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Power market structure : revisiting policy options (English)

The objectives of this power market structure study is to develop a taxonomy of the existing power market structures, as shown by the extent of vertical and horizontal unbundling found among restructured power systems across developing countries; to design an analytical framework for assessing the desirability of unbundling under the variety of economic conditions found among developing countries; and to propose insights for operational guidance on alternative market structures based on relevant criteria, in particular on the initial conditions of a country and its power sector. ... See More +

Publication 76179 MAR 14, 2013

Besant-Jones,John E.; Vagliasindi, Marina Disclosed

Tajikistan's winter energy crisis : electricity supply and demand alternatives (English)

Tajikistan's electricity system is in a state of crisis. Approximately 70 percent of the Tajik people suffer from extensive shortages of electricity during the winter. ... See More +

Publication 79616 JAN 01, 2013

Besant-Jones,John E.; Fields,Daryl; Kochnakyan,Artur; Mukhamedova,Takhmina; Stuggins,Gary Disclosed

Tajikistan's winter energy crisis : electricity supply and demand alternatives (English)

Reliable power supply is critical for Tajikistan's economy and poverty reduction goals. Without reliable, affordable electricity throughout the year, Tajikistan's businesses cannot invest, operate and create jobs; hospitals and schools cannot function fully or safely with frequent power cuts during winter; citizens suffer indoor air pollution from burning wood for heating and cooking. ... See More +

Energy-Environment Review 75198 NOV 27, 2012

Besant-Jones,John E.; Fields,Daryl; Kochnakyan,Artur; Stuggins,Gary Russian Disclosed

Tajikistan's winter energy crisis : electricity supply and demand alternatives (Russian)

Reliable power supply is critical for Tajikistan's economy and poverty reduction goals. Without reliable, affordable electricity throughout the year, Tajikistan's businesses cannot invest, operate and create jobs; hospitals and schools cannot function fully or safely with frequent power cuts during winter; citizens suffer indoor air pollution from burning wood for heating and cooking. ... See More +

Energy-Environment Review 75198 NOV 01, 2012

Besant-Jones,John E.; Fields,Daryl; Kochnakyan,Artur; Stuggins,Gary English Disclosed

Lights out? The outlook for energy in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (English)

Before the current economic crisis hit the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region in 2008, energy security was a major source of concern in Central and Eastern Europe and in many of the economies in the former Soviet Union. ... See More +

Publication 53882 MAR 29, 2010

Besant-Jones, John; Busz, Henk; Gerner, Franz; Hogan, Thomas; Lamech, Ranjit; Nuorkivi, Arto; Petersen, Christian E.; Strongman, John; Stuggins, Gary; Vasquez, Claudia; Zanon, Andrea 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

Reforming power markets in developing countries : what have we learned? (English)

This paper broadly follows the structure of the World Bank's Operational Guidance Note (OGN) for Public and Private Roles in the Supply of Electricity Services. ... See More +

Energy Study 38017 SEP 01, 2006

Besant-Jones, John E. Disclosed

World Bank framework for development of regional energy trade in South East Europe (English)

This Bank framework is motivated by the Athens Memorandum establishing a South East Europe Regional Energy Market (SEEREM). The aim is to outline challenges for successful SEEREM implementation, and to define a supporting role for the World Bank. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 30519 MAR 01, 2004

Kennedy, David; Besant-Jones, John

Operational guidance for World Bank Group staff : public and private sector roles in the supply of electricity services (English)

This paper provides guidance to Bank Staff on assessing the suitability of available options for public and private roles in the financing and provision of electricity, and the main steps which staff should take to analyze these options. ... See More +

Working Paper 37476 FEB 01, 2004

Besant-Jones, John; Harris, Clive; Stuggins, Gary; Townsend, Alan Disclosed

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

Power sector reform in developing countries and the role of the World Bank : paper presented at the 16th Congress of the World Energy Council, Tokyo, October 8-13, 1995 (English)

This paper addresses the World Bank's rationale for the new emphasis on power sector assistance, as it has developed in the last five years. The paper discusses the experience of the Bank with the sector and the main objectives for sector reform, the expected benefits of reform, the formulation of the Bank's policy in this area, the principles and elements of reform, and the methodologies of bringing about reform. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper 17615 SEP 30, 1996

Adamantiades, Achilles G.; Besant-Jones, John E.; Hoskote, Mangesh

Estimating construction costs and schedules : experience with power generation projects in developing countries (English)

This paper helps national planning and finance ministries, power utilities, and financing agencies improve the estimate reliability for construction costs and schedules of power generation projects in developing countries and thereby improve project selection and implementation. ... See More +

Publication WTP325 AUG 31, 1996

Bacon, Robert W.; Besant-Jones, John E.; Heidarian, Jamshid

The England and Wales electricity model : option or warning for developing countries? (English)

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the England and Wales power supply industry underwent the most radical transformation ever experienced by such an industry, swiftly evolving from a state-owned, state-controlled, integrated structure to a privately owned, autonomously regulated, unbundled structure. ... See More +

Viewpoint 16943 JUN 30, 1996

Besant-Jones,John E. Disclosed

Guidelines for attracting developers of hydropower independent power projects (English)

Developing countries have become increasingly interested in attracting private entities to bid on construction and operation of hydro-based independent power projects (IPPs). ... See More +

Newsletter 17625 APR 30, 1996

Besant-Jones, John

Attracting finance for hydroelectric power (English)

Hydroelectricity will continue to be important for meeting power requirements in developing countries. Much of the funding required for hydroelectric projects must come from non-government sources; hydroelectric projects will therefore need to be attractive to private investors. ... See More +

Newsletter 17619 JUN 30, 1995

Besant-Jones, John

World development report 1994 : infrastructure for development (Japanese)

World development report 1994, the seventeenth in this annual series, examines the link between infrastructure and development and explores ways in which developing countries can improve both the provision and the quality of infrastructure services. ... See More +

World Development Report 13184 SEP 01, 1994

Besant-Jones, John; Estache, Antonio; Ingram, Gregory K.; Kessides, Christine; Lanjouw, Peter; Mody, Ashoka; Pritchett, Lant English, Russian, French, Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish, German Disclosed

World development report 1994 : infrastructure for development : Relatorio sobre o desenvolvimento mundial 1994 : infra-estrutura para o desenvolvimento (Portuguese)

World development report 1994, the seventeenth in this annual series, examines the link between infrastructure and development and explores ways in which developing countries can improve both the provision and the quality of infrastructure services. ... See More +

World Development Report 13184 SEP 01, 1994

Besant-Jones, John; Estache, Antonio; Ingram, Gregory K.; Kessides, Christine; Lanjouw, Peter; Mody, Ashoka; Pritchett, Lant English, Russian, French, Arabic, Spanish, German, Japanese Disclosed

World development report 1994 : infrastructure for development : Weltentwicklungsbericht 1994 : infrastruktur und entwicklung (German)

World development report 1994, the seventeenth in this annual series, examines the link between infrastructure and development and explores ways in which developing countries can improve both the provision and the quality of infrastructure services. ... See More +

World Development Report 13184 JUN 30, 1994

Besant-Jones, John; Estache, Antonio; Ingram, Gregory K.; Kessides, Christine; Lanjouw, Peter; Mody, Ashoka; Pritchett, Lant English, Russian, French, Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese Disclosed

World development report 1994 : infrastructure for development : Rapport sur le developpement dans le monde 1994 : une infrastructure pour le developpement (French)

World development report 1994, the seventeenth in this annual series, examines the link between infrastructure and development and explores ways in which developing countries can improve both the provision and the quality of infrastructure services. ... See More +

World Development Report 13184 JUN 30, 1994

Besant-Jones, John; Estache, Antonio; Ingram, Gregory K.; Kessides, Christine; Lanjouw, Peter; Mody, Ashoka; Pritchett, Lant English, Russian, Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish, German, Japanese Disclosed

World development report 1994 : infrastructure for development (Arabic)

World development report 1994, the seventeenth in this annual series, examines the link between infrastructure and development and explores ways in which developing countries can improve both the provision and the quality of infrastructure services. ... See More +

World Development Report 13184 JUN 30, 1994

Besant-Jones, John; Estache, Antonio; Ingram, Gregory K.; Kessides, Christine; Lanjouw, Peter; Mody, Ashoka; Pritchett, Lant English, Russian, French, Portuguese, Spanish, German, Japanese Disclosed

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Power market structure : revisiting policy options (English)
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MAR 14, 2013 76179 Publication
Tajikistan's winter energy crisis : electricity supply and demand alternatives (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 79616 Publication
Tajikistan's winter energy crisis : electricity supply and demand alternatives (English)
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NOV 27, 2012 75198 Energy-Environment Review Russian
Tajikistan's winter energy crisis : electricity supply and demand alternatives (Russian)
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NOV 01, 2012 75198 Energy-Environment Review English
Lights out? The outlook for energy in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (English)
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MAR 29, 2010 53882 Publication
Regulatory review of power purchase agreements : a proposed benchmarking methodology (English)
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OCT 01, 2008 46334 Energy Study
Reforming power markets in developing countries : what have we learned? (English)
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SEP 01, 2006 38017 Energy Study
World Bank framework for development of regional energy trade in South East Europe (English)
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MAR 01, 2004 30519 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Operational guidance for World Bank Group staff : public and private sector roles in the supply of electricity services (English)
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FEB 01, 2004 37476 Working Paper
The California power crisis : Lessons for developing countries (English)
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APR 01, 2001 28084 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Power sector reform in developing countries and the role of the World Bank : paper presented at the 16th Congress of the World Energy Council, Tokyo, October 8-13, 1995 (English)
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SEP 30, 1996 17615 Departmental Working Paper
Estimating construction costs and schedules : experience with power generation projects in developing countries (English)
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AUG 31, 1996 WTP325 Publication
The England and Wales electricity model : option or warning for developing countries? (English)
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JUN 30, 1996 16943 Viewpoint
Guidelines for attracting developers of hydropower independent power projects (English)
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APR 30, 1996 17625 Newsletter
Attracting finance for hydroelectric power (English)
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JUN 30, 1995 17619 Newsletter
World development report 1994 : infrastructure for development (Japanese)
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SEP 01, 1994 13184 World Development Report English, Russian, French, Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish, German
World development report 1994 : infrastructure for development : Relatorio sobre o desenvolvimento mundial 1994 : infra-estrutura para o desenvolvimento (Portuguese)
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SEP 01, 1994 13184 World Development Report English, Russian, French, Arabic, Spanish, German, Japanese
World development report 1994 : infrastructure for development : Weltentwicklungsbericht 1994 : infrastruktur und entwicklung (German)
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JUN 30, 1994 13184 World Development Report English, Russian, French, Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese
World development report 1994 : infrastructure for development : Rapport sur le developpement dans le monde 1994 : une infrastructure pour le developpement (French)
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JUN 30, 1994 13184 World Development Report English, Russian, Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish, German, Japanese
World development report 1994 : infrastructure for development (Arabic)
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JUN 30, 1994 13184 World Development Report English, Russian, French, Portuguese, Spanish, German, Japanese