The Power Futures Lab at the UCT GSB is a leading centre of excellence and expertise. We are dedicated to enhancing understanding and building capacity in infrastructure investment, reform and regulation, in support of sustainable development In Africa and other emerging economies. Our main focus at present is in electricity and water, but growth is expected in the gas sector. We work on three fronts:
Offering professional courses
Education, research and policy advocacy
Backed by an international network of regulatory experts and partner institutions
3 executive short courses offered
Leaders, managers and professionals in infrastructure sectors around the world are facing new and complex challenges and they need new skills and mindsets to support them in this time. The old model of state-owned, vertically integrated utilities is giving way to hybrid models with increased private sector participation and competition and new regulatory regimes are being put in place. Reformed utilities need to deliver expanded and affordable services for the poor, while underpinning and supporting economic growth. At the same time, renewable energy is reaching grid-parity, distributed generation is on the rise and new reform and regulatory models need to be explored to accelerate investment and to manage power systems effectively. The Power Futures Lab is responding to these challenges with targeted research, training and development, and public advocacy. Our aim is to inform, equip and empower those working in the sector to navigate this changing landscape with confidence.
Professor Anton Eberhard is a Professor Emeritus and Senior Scholar at the University of Cape Town where he directs Managing Infrastructure Investment Reform and Regulation in Africa (MIRA), a leading centre of excellence at the UCT GSB.
His research and teaching focuses on governance and regulatory incentives to improve utility performance, the political economy of power sector reform, power investment challenges and linkages to electricity access and sustainable development.VIEW PROFILE
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