Main Geographic Focus:
RE&EE Category Taxonomy:
- Financing Mechanisms
- Market analysis
In the context of its Africa and Energy Advocacy initiatives, the European Copper Institute (ECI) wants to develop an understanding of the electricity tariff structures in Sub-Saharan Africa. In particular, ECI is concerned about the extent to which tariff structures are adequate to attract private capital to develop and maintain the national electricity infrastructure. The purpose of this study is to:
1 Review the tariff structures in representative countries in Africa;
2 Assess these tariffs in terms of the long-term financial viability for the electricity sector and their ability to attract capital;
3 Offer suggestions regarding how to evolve to a healthier and more attractive tariff structure.
Based on these requirements, KEMA has undertaken a series of country studies investigating these issues. The list of countries was discussed and agreed with ECI also taking into account data constraints. The final list of countries of be reviewed includes Kenya, Cape Verde, Ghana, Tanzania, and Senegal.