Africa/Middle East: Ghana

Partnership Exchange on Natural Gas Regulation

Date: October 2006
Location: Columbus, Ohio

During this activity, sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), members of the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC), the Energy Commission (EC), and the Ministry of Energy (MoE) of Ghana went to Ohio for meetings with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO). Their meeting focused on topics of pricing, licensing and monitoring of natural gas regulation.

This activity laid the groundwork for future work on these topics in Ghana.




  • Service Standards for Investor-Owned Companies
    Brian Bayless
  • Functions of the Service Monitoring and Enforcement Department
    Peggy Wells, Barbara Bossart, and Greg Dewhurst
  • Issues in Distribution Pipeline Safety, Security and Surveillance
    Victor Omameh, Mike Purcell, Mary Alspach, and Ted Ressler
  • Regulation of Competitive Markets
    Steve Puican
  • Environmental Compliance and Legal Underpinnings of Safety and Service Standards
    Deborah Gnann, Dan Johnson, and James Schweitzer
  • Monitoring of Competitive Markets and Ensuring Fair Trade
    Dan Johnson, Edith Binford, and Emily Smith
  • Barriers to Investment in New Infrastructure
    Duke Energy
  • Electric Power Generation
    American Electric Power of Ohio
  • Company Overview
    American Electric Power
    Duke Energy