The Forum on Clean Energy, Good Governance and Electricity Regulation on 20 - 21 May 2010 in Cape Town will build on the ongoing work of the WRI-Prayas Electricity Governance Initiative, and Idasa’s related efforts to draw attention to governance challenges in South Africa’s electricity sector. This will be an invitation-only event with 30-40 participants from around the world.
Regulators from emerging economies countries will be invited to share their experiences promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency, and managing the politics and trade-offs associated with such programs. Civil society and industry stakeholders from the same countries will share their perspectives on these programs. Regulators and experts from the United States and Europe will offer insights into the keys to the successful design and implementation of sustainable energy programs. The emphasis of these discussions will be on decision-making processes, in order to explore how information sharing, stakeholder engagement, citizen participation, and accountability mechanisms can support successful programs. Please see below for materials related to the workshop.
- Mexico’s experiences with Wind Energy, Ing. Francisco Salazar, Mexico’s Electricity Regulatory Commission (CRE)
- Public Benefit Funding to Support Sustainability in Brazil, Dr. Gilberto Januzzi, International Energy Initiative
- Principles and Mechanics of Decoupling: A Brief Overview, Frederick Weston, Regulatory Assistance Project
A concept note for the workshop can be downloaded here.
For further background information, visit the site for the 2008 Clean Energy, Governance and Regulation Forum. The report from this Forum can be found here.