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Implementing energy efficiency and demand side management : South Africa's standard offer model (English)

This report evaluates opportunities for South Africa to adopt a low carbon development pathway through a standard offer model. South Africa faced an acute power crisis beginning January 2008 brought on by a combination of supply-side problems, including coal availability, maintenance needs, and unplanned outages that caused power system reserve margins to fall, virtually overnight, from 10 percent to almost zero. ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 69033 JUN 01, 2011


Best practices for market based power rationing : implications for South Africa (English)

This briefing note captures lessons from international experience in dealing with power shortages including key options and issues for implementing a PCP in South Africa. ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 69036 JUN 01, 2011


Current and forthcoming issues in the South African electricity sector (English)

One of the contentious issues in electricity reform is whether there are significant gains from restructuring systems that are moderately well run. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4197 APR 01, 2007

Kessides, Ioannis N.; Bogetic, Zeljko; Maurer, Luiz Disclosed