Course Objective

The objective of this course on “Power Sector Regulation in Africa” is to provide a comprehensive overview and a sound understanding of the fundamentals of power sector regulation in the diverse contexts of African countries. The course goes far beyond “having an informed opinion” on regulatory issues. It is designed with the practical objective of “learning the trade” of regulatory practice at a level that can be achieved over the duration of the course. The course will provide a solid platform on which to build later, with specialised training on different topics.
The power sector in many African countries presents unique challenges that require distinctive solutions, not by copying and pasting international best practices but by creatively adapting them or inventing new ones, always starting from the basic principles of economic regulation and an understanding of the engineering aspects of this complex industry. This is the mindset the course seeks to stimulate in the participants.



10 weeks online: April 8 ,2024

1 week residential: June 24–28, 2024


Online Learning (10 weeks)

  • Comprehensive understanding of regulatory principles.
  • Application of these principles to various aspects of electricity delivery and utilization.
  • Implementation in the African power sector context.

In-Person Session (1 week)

  • Dive into practical case studies.
  • Analyze real-world applications of the online material.
  • Interact directly with industry experts.


  • Prof. Ignacio Pérez-Arriaga (African School of Regulation)
  • Dr. Peter Twesigye (Power Futures Lab/University of Cape Town)
  • Dr. Geoffrey Mabea (Energy Regulators Association of East Africa)
  • Eng. Stephan Dihwa (Executive Director, Southern African Power Pool – SAPP) Coordination Centre
  • Keno Shiferaw (African School of Regulation)
  • Nnaemeka Ewelukwa (Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc)
  • Eng. Henry Odedeh (Kenya Electricity Transmission Company, KETRACO)
  • Ryan Ketchum (Hunton Andrews Kurth)
  • Chris Flavin (Gridworks)
  • Mohamed El Abbas, Comillas University
  • José Guerra (CEO, Smarteec)
  • Christian de Gromard (Engineer, former Energy Expert, French Development Agency (AFD)
  •  Mohamed Fayed Hendam (EgyptERA)
  • Stephen Lee (Maschusettes Institute of Technology Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research – MIT CEEPR)
  • Nico Peterschmidt (INENSUS)
  • Dr. Eng. Fenwicks Musonye (Energy & Petroleum Regulatory Authority, Kenya)
  • Andrés González (Waya Energy and MIT-Comillas Universal Energy Access Lab)
  • Irene Calvé (Sustainable Energy for All)
  • Collin Gumbu/Patrick Tonui (Global Off-Grid Lighting Association – GOGLA)
  • Santos Díaz Pastor (Institute for Research in Technology, Comillas University)
  • Prof. O. Gershon (Centre for Economic Policy & Development Research – Covenant University)
  • Sergio Ascari (Florence School of Regulation)


ASR is offering scholarships for the course. Click the link below to access the Scholarship Application Form and apply today. Deadline: March 8th.


  • 10-week online fee: €1,200 
  • Optional residential fee in Accra: €500 *(this price does not include travel, accommodation, and subsistence costs, but it includes lunches, social dinner and any social activities)
  • Students fee- online only: €400 *(with a certificate of current studies)
  • Early-bird Discounts : 10% off the fee

Special offer for group enrolments: 10% discount from 5 participants from the same organisation. Contact:

Cancellation policy
Paid registration fee is non-refundable. However, registrant substitution may be made up to 20 days before the start date of the course.

**Please kindly send your certificate of current studies with the stamp of your university to ASR (
The start and end dates of your studies should also be clearly mentioned on the document. Please make sure that your period of studies fully covers the training course duration.