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Regulatory and financial incentives for scaling up concentrating solar power in developing countries (English)

Concentrating solar thermal (CST) technologies have a clear potential for scaling up renewable energy at the utility level, thereby diversifying the generation portfolio mix, powering development, and mitigating climate change. ... See More +

Working Paper 63670 JUN 01, 2011

Kulichenko, Nataliya; Wirth, Jens Disclosed

Carbon capture and storage in developing countries : a perspective on barriers to deployment (English)

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) could have significant impact as a carbon mitigation technology in greenhouse gas- (GHG-) emitting industries. ... See More +

Energy Study 64543 JUN 01, 2011

Kulichenko, Nataliya; Ereira, Eleanor Disclosed

Design and performance of policy instruments to promote the development of renewable energy : emerging experience in selected developing countries (English)

In the early 1990s, developing countries started to introduce different incentives to promote renewable energy investments, especially feed-in tariff policies. ... See More +

Working Paper 63214 APR 01, 2011

Azuela, Gabriela Elizondo; Barroso, Luiz Augusto Disclosed

Impacts of transmission and distribution projects on greenhouse gas emissions (English)

The Strategic Framework for Development and Climate Change (SFDCC) approved in 2008 guides and supports the operational response of the World Bank Group (WBG) to new development challenges posed by climate change. ... See More +

Working Paper 63215 NOV 01, 2010

Madrigal, Marcelino; Fecher, Randall Spalding Disclosed

Centralized purchasing arrangements : international practices and lessons learned on variations to the single buyer model (English)

By examining the broad range of variations in design and implementation of energy trading models around the world, our evaluation showed that sometimes the pure Single Buyer is actually the only alternative, particularly in distressed power systems. ... See More +

Working Paper 37478 MAR 01, 2006

Arizu, Beatriz; Gencer, Defne; Maurer, Luiz Disclosed

World Bank framework for development of a power market in South East Europe (English)

This Bank framework is motivated by the Athens memorandum and the Treaty whereby countries in South East Europe have agreed to form a regional power market in South East Europe. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 37477 MAR 01, 2006

Kennedy, David 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

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

Some options for improving the governance of state-owned electricity utilities (English)

Most government-owned utilities in developing countries perform poorly when judged as providers of electricity, in part because politicians and officials use their power, not to encourage the utilities to increase sales, improve the collection of bills, and cut costs, but to transfer resources to politically influential groups and, sometimes, extract bribes. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 30518 FEB 01, 2004

Irwin, Timothy; Yamamoto, Chiaki

Foreign exchange risk mitigation for power and water projects in developing countries (English)

The objective of this paper is to explain how foreign exchange risk affects power and water infrastructure projects, to analyze the effectiveness of mechanisms that have been used to mitigate foreign exchange risk and examine how they may be improved, and to suggest roles for donor agencies in facilitating foreign exchange risk mitigation. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 28094 DEC 01, 2003

Matsukawa, Romoko; Sheppard, Robert; Wright, Joseph

What international investors look for when investing in developing countries : Results from a survey of international investors in the power sector (English)

The survey results show that despite the decline in private investment in developing countries, international investors remain guardedly interested in these markets and would prefer to see adequate cash flows in a sector before making serious commitments to it. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 28091 MAY 01, 2003

Ranjit Lamech; Kazim Saeed

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

Mitigating regulatory risk for distribution privatization : The World Bank partial risk guarantee (English)

This paper outlines how a World Bank Partial Risk Guarantee (PRG) may be used to promote private sector investment in electricity distribution utilities. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 28090 NOV 01, 2002

Pankaj Gupta; Ranjit Lamech; Farida Mazhar; Joseph Wright

Economic development, climate change, and energy security : The World Bank's strategic perspective (English)

This paper describes the World Bank Group's strategic perspective on three particularly important challenges related to the supply and use of energy in the new century: economic growth and poverty reduction; mitigating environmental impacts, including global climate change; and enhancing energy security. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 28086 SEP 01, 2002

Charles Feinstein

Transmission system operators : Lessons from the frontlines (English)

Over the last ten years, separate (though not necessarily independent) transmission system operators have been created or proposed in more than 30 countries. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 28087 JUN 01, 2002

Global electric power reform, privatization and liberalization of the electric power industry in developing countries (English)

In many developing countries, and in particular those in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, reform of the power sector starts from a market structure that is dominated by a state-owned national power utility with a legally endowed monopoly and a vertically integrated supply chain encompassing power generation, transmission, distribution, and customer services. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 28085 JUN 01, 2002

R. W. Bacon; J. Besant-Jopnes

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

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Regulatory and financial incentives for scaling up concentrating solar power in developing countries (English)
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JUN 01, 2011 63670 Working Paper
Carbon capture and storage in developing countries : a perspective on barriers to deployment (English)
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JUN 01, 2011 64543 Energy Study
Design and performance of policy instruments to promote the development of renewable energy : emerging experience in selected developing countries (English)
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APR 01, 2011 63214 Working Paper
Impacts of transmission and distribution projects on greenhouse gas emissions (English)
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NOV 01, 2010 63215 Working Paper
Centralized purchasing arrangements : international practices and lessons learned on variations to the single buyer model (English)
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MAR 01, 2006 37478 Working Paper
World Bank framework for development of a power market in South East Europe (English)
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MAR 01, 2006 37477 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
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)
Pass through of power purchase costs : Regulatory challenges and international practices (English)
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FEB 01, 2004 28082 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Some options for improving the governance of state-owned electricity utilities (English)
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FEB 01, 2004 30518 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Foreign exchange risk mitigation for power and water projects in developing countries (English)
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DEC 01, 2003 28094 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
What international investors look for when investing in developing countries : Results from a survey of international investors in the power sector (English)
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MAY 01, 2003 28091 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)
Mitigating regulatory risk for distribution privatization : The World Bank partial risk guarantee (English)
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NOV 01, 2002 28090 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Economic development, climate change, and energy security : The World Bank's strategic perspective (English)
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SEP 01, 2002 28086 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Transmission system operators : Lessons from the frontlines (English)
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JUN 01, 2002 28087 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Global electric power reform, privatization and liberalization of the electric power industry in developing countries (English)
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JUN 01, 2002 28085 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)