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Durham University

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Miss Adwoa Asantewaa

PhD Student in the Business School
PhD Fellow in the Durham Energy Institute

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The lessons overtime indicate that Electricity reform models in most developing countries are not ‘fit-for-purpose’. This is because the structure of the electricity sectors and the issues in various countries are fundamentally different from those of earlier reformers. New hybrid models have been designed, ones that struggles to preserve the intrinsic features of the original reform models while pursuing each country’s unique objectives.

These new challenges pose several new challenges to regulators and policymakers especially in the delivering of clean, reliable, and affordable energy services required for poverty reduction and environmentally sustainable economic growth. My research focuses on assessing the performance of the multi-objective hybrid reform models in Africa and the impact of the program on security of supply. I also explore alternate models of reforming small electricity systems and apply the developed model for reforming small electricity systems to a sample of model small systems.

Research Interests

  • Energy Market Reforms
  • Energy Regulation and Policies
  • Multi-objective Optimization Modelling
  • Efficiency & Productivity Analysis