WAME has partnered up with the Florence School of Regulation (European University Institute) to understand how regulation of the power sector can help extend access to energy.
What is the role of the regulatory authorities in the many countries around the world that are facing a problem of access to energy? What is the vision of the regulators and other stakeholders involved? What can be done at an international level? Although different local settings may require different answers, confrontation is necessary.
Regulation can play an important role. For example, technical standards can ease the choice of the best technology solutions and ensure future compatibility; consumer protection can be extended to those using small, isolated networks; and tariffs and subsidies can play an important role in incentivize investments where needed.
WAME and FSR work with regulators throughout the world to explore the important role which regulation can play in extending access to energy.
To find out more about the project