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AEEP Supports Second Round of Financial Modelling for Utility Tariff Setting Course

Knowledge Facilitation

The fourth short course by Power Futures Lab (PFL), supported by the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP), will take place virtually and in-person from 25 to 29 April 2022. The course on ‘Financial Modelling For Utility Tariff Setting’ will be held at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB).

With utilities in Africa often unable to finance investments due to a lack of cost-effective tariffs, and financial modelling for tariff setting being a rare skill among professionals, the specialised PFL course aims to provide a better understanding of financial models in the energy sector.

The tariff setting course, taught by Dr. Peter Twesigye, targets managers, senior professionals, advisors in utilities, regulatory authorities, government, and energy sector professionals. It will provide the skills to build basic tariff-setting financial models. The course will see delegates develop their own financial model for utility tariff setting focusing on regulatory asset bases, weighted average costs of capital, and energy/input costs. At the end of the week participants will build a model that can run sensitivity analyses and provide various tariff paths.

The Power Futures Lab, a leading centre of excellence at the University of Cape Town, offers a package of courses targeting energy sector experts. The AEEP supports the courses in order to enhance the specialised skills required to design efficient regulatory regimes for modern energy services in Africa.

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