UCT GSB Power Futures Lab Course: Managing Power Sector Reform and Regulation in Africa

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  • Learn best practice for economic regulation at the ‘Managing Power Sector Reform and Regulation in Africa’ course is offered by The Power Futures Lab at University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business in Cape Town, South Africa.

Leaders, managers and professionals in infrastructure sectors around the world are facing new and complex challenges. New regulatory regimes are being put in place and reformed utilities need to deliver expanded and affordable services for the poor, while underpinning and supporting economic growth.

This specialised short course explores new research on the utility of the future, offers a thorough grounding in the fundamentals and practice of economic regulation and seeks new models to manage power systems effectively.

The Managing Power Sector Reform and Regulation in Africa course is offered by The Power Futures Lab, a leading centre of excellence at the UCT GSB, and is run in partnership with the African Forum of Utility Regulators and the Regional Electricity Regulators Association.

The course enables delegates to:

  • contribute to the reform of the power sector and deliver sustainable, affordable services to everyone – while still accelerating economic growth
  • focus on Africa’s needs while learning international best practice in managing reform and the new regulatory environment.

Meet the Course Convenors: 

Anton Eberhard is a Professor Emeritus and Senior Scholar at UCT where he directs the Power Futures Lab at the GSB. His research and teaching focuses on governance and regulatory incentives to improve utility performance, the political-economy of power sector reform, power investment challenges, and linkages to electricity access and sustainable development. A recent focus has been the design of renewable energy auctions. Read more




Dr. Peter Twesigye leads research in Power Market Reforms and Regulation at the Power Futures Lab. He is an Infrastructure Economist with 14 years’ work experience in Electricity Distribution & previously in Urban Utility Water and Sanitation Management. Peter’s research and teaching focuses on Structural, Governance and Regulatory Incentives for Improved Utility Performance and renewable energy transitions. Peter has expertise and interest in; Power Market Reforms and Regulation, Energy Transitions, Governance, Energy Policy, Energy Concession Design and Analysis, Tariff Setting & Policy Reviews, Managing Utility Performance Improvements, Performance Contract Formulation and Design, Investment Planning and Appraisal, and Strategic Planning. Read more 

Course details:

  • Location:Cape Town
  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Course Dates: 24 October – 28 October 2022
  • Application Deadline:26 September 2022
  • Course Fee: R29 500
Course discounts available:
  • 15% for 3 – 6 applicants (bulk discount applied from third applicant)
  • 10% for 7+ applicants (bulk discount applied to all applicants)
  • 10% for alumni of UCT GSB academic and Executive Education courses
  • The live online attendance fees is R19,500.
Sign up for this course HERE 
Find out more face to face HERE 
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