Reforming the Power Sector in Africa

Author: M. R. Bhagavan

Publisher: Zed Books

ISBN: STANFORD:36105023646545

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 380

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Today, the public sector in Africa, like in much of the rest of the world, is perceived as having led to inefficiency, waste, indifference and corruption in the provision of public services generally. The power supply sector is now experiencing a process of restructuring and reform, including privatization. The contributors to this volume, who are themselves involved in the policy process in their own countries, examine how far this movement towards restructuring and reform has proceeded in Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe.Based on empirical research, the authors have generated policy options and scenarios that are bound to be of vital interest to policy makers and implementers throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. Among the key topics dealt with are: the determinants of performance and efficiency; vertical and horizontal unbundling of power generation, distribution and sales; the role of independent power producers; the benefits and risks attendant on reform and privatization; and the legal and regulatory framework on which everything else depends.
Capacity Building for a Reforming African Power Sector

Author: African Energy Policy Research Network

Publisher: Zed Books

ISBN: 1842772392

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 324

View: 999

Capacity building for the power sector is an important national responsibility, which Governments in Africa need to seriously address. The inability of Governments to mobilize the required level of investment and commitment to the development and retention of a wide array of skills needed by the power sector is, in part, responsible for many of the difficulties that are faced by the region's electricity industry.Under the aegis of the AFREPREN Capacity Building Theme Group, a regional study and four country studies (Zimbabwe, Mauritius, Ethiopia and South Africa) addressed the capacity building question in the African power sector. This volume presents the findings of the studies.The studies analyse issues of manpower recruitment, training and retention in national power utilities. They also highlight the challenges and implications of capacity building initiatives in a reforming electricity industry and propose innovative options for capacity building in the region's power sector.
The Regulation of the Power Sector in Africa

Author: Edward Marandu

Publisher: Zed Books

ISBN: STANFORD:36105119828908

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 392

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Attracting private investment and delivery of services to the poor majority are priority goals for reforming and regulating the power sector in Sub-Saharan Africa. The licensing process and the tariff regime are important determinants of new investment in the electricity industry. For the licensing process to attract private investors, the procedures must be clear and must function efficiently and transparently, while the tariff regime must reflect actual costs. This book examines the extent to which the twin goals of attracting investment and providing energy to the poor are addressed by the existing legal and regulatory framework. By studying six countries in the east and southern African region, some helpful lessons worth sharing with other African countries are learned.
Power Sector Reform in SubSaharan Africa

Author: John K. Turkson

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0312227787

Category: History

Page: 222

View: 589

As part of the wave of liberalization sweeping most parts of the world, power sectors around the globe are coming under intense scrutiny, with some being restructured. This book presents six case studies (Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Uganda and Mauritius) to examine the process and implementation experiences of power sector reform in Subsaharan Africa. It also presents a cross-country comparison that discusses the reform paths and strategies chosen by the different countries.
Planning and Management in the African Power Sector

Author: Lucy Redeby


ISBN: STANFORD:36105023173805

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 302

View: 636

The generation of electricity, while by no means the only energy sector to be taken into account in African countries, is crucial to the modern economy generally and to the future growth of manufacturing in particular. This study explores the problems of the power sector in Africa, including the tendency to ignore the electricity needs of the population at large. It stresses that power sector reforms are dependent on political stability, strong macro-economic demand, and foreign aid not distorting policy.
The Implication of the West African Power Pool (WAPP) to the Electrify Supply Industry (ESI) in Nigeria

Author: Luqman Adedokun

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783668417281

Category: Political Science

Page: 11

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Essay from the year 2015 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Region: Africa, , language: English, abstract: This paper discusses the history, vision and mission of the West African Power Pool, as well as its successes and constraints then appraising its impact on the Nigeria electricity supply industry using the doctrinal research methodology.
Energy Politics and Rural Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

Author: Naaborle Sackeyfio

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319601229

Category: Political Science

Page: 193

View: 425

This book addresses the paradox of uneven electricity in one of the fastest growing and now petro rich economies, Ghana, by addressing the question of why one of the most hydro rich countries in sub-Saharan Africa produces irregular access for all but ‘swing’ voter regions of the country. The book questions why targeted rural electricity initiatives over the course of the last two decades have yielded uneven benefits for what is a substantial portion of the country’s population. Using Ghana as an emblematic case-study that speaks to broader regional concerns, including those of Nigeria and South Africa, this book contextualizes the variegated nature of how power sector reforms could not be undertaken without significant political costs. Indeed, the book situates an unfolding political landscape that prompted the successful but partial implementation of power sector reforms in part prompted by the Washington consensus and undergirded by a shrinking role for the state in the wider economy.
Power Sector Reform in SubSaharan Africa

Author: J. Turkson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230524552

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 222

View: 496

As part of the wave of liberalisation sweeping most parts of the world, power sectors around the globe are coming under intense scrutiny, with some being restructured. This book presents six-country-case studies to examine the process and implementation experiences of power sector reform in Subsaharan Africa.