South African Economic Regulators Conference

  • Year: 2011

Official project name: Co-ordination and facilitation of the Economic Regulators Conference

Client: National Energy Regulator of South Africa

Funder: National Energy Regulator of South Africa

Duration: August 2011 - August 2012

Summary

TIPS was appointed in 2011/2012 to facilitate and co-ordinate the organisation of the first South African Economic Regulators Conference (SAERC) which took place on 21-22 August 2012 on behalf of the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA).

In addition to all logistical requirements, TIPS managed the call for papers and was responsible for the selection and quality control of the conference papers. The conference explored the following question: How can South Africa’s economic regulators contribute to cost-effective delivery of essential infrastructure in the face of key financial, social and environmental imperatives?

The conference, which focused on the regulation of economic infrastructure in the context of high administered price inflation, growing private sector participation and increased threat of climate change, was attended by 200 participants from the region over two days with more than 30 research papers being presented.

To access the programme and papers go to www.nersa.org.za/SAERC

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