Promoting African Energy Regulation: The Peer Review and Learning Network

Five African energy regulators exchange on power sector transformation frameworks
African Energy Regulators at the PRLN Workshop in Uganda, May 2022
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Last week, delegates from five African countries came together in Uganda to jointly review and discuss energy regulation frameworks. The Peer Review and Learning Network (PRLN) workshop was hosted by Uganda’s Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA). The PRLN is an initiative delivered by the University of Cape Town’s Power Futures Lab in partnership with the European programme GET.transform.

Over the course of a week, Chief Executives (CEOs) of regulatory authorities from five African countries, Kenya (EPRA), South Africa (NERSA), Namibia (ECB), Ghana (PURC) and Uganda (ERA), engaged in comprehensive stakeholder interviews and reviews of power utility governance and impacts before sharing joint findings and recommendations.

The PRLN is part of the continental efforts facilitated under the African Union for the Harmonisation of Regulatory FrameworksThe network aims to enhance leadership and management capability among African regulators and thus to help increase both the robustness of regulatory decisions as well as enhance overall investment outcomes through improved performance of the continent’s electricity industry.

Learn more about the workshop at: era.go.ug

PRLN Workshop in Uganda, May 2022
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