  • Challenges in improving the performance of the power sector in Africa
  • Global and African developments in power sector reform
  • Economic and technical regulation of monopoly components of the sector
  • Accelerating investment in competitive elements of the sector – IPPs
  • Preparing for the future with the growth of variable RE and distributed resources

Who should attend

Board members, managers and senior professionals in utilities, government, regulatory authorities, civil society and the private sector working in the electricity sector can all benefit greatly from this course.

Experts

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND 1965-1969 Matriculated first class, Grey High School 1971-1975 BSc (Chem Eng), University of Cape Town 1976-1978 BA (with distinction), Univ. of South Africa 1979-1982 PhD, University of Edinburgh Fields of Specialisation: Economics, management, restructuring and regul...
Carolina Barreto is a renewable energy professional with more than 10 years of international experience. Ms. Barreto is part of Tetra Tech’s Clean Energy Team working on the identification, development, and implementation of donor funded energy projects worldwide. This work involves the developme...
Mr. Thembani Bukula serves as Chief Executive Officer of PowerX Proprietary Limited. Mr. Bukula is an Advisor of greenTEK ventures Sarl. He served as Managing Member of IJANGA Consulting Service, focusing on specialised engineering projects and a Director of Business Development at Bytes Managed ...
Robert Koch was born in Johannesburg in March 1966. He received his B.Eng and M.Eng (cum laude) degrees from the University of Stellenbosch. He has been employed by Eskom since 1990, and is currently Corporate Specialist (Power Quality) and Eskom's National Quality of Supply Co-coordinator. Robe...
Junior Research Fellow and PhD candidate in the Management Programme in Infrastructure Regulation and Reform (MIR), based at the Graduate School of Business (GSB) of the University of Cape Town. His research focuses on independent power producer (IPP) and emerging power investments in Africa, esp...
Tanaka joined Sustainable Energy Africa in 2018. She obtained a BSc and MSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cape Town. During her studies, Tanaka joined Engineers without Borders through which she developed a passion for using renewable energy to alleviate poverty. In order to purs...
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 ...
Jarrad Wright is a qualified electrical engineer with an M.Sc Eng (Elec) and has recently finalised his Ph.D. at Wits University. He is also a registered Professional Engineer (Pr.Eng.) with ECSA and a member of SAIEE, CIGRE and IEEE. He has extensive power sector consulting experience in 11 Afri...

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Sep 30—Oct 4, 2019
5 days
Cape Town, South Africa
ZAR 29950 ≈USD 2046
ZAR 5990 per day
Oct 7—11, 2019
5 days
Cape Town, South Africa
ZAR 33000 ≈USD 2254
ZAR 6600 per day

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