Dates: April 9–May 25, 2018
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 Public-Private Partnerships, A Tetra Tech Company (IP3), addresses this need.
Participants in our Regulation of the Electricity Sector 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.
Six course modules are conducted over a seven week period. Participants complete reading assignments, analyze case studies, actively participate in discussion boards and chat rooms with fellow participants and the course instructor, and complete an individual investigation guided by the course instructor.
- Analyzing fundamental steps to electricity sector reform in developing countries
- Understanding the architecture of the electric industry in developing countries
- Evaluating differences in the financial structure of electric utilities in developing countries compared to developed economies
- Analyzing special problems of regulating state-owned electric utilities
- Understanding how unbundling is a precondition to electricity sector reforms
- Assessing current and future issues that are shaping and will continue to shape the electricity sector
- Applying cases studies of electricity sector reform policy in developing countries