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Closed-Door: Africa Regulators Roundtable Series - Meeting 6: Predictability, Tariff Setting and Licensing Framework - By Invitation Only

23 Jun 2023
Boardroom 1

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  • Predictability - what hampers the effective and consistent implementation of the tariff methodology and in particular tariff reviews?
  • Economic Regulation - Tariff Setting & Financial Performance - Is there a transitional path or roll-out plan agreed between the utility and the regulator to attain cost reflective tariffs over a specified period? What are the pressing challenges? What can governments, development partners do to support the transition to cost reflective tariffs? What tariff policy and mechanisms have regulators adopted to make tariff affordable to low-income consumers, as well as the poor and vulnerable. (subsidy, tiered tariff structure, life-life block etc.)? How has this been balanced with the needs of private sector returns?
  • Licensing Framework - What are the main challenges in developing and effectively implementing a strong licensing framework to potential licensees? Does the licensing framework include any additional incentives to encourage investors into specific market segments? Has it worked? What has been your response (as regulator) to address the common frustrations expressed by potential licensees?
Chairperson
Daniel Kiptoo Bargoria, Director General - Energy & Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA), Kenya
Peter Twesigye, Research Lead: Power Market Reforms & Regulation - Power Futures Lab, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Callixte Kambanda, Division Manager - AfDB
Speakers
Sandrine Ngalula Mubenga, CEO - Autorite de Regulation du secteur de l'Electricite (ARE), Democratic Republic of the Congo
Seharla Abdulahi, Director General - Petroleum & Energy Authority (PEA), Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
Abdihafid Dirir, Director of Communication & Board Member - Somali Petroleum Authority (SPA), Federal Republic of Somalia
Sesneica Leal, Chairman of the Board of Directors - AGER, Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe
Emmanuel Berre, Director General - Agence de régulation du secteur de l'eau potable et de l'énergie électrique (ARSEE), Gabonese Republic
Skhumbuzo Tsabedze, CEO - Eswatini Energy Regulatory Authority (ESERA), Kingdom of Eswatini
Balthazar Nganikiye, Director General - Agence de Regulation des secteurs de l'Eau potable et de l'Energie (AREEN), Republic of Burundi
Carlos Ramos, Director - Agencia Reguladora Multissectorial da Economia (ARME), Republic of Cabo Verde
Jean Paul M’Batna, Director General - Autorite de Regulation du Secteur de l'Energie electrique (ARSE), Republic of Chad
Ishmael Ackah, Executive Secretary - Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC), Ghana
Oscar Amonoo-Neizer, Executive Secretary - Energy Commission, Ghana
Felisbela Cunhete, Executive Board Member - Autoridade Reguladora de Energia (ARENE), Republic of Mozambique
Nhlanhla Gumede, Full-Time Regulator Member Responsible for Electricity Regulation - National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA), Republic of South Africa
Nomfundo Maseti, Full-time Regulator Member Responsible for Piped Gas Regulation - National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA), Republic of South Africa
Kanni Touray, Deputy Director General, Petroleum Commission - Republic of The Gambia
Jane Nambakire Mulemwa, Chairperson - Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU), Republic of Uganda
Ziria Tibalwa Waako, CEO - Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA), Republic of Uganda
Man’arai Ndovorwi, Electricity Engineer - Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA), Republic of Zimbabwe
Geoffrey Mabea, Executive Secretary - Energy Regulators Association of East Africa (EREA)
James Manda, Technical Manager - African Forum for Utility Regulators (AFUR)
Mohamedain Seif Elnasr, CEO - Regional Association of Energy Regulators for Eastern & Southern Africa (RAERESA)