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27 Jun 2024

Power Trip: The Case for Private Sector in Distribution

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World Bank Group

  • Electricity distribution and effective utility management is a core driver of a viable power sector. The World Bank is supporting utility reform across the continent to attract private sector investment in distribution
  • Africa has had a checkered history on the outcome various forms of privatization, whether Management Contract, Concession or full privatization
  • The discussion will focus on the right approach for specific country context, utility turnaround and best practices; as well as actively seek perspectives from govt. stakeholders, investors, utilities, DFI’s and development partners on implementing a successful private sector approach
Ashish Khanna, Practice Manager, Energy, West & Central Africa - The World Bank Group
Aparna Rao, Senior Energy Specialist, West & Central Africa - The World Bank Group
H.E. Honourable Emile Ouosso, Minister of Energy & Hydraulics - Congo
Musiliu Oseni, Vice Chairman - Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Nigeria
Ziria Tibalwa Waako, CEO - Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA), Uganda
Mathias Kouassi, Deputy General Director - Compagnie Ivoirienne de'Electricité (CIE), Côte d'Ivoire
Linda Munyengeterwa, Global Director, Public Private Partnerships & Corporate Finance Advisory - IFC
Richard Nelson, Coordinator - Power Africa
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