OR-350 Electricity Regulation in Developing Countries (April 8–May 24, 2019)

Course Offering:

Dates: April 8-May 24, 2019

Location: Online

Tuition: $1,100

Code: 4101-OL

CEUs: 3.0




Access to a reliable electricity supply is a critical component for economic progress in any country. Understanding the electric utility, its ecosystem, and the consequences of its regulatory environment are key factors in the growth or stagnation of a developing country’s economy. This introductory online training course from the Institute for PublicPrivate Partnerships, A Tetra Tech Company (IP3), addresses this need.

Participants in our Electricity Regulation in Developing Countries course explore the current state of regulatory thinking in the developing world through content pieces and case studies. Online discussion boards enhance the learning experience and allow participants to share knowledge with their counterparts in different countries across the globe.

This course contains six modules, each of which is to be completed over a one-week period. Completion time is approximately 5 to 6 hours per module. Participants complete reading assignments, analyze case studies, participate in discussion boards and chat rooms with class members and the instructor. Finally, each class member must complete an action plan or other independent assignment to be turned in. Participants must have access to a computer and a reliable Internet connection.


Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe the fundamental steps to electricity sector reform for developing countries
  • Explain the architecture of the electric industry in developing countries
  • Evaluate differences between the financial structure of electric utilities in developing countries and developed economies
  • Analyze special problems of regulating state-owned electric utilities
  • Articulate how unbundling is a precondition to electricity sector reforms
  • Assess current and future issues that are shaping and will continue to shape the electricity sector
  • Apply lessons learned from case studies of electricity sector reforms in developing countries