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Energy Week 2003

A Renewed Agenda for Energy


Speakers and Moderators External Participants Energy Week 2003: Lessons Learned Paper


Energy Week, the annual gathering of World Bank energy staff, took take place from February 24 to 27, 2003. It provided a forum for energy staff to network with each other and with a broad spectrum of professionals from outside the institution. Central to the discussions this year were issues raised by:


  • the decreasing role of foreign private investment in developing countries, with particular focus on improving the enabling environment and governance issues; and
  • the challenges in the energy sector in light of the World Summit on Sustainable Development Agenda - increasing access to modern forms of energy for the poor, improving the targeting of subsidies and increasing the role of renewable energy.

Energy Week 2003 addressed these two themes through a combination of plenary sessions on February 24 and 25, three workshops on February 26 and 27 complementing these themes:

  • Energy Forum,  during which the above issues were explored in a series of presentations with question-and-answer periods after each.
    A Workshop on Energy Markets a one-day workshop consisting of presentations and case studies, providing practical guidance on approaches to implementing policies for reforming electric power sectors.
  • Energy and Poverty Workshop, a one-day interactive workshop consisting of presentations and case studies to help staff mainstream poverty reduction in Bank work. The workshop was designed to give staff practical guidance and help them to better advise clients on the design of policy interventions and investments that influence poverty.
    Biomass Energy Workshop during which participants were walked through the "Biomass Continuum", i.e. from traditional applications all the way to fuel cell technology. Their impact and relevance to poverty alleviation and environmental sustainability were addressed. 

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Day 1

Energy Forum Agenda.

Introductory slides produced by PHP.

Opening Remarks. (Jamal Saghir, The World Bank Group)


The Impact of WSSD and the Millenium Development Goals on Energy

Ian Johnson

The Declining Role of Foreign Private Investment


The Declining Role of Foreign Private Investment (Paper) (Matthew Buresch, Deloitte Emerging Markets)


Improving Regulations: Some Proposals for Brazil (Ashley Brown. Executive Director, Harvard Electricity Policy Group. John F. Kennedy School of Government Harvard University)


Second Generation Reforms in Electric Regulation: Brazilian Case Study.

Second-Generation Institutional Reforms in Electric Regulation: Brazilian Case Study Recommendations.


The World Bank PPIAF Project for Brazil Power Sector Task 4: "Strengthening of the Institutional and Regulatory Structure of the Brazillian Power Sector."


Market Surveillance: Lessons Learned From North and South America


Lessons Learned from Market Monitoring in North American Electricity Markets. (David B. Patton, Ph.D. Potomac Economics)


Market Surveillance: Lessons Learned in Latin America. (Ms Beatriz Arizú)


Day 2


Introductory Slides Produced by PHP for Day 2.


Round Table Discussions


Sustainable Energy for Development, a Programme of the Federal Government of Germany.


Peter Davies, Senior Energy Adviser, Department for International Development (DFID).


Susan McDade, Manager, Sustainable Energy Programme (UNDP).


Annika Johansson, Department for Infrastructure and Economic Cooperation.


The Role of Energy in Providing Services to the Poor


Energy for the Poor. The Global Village Energy Partnership: Harnessing Energy for Poverty Reduction: People, Productivity and Partnerships. (Dick Jones - Senior Energy Adviser DFID and Member of GVEP Technical Secretariat)


The Role of Investment CLimate in Promoting Growth


Investment Climate, Growth and Poverty Reduction. (David Dollar) 


Improved Targeting of Subsidies


Energy Price Reform: Why and How? Some Experience from Hungary.  (László Varró)


A Global Prespective on Renewable Energy and the Role of Hydropower


A Global Perspective on Renewable Energy and the Role of Hydropower. (Alison Bartle Director, Aqua-Media International Ltd)


Gaining Public Acceptance for Hydropower


Gaining Public Acceptance for Hydropower. (Joseph Milewski – Inter-American Development Bank)


Financing Challenges of Hydropower


Public / Private Partnership: Will it Meet the Challenge of Financing Future Hydro Projects? Paper and Presentation. (Jean Michel Devernay, Electricité De France)


The Alberta Heritage Fund: An Example of Good Governance


The Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund: Governance in an Energy Based Fiscal Environment. (Robert Bhatia)


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Energy Markets Workshop Agenda.


Practical Aspects of Planning and Implementing Power Market Reforms


Practical Aspects of Planning and Implementing Power Market Reforms. James Barker (President and Managing Director, Barker, Dunn & Rossi, Inc.)


Where were you when the Lights Went Out? Corruption in the Power Sector


Case Study: “Where Were you When the Lights Went Out? aka Corruption in Power Sector. Mohinder Gulati (Senior Financial Analyst, ECA Infrastructure and Energy Services Department)


Issues and Challenges in Controlling Electricity Theft & Revenue Leakages - a Case Study of Andhra Pradesh, India. Bhavna Bhatia (Senior Energy Economist, SAS Energy and Infrastructure Unit); Durga Prasad (Joint MD Vigilance and Security, APTRANSCO, India)


Issues and Challenges in Controlling Electricity Theft & Revenue Leakages - a case study of Karachi, Pakistan. (Rashid Aziz)


Power Market Surveillance and Monitoring


Market Surveillance: Lessons Learned in Latin America. Beatriz Arizu (Director, Mercados Energeticos , Argentina)


Market Surveillance in Cost-Based Electricity Markets: Experiences in Latin America.   Beatriz Arizu (Director, Mercados Energeticos , Argentina)


The Role of Risk Allocation in Transaction Design: The Case of Power Distribution


Case Study: “The Role of Risk Allocation in Transaction Design: the Case of Power Distribution.” Allen Eisendrath (Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Emerging Markets, Ltd., USA)


Role of Risk Allocation in Transaction Design: Workshop Exercises. (Deloitte Emerging Markets)


Partial Risk Guarantees for Distribution Privatization


Paper: Mitigating Regulatory Risk for Distribution Privatization – The World Bank Partial Risk Guarantee.   (Pankaj Gupta, Ranjit Lamech, Farida Mazhar, Joseph Wright)


Mitigating Political Risk for Distribution Privatizations. The World Bank Partial Risk Guarantee. (Pankaj Gupta)


Partial Risk Guarantees for Distribution Privatisation. Farida Mazhar (Lead Financial Officer, Project Finance and Guarantees Department)


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Energy and Poverty Workshop Agenda.


Poverty Reduction Strategies Key Challenges & Operational Implications for Staff. (Jeni Klugman)


Household Energy and the Poor: Promoting the Shift to Cleaner Fuels


Instruments for Fuel Switching. (Robert Bacon)


Promoting Shift to Cleaner Fuels. (Masami Kojima)


Assessing Impact of Electricity Pricing & Other Energy Sector Reforms


Country Case Scenario: Republic of Kyrgyz.


What did We Want to Find Out? (Julia Bucknall)


The Distributional Impact of Privatization


Effects of Privatization on Income & Wealth Distribution. (John Nellis)


Making Rural Electrification Programs Sustainable - Working Group Sessions


Summary of Best Practices and Grid Rural Electrification. (Doug Barnes)


Making Rural Electrification Programs Sustainable. (Vijay Iyer)


Uganda: Energy for Rural Transformation. (Mac Cosgrove-Davies)


Other Materials


Concept of Smart Subsidies. (Subodh Mathur)


The Distributional Impact of Privatization. (John Nellis, Senior Fellow, & Nancy Birdsall, President)


Characteristics Of Different Household Fuels.


Energizing Rural Transformation: A New Paradigm. (Subodh Mathur)


In Praise of Petroleum? (Kirk R. Smith)


Uganda: Energy For Rural Transformation Program.


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Biomass Energy Workshop Agenda.


Introductory Slides Produced by PHP.

Biomass Energy in the 21st Century: A Strategic Tool for Poverty Reduction and Enviromental Sustainability


Callisto Madavo, George Mpombo, Daniel Souleymane Emballo


The Role of IFC in Biomass and Other Alternate Energy Sources. (Dr. Eric Cruikshank, Chief, Special Operations CSODR, IFC)


Beyond Petroleum: Towards a Biomass-Based Energy Future. (Dr. Sergio C. Trindade, President, SE2T International., USA/Brazil)


Moving Towards Resource Sustainability


Progede Moving Towards Alleviating Environmental Problems and Poverty. (Yossou Lo & Mamadou Dianka)


Rural Renewable Energy Development in China. (Wang Jiuchen and Li Jingming)


Breaking the Traditional Energy-Gender Poverty Trap


Development Through a Gender Lens: Implications for Poverty Reduction and Energy Sector Strategies. (Mark Blackden)


Shimwaayi Muntemba 


Bio-Fuels, Poverty Alleviation and Environmental Sustainability


The Brazilian Ethanol Experience as Fuel for Transportation. (Arnaldo Vieira de Carvalho)


An African Vision: Millennium Gelfuel & Gasoline -Ethanol Blending. (Boris Utria)


 Video and Presentation. (Roland Siemmons) 


Green Power for Development


Biomass Energy Systems and Rural Development. (Sivan Kartha)


Integrated Co-production of Food-Animal Feed-Bioethanol-Power. (Giuliano Grassi)


Biomass Energy and Climate Change


Bioenergy, Carbon Sinks and Climate Change. (Robert Matthews)


LAMNET – A Global Network on Bioenergy. Bioenergy International Co-Operation. (Peter Helm)


Youba Sokona, Boris Utria 


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