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IPP, Licensing and Market Reforms in Sub-Saharan Africa's Energy Landscape 2018 -


The "IPP,
Licensing and Market Reforms in Sub-Saharan Africa's Energy Landscape,
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Initially, this study will discuss the drivers and restraints to IPPs in
Sub-Saharan Africa. Next, this research will provide an overview of the
power sector and move on to discuss the impacts and outcomes of energy
sector reforms, outline the contribution of IPPs and analyse the retail
tariffs and licensing requirements for IPPs across each region. Lastly,
this study will look at the investment opportunities that can be and
have been created by the proliferation of IPPs in each region.

With many countries unbundling their power generation and distribution
sector, the market environment can now be easily regulated by
governments and so the quality of service is expected to be improved

The access to electricity in Africa is well below the global average,
presenting a significant opportunity for the development of the energy
supply industry, largely in the form of private sector investments in
electricity generation. Many African governments are under immense
pressure to improve the quality and reliability of electricity supplied
within their respective countries. At the same time, however,
governments face major constraints in finding suitable financing options
and profitable business models that will ensure quality services in the
energy sector. The growing pressure on the energy sectors of various
African countries is primarily a result of the following 3 factors:
non-performing revenue generation systems, aging infrastructure and a
lack of finances available to fund new projects.

The power sectors in African countries are monopolized by a single
public utility responsible for the generation, transmission and
distribution of electricity. The continuously increasing load being
placed on public utilities and the need for private sector investments
have highlighted the imperative need for energy sector reforms that will
present an enabling environment for Independent Power Producers (IPPs)
and subsequently create the opportunity for a healthy and competitive
energy sector to flourish in Africa. For this study, we have looked at
such reforms in South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya and Nigeria, to understand
the role that IPPs have played in each country in terms of power
generation, investment and overall structure of the power sector.

Key Topics Covered

1. Executive Summary

2. Introduction

3. Market Drivers and Restraints

4. Country Overviews - South Africa

5. Tanzania

6. Kenya

7. Nigeria

8. Growth Opportunities and Companies to Action

9. The Last Word

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