Annual Training on the Regulation of Energy Utilities
4 – 5 October 2018 | Antananarivo, Madagascar
The FSR team is in Madagascar for a two-day residential training session. The training is the second block of a tailor-made blended learning programme specifically designed by the Florence School of Regulation to meet the learning objectives of participants from Comoros and Madagascar. The training is done in collaboration with the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) as part of our long term cooperation in enhancing regulation on the Indian Ocean islands of Mauritius, Madagascar, Seychelles and Comoros.
The first block consisted of a four-and-a-half-month online course on regulation for universal access to energy. The course presented a multi-dimensional approach to energy access, emphasising the role of regulation. This entailed the understanding of (1) the interdependence of the tools available to address energy access including the technologies, finance, business models and regulatory instruments; and (2) the wider impact energy access has on health, education and on overall socio-economic development.
In this second residential block, emphasis will be given to regulatory frameworks for on-grid and offgrid electrification approaches, and how the two approaches can be efficiently integrated to achieve universal access to a sustainable energy system. Moreover, it will cover market activation issues related to attracting adequate investment for electrification. The sessions will be conducted by Prof. Jean-Michel Glachant, Director FSR, Swetha RaviKumar Bhagwat, Head of Global Relations and Samson Yemane Hadush, Research Fellow.