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Publications for Power Law Committee

Energy transition in Portugal: current status and post-pandemic trends

Notwithstanding the arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic, the fight against global warming is possibly the most pressing issue in the international agenda. This article summarises Portugal’s policies on energy transition before the pandemic and highlights some of the post-pandemic market trends.

Released on Jun 8, 2021

‘Turnkey’ German system for electric power transmission projects in Paraguay

Paraguay would seem to be a clear example of a favourable ecosystem for private investment in public infrastructure through various procurement mechanisms. In recent decades, a remarkable macroeconomic, tax and currency stability has been established and consolidated with a neat and careful management of public accounts, as well as respect for long term compromises which provide a safe framework for investors.

Released on Jun 8, 2021

Prospects of embedded generation in the Nigeria’s power sector

The unreliability of Nigeria’s power sector has led industry stakeholders to seek alternative sources of electricity for consumers while waiting for the national grid power to improve significantly. This article focuses on the prospects of embedded generation in Nigeria.

Released on Jun 8, 2021

Judicial interpretation of Section 71(6) of the Nigerian Electric Power Sector Reform Act 2005

In liberalising Nigeria’s electricity sector, the distribution of electricity was handed to Distribution Successor Companies. The assumption was that the licences issued to these Companies over certain geographical areas were exclusive. This court case provides clarity through the judicial interpretation of Section 71(6) of the Electric Power Sector Reform Act 2005.

Released on Jun 8, 2021

Renewable energy in Nigeria: law, regulation, trends and opportunities

As the harmful effects of pollution and greenhouse gas emissions become clearer and the need for sustainable development takes on a more central role in the global energy conversation, there appears to be a consensus amongst key players that it is imperative to shift focus towards renewable energy and other clean energy sources.

Released on Jun 8, 2021

What Kenya and the rest of Africa can learn from the recent Texas power outage

In February 2021, Texas’s power crisis became a major issue. From the discussions by experts and officials, it could be attributed to extreme weather conditions, exceptional electricity demand, a non-weather-resistant energy system, poor predictive planning, Texas’s laissez-faire energy market and its independent grid.

Released on Jun 8, 2021

The future of renewable energy communities in Italy: an opportunity

The rapid development of renewable energy communities in Italy and the changes brought about by EU Directive 2018/2001.

Released on Jun 8, 2021

The impact of renewable energy on Ghana’s economy

Renewable energy plays an important role in expanding the Ghanaian economy while at the same time, protecting its environment.

Released on Jun 8, 2021

Chile’s new Energy Efficiency Law

After more than two years of debate, Law No. 21,305, the Chilean Law on Energy Efficiency (CLEE), was published on 13 February 2021. It establishes, among other matters, the following aspects relating to energy efficiency.

Released on Jun 8, 2021

The impact of the hourly spot market price (PLD) recently adopted in Brazil

The hourly spot market price is new to Brazil. We expect four main consequences, which are briefly addressed in this article: new services, increased PPA sophistication, changes to grid operation and renegotiation of contracts.

Released on Jun 8, 2021

Brazil’s government launches new framework to resolve up to US$1.6bn in GSF disputes

Almost 500 hydropower plants are eligible to a new settlement launched by Brazil’s government, which will extend concessions in exchange for a waiver of lawsuits and claims. The Generation Scaling Factor (GSF) has been at the centre of many litigation cases in Brazil over the last decade, piling up to around BRL$9bn (approximately US$1.7bn) that remained unpaid to creditors of the centralised settlement of electricity due to injunctions.

Released on Jun 8, 2021