The energy sector has become a source of significant policy and regulatory focus in countries across Africa. Energy security and reliability – and in some cases failed energy reform – represent important challenges for economic growth and development.
This includes South Africa where the energy crisis has required careful policy review to determine the optimal long-term market structure across diverse sources of energy, as well as short-term remedies to resolve more immediate challenges.
Areas of Expertise
Charting a new course for failing state-owned enterprises
Genesis worked with the National Planning Commission, a nucleus government advisory agency, to assess state-owned enterprises' performance and contribution to achieving the National Development Plan’s Vision 2030 of economic transformation and inclusive growth.
Impact assessment of price on Eskom electricity consumption
The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) appointed Genesis to assess and understand the economic impact of Eskom’s MYPD4 Application, and assess the price elasticity of demand for electricity for the utility's direct and municipal customers.
Going off the grid with Small-Scale Embedded Generation
Genesis Analytics was commissioned by the German Development Cooperation (GiZ) to undertake a market impact assessment for Small-Scale Embedded Generation (SSEG), including the development of a state of play assessment and a range of policy options for government.
Impact of small-scale power generation on municipal revenues
Genesis used its sector expertise to develop a customisable spreadsheet-based model and guidelines to quantify the revenue impact of small-scale embedded generation (SSEG) on municipal revenues and assist municipalities in their design of sustainable SSEG tariffs.
Review of plan to grow skills in energy sector
Genesis Analytics was contracted by the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) to conduct a programme evaluation of the relevance, effectiveness, expected impact and long-term sustainability of the Sustainable Energy for Economic Development (SEED) programme, which is funded by the Rockefeller Foundation and Virgin Unite.