Grid Reliability and Utility Operations Conference
4-5 February 2020, Accra, Ghana
What can emerging research tell us about the challenges facing utilities in delivering reliable energy in low and middle income countries?
Hosted by EEG in collaboration with the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) and the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), this two day conference showcased findings from emerging research on the challenges facing utilities in low and middle income countries in delivering reliable, sustainable energy to customers.
The keynote speaker was Mr Martin Eson-Benjamin, Chief Executive of Ghana’s Millennium Development Authority. He was joined by an expert line-up of speakers reflecting experience across Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, presenting on topics including: the impacts of unreliable electricity supply and the role of technology and utilities in increasing reliability; the impacts of non-technical losses and the remedial measures available; power sector reform, including tariff setting and market structures; dispatch diagnostics, and the technical and human resource constraints facing utilities.
Simon Trace on the key observations from the event
Experts and participants share their thoughts
Speaker and presentation schedule for the two day event
The challenge and impact of unreliable electricity in emerging economies
Programme Speakers (and links to presentations)
Measuring electricity reliability with GridWatch sensors in West Africa.
Using health checks to ensure efficiency, reduce costs and ramp up renewable energy use.
Tackling issues faced by women in the energy sector.
The effect of smart metering on revenue collection, electricity access and supply.
Monitoring and assessment of power quality problems for reducing customers’ dissatisfaction and economic damages in the distribution network.
Micro- and macro-economic analysis of Ethiopia's tariff reform
A comparative analysis of economic activities spurred by two different types of electricity distribution