0

Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

Empirical Assessment of the Impact of Power Sector Reforms in Africa: A Study of the Generation, Transmission and Distribution Sectors

[+] Author Affiliations
William Kwasi Gboney, John Cubbin, Xeni Dassiou

City University, London, UK

Paper No. ES2008-54169, pp. 105-116; 12 pages
doi:10.1115/ES2008-54169
From:
  • ASME 2008 2nd International Conference on Energy Sustainability collocated with the Heat Transfer, Fluids Engineering, and 3rd Energy Nanotechnology Conferences
  • ASME 2008 2nd International Conference on Energy Sustainability, Volume 1
  • Jacksonville, Florida, USA, August 10–14, 2008
  • Conference Sponsors: Advanced Energy Systems Division and Solar Energy Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4319-2 | eISBN: 0-7918-3832-3
  • Copyright © 2008 by ASME

abstract

This paper is based on a research study which was carried out, to empirically assess the impact of power sector reforms, comprising privatization, competition and regulatory reforms in 29 African countries, for the period 1988–2005. The list of countries in the research sample is shown in Appendix 1. The main findings for the generation sector is that, in Africa, though energy sector regulation backed by sector law can bring about favorable outcomes, better results are likely to be achieved if the regulatory agency has been in existence for at least 3 years, and it co-exists with either competition ‘for’ the market or private sector participation. On private sector participation, the presence of Independent Power Producers, management contracts and private shareholding in generation assets, can enhance generation sector performance. The results on the transmission system seem to indicate that though the establishment of a regulatory agency can reduce transmission system loss level, this outcome is likely to be achieved if the regulatory agency has been existence for at least 3 years. On distribution system loss, it emerged that the sole existence of a regulatory agency may not be enough to influence a downward trend in distribution system loss level, unless the market, permits the co-existence of competition ‘for’ the market, with a regulatory agency.

Copyright © 2008 by ASME
Topics: Performance

Figures

Tables

Interactive Graphics

Video

Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

NOTE:
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In