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Mini Grids and the Arrival of the Main Grid: Lessons from Cambodia, Sri Lanka, and Indonesia (English)

One of the key concerns raised by the developers of mini grids is "what will become of my mini grid when the main grid arrives?" This report presents detailed case studies of what happened to isolated mini grids in Cambodia, Sri Lanka, and Indonesia when the main grid reached their villages. ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 134326 DEC 01, 2018

Tenenbaum,Bernard W.; Greacen,Chris; Vaghela,Dipti Mulrajsinh Disclosed

From the bottom up : how small power producers and mini-grids can deliver electrification and renewable energy in Africa : Quand la lumière vient d'en bas : comment les petits producteurs d'électricité et les mini-réseaux peuvent promouvoir l'électrification rurale et les énergies renouvelables en Afrique (French)

Rural Africa's low level of electrification is a topic of much discussion. One widely cited estimate is that only fourteen percent of rural households in Sub- Saharan Africa have access to electricity (2012). ... See More +

Publication 84042 MAR 20, 2015

Greacen,Chris; Knuckles,James Albert; Siyambalapitiya,Tilak; Tenenbaum,Bernard W. English Disclosed

Promoting solar energy through auctions : the case of Uganda (English)

Uganda has just completed the first donor-subsidized competitive bidding program for grid connected solar photovoltaic (PV) generation in Sub-Saharan Africa. ... See More +

Brief 100982 JAN 01, 2015

Meyer, René; Tenenbaum,Bernard W.; Hosier,Richard H. Disclosed

From the bottom up : how small power producers and mini-grids can deliver electrification and renewable energy in Africa (English)

Rural Africa's low level of electrification is a topic of much discussion. One widely cited estimate is that only fourteen percent of rural households in Sub- Saharan Africa have access to electricity (2012). ... See More +

Publication 84042 JAN 10, 2014

Greacen,Chris; Knuckles,James Albert; Siyambalapitiya,Tilak; Tenenbaum,Bernard W. French Disclosed

Regulatory review of power purchase agreements : a proposed benchmarking methodology (English)

The overall purpose of a regulatory review of power purchase agreements (PPAs) is to ensure that the terms of the PPAs are "fair and balanced" to all parties who will be directly and indirectly affected by these transactions. ... See More +

Energy Study 46334 OCT 01, 2008

Besant Jones, John; Tenenbaum, Bernard; Tallapragada, Prasad; Disclosed

Private participation in electricity : the challenge of achieving commercial viability and improving services (English)

This document is about the private participation in electricity. Private activity in electricity in developing countries has stabilized at a modest level since 2001. ... See More +

Brief 40913 MAY 01, 2007

Tenenbaum, Bernard; Izaguirre, Ada Karina Disclosed

Electrification and regulation : principles and a model law (English)

The paper presents one of the first systematic attempts at defining workable regulatory systems that will help rather than hinder electrification with emphasis on off-grid electrification. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 38328 JUL 01, 2006

Reiche, Kilian; Tenenbaum, Bernard; Torres de Mästle, Clemencia Disclosed

Four regulatory principles to promote diverse electrification (English)

This note is a summary of a study to be published by ESMAP and the Energy and Mining Sector Board in 2006. The study proposes four principles for regulatory systems that will help, rather than hinder, electrification. ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 37485 FEB 01, 2006

Reiche, Kilian; Tenenbaum, Bernard; Torres, Clemencia Disclosed

Handbook for evaluating infrastructure regulatory systems (English)

More than 200 new infrastructure regulators have been created around the world in the last 15 years. They were established to encourage clear and sustainable long-term economic and legal commitments by governments and investors to encourage new investment to benefit existing and new customers. ... See More +

Publication 36499 JAN 01, 2006

Brown, Ashley C.; Stern, Joh; Tenenbaum, Bernard; Gencer, Defne Disclosed

Funding of energy regulatory commissions (English)

In the last ten years more than 200 infrastructure regulators have been established around the world. Generally, the new regulators were created to encourage private investment in infrastructure sectors that previously were almost entirely state-owned. ... See More +

Newsletter 30525 MAR 01, 2004

Kelley, Elizabeth; Tenenbaum, Bernard

Pass through of power purchase costs : Regulatory challenges and international practices (English)

An important, but often ignored, regulatory issue in developing and developed countries is the pass through of power purchase costs for distribution companies. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 28082 FEB 01, 2004

Beatriz Arizu; Luiz Maurer; Bernard Tenenbaum

Regulation by contract : A new way to privatize electricity distribution? (English)

In many developing countries, both governments and investors have expressed disappointment with the performance of recently privatized electricity distribution companies. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 28092 MAY 01, 2003

Tonci Bakovic; Bernard Tenenbaum; Fiona Woolf

The California power crisis : Lessons for developing countries (English)

The California power crisis is so sudden and serious that it is prompting policymakers in many countries as well as other U.S. states to look for lessons that can be applied to the reform of their own power sectors. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 28084 APR 01, 2001

John Besant-Jones; Bernard Tenenbaum

Regulating transmission : why system operators must be truly independent (English)

Which is best for effective competition in power sectors, a separate system operator, a joint-owner operator, or some combination of the two? The question is being hotly debated among power reformers. ... See More +

Viewpoint 22404 JAN 31, 2001

H. Dunn Jr.,William; Arizu,Beatriz; Tenenbaum,Bernard W. Disclosed

Governance and regulation of power pools and system operators : an international comparison (English)

This paper compares and contrasts the governance and regulation of power pools in England and Wales, Victoria (Australia), Alberta (Canada), and Scandinavia (Norway and Sweden). ... See More +

Publication WTP382 SEP 30, 1997

Barker, James, Jr.; Tenenbaum, Bernard; Woolf, Fiona

China : power sector regulation in a socialist market economy (English)

This paper discusses issues and explores options related to the reform of the power sector regulatory system in China. It stresses that for the power sector reforms to succeed, regulation must be transformed from old-style command and control to that of "light-handed" supervision of diversified, autonomous, commercially-oriented enterprises. ... See More +

Publication WDP361 MAR 31, 1997

Shao Shiwei; Lu Zhengyong; Berrah, Noureddine; Tenenbaum, Bernard; Zhao Jianping [editors]

The real world of power sector regulation (English)

More than twenty countries are now reforming their power sectors. For many politicians, this reform means simply restructuring and privatizing state-owned enterprises. ... See More +

Viewpoint 16909 JUN 30, 1995

Tenenbaum,Bernard W. Disclosed

Public policy for the private sector (English)

A global market of US$30 billion a year. Company strategies. Reality checks for power forecasts. The real world of power sector regulation. Competitive contracting for privately generated power. ... See More +

Newsletter 47579 JUN 01, 1995

So, Jae ; Shin, Ben ; Bacon, Robert ; Tenenbaum, Bernard ; Khelil, Chakib ; Atzyas, 1Zak ; Razzaz, Omar ; Scott, David ; Talley, Samuel Disclosed

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Mini Grids and the Arrival of the Main Grid: Lessons from Cambodia, Sri Lanka, and Indonesia (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 134326 ESMAP Paper
From the bottom up : how small power producers and mini-grids can deliver electrification and renewable energy in Africa : Quand la lumière vient d'en bas : comment les petits producteurs d'électricité et les mini-réseaux peuvent promouvoir l'électrification rurale et les énergies renouvelables en Afrique (French)
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MAR 20, 2015 84042 Publication English
Promoting solar energy through auctions : the case of Uganda (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 100982 Brief
From the bottom up : how small power producers and mini-grids can deliver electrification and renewable energy in Africa (English)
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JAN 10, 2014 84042 Publication French
Regulatory review of power purchase agreements : a proposed benchmarking methodology (English)
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OCT 01, 2008 46334 Energy Study
Private participation in electricity : the challenge of achieving commercial viability and improving services (English)
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MAY 01, 2007 40913 Brief
Electrification and regulation : principles and a model law (English)
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JUL 01, 2006 38328 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Four regulatory principles to promote diverse electrification (English)
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FEB 01, 2006 37485 ESMAP Paper
Handbook for evaluating infrastructure regulatory systems (English)
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JAN 01, 2006 36499 Publication
Funding of energy regulatory commissions (English)
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MAR 01, 2004 30525 Newsletter
Pass through of power purchase costs : Regulatory challenges and international practices (English)
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FEB 01, 2004 28082 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Regulation by contract : A new way to privatize electricity distribution? (English)
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MAY 01, 2003 28092 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The California power crisis : Lessons for developing countries (English)
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APR 01, 2001 28084 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Regulating transmission : why system operators must be truly independent (English)
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JAN 31, 2001 22404 Viewpoint
Governance and regulation of power pools and system operators : an international comparison (English)
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SEP 30, 1997 WTP382 Publication
China : power sector regulation in a socialist market economy (English)
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MAR 31, 1997 WDP361 Publication
The real world of power sector regulation (English)
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JUN 30, 1995 16909 Viewpoint
Public policy for the private sector (English)
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JUN 01, 1995 47579 Newsletter