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International Online Conference: Private investment in electricity transmission in Africa

March 11 @ 2:00 pm March 13 @ 4:00 pm

The African School of Regulation (ASR), Gridworks, and Hunton Andrews Kurth, in collaboration with the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the African Forum of Utility Regulators (AFUR), organized a high-level online conference on the regulatory environment, business model designs, and financial approaches necessary to attract private investment in the transmission electricity infrastructure that Africa needs to develop its power sector.

The conference took place between March 11th and 13th, 2024.

The conference focused on two aspects:

i) independent transmission projects for the reinforcement of existing national transmission networks and the development of cross-border transmission lines;

Conference Program
Videos for the conference

Understanding Brazil’s Transmission Model: A Presentation by Luiz Barroso: CEO of PSR Energy Consulting and Analytics and former Director of Brazilian Energy Planning Agency. In this International Online Conference for the African School of Regulation (ASR), Luiz Barroso explores the Brazilian electricity transmission business model. This session dives into the role of private investment in transmission infrastructure, offering valuable insights for the “Private investment in electricity transmission in Africa” conference. Download the presentation

Conference Reading Materials

The following background readings introduce the key topics to be discussed during the conference.

Speakers biographies
Panellists biography
Conference recordings

Day 1

Introductory presentation by Prof Ignacio Perez – Arriaga

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Day 2

Independent transmission projects presentation by Ryan T. Ketchum

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Day 3

Wrap-up presentation by Prof Ignacio Perez – Arriaga

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