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International Conference on Concessions in the Power Sector – Learning from Practitioners

February 28, 2022 @ 2:00 pm March 2, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

About the Event​

The African School of Regulation (ASR), the MIT Energy Initiative, and the World Bank, in collaboration with the Rockefeller Foundation and the Global Commission to End Energy Poverty, invited participants to a high-level online conference championed by the Government of Ghana on the role of concessions in accelerating the process of achieving universal energy access in developing countries. The conference took stock of the latest advances in technology, regulation, and financing in the power sector, offering participants a unique opportunity to learn from emblematic concession experiences. It eventually enabled its participants to address major challenges in the design and implementation of concessions and to extend electricity access in selected countries. The peer-led conference was highly interactive and open to a limited number of experienced participants representing power companies, private investment firms, ministries, regulatory agencies, development finance institutions, and universities. The conference aimed to build capacity and promote concessions in power sector reforms. The organizers sought to help bridge the gap between public and private stakeholders and attract investment in the distribution sector.

French Translation

Simultaneous translation will be provided for those who wish to listen in French.

Conference Brochure

Day 1 Panelists’ Bio

Day 2 Panelists’ Bio

Day 3 Panelists’ Bio

Reading Materials

The policy dialogue will be maintained at the expert level. The following background readings for each session introduce the key topics to be discussed during the conference. Kindly visit https://bit.ly/3WRiV2f to download additional reading materials, such as Case studies; Concessions Review and Analysis.

Introduction to concessions, Ignacio Pérez-Arriaga

Lessons learned presented by Ignacio Pérez-Arriaga

Conference Summary

Implementing concession: general success/failure factors from past experiences