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Out of Africa

FSR Topic of the Month Energy Transition via Partnerships (SDG 7 ↔ SDG 17) by the FSR Global Team Out of Africa Recently, the Florence […] read more

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Energy Africa Workshop & Photo Exhibition in Milan

The FSR and WAME are pleased to invite you to: Photo Exhibition: Africa – a continent loaded with energy Opening on 23 November at 7.15pm 40 shots, […] read more

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FSR Training in Madagascar: Regulation for Universal Access to Energy

Residential Training on Regulation For Universal Access To Energy 4 – 5 October 2018 | Antananarivo, Madagascar The FSR team is in Madagascar for a two-day residential […] read more

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Fundamentals of the Regulation of the Power Sector



10 scholarships: Regulation of the Power Sector online course

Regulation of the Power Sector online course directed by Ignacio Pérez-Arriaga 8 October 2018 – 8 February 2019 | Online Power system regulation is never at […] read more

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Open Africa power

Event Highlights


FSR welcomes Open Africa Power initiative participants

FSR welcomed participants from the ‘Open Africa Power’ initiative at our home base in Florence this week. The African participants interacted with FSR researchers to understand the […] read more

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FSR in Mauritius for the Regional Forum on Sustainable Energy with Indian Ocean Commission

FSR is part of the first Regional Forum on Sustainable Energy at Mauritius from May 28-30, 2018. The forum is organised by the Indian Ocean […] read more

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Energy Access



Energy Access portal on energypedia launched!

Energypedia, in collaboration with the World Access to Modern Energy (WAME), an FSR Project, launched the Energy Access portal on energypedia at the Sustainable Energy […] read more

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FSR Partner of Enel Foundation’s Open Africa Power initiative

On 9 April 2018 in Nairobi, the Florence School of Regulation joined the kick-off of the first edition of Open Africa Power. The program, created […] read more

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Partners and Experts Meeting for a Curriculum Development Programme for Energy Demand and Supply Planning and Management in Africa

FSR is participating in the development of a capacity building programme for Africa. Represented by Swetha RaviKumar Bhagwat, the FSR is part of the working […] read more

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FSR Global Forum

Out of Africa

- Universal Access to Energy

FSR Topic of the Month

Energy Transition via Partnerships (SDG 7 ↔ SDG 17)

by the FSR Global Team

Out of Africa

Recently, the Florence School of Regulation began the FSR Global initiative to take its experience in energy policy and regulation in the European Union to the world. Since then, the capacity building model of combining – policy dialogue, applied research and training has led to a wide variety of engagements across the globe. In this topic of the month, we introduce and highlight, region wise, some of the key initiatives beyond Europe, starting with Africa. 

Indian Ocean Commission (IOC)

FSR collaborated with the IOC to facilitate sharing of knowledge on energy sector regulation, particularly on the deployment of renewables and provision of energy access. FSR collaborated with the islands of Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar and Comoros for a period of 2 years, starting from training on ‘Regulation of the Power Sector’, Regulation for Universal Access to Energy’ and concluding in a research report that provides a comprehensive overview of the regulatory setup in these islands.

Report: A Comparative Study of Renewable Energy and Electricity Access Policies and Regulatory Frameworks in the Indian Ocean Islands

Transition to a clean energy system in island nations requires special consideration given their inherent limitations in terms of their size and isolation. FSR Global, in collaboration with the Indian Ocean Commission, conducted a comparative study across four island nations: Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius and Seychelles. The study focused on two perspectives. The first perspective assesses how the islands are considering their peculiarities in their institutional, regulatory and power market design. The second perspective looks at the practices of each island for promoting and integrating renewables into their energy system and ensuring universal electricity access. We found that the institutional, regulatory and market design of each island has implications on reaching their renewable energy and electrification policy targets. Importantly, practices implemented in some islands can be considered for replication by other islands in the region and beyond.

Open Africa Power (OAP)

OAP is a cooperative program, created by Enel Foundation in partnership with academic partners in Italy and Africa. It aims to forge a new generation of African leaders deeply engaged with their countries’ clean energy future. As a key member of this cooperative, FSR is providing online training on ‘Regulation for Universal Access to Energy’, which is supplemented by residential training blocks provided by other consortium partners. The first edition in 2018 brought together 34 young African professionals from 9 countries. Following the success of the first edition, the on-going second edition is expanded to 60 young African professionals from 16 different nationalities.

During the online training module, OAP participants of the first edition were trained as part of a larger cohort consisting of participants from 33 countries.

Check out our FSR Global page for a comprehensive list of activities undertaken in the region.

FSR is bringing together all our Global partners at the FSR Global Forum later this month. It is a 4-day event fostering practice-oriented solutions on key aspects of the world energy transition. The event provides a platform for multi-stakeholder engagement to facilitate transnational knowledge exchange.

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