Review of Regulators Orientation and Performance: Review of Regulation in the Electricity Supply Industry

137 Pages Posted: 15 Mar 2016

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Reena Das Nair

Centre for Competition, Regulation & Economic Development (CCRED)

Gaylor Montmasson-Clair

Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS)

Georgina Ryan

Independent

Date Written: April 11, 2014

Abstract

Effective performance by economic regulators is important for growth and development. In recognition of the importance of their role, the Economic Development Department has commissioned the Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development to undertake a research and capacity building project for economic regulators in South Africa. The Regulatory Entities Capacity Building Project involves a review of the performance of the economic regulators as well as identifying the constraints impacting their performance. The University of Johannesburg aims to use the information from the reviews to create customised training course in regulatory economics for both employees of the economic regulators in South Africa and for students. Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS) conducted a specific review for the project on the electricity sector. The emphasis of the review is on understanding the issues at a practical level, looking at how the regulator has been able to address the challenges it has faced, and how it can be assisted to improve, including from learning from other regulators.

Keywords: electricity, economic regulation, energy policy, South Africa

Suggested Citation

Das Nair, Reena and Montmasson-Clair, Gaylor and Ryan, Georgina, Review of Regulators Orientation and Performance: Review of Regulation in the Electricity Supply Industry (April 11, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2747923 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2747923

Reena Das Nair

Centre for Competition, Regulation & Economic Development (CCRED) ( email )

5 Sturdee Ave
Johannesburg, GP, 2196
South Africa

Gaylor Montmasson-Clair (Contact Author)

Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS) ( email )

227 Lange Street
Pretoria, Gauteng 0180
South Africa
+27 12 433 93 40 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.tips.org.za

Georgina Ryan

Independent ( email )

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