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Working Notes

The Working Notes are intended to complement the Energy and Mining Sector Board Discussion Papers. Working Notes are lightly edited notes i.e. "works in progress, " and only available in electronic format. Energy Working Notes replace the discontinued Energy Issues series. Please visit the Discontinued Series for the Energy Issues and other archived series.

little blue triengleEnergy and Poverty: Myths, Links, and Policy Issues (272k pdf). Energy Working Notes No. 4, by Jamal Saghir. May 2005. The paper presents the relationships between energy and poverty, the status of access by the poor to energy services and the key policies that need to be considered to facilitate the transition to use of modern energy by the poor.

little blue triengleWillingness to Pay for Water and Energy: An Introductory Guide to Contingent Valuation and Coping Cost Techniques (180k pdf). Energy Working Notes No. 3, by Francesco Devicienti, Irina Klytchnikova, and Stefano Paternostro. December 2004. The paper suggests that both the contingent valuation and coping cost methods are useful tools for the evaluation of water and energy projects, particularly if they are used together to validate results.


little blue triengleThe Regulatory Challenge of Asset Valuation: A Case Study from the Brazilian Electricity Distribution Sector (80k pdf). Energy Working Notes No. 2, by Vivien Foster and Pedro Antmann. July 2004. Given the capital intensity of network utilities, the remuneration of both historic and new investments is a major determinant of consumer prices, typically accounting for around two thirds of total costs.


little blue triengleFunding of Energy Regulatory Commissions.  Energy Working Notes No.1, by Elizabeth Kelley and Bernard Tenenbaum. March 2004. In the last ten years more than 200 infrastructure regulators have been established around the world. Generally, the new regulators were created to encourage private investment in infrastructure sectors that previously were almost entirely state-owned. In almost every instance, the stated goal was to create a new regulatory entity that was independent and accountable and which regulated in a way that was transparent both to the enterprises that were being regulated and to their customers.


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