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Power-sector reform and regulation in Africa offers detailed, up-to-date and original research into how governments and policymakers in six African countries have grappled with the development of their energy sectors. Arising out of a two-year peer-learning process involving senior executives in the electricity regulators in each country, the book contains an intelligent and clear analysis of the knowledge and shared experiences gathered in Africa by African scholars.

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Format : 240mm x 168mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 216
ISBN 10 : 978-07969-2410-0
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2410-0
Publish Year : 2013<br>Open Access available - July 2013
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List of tables and figures
Acronyms and abbreviations
Introduction

Chapter 1
Kenya: enabling private-sector participation in electricity generation

Chapter 2
Tanzania: learning the hard way

Chapter 3
Uganda: brave reforms and new growth

Chapter 4
Zambia: looking east for additional generation capacity

Chapter 5
Nambia: seeking independent power producers

Chapter 6
Ghana: pursuing the standard electricity-sector reform model

Joseph Kapika is a Researcher and PhD candidate with the Management Programme in Infrastructure Reform and Regulation (MIR) at UCTs GSB. He is also the Co-ordinator of the programmes African Electricity Regulator Peer Review and Learning Network. Joseph previously worked in Zambia at the Energy Regulation Board, ZESCO Limited and the Copperbelt Energy Corporation. He has a B.Eng. (Hons) in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from Loughborough University in England, and an M.Sc. in Economic Management and Policy from the University of Strathclyde in Scotland.

Anton Eberhard is head of MIR which is committed to enhancing knowledge and capacity in the management, reform and regulation of the energy, telecommunications, water and transport sectors in support of sustainable development in Africa and other regions with emerging economies. Prof Eberhards research focuses primarily on the management of reform and regulation in the electricity sector, including private-sector participation in management contracts, leases, concessions, divestiture and greenfield investments, as well as the challenges involved in transforming state-owned enterprises. He has also done work on financial mechanisms and business models that facilitate the introduction of energy efficiency and renewable energy. He is co-author, with Clive van Horen, of Poverty and Power (Pluto, 1995), serves on the board of the Journal of Economic Regulation and Governance, and has written many chapters in books and articles in internationally accredited journals.

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