Africa/Middle East: Zambia

Seeking to attract foreign investment and support capacity growth, the Energy Regulation Board of Zambia (ERB) partnered with NARUC. With the support of the United States Agency for International Development, NARUC’s expert volunteers from Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and elsewhere worked with Zambian officials to cultivate a broad understanding of regulatory principles but also encourage significant steps forward on consumer education, tariff setting, licensing, and other issues. NARUC facilitated several interactions between U.S. and Zambian regulators and organized a three-week internship for two ERB regulators at the Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission.