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June 30, 2020
Exploring Africa's Mini-Grid Tariff Methodologies

Under funding from the Energy Division of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), this report summarizes NARUC’s research to analyze mini-grid tariff setting in African countries.

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Exploring Africa's Mini-Grid Tariff Methodologies
June 26, 2020
International Cooperation through Papua New Guinea Electrification Partnership (PEP) Assists Regulators in Meeting Ambitious Energy Targets

Regulators in Papua New Guinea (PNG) are working hard to meet electrification targets set by the government of PNG and supported by the Papua New Guinea Electrification Partnership (PEP), a joint effort by the governments of PNG, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan that aims to connect 70% of the country’s population to electricity by 2030.

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International Cooperation through Papua New Guinea Electrification Partnership (PEP) Assists Regulators in Meeting Ambitious Energy Targets
June 1, 2020
Kenyan Regulators Advance Open Access Market Framework and Rule to Expand Electricity Access and Promote Regional Power Trade

Through support from USAID and Power Africa, the Kenya Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) is working toward a more transparent electricity transmission and distribution system through the development of a Transmission Open Access Market Framework and Rule.

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Kenyan Regulators Advance Open Access Market Framework and Rule to Expand Electricity Access and Promote Regional Power Trade
May 26, 2020
The Impact of the NARUC Women in Energy Regulation Internship Program on Current and Former Interns

To get a closer look at how the NARUC Women in Energy Regulation internship has impacted participants’ personal and professional interests, we sought reflections from both a current and former intern.

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The Impact of the NARUC Women in Energy Regulation Internship Program on Current and Former Interns
May 19, 2020
Women in Energy Regulation Internship Program Works to Advance Gender Equity in Africa

With support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Power Africa, NARUC is working to advance the cause of gender equity within the energy regulatory community. 

 
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Women in Energy Regulation Internship Program Works to Advance Gender Equity in Africa
May 14, 2020
Evaluating the Prudency of Cybersecurity Investments: Guidelines for Energy Regulators

These guidelines are specifically designed to help energy regulators make reasonable, prudent, and effective cybersecurity investments.

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Evaluating the Prudency of Cybersecurity Investments: Guidelines for Energy Regulators
May 1, 2020
A Cost of Capital and Capital Markets Primer for Utility Regulators

The third component of our Tariff Toolkit, this primer is a guide to helping utility regulators around the world understand the capital markets and estimate the cost of capital, which is one of the elements of effective cost-based ratemaking and developing cost-reflective tariffs.

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A Cost of Capital and Capital Markets Primer for Utility Regulators
April 28, 2020
The Utility Regulator's Role in Promoting Cybersecurity: Resilience, Risk Assessment, and Standards

This guide provides a useful summary of international cyber standards so that regulators can have a starting point to more easily evaluate options for their national and/or regional contexts. 

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The Utility Regulator's Role in Promoting Cybersecurity: Resilience, Risk Assessment, and Standards
March 9, 2020
Regulatory Accounting: A Primer for Utility Regulators

The second component of our Tariff Toolkit, "Regulatory Accounting: A Primer for Utility Regulators" is a guide to the structure and function of a system of accounts that regulated utilities can use to ensure they are accurately recording and categorizing financial transactions and presenting coherent data to the regulator.

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Regulatory Accounting: A Primer for Utility Regulators
October 29, 2019
Promoting Transparency and Public Participation in Energy Regulation: A Communications Primer for Utility Regulators

This primer focuses on developing a set of recommendations, or a pathway, that regulators in countries with emerging economies may want to consider when designing a communications strategy for engaging the public and key stakeholders.

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Promoting Transparency and Public Participation in Energy Regulation: A Communications Primer for Utility Regulators
June 17, 2019
Zambian Regulators Advance Framework to Support Off-Grid Electricity Development

Leaders in Zambia have set into motion a profoundly important effort to expand access to affordable, reliable electricity. For isolated and remote communities, officials believe that off-grid systems will serve as an essential component to increasing access to modern electricity services in Zambia.

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Zambian Regulators Advance Framework to Support Off-Grid Electricity Development
February 15, 2019
In a Regional First, Bosnia Launches Electricity Price Comparison Tool

Through support from USAID, NARUC, and the USAID Energy Investment Activity, regulators from BiH publicly launched an online electricity price comparison tool in December 2018. This tool will help customers better understand the electricity sector and, more importantly, save money on their electricity bills.

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In a Regional First, Bosnia Launches Electricity Price Comparison Tool
November 5, 2018
The Indispensable Role of Energy Regulators in Protecting the Electric Grid

Regulators play an indispensable role in achieving effective cybersecurity in the energy sector, and serve a key role in efforts by USAID and NARUC to improve electricity sector cybersecurity in Europe and Eurasia.  

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The Indispensable Role of Energy Regulators in Protecting the Electric Grid
October 18, 2018
Through USAID-supported Cybersecurity Project, U.S. and Eastern European Energy Regulators Develop Model for Regulatory Cybersecurity Strategies Worldwide

To provide needed support to regulators in Europe and Eurasia, USAID and NARUC developed the Black Sea Cybersecurity Strategy Development Guide, which helps regulators customize a strategy in alignment with international best practices.

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Through USAID-supported Cybersecurity Project, U.S. and Eastern European Energy Regulators Develop Model for Regulatory Cybersecurity Strategies Worldwide
October 17, 2018
The Regulatory Cybersecurity Strategy: a Key Building Block for an Energy Sector's Cybersecurity Policy Framework

A regulatory strategy is not the first thing people associate with cybersecurity. But, for regulators, utilities and others, it is a critical first step to the success of any cyber program.

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The Regulatory Cybersecurity Strategy: a Key Building Block for an Energy Sector's Cybersecurity Policy Framework