Anton Eberhard is a Professor at the University of Cape Town where he directs the Management Programme in Infrastructure Reform and Regulation at the Graduate School of Business. His research and teaching focuses on the restructuring and regulation of the electricity sector, investment challenges, and linkages to sustainable development. He has worked in the energy sector for more than 30 years and was the founding Director of the Energy and Development Research Centre. Prof Eberhard is a Foundation Member of the Academy of Science of South Africa, a Council Member of the National Advisory Council on Innovation and serves on the country’s National Planning Commission. Previously he served for seven years on the Board of the National Electricity Regulator of South Africa. In 2012, he received the SA National Energy Association’s award for an outstanding and sustained contribution to the enhancement of the South African energy environment. Prof Eberhard has more than 100 peer reviewed publications to his credit including two recent books: Power Sector Reform and Regulation in Africa and Africa’s Power Infrastructure: Investment, Integration and Efficiency. He has undertaken numerous assignments (both locally and abroad) for governments, utilities, regulatory authorities, donor and multi-lateral agencies and private sector companies.
Electricity sector reform and regulation
Electricity sector investment and independent power producers
The need for investment in Sub-Saharan Africa electric power is urgent. To meet suppressed demand and provide additional capacity for electrification expansion in the region, approximately 7,000 megawatts (MW) was required to be added each year between 2005-2015. This expansion...