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Planning and management in the African power sector

Author: Lucy Redeby; African Energy Policy Research Network.
Publisher: London ; New York : Zed Books in association with African Energy Policy Research Network (Afrepren), Nairobi ; New York : Distributed in the USA exclusively by St. Martin's Press, 1998.
Series: African energy policy research series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study explores the problems of the power sector in Africa, including the tendency to ignore the electricity needs of the population at large. It stresses that power sector reforms are dependent  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Planning and management in the African power sector.
London ; New York : Zed Books in association with African Energy Policy Research Network (Afrepren), Nairobi ; New York : Distributed in the USA exclusively by St. Martin's Press, 1998
(OCoLC)654136512
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lucy Redeby; African Energy Policy Research Network.
ISBN: 1856495523 9781856495523 1856495515 9781856495516
OCLC Number: 48876383
Notes: "African Energy Policy Research Network (Afrepren)"--Cover.
Description: xvi, 302 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1 Power Generation Sector in Africa: An Overiew / V. Ranganathan 3 --
Electricity--market good vs social good 3 --
Power sector, political stability, and law and order 4 --
Power sector vs the economy 5 --
Regional approach to electricity investments 6 --
Role of 'aid' in power sector development 7 --
Supply and demand 9 --
Performance of the electric utilities 10 --
Operational management in the utilities 12 --
Privatization 13 --
Part 2 Zambia 15 --
2 Power Sector in Zambia: A Background / A. Mbewe 17 --
Economy 17 --
Energy background 20 --
A history of power sector development 29 --
Zambia's electricity supply 31 --
3 Zambia Electricity Supply Corporation Ltd (ZESCO) / A. Mbewe 33 --
Organizational structure 33 --
Operational structure 35 --
Performance evaluation 36 --
Tariffs 42 --
Power shortages 56 --
Growth and consumption of electricity 57 --
4 Planning in the Zambian Power Sector / A. Mbewe 60 --
Forecasting power demand 60 --
Strategic planning 63 --
Strategies to meet demand 67 --
Power sector financing 70 --
Environmental considerations 72 --
Options for improvement 73 --
Privatization 74 --
Regional cooperation 75 --
Sectoral demand and the future of the power sector 78 --
Energy efficiency of the industrial sector 82 --
Short-term measures 94 --
Medium-term measures 95 --
Long-term measures 96 --
Part 3 Lesotho 99 --
6 A Background to the Electric Power Sector in Lesotho / L. Khalema-Redeby 101 --
Power sector in Lesotho 102 --
Problem setting 104 --
7 Energy Planning for Lesotho: A Survey of the Literature and a Conceptual Model / L. Khalema-Redeby 105 --
Concept of planning and management of the power sector 105 --
Features of the electricity sector in different countries 107 --
Features of the electricity sector in Lesotho 110 --
Conceptual model 111 --
Environmental issues 116 --
8 Power Sector Performance: Findings and Analysis / L. Khalema-Redeby 121 --
Power sector objectives 121 --
Government policies and regulations 121 --
LECs structure and policies 122 --
External factors 124 --
Demand analysis 125 --
Supply analysis 133 --
Recommendations 137 --
Part 4 Ethiopia 141 --
10 Status and Performance of the Power Sector in Ethiopia / H.G. Mariam, W. Bogale 143 --
Problem 144 --
Research tasks and methodology 145 --
Literature survey 146 --
Previous studies of the power sector 150 --
History of power sector development 156 --
Organization of the power sector 158 --
Growth and consumption of electricity 159 --
Composition of electricity demand and structural change over time 159 --
Present generation and transmission of power 161 --
Power sector equipment 165 --
Power shortage 166 --
Power demand forecasting in the EELPA system 169 --
Power planning and management in Ethiopia 171 --
Source mix and substitution possibilities 172 --
Power sector financing 174 --
Tariffs and internal revenue generation 176 --
Tariff structure in 1994 179 --
Human resources in the power sector 184 --
Performance indicators 186 --
11 Electric Energy Consumption in the Industrial Sector / H.G. Mariam, W. Bogale 188 --
A background to the industrial sector 188 --
Ethiopian industry in the 1990s 190 --
Industrial survey: scope and basic assumptions 191 --
Energy institutes--energy efficiency and energy cost 195 --
Electricity and other forms of fuel 198 --
Other fuels 198 --
Electricity vs fuel-oil prices 200 --
Energy efficiency 200 --
Role of electricity in industry 201 --
Inter-fuel substitution 202 --
12 Future Plans and Prospects of the Power Sector / H.G. Mariam, W. Bogale 204 --
Electricity demand in the short and medium terms 204 --
Supply and demand 204 --
Transmission lines 207 --
Power export arrangements: prospects, status and problems 207 --
Ethiopia--Sudan interconnection 212 --
Demand management during the- power-crunch period 215 --
Demand side management (DSM) for the power sector 218 --
Environment and the power sector's future 231 --
Role of institutions 232 --
Industrial sector 234 --
Power sector 235 --
Policy recommendations 236 --
Part 5 Botswana 239 --
14 Power Sector in Botswana: Background and Literature / B.R. Ramasedi 241 --
Literature survey 241 --
15 History and Present Organization of the Power Sector in Botswana / B.R. Ramasedi 246 --
Power development 246 --
Organization of the power sector 248 --
Implications of power shortages for industrial, domestic and other consumers 253 --
16 Present into Future: Analysing the Power Sector / B.R. Ramasedi 255 --
Source mix of electricity generation 255 --
Export arrangements 256 --
Load forecasting 256 --
Tariffs and internal revenue generation 257 --
A technical performance appraisal of the power sector 262 --
Financial performance appraisal 270 --
Current status of the power sector and planned investments 276 --
Current performance of the power sector 277 --
Regulatory and structural changes 283 --
Ownership (privatization) changes 284.
Series Title: African energy policy research series.
Other Titles: Planning & management in the African power sector
Responsibility: Lucy Khalema-Redeby [and others] ; with an introduction by V. Ranganathan.
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