February 28, 2020
Podcast: Todd Moss on the Climate Solutions Series by CSIS
By Todd Moss
In the second session of the Climate Solutions Series features experts Jesse Jenkins (Princeton University), Sue Tierney (Analysis Group), Chris Shelton (AES; AES Next); and Todd Moss (Energy for Growth Hub) for a discussion of the important themes and issues facing the power sector in the context of decarbonization.
Impact of Self-Generation on Willingness to Pay
By Musiliu Olalekan Oseni
Electricity systems across many developing countries face tariffs set below cost recovery, typically due to social and political pressures. Utilities are often stuck, because the energy infrastructure in most frontier markets is insufficient or decrepit, and non-cost-reflective tariffs mean these utilities are chronically low on cash-flow and usually unable to attract significant private investment. Tariff reform is usually seen as a crucial step toward making the electricity system sustainable and luring capital for further enhancements to boost quality and reliability.
How Advanced Nuclear Technologies Could Accelerate Deployment Across Africa
By Jessica Lovering
In early 2020, the United Arab Emirates will start up the massive 5.6 GW Barakah nuclear power plant, the first country in nearly a decade to successfully start a new nuclear power program.
Why Energy Demand Demands More Attention
By Stephen Lee, Jay Taneja
If you were planning to open a coffee shop in your neighborhood, you would want to know how many cups your potential customers might consume each day.
Our latest thoughts on Kenya’s power sector challenges
By Murefu Barasa, Rose Mutiso, Todd Moss
Kenya is the epicenter of Africa’s energy transition. The country is now the world’s 8th largest geothermal power producer, has the continent’s largest wind farm, a vibrant offgrid energy market, and an aggressive last mile campaign to connect every citizen.